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Wolpe, Stefan

Wolpe, Stefan: Enactments (Hat [now] ART)
Label: Hat [now] ART    
Released in: Switzerland    

Stefan Wolpe (1902-1972) was a composer noted for atonal compositions, often associated with the Bauhaus, and who also had an interest in folk and jazz music. Born in Berlin, he eventually settled in NYC and became an influential teacher of such noted musicians as Morton Feldman and Charles Wuorinen. In the 50's Wolpe was generally ignored by the classical music world but was welcomed in the company of NY abstract expressionist painters. This association affected Wolpe's thinking, developing a sense of spatial proportion in his compositions through the 60's. As director of the Black Mountain College he had time to work out his theories of 12-tone music in light of his new spatial sense. Enactment for Three Pianos was written in 1953 to express these ideas. Edition of 3000 CDs.

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Product Information:

UPC: 752156016120

Label: Hat [now] ART
Catalog ID: 161
Squidco Product Code: 5139

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2005
Country: Switzerland
Recorded January 2&3, 2003; April 10-12, 2003 at Sendesaal Hessischer Rundfunk


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Benjamin Kobler-piano

Irmela Roelcke-piano

James Avery-conductor

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Track Listing:

1. March And Variations For Two Pianos 18:45

2. The Good Spirit Of A Right Cause Enactments For Three Pianos 3:29

3. Chant 5:44

4. In A State Of Flight 8:13

5. Held In 3:16

6. Inception 3:07

7. Fugal Motions 12:07