Philip Corner

Chord/Gong (With Carles Santos)

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New  York,  1978,  kindred  composers  Philip  Corner    and    Carles    Santos    meet    at    the    Bösendorfer  piano  of  Charlemagne  Palestine  to record four-hand piano versions of Corner’s pieces  “Chord”  and  “Gong!”.    The  result  is  a  long-flowing  distillation  of  the  source  of  the  two  composers’  affinity:  avant-garde  practice  of austere artistic devotion at play with perfect imperfections   of   the   uncontainable   human   spirit.

A small cassette edition appeared  in the late 1980’s  and  is  now  presented  in  a  new  digital  restoration  by  Stephan  Mathieu,  alongside  a  limited  edition  of  300  vinyl  records  cut  by  Lupo.


A1. Chord: B Major / Bb Minor 9 [28:00]
B2. Gong! (Transcription For Low Strings) [21:10]