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Varese, Ligeti, Lutoslawski, and Baldini
Various composers

Christian Baldini

Varese, Ligeti, Lutoslawski, and Baldini

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Format: CD
Label: Centaur Records, Inc.
UPC: 0044747387925
Catnr: CRC 3879
Release date: 05 November 2021
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Label
Centaur Records, Inc.
UPC
0044747387925
Catalogue number
CRC 3879
Release date
05 November 2021
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About the album

This is an album of great, cutting-edge orchestra works from both halves of the 20th Century, and the early 21st Century.

Artist(s)

Miranda Cuckson (violin)

Violinist and violist Miranda Cuckson is in great demand as a soloist and chamber musician in a wide range of repertoire. Downbeat magazine recently stated, “Miranda Cuckson reaffirms her standing as one of the most sensitive and electric interpreters of new music.” Called “top-notch in all respects” (Sequenza 21) and “an artist to be reckoned with” (Gramophone), she performs at such venues as the Berlin Philharmonie, Carnegie Hall, Library of Congress, Teatro Colón, Miller Theatre, 92nd Street Y, Guggenheim Museum, BAM, Museum of Modern Art, Monday Evening Concerts in Los Angeles, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music, and the Marlboro, Bard, Lincoln Center, Bridgehampton, Music Mountain, Portland and Bodensee festivals. She made her Carnegie Hall concerto debut in Walter...
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Violinist and violist Miranda Cuckson is in great demand as a soloist and chamber musician in a wide range of repertoire. Downbeat magazine recently stated, “Miranda Cuckson reaffirms her standing as one of the most sensitive and electric interpreters of new music.” Called “top-notch in all respects” (Sequenza 21) and “an artist to be reckoned with” (Gramophone), she performs at such venues as the Berlin Philharmonie, Carnegie Hall, Library of Congress, Teatro Colón, Miller Theatre, 92nd Street Y, Guggenheim Museum, BAM, Museum of Modern Art, Monday Evening Concerts in Los Angeles, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music, and the Marlboro, Bard, Lincoln Center, Bridgehampton, Music Mountain, Portland and Bodensee festivals. She made her Carnegie Hall concerto debut in Walter Piston’s concerto with the American Symphony Orchestra and Leon Botstein.

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Christian Baldini (conductor)

Chrisitan Baldini is an American, Italian, and Argentinean conductor and composer.  In addition to being a gifted composer, he has conducted numerous major orchestras worldwide.
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Chrisitan Baldini is an American, Italian, and Argentinean conductor and composer. In addition to being a gifted composer, he has conducted numerous major orchestras worldwide.

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Composer(s)

Witold Lutosławski

Due to his early orchestral works based on folk music (Symphonic Variations for Orchestra). Witold Lutoslawski is claled the Polish Bartók from time to time. However, perhaps ironically it was in his Musique Funèbre À La Mémoire Béla Bartók (1958) that he truly broke new ground. A radio broadcast of John Cage's Concerto for Piano made a large impression on him. Inspired by him, he decided to give more freedom to the performers in some parts of his compositions. With that, Lutoslawski was settled among the Polish avant-garde in a blow, along with Penderecki and Panufnik. Some large-scale caleidoscopic compositions such as his Second Symphony and his Livre Pour Orchestre made use of a hallucinating richness of sound. In the same time, Lutoslawski composed major vocal...
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Due to his early orchestral works based on folk music (Symphonic Variations for Orchestra). Witold Lutoslawski is claled the Polish Bartók from time to time. However, perhaps ironically it was in his Musique Funèbre À La Mémoire Béla Bartók (1958) that he truly broke new ground. A radio broadcast of John Cage's Concerto for Piano made a large impression on him. Inspired by him, he decided to give more freedom to the performers in some parts of his compositions. With that, Lutoslawski was settled among the Polish avant-garde in a blow, along with Penderecki and Panufnik. Some large-scale caleidoscopic compositions such as his Second Symphony and his Livre Pour Orchestre made use of a hallucinating richness of sound. In the same time, Lutoslawski composed major vocal cycles, akin to Ravel's and Debussy's music. He continued to refer to the French music tradition by composing in a free, refined style such as in his Paroles Tisées (1965), Les Espaces Du Sommeil (1975) and the charming cycle Chantefleurs Et Chantefables (1990).


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György Ligeti

György Ligeti is considered as one of the most important representatives of the postwar avant garde, next to Pierre Boulez, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Luciana Berio and Iannis Xenakis. While the science fiction classic 2001: A Space Oddyssey created publicity for Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra in particular, most of the impressive music comes from Ligeti's Atmosphères and his Requiem. Ligeti's somber sounds could also be applied to happier things: in his obscene and death-defying opera Le Grand Macabre he would mock the horroreffects of experimental music in a hilarious manner.  Ligeti's maniac experiments often exceeded the human measure (think of his virtuoso Etudes for piano). Perhaps his most consequent work is the purely mechanic Poème Symphonique for 100 ticking metronomes. Legend goes that its première was recorded only to...
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György Ligeti is considered as one of the most important representatives of the postwar avant garde, next to Pierre Boulez, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Luciana Berio and Iannis Xenakis. While the science fiction classic 2001: A Space Oddyssey created publicity for Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra in particular, most of the impressive music comes from Ligeti's Atmosphères and his Requiem. Ligeti's somber sounds could also be applied to happier things: in his obscene and death-defying opera Le Grand Macabre he would mock the horroreffects of experimental music in a hilarious manner.

Ligeti's maniac experiments often exceeded the human measure (think of his virtuoso Etudes for piano). Perhaps his most consequent work is the purely mechanic Poème Symphonique for 100 ticking metronomes. Legend goes that its première was recorded only to be archived with the note: never to be broadcasted again!


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Edgard Varèse

Edgard Victor Achille Charles Varèse was a French-born composer who spent the greater part of his career in the United States. Varèse's music emphasizes timbre and rhythm and he coined the term 'organized sound' in reference to his own musical aesthetic. Varèse's conception of music reflected his vision of 'sound as living matter' and of 'musical space as open rather than bounded'. He conceived the elements of his music in terms of 'sound-masses', likening their organization to the natural phenomenon of crystallization. Varèse thought that 'to stubbornly conditioned ears, anything new in music has always been called noise', and he posed the question, 'what is music but organized noises?' Although his complete surviving works only last about three hours, he has been...
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Edgard Victor Achille Charles Varèse was a French-born composer who spent the greater part of his career in the United States.
Varèse's music emphasizes timbre and rhythm and he coined the term "organized sound" in reference to his own musical aesthetic. Varèse's conception of music reflected his vision of "sound as living matter" and of "musical space as open rather than bounded". He conceived the elements of his music in terms of "sound-masses", likening their organization to the natural phenomenon of crystallization. Varèse thought that "to stubbornly conditioned ears, anything new in music has always been called noise", and he posed the question, "what is music but organized noises?" Although his complete surviving works only last about three hours, he has been recognised as an influence by several major composers of the late 20th century. Varèse saw potential in using electronic mediums for sound production, and his use of new instruments and electronic resources led to his being known as the "Father of Electronic Music".
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Christian Baldini

Chrisitan Baldini is an American, Italian, and Argentinean conductor and composer.  In addition to being a gifted composer, he has conducted numerous major orchestras worldwide.
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Chrisitan Baldini is an American, Italian, and Argentinean conductor and composer. In addition to being a gifted composer, he has conducted numerous major orchestras worldwide.

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01.
Christian Baldini: Elapsing Twilight Shades
12:06
(Witold Lutosławski, Christian Baldini, Gyorgy Ligeti, Edgard Varèse) Miranda Cuckson, UC David Symphony Orchestra, Munich Radio Orchestra
02.
Witold Lutoslawski: Chain 2: Dialogue for Violin and Orchestra: I Ad Libitum
05:47
(Witold Lutosławski, Christian Baldini, Gyorgy Ligeti, Edgard Varèse) Miranda Cuckson, UC David Symphony Orchestra, Munich Radio Orchestra
03.
Witold Lutoslawski: Chain 2: Dialogue for Violin and Orchestra: II A battuta
07:37
(Edgard Varèse, Gyorgy Ligeti, Christian Baldini, Witold Lutosławski) Miranda Cuckson, UC David Symphony Orchestra, Munich Radio Orchestra
04.
Witold Lutoslawski: Chain 2: Dialogue for Violin and Orchestra: III Ad libitum
07:17
(Witold Lutosławski, Edgard Varèse, Gyorgy Ligeti, Christian Baldini) Miranda Cuckson, Munich Radio Orchestra, UC David Symphony Orchestra
05.
Witold Lutoslawski: Chain 2: Dialogue for Violin and Orchestra: IV A Battuta
07:11
(Witold Lutosławski, Christian Baldini, Gyorgy Ligeti, Edgard Varèse) Miranda Cuckson, UC David Symphony Orchestra, Munich Radio Orchestra
06.
Gyorgy Ligeti: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: I Praeludium
06:51
(Edgard Varèse, Gyorgy Ligeti, Christian Baldini, Witold Lutosławski) Miranda Cuckson, Munich Radio Orchestra, UC David Symphony Orchestra
07.
Gyorgy Ligeti: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: II Aria, Hoquetus, Choral
13:20
(Gyorgy Ligeti, Witold Lutosławski, Christian Baldini, Edgard Varèse) Miranda Cuckson, UC David Symphony Orchestra, Munich Radio Orchestra
08.
Gyorgy Ligeti: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: III Intermezzo
03:51
(Witold Lutosławski, Christian Baldini, Gyorgy Ligeti, Edgard Varèse) Miranda Cuckson, Munich Radio Orchestra, UC David Symphony Orchestra
09.
Gyorgy Ligeti: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: IV Passacaglia
10:39
(Christian Baldini, Witold Lutosławski, Gyorgy Ligeti, Edgard Varèse) Miranda Cuckson, Munich Radio Orchestra, UC David Symphony Orchestra
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Gyorgy Ligeti: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: V Appassionato
12:16
(Witold Lutosławski, Gyorgy Ligeti, Christian Baldini, Edgard Varèse) Miranda Cuckson, UC David Symphony Orchestra, Munich Radio Orchestra
11.
Edgard Varese: Ameriques
38:46
(Witold Lutosławski, Christian Baldini, Gyorgy Ligeti, Edgard Varèse) Miranda Cuckson, Munich Radio Orchestra, UC David Symphony Orchestra
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