sm-logo.gif (9387 bytes)
PHOENIX CDS OTHER CATALOG SHOPPING CART CONTACT US ABOUT US LINKS HOME



side.gif (1080 bytes)

Lou Harrison PACIFKA RONDO/FOUR PIECES FOR HARP/TWO PIECES FOR PSALTERY - PHCD118

line2.jpg (1570 bytes)
Lou Harrison Pacifika Rondo
Four Pieces for Harp
Two Pieces for Psaltery
Music for Violin with Various Instruments
line2.jpg (1570 bytes)
Oakland Youth Orchestra Pacifika Rondo
Robert Hughes, conductor
Beverly Bellows, harp Four Pieces for Harp
Lou Harrison, Psalteries Two Pieces for Psaltery
William Bouton, violin Music for Violin with Various Instruments
William Colvig, sheng and fang-hsiang
line2.jpg (1570 bytes)
It's about time that Harrison's uniquely beautiful oeuvre is starting to get the attention that it surely deserves. After all, where else can we find a voice in contemporary music so immediately attractive, original, and completely uninhibited? The major work here is "Pacifika Rondo", for a typically Harrisonian combination of far eastern and western instruments, with the emphasis on the percussion section. The music mixes all sorts of styles as it travels around the Pacific rim, and even contemplates The Bomb in a twisted atonal idiom. It's both humorous and disturbing at once. The other instrumental pieces are all attractive essays in Harrison's contemplative vein. Performance and sonic values are quite high. In sum, a worthy addition to this composer's growing discography. May it continue to increase.

David Hurwitz: Fanfare Magazine

line2.jpg (1570 bytes)
Audio Sample Description: PACIFIKA RONDO (In Sequoia's Shade)


line2.jpg (1570 bytes)

DOWNLOAD LINER NOTES  DOWNLOAD AUDIO FILES

ORDER CDPLAY AUDIOHOMEPHOENIX USA!

All Audio Samples are Presented in Real Audio





Phoenix USA
200 Winston Drive - Cliffside Park - New Jersey 07010
Phone: 201 224-8318  Fax: 201 224-7968  E-Mail: Sales@Phoenixcd.com