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Saturday, January 22, 2022

Ballet Mécanique - George Antheil


Ballet Mécanique

Ballet Mechanique - George Antheil
Toccata For Percussion - Carlos Chavez
October Mountain - Alan Hovhanness
Sketch For Percussion - Robert LoPresti
Los Angeles Contemporary Music Ensemble - Robert Craft, Conductor
Manhattan Percussion Ensemble - Paul Price, Conductor
Cover Design by Ronald Clyne
Urania US 5134

From the back cover: The Conductors

Both Robert Craft, who leads the Antheil work and Paul Price, who conducts the other three, are young Americans who champion the latest in modern music and modern trends. Robert Craft, author of a book on Stravinsky, is a New Yorker living in Hollywood where he founded his ensemble to promote understanding of such innovators as Schoenberg, Webern, Stockhausen and Boulez. Paul Price has chosen percussion as his vocation. He teaches and conducts them at the Manhattan School of Music and heads a publishing firm specializing in percussion compositions. Mr. Price is credited with being largely responsible for the world-wide acceptance of the stimulating new trend. – Ann M. Lingg

Ballet Mécanique (1924, rev. 1954) – George Antheil (1900 - 1959)
Four pianos, two Xylophones, Glockenspiel, Timpani, Tenor and Bass Drums, Military Drum, Gong, Triangle, Cymbal, Woodblock, Large and Small Airplane Propeller, Large and Small Electric Bell.

Sketch For Percussion (1956) – Ronald LoPresti (b. 1953)
Xylophone, Marimba, Celeste, Timpani, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Gong, Piano, Triangle, Suspended Cyhmbal

Toccata for Percussion Instruments (1942) – Carlos Chavez (b. 1899)
Xylophone, Side Drums, Indian Drums, Tenor and Bass Drums, Bells, Suspended Cymbals, Timpani, Large and Small Gongs, Chimes, Claves, Maraca

October Mountain (1942) – Alan Hovhanness (b. 1911)
Marimba, Glockenspiel, Timpani, Tenor and Bass Drums, Gong, Tam-Tam

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