CLASSICAL OPUS no.79

Henry Cowell: “Ongaku”

ヘンリー・コーウェル: 「音楽」

 

TIME COMMITMENT: 14 minutes

In a belated bow to Japonsime, Cowell masterfully assembles a toxic palette of shimmering komorebi, diverting in form (though not in spirit) from the flute- and drum-reliant canon of traditional gagaku music.  As the grandfather of tone clusters and polyharmonies, the composer excelled in metrical inventiveness – which was abundantly clear in his Persian pieces, but is less immediately observable here.

 

MUSIC

 

INFO

https://www.naxos.com/mainsite/blurbs_reviews.asp?item_code=FECD-0003&catNum=FECD-0003&filetype=About%20this%20Recording&language=English

 

A REFLECTION

Softly, O softly we bear her along,

She hangs like a star in the dew of our song;

She springs like a beam on the brow of the tide,

She falls like a tear from the eyes of a bride.

 

Sarojini Naidu: “Palanquin bearers”

 

 

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