Lou Harrison

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Lou Silver Harrison (May 14, 1917 – February 2, 2003) was an American composer. He was a student of Henry Cowell, Arnold Schoenberg, and K. P. H. Notoprojo (formerly called K.R.T. Wasitodiningrat, informally called Pak Cokro).

Harrison is particularly noted for incorporating elements of the music of non-Western cultures into his work, with a number of pieces written for Javanese style gamelan instruments, including ensembles constructed and tuned by Harrison and his partner William Colvig. The majority of his works are written in just intonation rather than the more widespread equal temperament. Harrison is one of the most prominent composers to have worked with microtones.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1961 Suite for Symphonic Strings / Strict Songs for Eight Baritones (Louisville Orchestra feat. conductor: Robert S. Whitney) Lou Harrison 1
1988 La Koro Sutro Lou Harrison 1
1988 Piano Concerto - Suite for Violin, Piano and Small Orchestra (feat. Keith Jarrett, New Japan Philharmonic, Naoto Otomo - Lucy Stoltzman, Robert Hughes) Lou Harrison 1
1997 Lou Harrison: A Portrait Lou Harrison, John Cage; California Symphony, Barry Jekowsky, Al Jarreau 1
1999 Piano Concerto Lou Harrison; Joanna MacGregor 1
1999 Suite for Violin with String Orchestra / A Collection of Piano Pieces / Suite for Cello & Piano / Suite for Cello & Harp Lou Harrison 1
2002 Complete Harpsichord Works (Linda Burman-Hall) Lou Harrison 1
2006 Chamber and Gamelan Works Lou Harrison 1
Concerto for Violin; Concerto in Slendro for Violin, Celesta, Tackpianos Lou Harrison 1
Gamelan Music Lou Harrison 1
In Retrospect (feat. Miller (Fl), Kromm (Baritone), USCS Singers and Cham Orch, Etc) Lou Harrison 1
Rhymes with Silver Lou Harrison 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Music of Lou Harrison Lou Harrison 1

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