Various Artists / Warp Works And Twentieth Century Masters
Album: Warp Works And Twentieth Century Masters   Collection:Classical
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Oct 2006
Label:Warp Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-10-22 Pull Date: 2006-12-24 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Dec 17 Dec 3 Nov 19 Nov 12 Nov 5 Oct 29
Airplays: 2 1 3 2 2 6

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 15, 2014: Clean Copper Radio
Spiral, Prepared Piano Piece 1
4. Feb 07, 2007: Baptism of Solitude (Favorites of 2006)
Chamber Conterto: 3. Movimento Preciso E Meccanico
2. Apr 19, 2014: Music Casserole
Polygon Window, Spiral
5. Dec 27, 2006: Baptism of Solitude
Sonatas 1 & 2 (From Sonatas And Interludes)
3. Jul 16, 2007: classic ducks
Sonata 5 & 6 (From Sonatas & Interludes)
6. Dec 13, 2006: Eranmuke Datsuzaka... HAI! (some wave)
Sonata 5 & 6 (From Sonatas & Interludes)

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-10-24
Amazing collection of modern classical. 2 CDs of Reich, Cage, Stockhausen, Ligeti, et al. killer Aphex Twin tracks too. Modern classical at its best. Beautiful pieces for prepared piano, weird orchestrations, avant-garde masterpieces. By track 5 on CD1 I’m in tears. Extremely alive music, at times delicate, at times horrific, always great. Dig in, enjoy, play any of these, multiple times :). Some tracks end early, some start soft, and a few have clapping at the beginning and/or end.

*1 & 2. Slow beautiful jangly prepared piano.
*3. Wow, a Conlon Nancarrow player piano piece arranged for ensemble – funky orchestration – loooove the piano, trumpet, and bell lines together – crazy.
*4. Prep. piano - sparsest Cage track here. Phenomenal placement of silence.
5. Repeating, intertwining violins. Hypnotic. Orgasmic out-of-phaseness in the middle.
6. Brake drums, water gongs and anvils. Awe-inspiring rhythmic spacing.
7. Jazzy. Erie, almost industrial sounding.
8. Quiet, minimal, spacey, droney. The score for this is cool – basically the musician(s) plays shortwave radio and jams off it in various ways. There are some markers and guidelines, but it’s sorta like a Zorn game piece.

1. Mid-tempo prepared piano. Delicate, almost like a music box. Would go well with Toychestra or Margaret Lang Tan.
2. Varese’s famous percussion piece. 37 percussion instruments and two sirens. The first time a siren was used in a composition?
3. Mid-fast, 6 marimbas – oh how I’d love to watch this done live.
4. Horror music for a cave scene.
5. The most up-tempo of the Cage prep. piano pieces here. Playful. Like a much less anal Ravel :)
6. Up-tempo dark orchestral. Funky percussion, string slicing. Nice muted trumpets.
7-8. Nail-biting Ligeti orchestral. Quiet.
*9. Same piece but more pizzicato and Chinese-water-torture repeated notes (yeah!).
10. Last and most active movement of the Ligeti piece.
*11. A more rockin’ piece to end the compilation. Zany marimba and violin, heavy on the bass drum and other percussion. Lots of changes. Clapping at start and end.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Aphex Twin Prepared Piano Piece 1
2. Aphex Twin Prepared Piano Piece 2
3. Nancarrow, Conlon Arr. Yvar Mikhashoff Study No. 7
4. Cage, John Sonatas 1 & 2 (From Sonatas And Interludes)
5. Reich, Steve Violin Phase
6. Cage, John First Construction In Metal
7. Squarepusher Arr. David Horne The Tide
8. Karlheinz Stockhausen Spiral
9. Cage, John Sonata 12 (From Sonatas & Interludes)
10. Varèse, Edgard Ionization
11. Reich, Steve Six Marimbas
12. Squarepusher Arr. Fraser Trainer & Sound Intermedia Conc 2 Symmetriac
13. Cage, John Sonata 5 & 6 (From Sonatas & Interludes)
14. Aphex Twin Arr. David Horne Afx237 V7
15. Ligeti, Gyorgy Chamber Conterto: 1. Corrente
16. Ligeti, Gyorgy Chamber Conterto: 2. Calmo, Sostenuto
17. Ligeti, Gyorgy Chamber Conterto: 3. Movimento Preciso E Meccanico
18. Ligeti, Gyorgy Chamber Conterto: 4. Presto
19. Aphex Twin Arr. Kenneth Hesketh Polygon Window