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Earquake

The Loudest Classical Music of All Time

Various composers

Re-issue, originally released in 1997


Artists

Genres
Orchestral

Features

Notes in English and German


Format:
CD

Released:
February 2017

Catalogue No.:
ODE 1210-2

EAN/UPC Code:
0761195121023

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Track listing

CD
59:07
1
Hanson's 6th, from Symphony No. 6, 6th movement, Allegro
1:55

2
Invocatio, from Symphony No. 4, 2nd movement
2:58

3
Mountaineers from Gayaneh
1:54

4
Ala et Lolly from Scythian Suite
2:22

5
Prism, excerpt from After Cavalli
2:49

6
Night of the Mayas, 4th variation and finale from Night of Enchantment
3:47

7
Aladdin, from Aladdin Suite, Negro Dance - featuring Finnish Philharmonic Choir, chorus master Juha Kuivanen
4:26

8
Malambo from Ballet Suite Estancia
3:45

9
Weapon Dance from Ogelala
4:17

10
Nostalgic Thoughts from Nostalgic Thoughts in KAAMOStime
2:20

11
Machine from Symphony No. 5, 4th movement
3:42

12
Bacchanale, excerpt from Bacchanale
3:22

13
War Dance from Belkis, Queen of Sheba
2:44

14
Can-Can from Golden Age
6:21

15
Angel of Light, Symphony No. 7, excerpt from 3rd movement, Come un sogno
3:00

16
Hekla
9:18

Complete description

This disc brings together some of the loudest, most exciting music ever written – neither music, nor your hearing, will ever be the same! An explosive collection of great tunes, driving rhythms, and sonic thrills.

 

The music has been arranged for continuous listening. With that in mind, three quiet “valleys” have been programmed to provide contrast with the very loud music that follows them. You may find that the contrast actually adds to the excitement.  

 

The final track, Hekla (by Jón Leifs), is probably the loudest single piece of music ever written. It describes, in very graphic terms, the eruption of Hekla, Iceland’s largest active volcano. The 140 piece Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra under Leif Segerstam includes, among others, a 22-person percussion section, four sets of rocks hit with hammers, two heavy metal chains, anvils, steel plates, sirens, and several dozen cannon shots.


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