Pierre Henry Polyphonies

Album cover art for upc 028948145041
Label: DECCA
Catalog: 4814504
Format: CD

PIERRE HENRY

CD1 Chroniques terriennes - 2016 CD2 Etudes transcendantes pour un piano imaginaire - 2015 Grande toccata - 2006 Gymkhana - 1970 CD3 Pleins jeux - 2008 Kyldex - 1973 CD4 Une tour de Babel - 1998 La Reine verte - 1963 Rock électronique (La Reine verte) - 1963 CD5 Histoire naturelle - 1997 Faciès - 1960 CD6 Le Livre des morts égyptien - 1988 CD7 Fragments pour Artaud - 1970 Variations pour les cordes du piano - 1953/1988 CD8 Ceremony (Henry/Schaeffer) - 1969 La noire à soixante - 1961 CD9 Lévitation (Corticalart I 1971) - 2013 Corticalart III - 1973 Investigations - 1959/2008 CD10 Voile d’Orphée - 1953 Deuxième symphonie - 1972 Astrologie - 1953 Spirale - 1955 CD11 Microphone bien tempéré - 1950/1952 Spatiodynamisme - 1953 Haut-Voltage - 1956 CD12 Symphonie pour un homme seul (Henry/Schaeffer) - 1950 Musique sans titre - 1950 Concerto des ambiguïtés - 1950

Musique concrète has radically changed our experience of music and its development led in various ways to modern electronic music. At the heart of this idiom was the music of Pierre Henry. To mark what would have been his 90th birthday, Decca Records presents a personal selection of his works composed between 1950 and 2016, chosen and remastered by the composer himself. Entitled Polyphonies, the 12CD box set collects 29 pieces including 9 unpublished and showcases his work as a composer and his attachment to the scholarly tradition and his masters. These discs may not compete with the extraordinary sensory experience that was a Pierre Henry concert, but these fascinating odysseys certainly retain their genius, profuse sound and architectural imagination.

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