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Works for Orchestra 5
Xenakis, Orchestre Philharmonique De Luxembourg
Works for Orchestra 5
Genre: Classical
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All Artists: Xenakis, Orchestre Philharmonique De Luxembourg
Title: Works for Orchestra 5
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Label: Timpani
Original Release Date: 1/1/2008
Re-Release Date: 5/27/2008
Album Type: Import
Genre: Classical
Styles: Chamber Music, Forms & Genres, Concertos, Historical Periods, Modern, 20th, & 21st Century, Symphonies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 675754007898, 3377891311131

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Early Xenakis orchestral music.
Tom Furgas | Youngstown, OH United States | 07/17/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This fifth volume in Tympani's series of CD's covering Xenakis' orchestral works includes his earliest works in the medium, all of them top-flight masterpieces. His exploration of music as statistical sound combinations (never "patterns" as there is no overt repetition, the sound being more "sculpted" rather than "stamped out") was so utterly unheard-of and unique that it rendered his early works well-nigh unintelligible to audiences of the time. There were often riots at his early performances, which ironically helped put him on the map. These works still can shock, fifty years after their premieres! The performances, recordings, liner notes and all are first-rate all around. Kudos to Tympani for bringing this series about."