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Gurdjieff/De Hartmann: Music For The Movements / Dullemen


Release Date: 12/14/1999 
Label:  Channel Classics   Catalog #: 15298   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Thomas de HartmannGeorge Gurdjieff
Performer:  Wim van Dullemen
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Followers of G. I. Gurdjieff's teachings might argue that the impact of prolific keyboard output is lessened when performed outside its ritualistic context. Gurdjieff dictated his Music for the Movements to collaborator Thomas De Hartmann, who faithfully notated and harmonized melodies specifically fashioned for Gurdjieff's carefully worked out exercises. The piano scores were, and still are, used for Movements classes. Pianist Wim van Dullemen has accompanied numerous Movements classes, and his approach to the music's plain-spoken, Mussorgsky-like chorale writing presumably carries more than a modicum of authority. That said, I notice telltale signs that suggest ingrained habits often acquired by pianists who play a lot of classes: slight Read more tendencies to rush, predictably emphatic downbeats, and a tone that does not resonate as deeply in the keys as, say, Charles Ketcham and Laurence Rosenthal's more firmly etched pianism for Wergo's Gurdjieff cycle. And De Hartmann's own unique Gurdjieff recordings are in dire need of reissue. Still, anyone interested in this fascinating repertoire will rejoice in Channel's thorough documentation and fine sonics.

--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Movements: Dur-Rud by Thomas de Hartmann
Performer:  Wim van Dullemen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950-1953; USA 
2.
Movements: The Three Canons by Thomas de Hartmann
Performer:  Wim van Dullemen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950-1953; USA 
3.
Movements: Canon of 15 November by Thomas de Hartmann
Performer:  Wim van Dullemen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950-1953; USA 
4.
Movements: The Circles by Thomas de Hartmann
Performer:  Wim van Dullemen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950-1953; USA 
5.
Movements: Derviche by Thomas de Hartmann
Performer:  Wim van Dullemen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950-1953; USA 
6.
Movements: Adam and Eva by Thomas de Hartmann
Performer:  Wim van Dullemen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950-1953; USA 
7.
Movements: Multiplication of 9 October by Thomas de Hartmann
Performer:  Wim van Dullemen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950-1953; USA 
8.
Movements: Women's Dance by Thomas de Hartmann
Performer:  Wim van Dullemen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950-1953; USA 
9.
Movements: Andantino by Thomas de Hartmann
Performer:  Wim van Dullemen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950-1953; USA 
10.
The Essentuki Prayer by George Gurdjieff
Performer:  Wim van Dullemen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918 
Notes: This work was composed in collaboration with Thomas de Hartmann. 
11.
The Initiation of a Priestess by George Gurdjieff
Performer:  Wim van Dullemen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921-1922 
Notes: This work was composed in collaboration with Thomas de Hartmann. 
12.
The Struggle of the Magicians [Fragments] by George Gurdjieff
Performer:  Wim van Dullemen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919/1925 
Notes: This work was composed in collaboration with Thomas de Hartmann. 
13.
Movements: Exercises 1924, N 1 by George Gurdjieff
Performer:  Wim van Dullemen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; France 
14.
Movements: Exercises 1924, N 3 "Unfinished Second Obligatory" by George Gurdjieff
Performer:  Wim van Dullemen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; France 
15.
Movements: Exercises 1924, N 4 "Slow Second Obligatory" by George Gurdjieff
Performer:  Wim van Dullemen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; France 
16.
Movements: Exercises 1924, N 6 "Thirty Gestures" by George Gurdjieff
Performer:  Wim van Dullemen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; France 
17.
Movements: The Fall of the Priestess by George Gurdjieff
Performer:  Wim van Dullemen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; France 
18.
Movements: N 33 by George Gurdjieff
Performer:  Wim van Dullemen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1924; France 
Notes: This work may have been composed by Thomas de Hartmann. 
19.
Movements: The Sacred Goose by George Gurdjieff
Performer:  Wim van Dullemen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1924; France 
20.
Movements: Woman's Prayer by George Gurdjieff
Performer:  Wim van Dullemen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1924; France 
21.
Movements: Enneagram by George Gurdjieff
Performer:  Wim van Dullemen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1924; France 
22.
Movements: The Shoemaker by George Gurdjieff
Performer:  Wim van Dullemen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1924; France 
23.
Movements: Woman's Dance by George Gurdjieff
Performer:  Wim van Dullemen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1924; France 
24.
Movements: The Great Prayer by George Gurdjieff
Performer:  Wim van Dullemen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920-1923; France 
25.
Movements: Forming Twos by George Gurdjieff
Performer:  Wim van Dullemen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1924; France 
26.
Movements: Ho-Ya by George Gurdjieff
Performer:  Wim van Dullemen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920-1922; France 
27.
Movements: Slow Second Obligatory by George Gurdjieff
Performer:  Wim van Dullemen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1924; France 
28.
Movements: Rug Weaving by George Gurdjieff
Performer:  Wim van Dullemen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1924; France 
29.
Movements: Trembling Dervish by George Gurdjieff
Performer:  Wim van Dullemen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1924; France 
30.
Movements: The First Dervish Prayer by George Gurdjieff
Performer:  Wim van Dullemen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1924; France 
31.
Movements: The Big Seven by George Gurdjieff
Performer:  Wim van Dullemen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1924; France 
32.
Movements: The Spinners by George Gurdjieff
Performer:  Wim van Dullemen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1924; France 
33.
Movements: Women's Round Dance by George Gurdjieff
Performer:  Wim van Dullemen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Notes: This work may have been composed by Thomas de Hartmann. 
34.
Movements: Turning by George Gurdjieff
Performer:  Wim van Dullemen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Notes: This work may have been composed by Thomas de Hartmann. 

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