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Edgard Varese

The Stratospheric Colossus of Sound: Meet Frank Zappa’s mentor, Edgard Varèse

Lord Summerhays | English composer Sir Edward Elgar, circa 1900

1900 - English Composer, Sir Edward Elgar - Among his best known compositions, the "Pomp & Circumstance Marches"

Iannis Xenakis (May 29, 1922 – February 4, 2001) was a Greek composer, music theorist and architect. He is commonly recognized as one of the most important post-war avant-garde composers.    Xenakis pioneered the use of mathematical models such as applications of set theory, varied use of stochastic processes, game theory, etc., in music. His scores look like works of art in their own right…

Iannis Xenakis (May 1922 – February was a Greek composer, music theorist and architect. He is commonly recognized as one of the most important post-war avant-garde composers.

A Brief Story of Electronic Music - YouTube

Edgard Varese was a famous French-born composer who coined the phrase “organized sound” to describe his style of music. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and other facts related to his life.

Canadian Composer Claude Vivier.

Canadian Composer Claude Vivier.

The brilliant and rigorously built chamber symphonies by Vagn Holmboe have finally made it to disc. Give this other Danish composer a try.

Joseph-Maurice Ravel (7 March 1875 – 28 December 1937) was a French composer known especially for his melodies, masterful orchestration, richly evocative harmonies and inventive instrumental textures and effects. Along with Claude Debussy, he was one of the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music. Much of his piano music, chamber music, vocal music and orchestral music is part of the standard concert repertoire.

Joseph Maurice Ravel was a French composer, pianist and conductor. He is often associated with impressionism along with his elder.

Tschaikovsky

Пётр Ильич Чайковский, Pyotr Ilyich was a Russian composer. He wrote some of the world’s most popular concert and theatrical music in the current classical repertoire, including the ballets Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, the 1812 Ove

Making A Case For Menotti

Making A Case For Menotti

Commentator Miles Hoffman says composer Gian Carlo Menotti is among the best of the century.

Erik Satie (1866 - 1925) was a French composer who ranks  among the oddest figures in late 19th C./early 20th C. music. He preferred to be called ‘gymnopedist’ or ‘phonometrograph’ rather than ‘composer’, and his pieces - often whimsically titled bagatelles for piano - have a hypnotic and addictive effect on the listener. They sound simple but are actually hard to perform properly.

Eric Satie - French composer and pianist. Satie was a colourful figure in the early century Parisian avant-garde.

Claude-Achille Debussy  (22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918) a French composer. Along with Maurice Ravel, one of the most prominent figures working within the field of impressionist music, intensely disliking the term when applied to his compositions.  A crucial figure in the transition to the modern era in Western music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers.

French composer Claude-Achille Debussy was prominent in the field of impressionist music and a crucial figure in the transition to the modern era in Western music.

Olivier Messiaen à Petichet en 1946 et notations de chants d'oiseaux, carnet manuscrit, Bnf, Musique, fonds Olivier Messiaen.

Olivier Messiaen Avignon, France - Clichy, France] was a French composer, organist and ornithologist, and one of the major composers of the century.

Composer Henry Cowell plays some shak for Frank Zappa's favorite composer Edgar Varese.

Edgard Varese listening to Henry Cowell play a flute

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