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Scelsi: Piano Suites No 9 & 10 / Markus Hinterhauser


Release Date: 01/25/2005 
Label:  Col Legno   Catalog #: 31889   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giacinto Scelsi
Performer:  Markus Hinterhäuser
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The enigmatic Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi has received a lot of attention in contemporary music circles. (The downtown guitarist Marc Ribot recorded a tribute on Tzadik entitled SCELSI MORNING!) For those not familiar with this composer's methods, he spent the greater part of his career improvising his pieces into a tape recorder and then having them notated by an assistant. Whether or not the results are bonafide classical compositions is for the listener to decide. His music is characterized by a churning demonic quality which would be diificult to achieve by more conventional means. On these two Eastern-oriented piano suites, the German New Music pianist Markus Hinterhauser's concise, restrained, and pianistic approach serves their Read more mystical aspects quite well. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Suite for Piano no 10 "Ka" by Giacinto Scelsi
Performer:  Markus Hinterhäuser (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954 
2. Suite for Piano no 9 "Ttai" by Giacinto Scelsi
Performer:  Markus Hinterhäuser (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953 

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