10 April 2013

Compositions That Inspired Frank Zappa

Inspired by a release of composers and compositions influential to Frank Zappa and his work, Happy Puppy Records compiled a similar Creative Commons release for all ears.

The Happy Puppy Records compilation is made of works by genuine mavericks of the world of 20th century classical music featuring works from 1899 to 1970.

Regardless of one's opinions of Zappa, this is an important collection of modern compositions. Get Various Artists - The Classicality of /'Zəeppə/ [hpr049] from Happy Puppy Records.

album license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0

More about the selected compositions:

1. Igor Stravinsky – "Spring Rounds" from the Rite of Spring [1913]

2. Bela Bartok - "Evening in Transylvania" from Ten Easy Pieces [1908]

3. Gustav Holst – "Jupiter" from The Planets [1916]

4. Charles Ives - The Unanswered Question [1906]

5. Karlheinz Stockhausen - Klavierstuck I [1952]

6. Edgar Varese - Ionisation [1931]

7. Maurice Ravel - Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte [1899]

8. Bulent Arel - Stereo Electronic Music No. 1 [1970]

9. Anton Webern - Variations for Piano, Op. 27 [1936]

10. Olivier Messiaen - "Dieu Parmi Nous" from La Nativité du Seigneur [see also] [1935]

11. Arnold Schoenberg - Verklarte Nacht for String Sextet, Op. 4 [1899]

12. John Cage - In A Landscape [1948]

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