Giacinto Scelsi

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Conte Giacinto Francesco Maria Scelsi d’Ayala Valva
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Born 8th January 1905 in La Spezia, died 9th August 1988 in Rome, Scelsi was an Italian composer who also wrote surrealist poetry in French. He is best known for writing music based around only one pitch, altered in all manners through microtonal oscillations, harmonic allusions, and changes in timbre and dynamics, but has gone through four different creative periods. His musical output remained largely undiscovered even within contemporary musical circles during most of his life, until a series of concerts in the mid to late 1980s finally premiered many of his pieces to great acclaim. He has then been noted as a visionary of many avantgarde ideas that only later became known through the works of other composers.
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MS/5009 New Music For String Quartet — Giacinto Scelsi Pierre Boulez / Giacinto Scelsi / Earle Brown Pierre Boulez / Giacinto Scelsi / Earle Brown - New Music For String Quartet(LP, Album, Promo) Mainstream Records MS/5009 US 1972 Sell This Version
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CP²/ 6 Anahit / Mikka / Strung Out — Giacinto Scelsi Giacinto Scelsi / Iannis Xenakis / Philip Glass - Paul Zukofsky Giacinto Scelsi / Iannis Xenakis / Philip Glass - Paul Zukofsky - Anahit / Mikka / Strung Out(LP) CP² Recordings CP²/ 6 US 1976 Sell This Version
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N. 3 Hô / Khoom / Pranam — Giacinto Scelsi Giacinto Scelsi - Michiko Hirayama Giacinto Scelsi - Michiko Hirayama - Hô / Khoom / Pranam(LP, Album) Ananda N. 3 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
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N. 5 Sauh / Taiagarú / Canti Del Capricorno — Giacinto Scelsi Giacinto Scelsi - Michiko Hirayama Giacinto Scelsi - Michiko Hirayama - Sauh / Taiagarú / Canti Del Capricorno(LP, Album) Ananda N. 5 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
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FORE 80/SIX Paralipomena 1 - Trilogia  - Ko-Tha — Giacinto Scelsi Giacinto Scelsi Paralipomena 1 - Trilogia - Ko-Tha Fore (2) FORE 80/SIX Italy 1982 Sell This Version
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FY 103 Quattro Pezzi / Pranam II / Okanagon / Kya — Giacinto Scelsi Scelsi* / Ensemble 2e2m* / Pfaff* Scelsi* / Ensemble 2e2m* / Pfaff* - Quattro Pezzi / Pranam II / Okanagon / Kya(LP, Album) FY FY 103 France 1982 Sell This Version
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FORE 80/THIRTEEN FOURTEEN Paralipomena 2 - Quartets And Duos — Giacinto Scelsi Giacinto Scelsi - The Arditti String Quartet* Giacinto Scelsi - The Arditti String Quartet* - Paralipomena 2 - Quartets And Duos(2xLP, Album) Fore (2) FORE 80/THIRTEEN FOURTEEN Italy 1983 Sell This Version
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FY 119 Musique Sacrée — Giacinto Scelsi Giacinto Scelsi Musique Sacrée (Album) FY FY 119 France 1985 Sell This Version
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HV 8602 Rencontre & Création Musique Contemporaine — Giacinto Scelsi Giacinto Scelsi / Alessandro Sbordoni / Griffith Rose / Alain Savouret Giacinto Scelsi / Alessandro Sbordoni / Griffith Rose / Alain Savouret - Rencontre & Création Musique Contemporaine(LP) Horizon Vert HV 8602 France 1986 Sell This Version
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WER 60 127 Canti Del Capricorno — Giacinto Scelsi Giacinto Scelsi Canti Del Capricorno (Album) Wergo WER 60 127 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
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hat ART CD 6006 Suites Nr. 9 And Nr. 10 For Piano — Giacinto Scelsi Giacinto Scelsi - Marianne Schroeder Giacinto Scelsi - Marianne Schroeder - Suites Nr. 9 And Nr. 10 For Piano (Album) hat ART hat ART CD 6006 Switzerland 1988 Sell This Version
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200404 Aion - Pfhat - Konx-Om-Pax — Giacinto Scelsi Giacinto Scelsi, Orchestre* Et Chœur De La Radio-Télévision Polonaise De Cracovie*, Jürg Wyttenbach Giacinto Scelsi, Orchestre* Et Chœur De La Radio-Télévision Polonaise De Cracovie*, Jürg Wyttenbach - Aion - Pfhat - Konx-Om-Pax (Album) Accord 200404 France 1988 Sell This Version
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LM 88-2 Giacinto Scelsi Scelsi: Piano Music(CD, Ltd, Promo) La Musica (3) LM 88-2 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
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200612 Quattro Pezzi Per Orchestra - Anahit - Uaxuctum — Giacinto Scelsi Giacinto Scelsi - Orchestre* Et Chœur De La Radio-Télévision Polonaise De Cracovie* , Direction Jürg Wyttenbach Giacinto Scelsi - Orchestre* Et Chœur De La Radio-Télévision Polonaise De Cracovie* , Direction Jürg Wyttenbach - Quattro Pezzi Per Orchestra - Anahit - Uaxuctum (Album) Accord 200612 France 1989 Sell This Version
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581087 Le Trombone Contemporain — Giacinto Scelsi Benny Sluchin, Pierre-Laurent Aimard - Luciano Berio, Giacinto Scelsi, Iannis Xenakis, Edison Denisov, Pascal Dusapin, René Leibowitz, Henri Dutilleux, Barry Anderson Benny Sluchin, Pierre-Laurent Aimard - Luciano Berio, Giacinto Scelsi, Iannis Xenakis, Edison Denisov, Pascal Dusapin, René Leibowitz, Henri Dutilleux, Barry Anderson - Le Trombone Contemporain(CD) Adda 581087 France 1989 Sell This Version
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200622 Duo, Soli, Trio À Cordes — Giacinto Scelsi Giacinto Scelsi Duo, Soli, Trio À Cordes(CD) Accord 200622 France 1989 Sell This Version
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581189 Scelsi 1905-1988 — Giacinto Scelsi Scelsi* - Ensemble 2E2M, Paul Mefano* Scelsi* - Ensemble 2E2M, Paul Mefano* - Scelsi 1905-1988 (Album) Adda 581189 France 1990 Sell This Version
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SCD 8904-5 Les Cinq Quatuors À Cordes / Trio À Cordes / Khoom — Giacinto Scelsi Giacinto Scelsi - Quatuor Arditti*, Michiko Hirayama Voix, Maurizio Ben Omar Percussion, Frank Lloyd Cor, Direction Aldo Brizzi Giacinto Scelsi - Quatuor Arditti*, Michiko Hirayama Voix, Maurizio Ben Omar Percussion, Frank Lloyd Cor, Direction Aldo Brizzi - Les Cinq Quatuors À Cordes / Trio À Cordes / Khoom (Album) Salabert Actuels, Fondazione Isabella Scelsi, Westdeutscher Rundfunk SCD 8904-5 France 1990 Sell This Version
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201112 Hurqualia - Hymnos - Chukrum — Giacinto Scelsi Giacinto Scelsi - Orchestre De La Radio-Télévision Polonaise De Cracovie* , Direction Jürg Wyttenbach Giacinto Scelsi - Orchestre De La Radio-Télévision Polonaise De Cracovie* , Direction Jürg Wyttenbach - Hurqualia - Hymnos - Chukrum (Album) Accord 201112 France 1990 Sell This Version
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C.C.S. 590013 Musiques Trans Alpines Vol. 1 (Jeunes Compositeurs Ou Jeunes Interprètes Franco-Italiens De Musique Contemporaine) — Giacinto Scelsi Scelsi*, Sbordoni*, Rose*, Pascal*, Savouret* - Alternance*, L. Pfaff*, P. Bonnier*, K. Okumura*, C.M. Mille*, M.H. Huguel*, G. Chouquer*, M. Licata* Scelsi*, Sbordoni*, Rose*, Pascal*, Savouret* - Alternance*, L. Pfaff*, P. Bonnier*, K. Okumura*, C.M. Mille*, M.H. Huguel*, G. Chouquer*, M. Licata* - Musiques Trans Alpines Vol. 1 (Jeunes Compositeurs Ou Jeunes Interprètes Franco-Italiens De Musique Contemporaine)(CD) Centre De Création Sonore, Adda C.C.S. 590013 France 1990 Sell This Version
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200742 Quattro Illustrazioni • Xnoybis • Cinque Incantesimi • Duo Pour Violon Et Violoncelle — Giacinto Scelsi Giacinto Scelsi Quattro Illustrazioni • Xnoybis • Cinque Incantesimi • Duo Pour Violon Et Violoncelle(CD) Accord 200742 France 1990 Sell This Version
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MP 1001 Flöte Avantgarde — Giacinto Scelsi Irmela Nolte, Cristóbal Halffter, Giacinto Scelsi, Isang Yun, George Benjamin, Edison Denisov, Jan Jirásek, Henri Pousseur, Goffredo Petrassi Irmela Nolte, Cristóbal Halffter, Giacinto Scelsi, Isang Yun, George Benjamin, Edison Denisov, Jan Jirásek, Henri Pousseur, Goffredo Petrassi - Flöte Avantgarde(CD, Album) Blackbird Rec MP 1001 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
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MP 89 ORF 07 Musikprotokoll '89 — Giacinto Scelsi Giacinto Scelsi Musikprotokoll '89(CD) Musikprotokoll MP 89 ORF 07 Austria 1990 Sell This Version
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200802 Suite N°8 «Bot-Ba» (Tibet) / Suite N°9 «Ttai» (Paix) — Giacinto Scelsi Giacinto Scelsi , Au Piano Werner Bärtschi Giacinto Scelsi , Au Piano Werner Bärtschi - Suite N°8 «Bot-Ba» (Tibet) / Suite N°9 «Ttai» (Paix)(CD) Accord 200802 France 1991 Sell This Version
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SR51 Tre Canti Popolari — Giacinto Scelsi Giacinto Scelsi Tre Canti Popolari(CD, Album) Sub Rosa SR51 Belgium 1992 Sell This Version

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poneromusikologist

poneromusikologist

March 15, 2015
Something about Scelsi communicates him living and breathing INSIDE of every note, every vibration he wrote and played, as if he is looking at us from inside his own music...sublimely conscious music and brilliant artifice...reminds me of the particular genius Italian composers exhibit for tonality, a sense of natural inalienably perfect pitch, with almost every sound giving a feeling of "a cantabile", as if he is SINGING vicariously thru the instrument he is writing for, or should I say THRU.

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