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Giacinto Scelsi - works for orchestra

Scelsi, who died on 9th August 1988 in Rome, may then as now be regarded as a discovery. In Italy he remains more or less without honour; but in Europe – dwell for a moment on the 2008 Salzburg Festival project “Continent” – and especially in Germany, the reception of his music began almost immediately and he has come to be valued as a powerful composer with deep insight.

Giacinto Scelsi (1905–1988)

Chukrum (1963)
for large string orchestra

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Peter Rundel, conductor

Quattro Pezzi (1959)
for orchestra

Natura renovatur (1967)
for eleven strings

Hymnos (1963)
for organ and two orchestral groups

Elisabeth Zawadke, organ
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Hans Zender, conductor

label: NEOS 10722

 

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