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The Last Century

Music by 20th-century composers.

Overtones

During the 1970s and 1980s people in France and the United States started to explore overtones. These are frequencies greater than the fundamental frequency of a sound. This research led to new compositions. Today we will play some examples.

1 – Tristan Murail. Gondwana. Orchestre National de France led by Yves Prin.

2 – Jonathan Harvey. Mortuos plango, vivos voco.

3 – Gérard Grisey. Partiels. Asko Ensemble.

4 – John Chowning. Stria.

5 – Georg Friedrich Haas. In Nomine. Ensemble Recherche.

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