Riccardo Chailly / ASKO Ensemble / Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Edgard Varèse : The Complete Works

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Wonderfully performed by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Asko Ensemble, dir. Riccardo Chailly. At long last, the complete work of this brilliant composer, including the original version of "Amériques," as well as several previously unpublished works. The entire project was assembled with the assistance of composer Chou Wen-Chung, who had worked directly with Varèse. This massive undertaking includes the following works: "Tuning Up," "Amériques," "Arcana," "Poème Électronique," "Nocturnal," "Un Grand Sommeil Noir" (in both the original and orchestral versions),"Offrandes," "Hyperprism," "Octandre," "Intégrales," "Ecuatorial," "Ionisation," "Density 21.5," "Déserts," and "Dance for Burgess."

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:50
Offrandes, for soprano & chamber orchestra
2 3:11
3 3:42
4 4:28
Octandre, for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, and double bass
5 2:33
6 1:46
7 2:26
8 10:25
9
feat: Kevin Deas
11:33
10 5:51
11
feat: Jacques Zoon
4:12
Déserts for brass, percussion, piano & tape
12 3:11
13 2:26
14 7:33
15 3:13
16 1:36
17 3:09
18 3:10
19 1:47
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