ltmcd 2541

Various Artists | Futurpiano

Unique CD showcasing three influential avant-garde composers associated with Futurism, featuring piano music composed between 1913 and 1933.
Arthur-Vincent Lourié was the first Russian Futurist musician, and a signatory of the St Petersburg Futurist Manifesto in 1914. The five Synthèses written that same year offer a form of dodecaphony, while Formes En L'Air the following year was dedicated to Picasso was a Cubo-Futurist concept using an innovative form of notation.
Born in the Ukraine and raised in New York , Leo Ornstein gave his first major recital of 'Futurist Music' at the Steinway Hall in London on the afternoon of 27 March 1914. The programme included two of the pieces featured on this CD, Suicide In An Airplane and Three Moods.
American-born 'Bad Boy of Music' George Antheil is represented by Mechanisms (1923), as well as a series of preludes written in 1933 and inspired by a graphic novel by Surrealist artist Max Ernst, titled La Femme 100 Têtes.
All selections on Futurpiano are performed by noted Italian pianist Daniele Lombardi, and were recorded in Rome and Lugano in 1995.

| tracklist
01-05 ARTHUR-VINCENT LOURIE Synthèses, Op.16
06-08 ARTHUR-VINCENT LOURIE Formes En L'Air (A Pablo Picasso)
09 LEO ORNSTEIN Suicide In An Airplane
10-12 LEO ORNSTEIN Three Moods
13 LEO ORNSTEIN A La Chinoise
14-16 GEORGE ANTHEIL Mechanisms
17-36 GEORGE ANTHEIL La Femme 100 Têtes (after Max Ernst) 20 Préludes

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