After 30 years, this is the reissue of the classic Columbia Masterworks recording from January 1969. It was one of the first commercially produced tapes of a Harry Partch tape performance, and the first opportunity most listeners ever had to hear a large-scale Partch music drama in fine sound.
In short, Pipelare’s striking personality becomes apparent through hearing and analysing his masses rather than from the meagre details of his life. It is as if he redefines polyphonic composition with each work, rather than reverting to the tried and tested as say Jakob Obrecht did. There is nothing immediately recognisable, nothing that sounds even vaguely familiar, nothing can be categorised, rather everything sounds new, fresh, lively – wilfully individual!
From the list of his surviving compositions and the number of their sources, Firmin Caron was clearly highly esteemed in the second half of the fifteenth century, particularly as a composer of French chansons. Most sources of his works are of Italian provenance; nonetheless the oldest French sources, from around 1470, leave little doubt that the composer himself was a Frenchman. Born around 1440 in Amiens and probably trained at the choir school, he developed his original musical language there under the stylistic influence of Guillaume Dufay.
It was not until the beginning of the year that Fury In The Slaughterhouse released a best-of-album with some new songs to coincide with their 30th anniversary. Now, Kai Wingenfelder, Thorsten Wingenfelder, Christof Stein-Schneider, Rainer Schumann, Gero Drnek and Christian Decker will present another highlight for their fans: the new concert album »Little Big World: Live & Acoustic«. The Acoustic album was recorded live at the end of April in the Hamburger Grünspan. 23 songs are waiting, including many Fury classics. In addition, some exciting guests are waiting for »Little Big World: Live & Acoustic«, for example producer Mousse T. and Kölschrocker Wolfgang Niedecken.