RECORDINGS OF RAPHAEL MOSTEL COMPOSITIONS

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with narration from the classic 1932 book by Jean de Brunhoff

updated with a new English translation by Phyllis Rose

UPC # 82135-9901-2-0 ISBN 0-9716751-0-4

Mostel.com 99001-2.

"The 21st century's...Peter and the Wolf....charms hard to resist." — THE NEW YORK TIMES

"Get ready for the ride of your life...Give your spirits a lift." TIME OUT NY

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NIGHTSONGS

JACOB'S LADDER

with soloists Dan Erkkila, Mieczyslaw Litwinski and John Charles Thomas

and the Tibetan Singing Bowl Ensemble/New Music for Old Instruments™

NIGHTSONG

inspired by Thelonious Monk, with John Charles Thomas, solo lyzarden

and the Tibetan Singing Bowl Ensemble/New Music for Old Instruments™

digital fossils CD 10008-2

(Previously released 1991 on Scarlet/Infinity Series CD 88801

"one of the few recordings I play for myself at home for pleasure"

- Tim Page, Chief Critic, Washington Post

"so beautifuL" John Cage


BLOOD ON THE MOON

dedicated to the atom bomb victims

(composed for the 1987 commemorations in Hiroshima and Nagasaki)

THE RIVER

with soloist Geoffrey Gordon, percussion

and the Tibetan Singing Bowl Ensemble/New Music for Old Instruments™

SWIFTLY, HOW SWIFTLY...

with soloists Dan Erkkila, Geoffrey Gordon and John Charles Thomas

and the Tibetan Singing Bowl Ensemble/New Music for Old Instruments™

digital fossils CD 10009-2

"The sound may be 'Tibetan'...but the music is in another world." Bernard Holland, New York Times

"a soul-journey which will strike a deep chord with diverse listeners by one of New York's most popular and original composers...Mostel achieves remarkable paradoxes...collective and personal, noise and drone, avant-garde and natural, Oriental and Occidental, process-structured and ritualistic. Yet, there's nothing synthetic or eclectic here...The music...carves out its own space...with the ring (pun intended) of self-possessed authenticity." Kyle Gann


CEREMONIAL FOR THE EQUINOX

an acoustic music ritual for large reverberant space

for 40 musicians, recorded live at the premiere

in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City,

incorporating wind music based on traditional Jewish cantorial nusach, shofar septet, etc. and performed by Silent Thunder Drummers, Equinox Winds, Ram’s Horns Tocsin, Tibetan Singing Bowl Ensemble/New Music for Old Instruments™

digital fossils CD 10011-2

"One of the most dramatic recordings you'll ever hear!" - Greg Sandow

"A mesmerizing celebratory rite...imaginatively far afield!" - Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times


MUSIC FOR THE OCTOBER MOON

MUSIC FOR THE OCTOBER MOON

PROLOGUES / SECRETS / HYMN OF THE SUN

recorded live in concert at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

with Dan Erkkila, solo shofar (ram's horn) and drilbu (thighbone trumpet)

with the Tibetan Singing Bowl Ensemble/New Music for Old Instruments™

(in preparation) digital fossils CD 10010-2

"Le Sacre du Printemps kept coming to mind..." Kyle Gann, Village Voice


HYPER-BEATLES

(collection)

BEATLES SWEET:

a Sonatina in Four Movements for piano solo, based on Beatles songs

Aki Takahashi, solo piano

in USA: ANGEL/EMI CDC754155-2

in Japan: Toshiba/EMI TOCE 6233

"one of the year's best" John Rockwell, New York Times


THE ART OF THE TOY PIANO

(collection)

STAR-SPANGLED ETUDE #3 (FURLING BANNER)

Margaret Leng Tan,. toy piano, toy siren, police whistle, cap gun

Point PolyGram CD 456-345-2

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Retropective Exhibition

Selected essays

Kyle Gann's NEW YORK TIMES feature about Raphael Mostel

John Cage's mesostic on the name "Raphael Mostel"

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