Henry Cowell: Rituals

vintage radioAmerican maverick composer and pianist Henry Cowell invented tone cluster technique in his teenage years, and went on to write major symphonies based on his experiments with polytonality and polyrhythms.

In this episode of American Highways, pianist Guy Livingston brings us Four Irish Tales, the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, and Seven Rituals of Music, representing three key periods of Cowell’s music.

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