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Gordon Mumma, known for his role in electronic music, also wrote a great deal of work for the piano, as demonstrated by Daan Vandewalle's performance these Mumma compositions.
 

Mumma, Gordon
Music for Solo Piano 1960-2001

Mumma, Gordon: Music for Solo Piano 1960-2001 (New World Records)
Label: New World Records    
Released in: USA    


"Gordon Mumma is best known for his pioneering role in the development and evolution of electronic and live-electronic music. The piano has played a significant if underestimated role in his career. With a few notable exceptions, this collection by pianist Daan Vandewalle marks the first commercial recordings of Mumma's music for solo piano composed over more than forty years. It provides an important new perspective on his work as a composer.

The spare textures, irregular rhythms, and pungent dissonances of Bartók's Mikrokosmos echo in Mumma's piano music. The keyboard music of Bach and Haydn, of Schoenberg, Webern, Ives, Ernst Krenek, Carl Ruggles, and Ruth Crawford also shaped his early piano ideal, as did the experience of superb recitalists in Detroit and Ann Arbor, including Walter Gieseking, Dame Myra Hess, and Glenn Gould. The works of the early 1960s were written for the concert hall, but much of the later piano music is more personal-the solitary dreams of a long musical life. And like dreams it filters memories-of music of the distant and recent past, of artistic friendships and loved ones living or dead-to create a uniquely contemporary approach to the piano. In contrast to Mumma's epic electronic works, his keyboard music is predominantly poetic in its brevity, concentration, and psychological depth. It is music of high specific gravity, each piece a microcosm of finely etched ideas that unfold without literal repetition. For Daan Vandewalle, it is also "music of dialogue" that communicates-both with the listener and within itself-through its deep concern with sound, phrasing, color, dynamic range, and rhetorical nuance."-New World




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Product Information:

UPC: 093228068624

Label: New World Records
Catalog ID: 80686-2
Squidco Product Code: 10546

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2008
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded May 26-28, 2007 in the hr-Sendesaal des Hessischen Rundfunks, Frankfurt, Germany.

Personnel:

Daan Vandewalle-piano

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Track Listing:

Disc 1:



1. Jardin 1:50

2. Jardin 2:40

3. Jardin 1:33

4. Jardin 1:56

5. Jardin 1:45

6. Jardin 1:18

7. Jardin 1:19

8. Jardin 1:44

9. Songs Without Words 3:38

10. Songs Without Words 2:35

11. Songs Without Words 2:39

12. Songs Without Words 1:31

13. Songs Without Words 3:01

14. Songs Without Words 2:09

15. Songs Without Words 3:24

16. Songs Without Words 3:12

17. Songs Without Words 4:02

18. Suite For Piano 4:54

19. Graftings 1:22

20. Graftings 1:29

21. Graftings 1:15

22. Graftings 1:30

23. Graftings 1:10

24. Graftings 1:05

25. Four Track Ponies 1:36

26. Four Track Ponies 2:32

27. Four Track Ponies 3:21

28. Four Track Ponies 2:48

29. Basket Of Strays 2:48

30. Basket Of Strays 2:34

31. Basket Of Strays 1:02

32. Basket Of Strays 1:27

33. Basket Of Strays 0:52

34. Basket Of Strays 1:03



Disc 2:



1. Sushiverticals 1:07

2. Sushiverticals 1:35

3. Sushiverticals 1:10

4. Sushiverticals 1:47

5. Sushiverticals 3:07

6. Perspectives 2:01

7. Perspectives 0:44

8. Perspectives 1:33

9. Sushihorizontals 1:40

10. Sushihorizontals 1:10

11. Sushihorizontals 1:39

12. Sushihorizontals 1:25

13. Sushihorizontals 0:25

14. Sushihorizontals 2:21

15. Sushihorizontals 0:20

16. Sushihorizontals 1:23

17. Sushihorizontals 1:43

18. Sushihorizontals 1:09

19. Sushihorizontals 3:01

20. Sixpac Sonatas 1:08

21. Sixpac Sonatas 2:59

22. Sixpac Sonatas 2:24

23. Sixpac Sonatas 3:42

24. Sixpac Sonatas 2:55

25. Sixpac Sonatas 2:43

26. Threesome 5:18

27. Threesome 2:57

28. Threesome 1:43

29. Eleven Note Pieces & Decimal Passacaglia 0:24

30. Eleven Note Pieces & Decimal Passacaglia 0:18

31. Eleven Note Pieces & Decimal Passacaglia 0:35

32. Eleven Note Pieces & Decimal Passacaglia 0:34

33. Eleven Note Pieces & Decimal Passacaglia 0:57

34. Eleven Note Pieces & Decimal Passacaglia 0:11

35. Eleven Note Pieces & Decimal Passacaglia 1:09

36. Eleven Note Pieces & Decimal Passacaglia 0:17

37. Eleven Note Pieces & Decimal Passacaglia 0:11

38. Eleven Note Pieces & Decimal Passacaglia 0:54

39. Eleven Note Pieces & Decimal Passacaglia 0:08

40. Eleven Note Pieces & Decimal Passacaglia 2:17

41. Large Size Mograph 8:03