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The Complete Music of Carl Ruggles
Other Minds 1020/21-2

Reissued from the historic 1980 CBS Masterworks LP
Includes originbal liner noptes plus a rare critical essay by composer Lou Harrison

 
     
Ruggles Complete
OM CD 1020/21-2

 

Carl Ruggles (1876–1971) was an innovative American composer who used "dissonant counterpoint" to fashion a body of work both finely crafted and wrought with emotional power.

This reissue includes world-renowned conductor Michael Tilson Thomas with the Buffalo Philharmonic, the original liner notes plus a rare essay on Ruggles by Lou Harrison and historic photos of the composer.

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DISC 1
1. Toys (For Voice and Piano) . . . . . . . . 1:38
Judith Blegen, Soprano; Michael Tilson Thomas, Piano
Vôx Clamans in Deserto
(for Chamber Orchestra and Mezzo-Soprano)
2. I — Parting at Morning . . . . . . . . . . . 1:14
3. II — Son of Mine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:34
4. III — A Clear Midnight . . . . . . . . . . 3:22
Beverly Morgan, Mezzo-Soprano; Speculum Musicae
5. Men . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:17
Buffalo Philharmonic
6. Angels (Original Trumpet Version) . . 2:54
Brass Ensemble, Gerard Schwarz, Leader
Men and Mountains
7. I — Men . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:42
8. II — Lilacs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:57
9. III — Marching Mountains . . . . . . . . 4:30
Buffalo Philharmonic
10. Angels (Trumpet/Trombone Version) 3:16
Brass Ensemble, Gerard Schwarz, Leader
11. Sun-Treader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16:22
Buffalo Philharmonic

DISC 2
1. Portals (For String Orchestra) . . . . . . 6:39
Buffalo Philharmonic
Evocations (Original Piano Version)
2. I — Largo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:54
3. II — Andante Con Fantasia . . . . . . . . 2:50
4. III — Moderato Appassionato . . . . . . 1:39
5. IV — Adagio Sostenuto . . . . . . . . . . . 2:58
John Kirkpatrick, Piano
Evocations (Orchestral Version)
6. I — Largo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:29
7. II — Andante Con Fantasia . . . . . . . . 3:40
8. III — Moderato Appassionato . . . . . . 1:41
9. IV — Adagio Sostenuto . . . . . . . . . . . 3:52
Buffalo Philharmonic
10. Organum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:17
Buffalo Philharmonic
11. Exaltation
(For Brass, Chorus and Organ) . . . . . . 7:22
Brass Ensemble, Gerard Schwarz, Leader;
Gregg Smith Singers, Gregg Smith, Director;
Leonard Raver, Organ;
All tracks except Toys and Evocations
(Piano Version) conducted by
Michael Tilson Thomas