Re: A Musicology of Ea/Cm

Subject: Re: A Musicology of Ea/Cm
From: Andres Lewin-Richter (
Date: Fri Oct 15 1999 - 15:44:17 EDT

Varese reworked the tape part in the Columbia Electronic Music Studio.
But there is an original recording of the Premiere of Desserts in Paris at
Radio France, ans as you know the Electronic Part are inserts and there is
hardly no yuxtaposition between the orchestra and the tape.
So both tapes are "available".
Ricordi has the rights to the revised version.
Possible Prof.Cho Weng Chung has in the Varese archives that he owns the
original tapes of both versions, since Varese was a very good archivist of
his works (I personally knew Varese since I was his "assigned assistant" at
Regards.Andres Lewin-Richtere
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Date: Friday, October 15, 1999 7:50 PM
Subject: Re: A Musicology of Ea/Cm

Hello to all....please allow me to de-lurk for a moment here.....
Carlos wrote:
>The 1954 tape part of *Déserts* was created in the Groupe de Recherchesde
>Musique Concrète in the same year when Honneger created the tape
>part of *La rivière endormie* there. As to what happens on such tapes,
>ask me not. I do know, however, that Varèse was not entirely pleased
>with the results.
Wasn't this made at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center? It may
kind of a meaningless point, except that the discussion does seem to involve
cross-pollination of ideas between North America and Europe.
Also, I do know that Varese refined the tape parts - I think it might have
a couple of years after the piece premiered. I've heard a recording of the
original versions and they're a lot choppier and the musicality less fully
realized. (And I guess that last sentence, nebulous as it is, is a
justification for a call for a musicology of E-A, or whatever it's
Best to all

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