Hard Cells

Catalog numbers: 

LKMP X077046/ HL 40849

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Detailed Instrumentation: 
Flute, Oboe, B-flat Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Percussion(1), Piano, String Quintet
Freund describes the musical structure of Hard Cells as comprised of "metallic, hard-edged, unyielding building blocks of sound.  Rather than allowed to grow, develop and blend into an organic flow, they are contexted by repetition, superimposition and juxtaposition." This hard-shell cellular approach to the character and structuring of material could be seen as what distinguishes Stravinsky from Bartok, Scarlatti from Bach, and rock from jazz.