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Olivier Messiaen / Charles Ives / Cees van Zeeland

Pianoduo - Gerard Bouwhuis / Cees van Zeeland

Visions de l'Amen / 3 Quarter Tone Pieces / Initials

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  • Type CD
  • Label Channel Classics
  • UPC 0723385459224
  • Catalog number CCS 4592
  • Release date 19 August 2002

About the album

Three Quarter-Tone Pieces (1923-24) Charles Ives (1874-1954) Of the three short pieces that Ive composed with the use of quarter-tones, the first and last were originally intended for a quarter-tone piano, two keyboards, and for one player. The first movement, Largo, is primarily diatonic, using quarter-tones as passing-notes or suspensions and quarter-tone chords as extensions or variants, though the middle section is of quarter-tone chord extensions. The second movement, Allegro, for two pianos, one tuned a quarter-tone sharp, is mostly made of rhythms contrasted or split between the two pianos. From a pure quarter-tone harmonic standpoint it doesnt amount to much....

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    Visions de L'Amen I. Amen de la Création
    Composer: Olivier Messiaen
     
    06:16
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    Visions de L'Amen II. Amen Des Étoiles, de la Planète À L'anneau
    Composer: Olivier Messiaen
     
    05:50
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    Visions de L'Amen III. Amen de L'Agonie de Jésus
    Composer: Olivier Messiaen
     
    07:19
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    Visions de L'Amen IV. Amen Du Désir
    Composer: Olivier Messiaen
     
    10:42
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    Visions de L'Amen V. Amen Des Anges, Des Saints, Du Chant Des Oiseaux
    Composer: Olivier Messiaen
     
    07:24
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    Visions de L'Amen VI. Amen Du Jugement
    Composer: Olivier Messiaen
     
    03:14
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    Visions de L'Amen VII. Amen de la Consommation
    Composer: Olivier Messiaen
     
    07:42
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    Three Quarter-Tone Pieces I. Largo
    Composer: Charles Ives
     
    04:50
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    Three Quarter-Tone Pieces II. Allegro
    Composer: Charles Ives
     
    03:01
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    Three Quarter-Tone Pieces III. Chorale
    Composer: Charles Ives
     
    04:19
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    Initials
    Composer: Cees van Zeeland
     
    16:25

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