Podcast: Ancient Desert Drone

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As part two of our ongoing series on Henry Cowell’s complete symphonies, pianist Guy Livingston brings us some fantastic orchestrations, some energetic orchestral music, and some eerie drones. Are these wind effects drawn from the badlands of the American southwest? Or are they didgeridoos of the Australian outback? Listen and find out. Also music of Carl Ruggles, conducted by Christoph Von Dohnányi.

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AMERICAN HIGHWAYS #56:  Ancient Desert Drone

desert drone music of Henry Cowell

Henry Cowell Symphonic Series #2

Theme music:
Henry Cowell
Symphony #11 “Seven Rituals of Music”
VI. Vivace
Robert Whitney: Louisville Orchestra
First Edition FECD-0003

Henry Cowell
1. Ancient Desert Drone
The Symphony Of Los Angeles o.l.v. Werner Janssen
Essential Media Group 2012

Henry Cowell
Concerto For Piano & Orchestra:
2. I Polyharmony (3:52)
3. II Tone Cluster (8:15)
4. III Counter Rhythm (3:52)

Henry Cowell
Sinfonietta:

5. I (7:26)
6. II (2:41)
7. III (3:30
Radio Symphony Orchestra Saarbrücken o.l.v. Michael Stern
Col Legno – WWE 1CD 20064

Carl Ruggles
8. Sun-Treader
Cleveland Orchestra o.l.v. Christoph Von Dohnányi.
Decca 443 776-2

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