This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.Learn more

Soundohm

play

Giacinto Scelsi

The Orchestral Works 2

Label: Mode

Format: CD

Genre: Compositional

In stock

€16.50
+
-

"The first recording of his 32-minute grand cantata 'La Nascita del Verb.' Steeped in chromaticism, with hints of Scriabin and a sea of percussion, 'Nascita' boasts a vast double fugue (one of the most imposing in the history of music) and a forty-seven voice canon in twelve keys. This work, 'truly written in blood,' left Scelsi 'in a deplorable state, afterwards he stopped composing for several years. One of Giacinto Scelsi's infamous pieces are the 'Quattro Pezzi (su una nota sola).' Ear piece is limited to one pitch with micro-fluctuations of sound (vibratos, slurs, spectral changes, tremolos...). Because of the nearly total abandonment of harmonics, the listener concentrtates on new sonorous subtleties, on the orchestra's timbre as a whole. In 1966, he completed the ferocious, tormented, complex 'Uaxuctum.' The myths and mysteries of this Mayan city is reflected in Scelsi's compositional process: new instrumental and vocal techniques (breathing noises, nasal sounds, muted or inhaled gutturals...), rhythmic incantations, a petrified flow of time. Few woodwinds, a string section consisting of six double basses, lots of brass, and, in addition to a timpanist, no less than seven percussionists! Hi-resolution 48khz/24-bit recording."

Details
Cat. number: mode 176
Year: 2006

More from Mode

Naima
CD | €16.50
Percussion Works
CD | €16.50
Kurzwellen
CD | €16.50
Complete Piano Works
CD | €16.50
Dispersion
CD | €16.50
The Works for Piano 10
CD | €16.50
For Bunita Marcus
CD | €16.50
Harawi (2LP)
LP x 2 | €38.00
Ascension to Purgatory
CD | €16.60
Music from the Ether
CD | €16.50
The Works for Percussion 2
CD | €16.50
Modern Lied
CD | €16.50
Les Nuages en France
CD | €16.50
The Dream Keeper
CD | €16.50