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The sixth in our continung series of music by Charles Wuorinen.

To bring together two pieces by Charles Wuorinen with seminal works of Arnold Schoenberg is, in part, to underline a continuity. Wuorinen, exceptionally among his generation, has developed implications of Schoenberg's 12-tone method to his own musical ends with a strong awareness of the works of others of his predecessors, including Stravinsky, Webern, and Milton Babbitt. Wuorinen's two pieces date from the mid 1970s, a period during which Wuorinen was reconciling serialism with tonally-centered music. Schoenberg's work is represented by his pupil Webern's 1912 two-piano arrangement of the Five Pieces for Orchestra and Wuorinen's arrangement of the Variations. In these arrangements, the important details of pitch, rhythm and motivic relationships stand out in relief.
Contents:
Charles Wuorinen, composer
Hyperion
St. Luke' Chamber Ensemble, Charles Wuorinen, conductor

Charles Wuorinen, composer
Archaeopteryx
David Taylor, bass trombone, St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble, Charles Wuorinen, conductor

Arnold Schoenberg, composer/arr. Webern
Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 16
James Winn, Cameron Grant, pianos

Arnold Schoenberg, composer/arr. Wuorinen
Variations for Orchestra, Op. 31
Richard Moredock, Cameron Grant, pianos

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