The 18 LPs of Earle Brown's legendary Contemporary Sound Series, now re-released by WERGO on CD (six 3-CD sets), have become a rarity in great demand. “Earle Brown – A Life in Music – Vol. 4” is the most recent CD set in this unique series presented by WERGO.
CD 1 contains three stylistically quite different string quartets by Pierre Boulez, Giacinto Scelsi and Earle Brown himself, performed by the ensembles Quatuor Parrenin, Hamann Quartet, Quartetto di Nuova Musica, and the New York String Quartet.
CD 2 focuses on works for chamber orchestra by Iannis Xenakis, Aldo Clementi, Bo Nilsson, Wlodzimierz Kotonski, and Yuji Takahashi; apart from them, the first recording of Arnold Schoenberg's “Drei Stücke” [“Three Pieces”] is outstanding as well. The works were performed by the International Kranichsteiner Kammerensemble under the direction of Bruno Maderna, the Hamburger Kammersolisten under the direction of Francis Travis, as well as the exceptional violinist Paul Zukofsky.
CD 3 presents four works premiered by the Hamburger Kammersolisten: “Études contrapuntiques” by Milko Kelemen, “Tropi” by Niccolò Castiglioni, “Serenata” by Vittorio Fellegara, and “Musik für sieben Instrumente” [“Music for Seven Instruments”] by Isang Yun.
A Life in Music
CD 1 – New Music for String Quartet
Pierre Boulez: Livre pour Quatuor I, II, V
Giacinto Scelsi: Quartetto d’archi n. 4
Earle Brown: String Quartet
CD 2 – New Music for Chamber Orchestra
Iannis Xenakis: Achorripsis
Aldo Clementi: Triplum
Bo Nilsson: Szene III, Frequenzen
Arnold Schönberg: Drei Stücke
Wlodzimierz Kotonski: Canto
Yuji Takahashi: Six Stoicheia
CD 3 – The Hamburger Kammersolisten
Milko Kelemen: Études contrapuntiques
Niccolò Castiglioni: Tropi
Vittorio Fellegara: Serenata
Isang Yun: Musik für sieben Instrumente
The extraordinary world of contemporary and avant-garde music that Earle Brown published on 18 LPs in the 1960s and 1970s have been carefully digitized by the Earle Brown Music Foundation and reissued by WERGO.
Now the complete series with six 3-CD sets is available as a package at the price of only € 99,-. Order now and only here (While stocks last).