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Piano Music

Henry Cowell

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At last, a reissue of Piano Music, the 1963 recording of Henry Cowell playing several of his piano works in his casual style, so that the listener regards the unusual sounds and techniques as completely natural within the context of each piece's imagery. A recording of the complete piano works is definitely needed, but this CD, with Cowell's spoken commentary at the end, is a precious thing to have at the moment. ~ "Blue" Gene Tyranny, Rovi

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An Aquired Taste

Very bizarre, very interesting, if you're looking for the epitome of modern piano movement, this would be it.

Biography

Born: March 11, 1897 in Menlo Park, CA

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '10s, '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s

Of all the early-20th century American musical revolutionaries, it is composer Henry Cowell whose influence was most vivid and far-reaching. Born in 1897 to a rural California family, Cowell began to study the violin at age five, though his parents' hopes of creating a prodigy on the instrument remained unfulfilled when the lessons had to be stopped on account of the boy's poor health. After his parents' divorce in 1903, Cowell spent several years traveling around the country visiting relatives with...
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