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V.A. : The French Avant-Garde In The 20th Century

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  • Format: 2CD [LTMCD2571]
  • Shipping Weight: 0.1kg
  • Label: LTM

"Following on from our popular primer A Young Person's Guide to the Avant-Garde, LTM offers a more comprehensive overview of French avant-garde music in the 20th century.

Commencing with pioneers Claude Debussy and Erik Satie, this chronological double disc set moves forward to absurdist and dreamlike Dada and Surrealist compositions (Duchamp, Picabia, Desnos, Ribemont-Dessaignes), as well as the more conventional work of Jean Cocteau's celebrated 'Group des Six', and onwards to postwar electronics and musique concrète by Pierre Schaeffer, Pierre Henry and Edgard Varèse.

Works by a number of modern composers (Messiaen, Boulez, Greif, Catoire, Hersant) are also featured, several of which are world premiere recordings by noted French pianist Nicolas Horvath. With a generous playing time of 140 minutes, this double CD package also offers an illustrated booklet with detailed historical notes."


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Disc 1
1. Claude Debussy : Canope (1909)
2. Erik Satie : Trois morceaux en forme de poire (1903)
3. Guillaume Apollinaire Le Pont Mirabeau (1913)
4. Marcel Duchamp : Musical Erratum (1913)
5. Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes : Le Nombril interlope (1920)
6. Jean (Hans) Arp : Strassburgkonfiguration (1931)
7. Francis Picabia : La Nourrice amricaine (1920)
8. Arthur Honegger : Pacific 231 (1923)
9. Jean Cocteau : Les Voleurs d’Enfants (1929)
10. Robert Desnos : Relation d’un rve (1938)
11-16. L’Album des Six (1920)
17-20. Dane Rudhyar : Tetragram #3 (Rebirth) (1927)
21. Olivier Greif : 2nd Hommage Raymond Roussel (1971)

Disc 2
1. Olivier Messiaen : Cantyodjay (1949)
2-6. Pierre Schaeffer : Cinq tudes de bruits (1948)
7. Pierre Henry : La Voile d’Orphe (1953)
8. Edgard Varse : Pome lectronique (1958)
9. Pierre Boulez : Sonatine,pour flte et piano (1946)
10. Jean Catoire : Opus 145 (1969)
11. Philippe Hersant : La lande (2001)

Notes
Dates of composition appended to the track titles:
1-1: 1909; 1-2: 1903; 1-3, 1-4: 1913; 1-5, 1-7, 1-11 to 1-16: 1920; 1-6: 1931; 1-8: 1923; 1-9: 1929; 1-10: 1938; 1-17 to 1-20: 1927; 1-21: 1971; 2-1: 1949; 2-2 to 2-6: 1948; 2-7: 1953; 2-8: 1958; 2-9: 1946; 2-10: 1969; 2-11: 2001

1-1 This 2014 performance is by Nicolas Horvath.
1-3 This recording of 'Le Pont Mirabeau' was made in 1913.
1-4 This 2014 performance [...] is based on a random draw of 88 notes.
1-6 This phonic reading of Strassburgkonfiguration (Strasbourg Configuration) was made [...] in 1961, the poem itself dating from 1931.
1-9 Recorded in March 1929, backed by the Dan Parrish Jazz Orchestra, with music based on the foxtrot 'Pourquoi j'ai regretté'.
1-10 This recording appears courtesy of Jacques Frankael and INA, France.
1-11 to 1-16 Released under licence from Hyperion Records.
1-17 to 1-20 Released under licence from Furious Artisans.
1-21 This world premiere recording is performed by Nicolas Horvath.
2-7 This recording was realized at RTF circa 1956.
2-10 This world premiere recording is by Nicolas Horvath.


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