Henry Cowell

Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by nebulae at July 3, 2017
Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music

Joel Sachs, "Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music"
English | ISBN: 0195108957, 0190227923 | 2012 | 624 pages | PDF | 3 MB

Henry Cowell - Piano Music (1993) (Repost)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at June 9, 2017
Henry Cowell - Piano Music (1993) (Repost)

Henry Cowell - Piano Music (1993)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:45 | 278 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Smithsonian Folkways | Catalog: SF 40801

At last, a re-issue of the 1963 recording of Cowell playing several of his piano works in his casual style, so that the listener regards the unusual sounds and techniques as completely natural within the context of each piece's imagery. A recording of the complete piano works is definitely needed, but this CD, with Cowell's spoken commentary at the end, is a precious thing to have at the moment.

Henry Cowell - New Music: Piano Compositions (1999)  Music

Posted by basa005 at June 7, 2010
Henry Cowell - New Music: Piano Compositions (1999)

Henry Cowell - New Music: Piano Compositions (1999)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVER + BOOK | RAR FILES (3% recovery)| 186 Mb
Classical | New Albion Records NA 103 CD

Henry Cowell - Mosaic (1999)  Music

Posted by peachfuzz at April 27, 2008
Henry Cowell - Mosaic (1999)

Henry Cowell: Mosaic (1999)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 503 MB
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Poised over the keyboard, with forearms pounding out thunderous clusters of sound-that is how Henry Cowell (1897-1965) has entered popular imagination. During the 1920s, he crisscrossed the United States and Europe, gaining notoriety for his physicality with the piano and the unorthodox sounds that resulted. But this composer of clusters also wrote singable tunes. The composer of clusters also produced consonance. And, this guru of American experimentalism also respected tradition, whether of the East or the West. Cowell's tremendous innovation went on to influence generations of composers afterwards, from John Cage to Frank Zappa.These various and contradictory sides of Cowell the composer are most evident in his chamber music. The resulting "Mosiac" is revealed on this 2-CD set, with works spanning his career from his youth in California in 1916 to two years before his death in New York in 1963.

Henry Cowell - Piano Music (Smithsonian/Folkways)  Music

Posted by peachfuzz at April 25, 2008
Henry Cowell - Piano Music (Smithsonian/Folkways)

Henry Cowell: Piano Music (1993)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 248 MB

The deceptively simple title notwithstanding, this disc can be described as anything but. Cowell’s signing with Mose Asch’s Folkways label makes perfect sense since both viewed sounds of any stripe and sort as potential conveyers of musical and cultural information. He regularly looked to the natural and industrial worlds as sources of inspiration, rigorously eschewing conventional structures and patterns in his piano works. He also pioneered elements of atonality and "extended techniques" such as venturing into the innards of his instrument to maneuver the strings directly. The nineteen pieces collected here are mainly representative of his early works, which made groundbreaking use of tonal clusters amongst other innovations.
Rudhyar - Crawford - Ruggles - Cowell - American Ultramodernists 1920-1950 (2005)

Rudhyar - Crawford - Ruggles - Cowell - American Ultramodernists 1920-1950 (2005)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVER + BOOK | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 164 Mb
Classical | Dabringhaus & Grimm MDG 613 1265-2

Ralph Samuelson - The Universal Flute (2016)  Music

Posted by Piterets at Oct. 30, 2016
Ralph Samuelson - The Universal Flute (2016)

Ralph Samuelson - The Universal Flute (2016)
Contemporary Classical, World | Innova 942 | 2016 | EAC (FLAC image, cue, log) | Booklet | Various File Hosts
Ralph Samuelson (shukuhachi), Yoko Hiraoka (koto, shamisen and voice), Tomoko Sugawara (kugo harp), Steve Gorn (bansuri)

Shakuhachi players of old followed the path of ichion-jobutsu, or “enlightenment in a single tone.” The spiritual element of the simple bamboo flute with its notched mouthpiece and five fingerholes is essential to its existence, and part of what led Henry Cowell to refer to it as “the universal flute.” Ralph Samuelson’s album shares that name, and presents remarkably evocative works for the shakuhachi by American composers.
Henry Kramer - Liszt Complete Piano Music, Vol. 47: Transcriptions from Christus & The Legend of St Elisabeth (2017)

Henry Kramer - Liszt Complete Piano Music, Vol. 47: Transcriptions from Christus & The Legend of St Elisabeth (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:16:36 | 177 MB
Label: Naxos

Reflecting the life of Christ from the nativity to the Passion and Resurrection, Liszt’s oratorio Christus was premiered in 1873 and enjoyed considerable success. The movements he transcribed for piano are dynamic and virtuosic but also pastoral and meditative, including marches and passages of transfiguring beauty. The transcriptions of movements from the oratorio The Legend of St Elisabeth contains music of stirring power: plainsong, a hymn, a march and a Hungarian folk-song. This is the forty-seventh volume in Naxos's celebrated complete Liszt piano music series, and features prolific pianist Henry Kramer.
Inside the Tudor Court: Henry VIII and His Six Wives Through the Writings of the Spanish Ambassador Eustace Chapuys (Repost)

Lauren Mackay, "Inside the Tudor Court: Henry VIII and His Six Wives Through the Writings of the Spanish Ambassador Eustace Chapuys"
English | ISBN: 1445609576 | 2014 | 288 pages | EPUB, MOBI | 4 MB
Four Princes: Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent and the Obsessions that Forged Modern Europe

Four Princes: Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent and the Obsessions that Forged Modern Europe by John Julius Norwich
English | October 20th, 2016 | ASIN: B01C652QBM, ISBN: 0802126634, 0802128092 | 256 Pages | EPUB | 13.32 MB

In Europe, 1491 to 1500 was an exciting time to be alive.