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Various Artists / Composer-Critics Of The New York Herald Tribune
Album:Composer-Critics Of The New York Herald Tribune Collection:Classical
Artist:Various Artists Added:11/2017
Label:Other Minds 

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Add Date:2017-12-03 Pull Date:2018-02-04 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:14 Jan7 Jan17 Dec10 Dec
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Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2017-11-30 
“Lovingly remastered from the original Columbia Records master tapes”, compositions by Herald Tribune music critics that included Lou Harrison and John Cage, these are 1938-1952 classical, new-music compositions that pushed the envelope of new music. Stunningly beautiful stuff, the recordings are such high quality I thought they were contemporary interpretations recorded last month. See below for more detailed descriptions or check out the incredible 60 page booklet that accompanies this.

Paul Bowels 1) (1:09) oboes and woodwinds, upbeat and bouncy 2) (1:51) lilting triplets, playful 3) (1:03) piano, bouncy playful again with winds, a bit pensive 4)* (1:38) more playful bounciness, some dissonant piano chords in there 5)* (2:04) serene with woodwinds and bass, pleasant melodic 6) (1:32) more pensive, military snare drums 7) (0:47) very hyper feeling, a bell brings to mind a busy receptionist 8) (2:08) optimistic melodies, soundtracky, nice

Lou Harrison 9) (1:28) lovely somber strings and harp 10)* (2:44) more, just lovely 11) (1:02) pensive, fast, foreboding 12)** (4:04) dropdead gorgeous, harp scales and slow phrased cello, lovely harmonies 13) (1:37) slow, minimal melody

Virgil Thompson 14) (17:16) Opera, male vocals accompanied by piano, near-free association words, delivered rather monotone, all about Capitols

Peggy Glanville-Hicks 15) (2:49) tymphany and vibes, percussion, tribal feel almost, until quiet slow piano appears 16)* (4:05) nice piano, mostly solo but with some percussion, slow chords 17) (2:51) upbeat pensive, piano and percussion

John Cage 18)* (4:48) slow, with cool dissonance in places 19) (4:51) slow and sparse 20)* (11:05) dissonant slow sparse bow exchanges, killer 21) (1:28) a baroque feel about this, chamber music

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Paul Bowles Music For A Farce: 1. Allegro Rigoroso
2.Paul Bowles Music For A Farce: 2. Presto (Tempo Di Trantella)
3.Paul Bowles Music For A Farce: 3. Allegretto (Tempo Di Quickstep)
4.Paul Bowles Music For A Farce: 4. Allegro
5.Paul Bowles Music For A Farce: 5. Lento (Tempo Di Valse)
6.Paul Bowles Music For A Farce: 6. Allegro (Tempo Di Marcia)
7.Paul Bowles Music For A Farce: 7. Presto
8.Paul Bowles Music For A Farce: 8. Allegreto
9.Lou Harrison Suite For Cello And Harp: 1. Chorale
10.Lou Harrison Suite For Cello And Harp: 2. Pasorale
11.Lou Harrison Suite For Cello And Harp: 3. Interlude
12.Lou Harrison Suite For Cello And Harp: 4. Aria
13.Lou Harrison Suite For Cello And Harp: 5. Chorale (Reprise)
14.Virgil Thompson Capital Capitols
15.Peggy Glanville-Hicks Sonata For Piano & Percussion: 1. Allegro
16.Peggy Glanville-Hicks Sonata For Piano & Percussion: 2. Lento Sombrerosa
17.Peggy Glanville-Hicks Sonata For Piano & Percussion: 3. Presto
18.John Cage Quartet For Strings In 4 Parts: 1. Quietly Flowing Along
19.John Cage Quartet For Strings In 4 Parts: 2. Slowly Rocking
20.John Cage Quartet For Strings In 4 Parts: 3. Nearly Stationary
21.John Cage Quartet For Strings In 4 Parts: 4. Quodibet