Lou Harrison: Works for Percussion & Violin
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A recording dedicated to Lou Harrison's innovative percussion music.

Lou Harrison was one of the most influential percussion composers and innovators in the United States. In fact, he was one of the great composers of the 20th century -- a pioneer in the use of alternate tunings, world music influences, and new instruments. The percussion ensemble at Utah Valley University with violinist Donna Fairbanks perform some of his major works including a concerto for violin and percussion. Percussionist Doug Smith, director of Percussion UVU, is also an active freelance musician in Salt Lake City with groups includng the Utah Symphony, Utah Opera, and Ballet West. He is a graduate of Rice University and the University of Central Missouri. Violinist Donna Fairbanks has presented recitals and masterclasses in Europe, China, Mexico, Brazil and throughout the United States. She has recorded for MSR Classics, 4TAY, Tantar and Albany Records. Pianist Hilary Demske, who performs in the Varied Trio, has performed in prestigious venues across multiple continents, appearing annually in China since 2011. She is a Steinway Artist and has recorded multiple CDs for Albany Records.
John Cage & Lou Harrison, composers
Double Music
Percussion UVU

Lou Harrison, composer
Canticle No. 3
Percussion UVU

Lou Harrison, composer
Concerto for Violin with Percussion
Donna Fairbanks (violin); Percussion UVU

Lou Harrison, composer
Varied Trio
Donna Fairbanks (violin); Hilary Demske (piano); Doug Smith (percussion)

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