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Music for Ondes Martenot

Period(s) 20th CenturyContemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber MusicInstrumentalOrchestral
Catalogue 8.555779
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99


Rare instrument specialist Thomas Bloch is equally at home performing on the soundtrack of Amadeus, on stage with Radiohead, or at Milan’s La Scala (playing glass harmonica, cristal Baschet or ondes Martenot). This CD offers the widest possible range of repertoire for the ondes Martenot, one of the earliest electronic instruments (1919): a solo work and an ensemble for nine ondes Martenot (Bloch), chamber music (MartinÛ, Messiaen), double concerto with piano, orchestra and percussion (Wisson), electroacoustic compositions (Redolfi, Touchard), and a fully composed piece (Cooper) which contrasts with a partially improvised work (Rolin). These at times surprising works are performed by Bloch and some of his fellow-composers, and also feature Phil Minton, Fernand




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