Varèse, Edgard, 1883-1965

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1883-12-22
Death 1965-11-06
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

American composer of French origin; compositions of the 1920s used rhythmic complexity, atonality and themes not based on harmonic progression. He was interested in electric instruments and composed pieces with sounds on tape.

From the description of Autograph letters to François Bernouard, 1907-1926. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754872672

American composer of French origin; compositions of the 1920s used rhythmic complexity, atonality and themes not based on harmonic progression. He was interested in electric instruments and in the 1950s composed two works with sounds on tape, including Deserts.

From the description of Typescript and correspondence, 1953-1954. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754872671

Composer.

From the description of Autograph postcard signed : [n.p.], to Herbert J. Seligmann, 1924 July 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872393

American composer.

From the description of Notes on Kenneth Patchen's The journal of Albion moonlight, [ca. 1945]. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122590196

The estate was sold at Butterfield and Butterfield auction house, San Francisco, on 15 and 27 March, 1991. Slides were taken by Olivia Mattis.

From the description of Slides of art work and other items from the Edgard and Louise Vares̀e estate, 1991. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122384446

American composer of French origin.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., New York?], 17 September 1927, to Ursula, 1927 Sept. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270677899

A joint project undertaken by composer Varese and the architect, Le Corbusier.

From the description of Sketch for the end of POEME ELECTRONIQUE, ca. 1958. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122540948

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  • Composers
  • Architecture, Modern--20th century
  • Dramatic music--History and criticism
  • Composition (Music)--History
  • Music--History and criticism
  • Art, Modern--20th century
  • Music
  • Electronic music
  • Percussion ensembles--Parts
  • Chamber orchestra music--Scores
  • Music--20th century
  • Composers--Correspondence
  • Flute music
  • Musical sketches
  • Instrumental ensembles--Scores
  • Octets (Bassoon, clarinet, flute, horn, oboe, trombone, trumpet, double bass)--Scores
  • Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles

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