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

Hauschka - Gunpowder (Original Television Soundtrack) (2017)  Music

Posted by aasana at April 16, 2018
Hauschka - Gunpowder (Original Television Soundtrack) (2017)

Hauschka - Gunpowder (Original Television Soundtrack) (2017)
Soundtrack | 44:04 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 198 MB
Label: Sony Music Entertainment

Hauschka (Volker Bertelmann) is an independent experimental musician based in Düsseldorf, Germany internationally recognized as a 21st century exponent of prepared piano technique, a tradition dating back to late 19th and early 20th century French composer Erik Satie.

TTC Video - Great Music of the Twentieth Century  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at April 7, 2018
TTC Video - Great Music of the Twentieth Century

TTC Video - Great Music of the Twentieth Century
Course No. 7006 | .M4V, AVC, 400 kbps, 640x360 | English, AAC, 160 kbps, 2 Ch | 24x45 mins | + PDF Guidebook | 3.88 GB
Lecturer: Robert Greenberg, Ph.D.

Henry "Red" Allen And His Orchestra - 1929-1933 (1990)  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 31, 2018
Henry "Red" Allen And His Orchestra - 1929-1933 (1990)

Henry "Red" Allen And His Orchestra - 1929-1933 (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 321 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 175 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Dixieland | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 540)

The first of a five-volume CD series released by the European Classics label that reissues all of the recordings led by trumpeter Red Allen during 1929-41 is one of the best. The great trumpeter is first heard fronting the Luis Russell Orchestra for such classics as "It Should Be You" and "Biff'ly Blues," he interacts with blues singer Victoria Spivey, and on the selections from 1933 (two of which were previously unreleased) he co-leads a group with tenor-saxophonist Coleman Hawkins. Not all of the performances are gems but there are many memorable selections including "How Do They Do It That Way," "Pleasin' Paul," "Sugar Hill Function,," and "Patrol Wagon Blues." Other soloists include trombonists J.C. Higginbottham and Dicky Wells, clarinetist Albert Nicholas and altoist Charlie Holmes.
Sonny Fortune, Billy Harper, Stanley Cowell, Reggie Workman, Billy Hart - Great Friends {1986}

Sonny Fortune, Billy Harper, Stanley Cowell, Reggie Workman, Billy Hart - Great Friends {1986}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 400dpi | 391MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 146MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Great Friends is an artifact. Recorded on July 7, 1986, at Sysmo Studio in Paris, it is the only recorded output of the aggregation that included alto saxophonist Sonny Fortune, tenor saxophonist Billy Harper, Stanley Cowell at the piano, bassist Reggie Workman, and drummer Billy Hart. Until this reissue on the Pennsylvania indie Evidence Music, Great Friends was only available in Europe, on the French label Black & Blue. While led by the bristling tones of Fortune's alto, the recording gives equal time to each musician, allowing its titular egalitarianism to color each of the eight tracks included. Workman's bass solos on Stanley Cowell's "Equipoise" and his own "Synapse," in particular, reveal the clear lines of communication that define this recording.