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Cornelius Cardew

Chamber Music 1955-64

Label: Matchless Recordings

Format: CD

Genre: Compositional

In stock

Restocked, reduced price. The works on this CD represent arguably the most experimental and radical works to come out of Britain in the past 40 years. Cornelius Cardew's scores from the early 1960's are notable for their elegant, original and precise notational scores, labyrinthine blueprints for realisation as totally new and original compositions. They are open to ever new interpretations whose possibilities are restricted only by the creativity of the performer. It is this responsibility laid at the feet of the performer that contributes to their originality and beauty. Through performing and organising these scores I am convinced that some of them only really 'live' (notably Octet '61 for Jasper Johns and Solo with Accompaniment) when the interpreted material is welded together by the use of spontaneous improvisation.
Cat. number: MRCD 45
Year: 2006

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