Frank Zappa: Classical Selection new CD


Frank Zappa's Classical Selection: The Dissonant Classics That Informed and Inspired Zappa (2 CD Set)
A man of hugely eclectic tastes, Frank Zappa was a lover of everything from Doo-Wop to Heavy Metal and from Jazz-Funk to New Wave. Indeed a radio show he produced for the BBC in 1980 found him playing records by Edgar Varese and Igor Stravinsky, representing his love of modern classical music. Featuring nineteenth and twentieth century mavericks as diverse as Wagner, Holst, Ravel, Boulez, Stockhausen, Schoenberg, Penderecki, Harry Partch and John Cage - in addition to the aforementioned Stravinsky and Varese - this collection illustrates the impulse for many of Zappa's own compositions and as a guide to the music Frank Vincent took to his heart and cherished throughout the major part of his tragically short life. Including fully illustrated 16 page booklet with extensive notes by music historian Derek Barker, this delightful package finally reveals what it was that informed so much of Frank Zappa's extraordinary music.

TRACK LISTINGS

Disc One:
1. RICHARD WAGNER – The Ride of the Valkyries (1856) 5.49
2. IGOR STRAVINSKY – ‘Spring Rounds’ from the Rite of Spring (1913) 3.07
3. ANTON WEBERN – Bagatelle Opus 9 (1913) 1.15
4. IGOR STRAVINSKY – ‘Royal March’ from A Soldier’s Tale (1918) 2.38
5. GUSTAV HOLST – ‘Jupiter’ from The Planets (1921) 6.59
6. EDGARD VAR√ąSE – Hyperprism (1922) 4.22
7. GEORGE ANTHEIL – Ballet Mecanique (1924) 9.09
8. MAURICE RAVEL – Bolero (1928) 16.08
9. ARNOLD SCHOENBERG – Begleitungsmusik Zu Einer Lichtspielszene Opus 34 (1933) 7.59
10. SILVESTRE REVUELTAS – Sensemaya (1937) 6.00
11. JOHN CAGE – 4.33 (1947) 4.36
12. CONLON NANCARROW – Study No. 11 (1955) 3.32
13. PIERRE BOULEZ – First Movement (L’artisanat Furieux) of Le Marteau Sans Maitre (1955) 1.29

Disc Two:
HARRY PARTCH – US Highball – A Musical Account of a Transcontinental Hobo Trip (1955)
1. Part 1 7.47
2. Part 2 9.05
3. LUIGI NONO – Il Canto Sospeso (The Suspended Song) (1956) 9.47
KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN – Kontakte (1958)
4. Part 1 8.14
5. Part 2 9.08
OLIVIER MESSIAEN – Chronochromie (1959)
6. Part 1 7.45
7. Part 2 8.05
8. KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI – Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima (1960) 9.45
9. BULENT AREL – Electronic Music No. 1 (1960) 10.07

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