Edgard Varèse

Edgard Varèse in 1915 Edgard Victor Achille Charles Varèse (; also spelled Edgar Varèse; December 22, 1883 – November 6, 1965) was a French-born composer who spent the greater part of his career in the United States.

Varèse's music emphasizes timbre and rhythm. He coined the term "organized sound" in reference to his own musical aesthetic. Varèse's conception of music reflected his vision of "sound as living matter" and of "musical space as open rather than bounded". He conceived the elements of his music in terms of "sound-masses", likening their organization to the natural phenomenon of crystallization. Varèse thought that "to stubbornly conditioned ears, anything new in music has always been called noise", and he posed the question, "what is music but organized noises?"

Although his complete surviving works only last about three hours, he has been recognised as an influence by several major composers of the late 20th century. Varèse saw potential in using electronic media for sound production, and his use of new instruments and electronic resources led to his being known as the "Father of Electronic Music" while Henry Miller described him as "The stratospheric Colossus of Sound".

Varèse actively promoted performances of works by other 20th-century composers and founded the International Composers' Guild in 1921 and the Pan-American Association of Composers in 1926. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Varèse, Edgard, 1883-1965.
Published 2000
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by Varèse, Edgard, 1883-1965.
Published 1990
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Music Recording Audio CD
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by Varèse, Edgard, 1883-1965.
Published 1998
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Music Recording Audio CD
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by Varèse, Edgard, 1883-1965.
Published 1958
Music Score
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by Varèse, Edgard, 1883-1965.
Published 1958
Music Score
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by Varèse, Edgard, 1883-1965.
Published 1980
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (BRAdb)276587, (COLdb)293945)
Music Score
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by Varèse, Edgard, 1883-1965.
Published 1986
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (BRAdb)100523)
Music Score
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by Varèse, Edgard, 1883-1965
Published 1996
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(CARLI) (Other Sources: (CODdb)118233)
Music Recording Audio CD
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by Varèse, Edgard, 1883-1965.
Published 1959
Music Score
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by Varèse, Edgard, 1883-1965.
Published 1992
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(CARLI) (Other Sources: (BRAdb)242625, (DPUdb)380260)
Music Recording Audio CD
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by Varèse, Edgard, 1883-1965.
Published 1971
Music Recording Vinyl LP
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by Varèse, Edgard, 1883-1965.
Published 1966
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (CONdb)136119, (JUDdb)39174)
Music Recording Vinyl LP
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by Varèse, Edgard, 1883-1965.
Published 1962
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(CARLI) (Other Sources: (CONdb)136275, (EIUdb)627003)
Music Recording Vinyl LP
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by Varèse, Edgard, 1883-1965.
Published 1967
Music Score
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by Varèse, Edgard, 1883-1965.
Published 1958
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (GSUdb)166220, (WHEdb)239923)
Music Score
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by Varèse, Edgard, 1883-1965.
Published 1964
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (AUGdb)178756, (UICdb)83841)
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by Varèse, Edgard, 1883-1965.
Published 1959
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (AUGdb)178769, (NPUdb)39613)
Music Score
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by Varèse, Edgard, 1883-1965.
Published 1961
Music Score
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by Varèse, Edgard, 1883-1965.
Published 1966
Music Score
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