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Edgard Varèse

Born in Burgundy on 22 December 1883, Edgard Varèse studied in Italy, France, and Germany before moving to the USA in 1915. From his earlier Romantic style as a composer he became an energetic innovator, later turning to electronics with his ceaseless quest for new sounds to match his new ideas. He died in New York on 6 November 1965.

A selection of M&V articles about Edgard Varèse

Limitless Combinatorics - Eric Pettine postulates 'No Shortage of Melodies Anytime Soon', and offers some real hope for cynical musicians who think they've heard it all

Life-affirming - Steven Schick's 'The Percussionist's Art', reviewed by Paul Sarcich

The specious origins of originality - Alistair Hinton comments on Patric Standford's recent 'Provocative Thoughts'

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