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Sunday, October 14, 2012


Largo from Chavez - Toccata For Percussion
Capitol P8299

Here's an interesting find. Side one is conducted by Felix Slatkin who would go on to produce space age pop stuff including this excellent LP: Fantastic Percussion.

The vibe is a blend of moody classical with some subtle percussion that comes across as an attempt to create and market a record that might appeal to early concept/avant grade album buyers.

The sample above is band from side one.

Darius Milhaud: Concerto for percussion and small orchestra - Concert Arts Orchestra conducted by Felix Slatkin

Carlos Chavez: Toccata For Percussion - Concert Arts Orchestra conducted by Felix Slatkin

Bela Bartok: Music for string instruments, percussion and celesta - Los Angeles Chamber Symphony - Conducted by Harold Byrns

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