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The Alternative 1950s

Stuart Maconie evaluates the experimental music of the 1950s, from the modal jazz of Miles Davis to the soundtracks of Bernard Hermann and pioneering electronics of Edgar Varese.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Bernard Herrmann

    The Day The Earth Stood Still

    • The Day The Earth Stood Still.
    • Twentieth Century Fox Film Scores.
  • Miles Davis

    So What

    • Kind Of Blue.
    • Columbia.
  • Pierre Schaeffer

    Symphonie Pour Un Homme Seule

    • L'Oevre Musicale.
    • INA-GRM.
  • Pierre Boulez

    Commentaire II de "Bourreaux de solitude"

    • LE MARTEAU SANS MAÎTRE.
    • Columbia Masterworks.
  • Eric Dolphy

    Out There

    • Out There.
    • New Jazz.
  • Billy Higgins, Don Cherry, Charlie Haden & Ornette Coleman

    Lonely Woman

    • The Shape Of Jazz To Come.
    • Atlantic.
  • Edgard Varèse

    Poème Électronique

    • The Complete Works.
    • Decca.
  • Tom Dissevelt

    Syncopation

    • POPULAR ELECTRONICS: EARLY DUTCH ELECTRONCI MUSIC FROM PHILIPS RESEARCH 1956-196.
    • Basta.
  • Kid Baltan

    Song Of The Second Moon

    • POPULAR ELECTRONICS: EARLY DUTCH ELECTRONCI MUSIC FROM PHILIPS RESEARCH 1956-196.
    • Basta.
  • Herbert Eimert

    Klangstudie II

    • FORBIDDEN PLANTES – MUSIC FROM THE PIONEERS OF ELECTRONIC SOUND.
    • Chrome Dreams.
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen

    Gesang Der Jünglinge

    • Gesang der Junglinge.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • John Cage

    Sonata XIII

    • Sonatas and Interludes For Prepared Piano.
    • Naxos.

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