Edgard Varèse

Composer. Born 22 December 1883. Died 6 November 1965
Edgard Varèse
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Edgard Varèse

Edgard Varèse Biography (Wikipedia)

Edgard Victor Achille Charles Varèse (also spelled Edgar Varèse; December 22, 1883 – November 6, 1965) was a French-born composer who spent the greater part of his career in the United States.

Varèse's music emphasizes timbre and rhythm. He coined the term "organized sound" in reference to his own musical aesthetic. Varèse's conception of music reflected his vision of "sound as living matter" and of "musical space as open rather than bounded". He conceived the elements of his music in terms of "sound-masses", likening their organization to the natural phenomenon of crystallization. Varèse thought that "to stubbornly conditioned ears, anything new in music has always been called noise", and he posed the question, "what is music but organized noises?"

Although his complete surviving works only last about three hours, he has been recognised as an influence by several major composers of the late 20th century. Varèse saw potential in using electronic media for sound production, and his use of new instruments and electronic resources led to his being known as the "Father of Electronic Music"[citation needed] while Henry Miller described him as "The stratospheric Colossus of Sound".

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Ionisation
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Ionisation
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Ionisation
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Ionisation
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Ameriques
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Ameriques
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Ameriques (original version)
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Ameriques (original version)
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Deserts

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1st Interpolation of Organised Sound (Pre-Recorded Tape)
Edgard Varèse
Poème électronique
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Poème électronique
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Deserts
Edgard Varèse
Poème électronique
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Poème électronique
Edgard Varèse
Hyperprism
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Hyperprism
Edgard Varèse
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Antonia Berg
Edgard Varèse
Octandre
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Octandre
Edgard Varèse
Dance for Burgess
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Dance for Burgess

Dance for Burgess

Orchestra
Fulham Symphony Orchestra
Conductor
Marc Dooley
Edgard Varèse
Ecuatorial
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Ecuatorial

Ecuatorial

Orchestra
Fulham Symphony Orchestra
Conductor
Marc Dooley
Edgard Varèse
Ionisation
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Ionisation
Edgard Varèse
Offrandes
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Offrandes
Edgard Varèse
Intégrales
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Intégrales
Edgard Varèse
Ionisation
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Ionisation

Ionisation

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Pierre Boulez and Ensemble InterContemporain
Edgard Varèse
Tuning Up For Orchestra
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Tuning Up For Orchestra
Edgard Varèse
Octandre
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Octandre
Edgard Varèse
Tuning Up
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Tuning Up
Edgard Varèse
Déserts for 15 Instruments percussion and tape
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Déserts for 15 Instruments percussion and tape
Edgard Varèse
Étude pour 'Espace'
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Étude pour 'Espace'
Edgard Varèse
Nocturnal
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Nocturnal
Edgard Varèse
Arcana for large orchestra
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Arcana for large orchestra
Edgard Varèse
Un Grand Sommeil Noir
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Un Grand Sommeil Noir
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Ameriques
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Ameriques

Ameriques

Orchestra
Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Edgard Varèse
Ameriques
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Ameriques

Ameriques

Orchestra
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Edgard Varèse
Intégrales
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Intégrales
Edgard Varèse
Ionisation
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Ionisation
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Ensemble
Riot Ensemble
Last played on
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Performer
Jacques Zoon (flute)
Edgard Varèse
Hyperprism
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Hyperprism
Edgard Varèse
Ameriques
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Ameriques
Edgard Varèse
Ionisation
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Ionisation

Ionisation

Performer
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Christopher Lyndon-Gee (conductor)
Edgard Varèse
Ameriques (original version 1921)
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Ameriques (original version 1921)

Ameriques (original version 1921)

Performer
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Christopher Lyndon-Gee (conductor)
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