Re: A Musicology of Ea/Cm

Subject: Re: A Musicology of Ea/Cm
From: Andres Lewin-Richter (
Date: Sun Oct 24 1999 - 14:32:38 EDT

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From: Andres Lewin-Richter <>
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Date: Friday, October 15, 1999 9:44 PM
Subject: Re: A Musicology of Ea/Cm

>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
>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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