Cornelius Cardew - chamber music 1955-1964

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Recorded by Apartment House, directed by Anton Lukoszevieze (2001).

First commercially released recordings of many of Cardew’s early compositions.

Apartment house:
Anton Lukoszevieze, cello, conductor (tracks 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12); Gordon MacKay, violin (track 7); Bridget Carey, viola (track 7); Alan Thomas, guitar (tracks 1, 5, 8, 11); Rhodri Davies, harp (tracks 5, 11); Marco Blaauw, trumpet (tracks 2, 3, 4); Andrew Sparling, clarinet (tracks 5, 11); David Ryan, bass clarinet, piano (tracks 5, 10, 11); Sarah Walker, piano, prepared piano (tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11); Dave Smith, prepared piano, melodica (tracks 6, 9); Tania Chen, piano (tracks, 6, 9); Robert Coleridge, organ (track 9); Michael Parsons, conductor, electronic keyboard (tracks 5, 9, 11); Simon Allen, vibraphone, marimba (track 9).

Track listing
1. Solo with accompaniment (1964) (07.41)
2. Three rhythmic pieces for trumpet and piano (1955): Movement I (01.50)
3. Three rhythmic pieces for trumpet and piano (1955): Movement II (02.20)
4. Three rhythmic pieces for trumpet and piano (1955): Movement III (01.55)
5. Autumn '60 (1960) Version I (06.41)
6. Material (1964) Version II (03.36)
7. Second string trio (1955) (04.25)
8. Piece for guitar (for Stella) (1964) (06.36)
9. Material (1964) Version I (11.59)
10. Memories of you (1964) (13.25)
11. Autumn '60 (1960) Version II (05.49)
12. Octet '61 for Jasper Johns (07.04)

Recorded at Gateway Studio, Kingston-upon-Thames on 6 and 7 April 2001.

Front cover artwork: detail from 'Solo with Accompaniment'

MRCD45


Price (£): 10.00