Various – The Classicality of /’Zəeppə/


Recently, I came across this commercial release and wondered if it would be possible to create a version using only tracks available for free download online (Creative Commons licensed tracks) since many of the original composers are no longer with us.

Turns out, it is possible!

Thanks to a variety of online classical search engines (and the gracious permission of all the ensembles and artists for allowing redistribution), I am very proud to present this collection, which I will refer to as The Classicality of /’Zəeppə/ (just to keep the lawyers happy).

The track lists are not completely identical, as the tracks here were chosen strictly by availability, quality of recording and performance. However, all of the composers and/or compositions were influential.

Even if you’re not a fan of Mr. /’Zəeppə/, you can still download and enjoy this music for own its own merits.

Please visit the original artists sites and donate whatever you can for their generosity, and continued effort to keep the music alive.

1. Igor Stravinsky – Spring Rounds (from the Rite of Spring) 4:04
performed by the USAF Heritage of America Band

2. Bela Bartok – Evening in Transylvania (from 10 Easy Pieces, Sz. 39) 2:22
performed by Chris Breemer

3. Gustav Holst – Jupiter (from The Planets) 7:57
performed by Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
Hajime Teri Murai, Music Director

4. Charles Ives – The Unanswered Question 5:53
performed by University of Utah Philharmonia
Robert Baldwin, conductor
Erik Klackner, Assistant Conductor–theUnansweredQuestion

5. Karlheinz Stockhausen – Klavierstuck I 3:00
performed by Aloys Kontarsky
from the Avant Garde Project:

6. Edgard Varese – Ionisation 5:29
performed by Brake Drum Percussion (Pietro Bertelli & Enrico Bertelli)
Recorded live @ Venice Biennale Exit_02 concert (2009)

7. Maurice Ravel – Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte 5:10
performed by Therese Dussaut

8. Bulent Arel – Stereo Electronic Music No. 1 10:28
Realized at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center
from the Avant-Garde Project

9. Anton Webern – Variations for Piano, Op. 27 6:06
performed by Jonathan Biss
from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Music Library

10. Oliver Messiaen – La Nativitée du Seigneur: 9th movement “Dieu parmi nous (God among us)” 7:49
performed by Thomas Fürstbergers (Rieger-Orgel St. Martin Deggendorf)

11. Arnold Schoenberg – Verklarte Nacht for String Sextet, Op. 4 (excerpt) 3:31
performed by The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Music Library

12. John Cage – In A Landscape 7:02
performed by Miriam Gomez-Moran
Recorded live at the Juan March Foundation on Oct. 23rd 2007 on a Steinway D.

~ by 3brainkarnakinterloper on 07/31/2011.

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