Friday, January 24, 2020

ENSEMBLE MUSICA NEGATIVA ‎– Music Before Revolution (Odeon-EMI/4LP-1972)




Label: Odeon/EMI Electrola ‎– 1C 165-28954/7
Format: 4 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Box Set / Country: Germany / Released: 1972
Style: Contemporary, Experimental, Interview
Engineer [Recording] – Johann Nikolaus Matthes, Kurt Lorbach
Liner Notes – Heinz-Klaus Metzger
Producer [Recording] – Lieselotte Montes-Baquer
Matrix / Runout (Runout, side 1, stamped): 1C 165-28 954/7 Y – LP1- A
Matrix / Runout (Runout, side 2, stamped): 1C 165-28 954/7 Y – LP1- B
Matrix / Runout (Runout, side 3, stamped): 1C 165-28 954/7 Y – LP2 - C
Matrix / Runout (Runout, side 4, stamped): 1C 165-28 954/7 Y – LP2 - D
Matrix / Runout (Runout, side 5, stamped): 1C 165-28 954/7 Y – LP3 - E
Matrix / Runout (Runout, side 6, stamped): 1C 165-28 954/7 Y – LP3 - F
Matrix / Runout (Runout, side 7, stamped): 1C 165-28 954/7 Y – LP4 - G
Matrix / Runout (Runout, side 8, stamped): 1C 165-28 954/7 Y – LP4 – H

Please note, many Odeon issues also carry an EMI logo. It indicates that Odeon was part of the EMI Group.

side 1:
A1 - John Cage: Credo in Us ........................................................................................ 16:10
A2 - John Cage: Imaginary Landscape No.1 .................................................................. 7:35
        Orchestra – Ensemble Musica Negativa
        Conductor – Rainer Riehn
        Percussion – Burkhard Wissemann, Michael Dietz
        Piano – Christoph Keller
        Turntables [Phonograph], Electronics [Radio] – Johann Nikolaus Matthes

side 2:
B1 - John Cage: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra / Solo For Voice I-II .................... 18:00
B2 - John Cage: Rozart Mix .......................................................................................... 7:20
        Orchestra – Ensemble Musica Negativa
        Conductor – Rainer Riehn
        Piano – Hermann Danuser
        Voice – Bell Imhoff, Doris Sandrock

side 3:
C  -  Earle Brown: Folio ................................................................................................ 23:40
        Ca - October 1952, Cb - November 1952, Cd - December 1952, Ce - MM-87,
        Cf - MM-135 March 1953, Cg - Music for "Trio for Five Dancers" June 1953
        Orchestra – Ensemble Musica Negativa
        Conductor – Rainer Riehn, Earle Brown
        Piano – Hermann Danuser

side 4:
D1  -  Earle Brown: Four Systems .................................................................................. 6:51
D2a - Christian Wolff: In Between Pieces For Three Players I ...................................... 8:50
D2b - Christian Wolff: In Between Pieces For Three Players II ...................................... 4:30
D3  -  Christian Wolff: Electric Spring 2 .......................................................................... 6:45
          Orchestra – Ensemble Musica Negativa
          Conductor – Earle Brown
          Cello – Wilhelm Schulz
          Double Bass, El. Bass Guitar – Timm-Johannes Trappe
          Organ – Gerhard Stäbler
          Guitar [Electric] – Jörg Trappe
          Recorder – Rainer Riehn
          Trombone – Bernt Laukamp

John Cage, Morton Feldman, Earle Brown, Heinz-Klaus Metzger
Christian Wolff, Toshi Ichiyanagi

side 5:
E1 - Morton Feldman: For Franz Kline ......................................................................... 11:20
E2 - Morton Feldman: The Straits of Magellan .............................................................. 5:12
E3 - Morton Feldman: Between Categories ................................................................. 12:15
        Conductor – Rainer Riehn
        Cello – Frank Wolff, Wilhelm Schulz
        Chimes – Michael Dietz, Burkhard Wissemann
        Horn – Jakob Hefti
        Piano – Heinz-Klaus Metzger, Christoph Keller, Morton Feldman
        Soprano Vocals – Bell Imhoff
        Violin – Ulf Klausenitzer, Hans-Peter Friedrich
        Double Bass – Timm-Johannes Trappe
        Flute – Karlheinz Wiberny
        Guitar [El.] – Klaus-Ulrich Dorn
        Harp – Brigitte Deshais du Portail-Sylvestre
        Trumpet – Paul Knill

side 6:
F1 - Toshi Ichiyanagi: Sapporo .................................................................................... 13:56
F2 - Toshi Ichiyanagi: Life Music ................................................................................. 14:22
        Orchestra – Ensemble Musica Negativa
        Conductor – Rainer Riehn

side 7:
G  -  Conversations with John Cage, Christian Wolff, Hans G Helms ......................... 26:00

side 8:
H  -  Morton Feldman, Earle Brown, Heinz-Klaus Metzger in discussion .................... 28:30



VERY RARE BOX SET
Excellent and highly sought after recordings of these seldom seen contemporary works featuring ENSEMBLE MUSICA NEGATIVA with conductets by RAINER RIEN & EARLE BROWN. EMI Electrola gold label, first German release. 4LP box set complete with two inserts.
The set includes a booklet and a transcript (English and German) of conversations and discussions on LP 4 (sides G / H).




Note:
Toshi Ichiyanagi  I 1st heard his music on the "Music Before Revolution" box-set in 1972, then in 1975 as part of "Extended Voices". Both were extremely important to me. The 2 pieces on the box-set, "Sapporo" & "Life Music" were almost completely unlike anything I'd ever heard before. They sounded like some sort of primordial playpen where almost every sound seemed on the fringe of technique. - like the sounds were just coming into being They were unpredictable & very, very alive.
Ichiyanagi studied with both Henry Cowell & John Cage, presumably at the New School for Social Research in NYC.

Incredible recording. Enjoy!



If you find it, buy this album!

85 comments:

  1. ENSEMBLE MUSICA NEGATIVA ‎– Music Before Revolution (4LP-1972-Box Set)
    Vinyl Rip/FLAC-96kHz+Artwork (LP1-LP2: 796.98 MB / LP3-LP4: 740.73 MB)



    You can get the download link via:
    differentper@gmail.com


    Regards

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  2. WOW What for a Rarity!!!!I`m very Grateful dear Vitko!!!

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  3. Thanks a lot for the links. Looks great

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  4. Extraordinary music compilation! Vitko, thank you so very, very much.

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  5. Thank you for this superbe rip!

    Mike

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  6. Disco sensacional,muito obrigado!!!

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  7. Dear Vitko,

    Your post on 24.1.20 is very intriguing - thank you for this rare
    opportunity to hear such significant recordings.

    Yours, truly gratefully
    Ian

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  8. Thanks again Vitko, very interesting!

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  9. Thank you Vitko. Another rare post. Can't wait to listen to this!

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  10. Upsetting contribution! So sorry for not sharing this with the late Gianni Lenoci, he was a great italian pianist, improvisor and composer. He studied and performed a lot the music of Cage, Feldman and Earle Brown...

    :-(

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    1. I agree with you, amazing musician. I have several albums with him, I was particularly impressed with "Serving An Evolving Hunanity" - Improvising Suit In 3 Parts, with William Parker, Vittorino Curci and Marcello Magliocchi.

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  11. Thanks for the links, it's gonna be a nice "aural" evening....

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  12. Many thanks for this,great listening and inspired me to dig out Conversing with Cage book for the bus ride to work next week ,cheers.John C.

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  13. thanks vitko keen to dig into these sides

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  14. This looks fascinating, I'm looking forward to listening to it. Thanks for another great album Vitko.

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  15. Fantastic set. And really extremally rare. Many many thanks, Vitko!

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  16. thanks for this fantastic release!

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  17. Thank you very much my dear for creating a nice sunday afternoon with intense listening to the first two records. In my humble opinion some tracks contain rather adventurous sounds. I'm looking forward for the rest, which will follow later that evening. Not the music I wanted to hear every day, but from time to time it opens my ears for new inspirations. As always dear Vitko, huge thanks for all of your efforts.

    Uwe

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  18. This looks really excellent! Thanks so much!

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  19. Thanks Vitko. Best blog around hands down. All the best. Bill

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  20. Grateful to have this. Thank you so much, Vitko!

    --gil

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  21. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I had this set in the early 70's when I was in college. It continues to reverberate within me to this day. Every time I listen to the opening of Credo In Us I can't help but laugh with Cage...

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  22. thank you so much, very much looking forward to this!

    -- aayler

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  23. Thank you Vitko for this great share!!

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  24. These are vital historical documents you wouldn't want to be without. Thanks, Vitko, for making them available.

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  25. Thanks for posting this great collection. I heard about this album but was never able to find an actual copy so finally being able to hear it is really great. Thanks!

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  26. dear vitko ... THANXveryMUCH!!!

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  27. Thanks as always!

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  28. I got to know this beautiful music through Frank Zappa. Thank you for this unique album.

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  29. Thank you Vitko! I'm especially fond of the Ichiyanagi pieces.

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  30. Innovative and fantastic set, thanks for it Vitko !!

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  31. Thanks for this! Such a great find

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  32. Thank you Vitko, a very interesting set of composers. I agree with ushaped on the Ichiyanagi pieces. I had never heard any of his work until now, absorbing music!

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  33. Great LP! Thanks a lot!

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  34. Dear Vitko. Many thanks for this collections. I never heard of this. Great find! Gracias. Ricardo

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  35. Thank you, as always!

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  36. So great to hear this fantastic music again. Thank you!

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  37. Thank you for this rarity. Enjoying record one as I write.

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  38. Just Stunning! Cheers, Vitko!

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  39. Incredible and valuable music.
    Thank you, Vitco, for sharing.
    Greetings from Greece

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  40. thanks a lot Vitko...incredible indeed

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  41. Thanks for this Vitko. I actually had this in the early eighties for a year while a friend of mine took a British OE and loaned me his 20th C. avant garde collection (I’m in New Zealand). Never thought I'd get to hear this again. Fabulous.
    All the best from down under

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  42. Have just finished listening over 2 nights and felt the need to revisit to reiterate what an invaluable document this is. Nothing flashy here just some exemplary attempts at forming a new musical language (not coat tailed on the old) and it's scintillating in it's entirety. Should be compulsory Music101.

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  43. Thanks Vitko, nice music, avant garde!

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  44. this is life essence! thanks so much Vitko for sharing such a high quality sound and visuals.

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  45. A fusion of sounds, condensed and energetic that, transport us to other galaxies, thanks Vitko!

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  46. Thanks so much for posting this amazing album!

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  47. Thanks for sharing Vitko—this is amazing historical musical content available nowhere else.

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  48. A very interesting post!
    Many thanks,
    Giovanni

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  49. Thank you very much Vitko, always very kind.

    Rob

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  50. thank you Vitko! great stuff!!

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  51. Thank you very much Vitko. Absolutely good
    Thanks for sharing.

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  52. Thank you very much Vitko for sharing this excellent album.

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  53. Fascinating and extremely interesting music! Thanks for ripping this great set :)

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  54. many thanks, Vitko!

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  55. I'd read a lot about this release but never actually heard it; this European-based take on Abstraction is a bit more dramatic than the US-based performances I've come across. Thanks!

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  56. Sorry for not replying you.
    Many thanks!

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  57. How can i get the download links?

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  58. You can get the download links via:
    differentper@gmail.com

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  59. Many thanks for this great treasure!

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  60. This is a fabulous anthology, so fresh for its time and still a pleasure today. Thank you for posting it.

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  61. Thanks for the links! Wonderful!

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  62. Merci pour ce magnifique blog... mes découvertes sont nombreuses et ma connaissance du jazz en est améliorée :-) ... MERCI!!!

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  63. Thanks Vitco..looking forward to good listen...very nice blog!!

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  64. Danke Vitco für diese unglaubliche Musik !

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