Edgard Varese "The View from the Edge"

Edgard Victor Achille Charles Varèse, also Edgar Varèse (December 22, 1883 November 6, 1965). Varese was a French-born composer-Musician who lived mostly in the United States.

Varèse's innovations to the Music specter was emphasizing on timbre(difference on sound that comes from diversity of each particular Instrument) and rhythm(metric or tempo measurement). He came up with the technical process of organizing the sound, deciding which timbres and rhythms can be grouped together. Amazingly, his surviving work only last about three hours, yet he has been cited as an influence by several major composers of the late 20th century and also he's considered the "Father of Electronic Music" due to the addition of new instruments and electronic resources on his compositions.
Edgard Varese/The View From The Edge ....CD $15.99
el - 'The View from the Edge' is about the role of percussion in modern music and is a sequel to el's previous Varese edition, 'The Complete Works of Edgard Varese Volume 1.' An important restoration of the composer's earliest recordings, the edition was greeted by great critical enthusiasm. Championed for years by Frank Zappa, this genius is today regarded as "The Father Of Electronic Music;" a man that has been described as the Leonardo da Vinci of modern music. 'Arcana' and 'Ionisation' are the composer's key works; two of the most important of the twentieth century. Leonard Bernstein's historic seventeen minute 'Arcana' with The New York Philharmonic is amongst the rarest Varese recordings. The American Percussion Society's vigorous recording of 'Ionisation' has been inexplicably out of print for five decades and the Oliver Messiaen pieces are his first official recordings ever, dating from 1946 & 1947, and originally released on 78 by Pathe. Both are beautifully performed by a
young Yvonne Loriod.

Foreword By Rodrigo Trupp

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