Cowell's clusters

Hicks, Michael
September 1993
Musical Quarterly;Fall93, Vol. 77 Issue 3, p428
Academic Journal
Profiles Henry Cowell, a musical innovator noted in the early 20th century for thick stacks of contiguous pitches or tone clusters in his piano works. Origins of clusters; Piano playing with palms, fists and forearms; Comparison to Leo Ornstein; Career shift and abandonment of clusters.


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