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GEORGE ANTHEIL / LEO OMSTEIN / ARTHUR LOURIE : Futurpiano

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Futurpiano showcases three influential avant-garde composers associated with Futurism, by way of piano music composed between 1913 and 1933.

Arthur-Vincent Lourié was the first Russian Futurist musician and a signatory of the original St Petersburg Manifesto in 1914. The five Synthèses written that same year offer a form of dodecaphony, while Formes en l'air from 1915 is a Cubo-Futurist conception using an innovative form of notation, dedicated to Pablo Picasso.

Born in the Ukraine, but raised in New York, Leo Ornstein gave his first major recital of 'Futurist Music' at the Steinway Hall in London on 27 March 1914. The programme included the two bold pieces featured on this album, Suicide in an Airplane and Three Moods.

American-born 'Bad Boy of Music' George Antheil is represented by Mechanisms (1923), along with a series of preludes written in 1933 and inspired by a graphic novel by Surrealist artist Max Ernst, La Femme 100 Têtes.

All selections on Futurpiano are performed by noted Italian pianist Daniele Lombardi and were recorded in Rome and Lugano in 1995.

Tracklist
- Synthèses Op. 16 (1914)
1 1. Lent 2:55
2 2. Modérément Animé 2:12
3 3. Vite (Aigu) 2:34
4 4. Assez Vite, Mais Toujours Mesuré 1:23
5 5. Mesuré 1:56
- Formes En L'Air (À Pablo Picasso) (1915)
6 1. ... 2:54
7 2. ... 3:03
8 3. ... 3:49
9 Suicide In An Airplane (1913) 3:41
- Three Moods (1914)
10 1. Anger 2:20
11 2. Grief 3:29
12 3. Joy 2:59
13 A La Chinoise (1918) 4:00
- Mechanisms (1923)
14 1. Languor 5:59
15 2. Nocturnal 3:45
16 3. Prestissimo Staccato - Adagio 2:52
- La Femme 100 Têtes (After Max Ernst) 20 Preludes (1932-33)
17 1. Thoughtfully, Not Too Slow 1:23
18 2. Thoughtfully, Not Too Slow 1:12
19 3. Faintly Energetic 1:11
20 5. Furioso 0:18
21 6. Floating 0:57
22 7. Sad 0:58
23 8. Electrical, Spiccato 0:48
24 9. Sad 1:38
25 10. Slightly, Brutal Tempo 0:35
26 13. Nostalgic, Twisted, Slowly 1:54
27 15. Slowly 1:54
28 16. Lights Flashing 1:05
29 25. Minuet? 0:45
30 26. Onward Christian Soldiers 1:29
31 32. Sad 1:18
32 33. Mystic Tempo 2:16
33 35. Furioso 0:19
34 40. Nostalgic 1:01
35 44. A Machine 1:14
36 45. Cruel, Quick 0:34

Recorded At – RSI Radiotelevisione Svizzera di lingua italiana
Recorded At – Studio Edipan

Credits
Composed By – Arthur Vincent Lourie* (tracks: 1 to 8), George Antheil (tracks: 14 to 36), Leo Ornstein (tracks: 9 to 13)
Design – Atomluft, Fortunato Depero, Moderne (2)
Engineer [Sound Engineer] – Diego Fasolis (tracks: 1 to 13), Giovanni Fornari (tracks: 14 to 36)
Liner Notes – James Nice
Mastered By [Mastering] – Friedrich Schumacher
Piano – Daniele Lombardi
Producer – Danilo Prefumo


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