|ORCHESTRA : La Procesión del Rocio; Evangelio de Navidad; Sinfonia Sevillana; Ritmos; Danzas Fantásticas.|
|STAGE : Margot; La Adúltera Penitente; Jardin de Oriente.|
|CHAMBER MUSIC : Quintet; String Quartet; Scènes Andalouses (for viola, quartet and piano); La Oración del Torero; Trio; Poema de una Sanluquena.|
Important recordings of music by Joaquin Turina:
Bosch Carlos. Impresiones Estéticas; Salazar Adolfo . La Música Contemporánea en España.
|VICTOR : Danzas Fantásticas (Goossens).|
|COLUMBIA : Procesión del Rocio (Arbos).|
|SPANISH VICTOR : La Oración del Torero.|
|SPANISH COLUMBIA : Trio.|
"He has transmuted into tone the Age of Steel."--RICHARD STOKES
EDGAR VARÈSE, one of the most bitterly discussed of modern American composers, was born in Paris on December 22, 1885. Preparing to enter the École Polytechnique for study in engineering, his early training consisted more of mathematics and science than music. However, his interest in music dates from childhood; by the time he was ten years old he was composing, and studying music by himself as best he could. His father, however, opposed a musical career rigorously, and when it became obvious to Varèse that music and not engineering was his great ambition, he decided to leave home permanently. He entered the Schola Cantorum in his eighteenth year, becoming a pupil of Albert Roussel and Vincent D'Indy. Later, he studied in the master class of Widor at the Paris Conservatory. Since leaving both institutions he has enjoyed, from time to time, the counsel and encouragement of such eminent composers as Debussy, Mahler and Richard Strauss.
In 1907, he won the first Bourse Artistique offered by the City of Paris. Two years later he founded and conducted the Symphonischer Chor in Berlin, which specialized in the performance of motets; this chorus took part in some of Max Reinhardt's productions. In 1914, an orchestral tour was arranged____________________