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Discover - Music of the 20th Century

Album Summary

>Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
>Schoenberg, Arnold : Pieces (5) for piano, Op. 23
>Berg, Alban : Concerto for Violin
>Webern, Anton : Pieces (5) for orchestra, Op. 10
>Ravel, Maurice : Le tombeau de Couperin
>Stravinsky, Igor : Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version)
>Stravinsky, Igor : Pulcinella
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Symphony no 3 for soprano or tenor & orchestra ("Pastoral")
>Britten, Benjamin : Hymn to St Cecilia, Op. 27
>Janácek, Leos : Sinfonietta
>Bartók, Béla : Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 10 in E minor, Op. 93
>Gershwin, George : Concerto for Piano in F major
>Williams, John : Schindler's List
>Ives, Charles : Contemplations (2)
>Varèse, Edgard : Déserts
>MessiaenOlivier : Quatuor pour la fin du temps, for violin, cello, clarinet & piano, I/22
>Boulez, Pierre : Sonata for Piano no 3
>Stockhausen, Karlheinz : Stimmung, for 6 vocalists & 6 microphones
>Cage, John : Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano
>Reich, Steve : New York Counterpoint
>Adams, John : Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra
>Tavener, John : The Lord's Prayer, for chorus (1982)
>Gorecki, Henryk M. : Symphony no 3, Op. 36 ("Symphony of Sorrowful Songs")
>Birtwistle, Harrison : Gawain's Journey, for orchestra
>Takemitsu, Toru : Voice, for solo flute
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Discover Music of the 20th Century is a comprehensive and easily digestible guide, leading us through the diverse, innovative and controversial music of this era. By describing the many different musical styles which flourished in the 20th century and putting the music in historical and social context, this booklet and 2-CD set demystifies the subject of modern music.



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Works Details

>Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
  • Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
  • Running Time: 10 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Schoenberg, Arnold : Pieces (5) for piano, Op. 23 :: Walzer
  • Performer: Peter Hill (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1920-1923

>Berg, Alban : Concerto for Violin :: Movement 1. Andante - Scherzo
  • Performer: Rebecca Hirsch (Violin)
  • Conductor: Eri Klas
  • Running Time: 11 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1935

>Webern, Anton : Pieces (5) for orchestra, Op. 10
  • Conductor: Takuo Yuasa
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1911-1913

>Ravel, Maurice : Le tombeau de Couperin :: Forlane
  • Performer: Klára Körmendi (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1914-1917

>Stravinsky, Igor : Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version) :: First Tableau. The Shrove-Ti
  • Conductor: Robert Craft
  • Running Time: 5 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1947

>Stravinsky, Igor : Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version) :: The Mountebank
  • Conductor: Robert Craft
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1947

>Stravinsky, Igor : Pulcinella :: Vivo
  • Conductor: Stefan Sanderling
  • Notes: Composition written: 1920.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1920

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Symphony no 3 for soprano or tenor & orchestra ("Pastoral") :: Movement 3. Moderato pesante
  • Conductor: Kees Bakels
  • Running Time: 6 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1921

>Britten, Benjamin : Hymn to St Cecilia, Op. 27
  • Running Time: 10 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1942

>Leos Janácek (Composer) (1854 - 1928) : Sinfonietta :: Movement 4. Allegretto
  • Conductor: Ondrej Lenárd
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1926

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116 :: Introduzione. Andante non troppo - Allegro vivace
  • Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
  • Running Time: 10 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1943-1945

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60 :: Romance
  • Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1933-1934

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 10 in E minor, Op. 93 :: Movement 2. Allegro
  • Conductor: Ladislav Slovák
  • Notes: Composition written: 1953.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1953

>Gershwin, George : Concerto for Piano in F major :: Movement 3. Allegro agitato
  • Conductor: Stephen Gunzenhauser
  • Running Time: 6 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1925

>Williams, John : Schindler's List :: Main Theme
  • Conductor: Paul Bateman
  • Notes: Composition written: 1993.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1993

>Ives, Charles : Contemplations (2)
  • Conductor: James Sinclair
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1906-1934

>Edgard Varèse (Conductor/Director) (1883 - 1965) : Déserts :: Second Electronic Interpolation (conclusion)
  • Conductor: Christopher Lyndon-Gee
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1950-1954

>Edgard Varèse (Conductor/Director) (1883 - 1965) : Déserts :: Third Electronic Interpolation (beginning)
  • Conductor: Christopher Lyndon-Gee
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1950-1954

>MessiaenOlivier : Quatuor pour la fin du temps, for violin, cello, clarinet & piano, I/22 :: Movement 1. Liturgie de cri
  • Ensemble: Amici Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1940-1941

>Boulez, Pierre : Sonata for Piano no 3 :: Movement 4. Commentaire
  • Performer: Idil Biret (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1955-1963

>Stockhausen, Karlheinz : Stimmung, for 6 vocalists & 6 microphones :: Warming up, leading to Model 1
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1968

>Stockhausen, Karlheinz : Stimmung, for 6 vocalists & 6 microphones :: Gott nochmal. GROGORAGALLY. Sun god (Australian aborigina
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1968

>Stockhausen, Karlheinz : Stimmung, for 6 vocalists & 6 microphones :: Vishnu. Elyon. God of Storms (Hebrew)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1968

>Stockhausen, Karlheinz : Stimmung, for 6 vocalists & 6 microphones :: USI-AFU. God of the Earth (Timor, Indonesia). Singcircle
  • Running Time: 1 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1968

>Cage, John : Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano :: First Interlude
  • Performer: Boris Berman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1948

>Reich, Steve : New York Counterpoint :: Movement 1
  • Performer: Roger Heaton (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1985

>Adams, John : Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra
  • Conductor: Marin Alsop
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1986

>Tavener, John : The Lord's Prayer, for chorus (1982)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1982

>Henryk Mikolaj Górecki (Composer) (1933 - 2010) : Symphony no 3, Op. 36 ("Symphony of Sorrowful Songs") :: Movement 2. Lento e largo - Tranquillisimo
  • Performer: Zofia Kilanowisz (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Antoni Wit
  • Running Time: 10 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1976

>Birtwistle, Harrison : Gawain's Journey, for orchestra :: Lullaby
  • Conductor: Elgar Howarth
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1991

>Birtwistle, Harrison : Gawain's Journey, for orchestra :: Vision of the Hunt I
  • Conductor: Elgar Howarth
  • Running Time: 1 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1991

>Takemitsu, Toru : Voice, for solo flute
  • Performer: Robert Aitken (Flute)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1971