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Edgard Varèse - Kontinent Varèse
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Edgard Varèse
Kontinent Varèse

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A new awareness of listening

Edgar Varèse is regarded as one of the pioneers of New Music, and with good reason. His piece “Ionisation” was the first-ever composition written exclusively for percussion ensemble to be performed in a traditional concert hall setting; and he explored and searched intensely for sonic experiences. Varèse integrated first the world of sounds, then electronic instruments into traditional orchestras, thereby opening a door to a new awareness of listening. His work substantially influenced those generations of composers that came after him: a link between the beautiful, the exciting and the musically unfamiliar. The 2009 Salzburg Festival dedicated its “Kontinente” series to this brilliant New Music pioneer – and we are delighted to present these excellent recordings to you!
Recording Dates / Recording Locations

Ionisation (Grubinger, The Percussive Planet Ensemble) 5.8. 2009, Felsenreitschule, Salzburg

Ecuatorial, Offrandes (Ensemble Modern) 12.8. 2009, Kollegienkirche, Salzburg

Hyperprism, Intégrales, Ionisation (Ensemble Modern) 11.8. 2009, Kollegienkirche, Salzburg

Amériques (Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien) 15.8. 2009, Felsenreitschule, Salzburg

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Contemporary

Salzburger Festspiele

ORF Radio Symphonieorchester Wien

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