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Gubaidulina/Jokinen/ZolotaryovDe Profundis – 20th Century Works For The Accordion – De Profundis/Et Exspecto/Alone/Chamber Suite – David Farmer ... CD
Black Box (UK), 2002. Used ... Just Sold Out!
(Classical, Out Sound) CD
(Out of print.)

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Harrison/Zwilich/Read/Piston/Starer/TrimbleAmerican Harpsichord Music Of The 20th Century – Mark Kroll/Nancy Armstrong/Bruce Creditor/Carol Lieberman/Alan Weiss ... CD
Albany, 2001. Used ... $4.99

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✨✧ Schoenberg/Webern/BergLandmarks Of 20th Century – Harper/Bertini/English Chamber Orchestra/Prausnitz/New Philharmonia Orchestra ... LP
Angel, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
(Classical, Out Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes original insert! Cover has a small stain on the back.)
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Philip GlassComplete Sony Recordings (24CD set) ... CD
Sony, Late 70s/1980s/1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 24CD ... $89.99 119.98
A stunning collection of sounds from the legendary Philip Glass – a complete set of every single one of his recordings for Columbia Records – which is the label at which he did most of his important music! The set's a treasure trove of modernist musical moments – not just a blueprint for minimalist composition near the end of the 20th century, but also a showcase for the many different paths that mode followed over the years – from vocal performances, through solo moments, ensemble explorations, soundtracks, and more. The box features 24 CDs in all, each with mini LP-styled covers, plus all the original liner notes, more discographical notes, and even librettos for all of the operas. In addition to the three important operas – Einstein On The Beach, Satygraha, and Akhnaten – plus early albums like Glassworks, Dance Pieces, and The Photographer – and the soundtrack to Naqoyqatsi, Solo Piano, Dance Nos 1 to 5, Itaipu, Passages, Organ Works, and more – as well as a bonus CD of recent recordings. A beautiful package – and the only time these works have been presented completely together. CD

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Kagel/Cage/Otte/Allende BlinImprovisation Ajoutee/Variations 1/Touches/Son Brises – Gerd Zacher ... LP
Wergo (Germany), 1967. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Avant organ works from this great interpreter of 20th century compositions! LP, Vinyl record album

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Egisto MacchiPittura Contemporaneo – Pittura Moderna No 1 & 2 (3LP set – with bonus download) ... LP
Cinedelic (Italy), 1975. New Copy 3LP ... $49.99
A beautiful package – the three albums in the Pittura Moderna series by composer Egisto Macchi – all dedicated to modern art in the 20th Century, with individual tracks that are based either on a specific artist, or a style of work – all with musical references to match! There's some moments that are strongly in the territory of Macchi's more avant, outside compositions – those darker tones that have made him the stuff of legend over the years – with odd tones, offbeat woodwinds, and lots of unusual soundshapes that are almost visual in the way they come across – clearly a great illustration of Egisto's genius in scoring. The whole thing's very different than you'd expect if you only know the more playful or funky sides of sound library material – and each track is relatively long, with amazing use of instruments that include piano, vibes, saxophone, and cello. Titles include "Mondrian", "Kandinsky", "Impressionismo", "Chagall", "Optical", "Arte Cinetica", "Lucio Fontana", "Expressionismo Pragmatico", and "Pop Art 1a Parte". (Sound Library, Out Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand numbered, limited edition of 600 – in a special fabric-covered box! Also includes bonus download card.)

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MoondogMoondog – The Viking Of Sixth Avenue ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1950s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99
A long-overdue tribute to the legendary Moondog – one of the true visionaries of American music in the 20th Century! Moondog got his starts as a blind musician working the streets of New York at the end of the 40s, but he did so (as you'll note on the cover photo) with a range of unusual instruments of his own invention, and in a minimal, rhythmic style that linked together primitivism with higher musical ideals. Moondog's often been called "the father of minimalism" – and while his experiments of the 50s prefaced the work of Steve Reich, Terry Riley, and others, his work was also much more personal, and had an earthy intensity that's still tremendously powerful even decades later! This collection is one of the first to dip into the earliest of Moondog's recordings – his recordings for the Mars, SRC, Brunswick, and Moondog labels – which are presented here alongside selected tracks from his albums for Epic and Prestige, also of similar vintage. Nearly all the tracks here offer a very primitive blend of percussion that's sometimes mixed with unusual woodwind or stringed instruments – nearly all of Moondog's own invention – and the package also features some great notes on his long career, plus some photos that are as gripping as the music itself! Titles include "Down Is Up", "Big Cat", "Bumbo", "Rimshot", "Rabbit Hop", "Instrumental Round", "Be A Hobo", "Dog Trot", "Oasis", "2 W 46th Street", and "Why Spend The Dark Night With You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ennio MorriconeDimensioni Sonore 1/Sound Dimensions 1 – Musiche Per L'Immagine E L'Immaginazione ... CD
RCA/GDM (Italy), 1972. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic sounds from Ennio Morricone – a rare album of more serious music done for RCA – very much in the darker spirit of his recordings with the Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova! The music here is more avant compositional than some of Morricone's lighter soundtrack material – with especially strong work on strings, showing the way that the maestro learned his sense of offbeat tones and phrasings from the 20th Century classical scene, which he then applied famously to some of his horror scores of the time! The music here definitely has qualities that match the spookier soundtrack 70s material from Morricone – especially his move to horror at the time – and as with just about all of his recordings, there's a fair bit of unusual sounds and elements that are extremely hard to peg in terms of their sources. Titles include "Radiazioni", "Rifrazione", "Fasi", "Proporzionale", "Anagramma", "Antitesi", and "Conduizone". (Sound Library, Out Sound) CD
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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VariousFestival Musica Nova ... CD
SESCSP (Brazil), 2017. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99
Avant sounds from the Brazilian scene – a double-length collection of material from the 2014 Festival Musica Nova – a great showcase for creative composers and forward-thinking musical ensembles! Much of this material is on the far leftfield side of modern music – and much feels like a mix of improvisation and composition – the kinds of work you might find on Hat Hart's Hat Now series – or maybe like some of the best avant chamber work of the mid 20th century. Works include "Sho III" by Fernando Riederer, "Divertimento Agua Mineral" by Paulo Costa Lima, "Longhorn Trio" by Gilberto Mendes, "Toada II Largo" by Silvio Ferraz, "Fairy Tale" by Moon Young Ha, "Arlequim Solar" by Liduino Pitombeira, "Lunatic" by Dorothea Hofman, "Granite Blocks/Quiet Water" by Jack Fortner, and "Prenascenca" by Gil Nunco Vaz. (Brazil, Out Sound) CD

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✨✧ Iannis XenakisElectro-Acoustic Music ... LP
Nonesuch, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The classic Nonesuch LP of Xenakis' Electro-Acoustic Music, featuring performances of pieces from 1957 through 1962, including "Bohor 1", "Concret P-H II", "Diamorphoses II", and "Orient-Occident II". We couldn't even begin to describe the beauty and power of these works, and the notes do a far better job of describing the processes used to produce the sounds than we ever could. Suffice it to say that the LP's a tough one to find, has never been reissued, and stands as an essential album for any collector of 20th Century avant garde music. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of pen on back.)

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✨✧ AMMAMMMusic 1966 ... LP
Elektra/Black Truffle (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Noisy brilliance from AMM – one of the most important avant acts of the 60s – and an incredible bridge between jazz, psych, and 20th Century classical worlds! The group were a powerhouse on the London scene of the middle of the decade – reportedly a huge influence on Pink Floyd, too – and all these many years later, there's hardly been a record to match the power of this amazing debut – a record that was even more equally amazingly released by Elektra Records on its first pressing! These guys may have made the most noise anyone had in the studio for this set – and that even includes the Velvet Underground, and any 60s electronic musician too – and the legendary lineup features Cornelius Cardew on piano, cello, and transistor radio; Lou Gare on tenor and violin; Eddie Prevost on drums, xylophone, bells, and cymbals; Keith Rowe on guitar and transistor radio; and Lawrence Sheaff on cello, accordion, clarinet, and one more transistor radio. Titles include "Later During A Flaming Riviera Sunset" and "After Rapidly Circling The Plaza". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Univers ZeroUnivers Zero ... LP
Sub Rosa (Belgium), 1977. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A seminal release from the French scene of the late 70s – issued by this important group who were kind of post-prog, post-free jazz – but worked in a surprising blend of both! At some level, Universe Zero is an attempt to take 20th Century modes of European composition into the freer space of a small group – especially a younger one like this – and you can definitely hear some larger sonic ideas at play, most directly in the group's use of bassoon, violin, and viola – but also in the way they work with a knowledge of unusual tones and modern phrasings, but perform with more of a spontaneous, collaborative energy. Electric guitar takes equal space alongside harmonium and spinet – and the all-instrumental approach is almost a backward link between prog and avant modernism – but one that wasn't even there in the first place! Titles include "Ronde", "La Faulx", "Malais", "Doctor Petiot", "Complainte", and "Carabosse". (Rock, Out Sound) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Schoenberg/Webern/BergVienna 1908 to 1914 – Antal Dorati/London Symphony Orchestra ... CD
Mercury, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
Conductor Antal Dorati earned his reputation on a range of vivid, colorful recordings with the Minneapolis Symphony – but he could also be a committed modernist when he wanted, as you'll hear on this fantastic set with the London Symphony from 1962! The works here represent some of the sharpest new currents for orchestra in the early 20th century – and Dorati responds wonderful to the challenges, which include as much energy in the rhythms as in the tonal colors. Performances include "Five Pieces For Orchestra (Op 16)" by Schoenberg, "Five Pieces For Orchestra (Op 10)" by Webern, and "Three Pieces For Orchestra (Op 6)" by Berg. (Classical, Out Sound) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Demetrio StratosMetrodora ... LP
Cramps/Get Back (Italy), 1976. Used (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Avant vocal work from Demetrio Stratos – a performer whose style has roots in older Dada voice experiments of the early 20th Century, but which really pushes into bolder, wilder territory too! Demetrio never sings, but instead gets sounds from his voice that are almost instrument-like or sound-effects at times – recorded here with overdubbing and a bit of added synthesizer from Paolo Tofani – in ways that are magically weird and wonderful. A few points have the voice taking on some slightly familiar qualities, but most sounds are relatively abstract, although still quite beautiful. Titles include "Segmenti" in four parts on side one, plus "Mirologhi 1 & 2", and "Metrodora". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing.)

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