Set Of Five

(New Albion - NA036) Used CD $10.00

Violinist David Abel, pianist Julie Steinberg, and percussionist William Winant’s 1990 view of Pacific Rim influences in modern classical composition. Henry Cowell’s title composition and Lou Harrison’s “Varied Trio” use exotic percussion and the-world-is-one inspiration, while John Cage’s “Noctourne” is not so explicit, and Somei Satoh’s “Toki No Mon” opens time to “not simply progress from past into future, but slowly describes a circle.” The five-part “Invocations to Vahakn” by Alan Hovhaness delves further through cultural icons to the ancient Armenian sun god.