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Cornelius Cardew

Four Principles On Ireland And Other Pieces (1974)

...and Other Pieces" In 1975 when "Four Principles" was released, Cardew was comfortably within his third stylistic phase of musical development. Unlike the groundbreaking experimental activities introduced through his most famous pieces - "Treatise" & "Great Learning" - the music on here marked a repudiation of the musical avant-garde which Cardew himself had championed in England. 13 solo piano pieces represent a pivotal time in his work & can be heard is a return to the music Cardew knew & understood: a beautiful music of clarity & eclecticism steeped in pianistic traditions & reformulated through the poetry, folk ballads, melodies, & resistance songs of China & Ireland that underscores his role as one of the most devoted political composers of the 20th century. This edition of long out of print Cramps LP features original notes by Cardew, new liners by Virginia Anderson & previously unpublished photos.
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Cat. number: amp7cd
Year: 2001