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Chamber Music, page 76

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Giacinto Scelsi - Yamaon, Anahit, I presagi / Klangforum Wien - Hans Zender

Giacinto Scelsi - Yamaon, Anahit, I presagi / Klangforum Wien - Hans Zender
ID: KAI0012032
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection

After his hospitalization for a psychological break in the 1950's, Giacinto Scelsi began composing music that was radically different from his earlier, more conventional serial works. Based on explorations of tiny details of timbral variation, his new music defied categorization. His first new works are compelling examinations of repeated notes and their microtonal neighbors. His later pieces are lush sculptures of sound, placed carefully in a silent landscape. 'Okanagon,' is a microscopic observation of repeated low notes, juxtaposed at various angles. In some "views" the ensemble plays percussively on the sides of their instruments, giving the impression of a note magnified so largely that one can hear the individual pulses.
Though it may be difficult to relate Scelsi to other music, it is not without contemporary relevance. Ligeti's string quartets and Penderecki's "Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima" also employ drone and microtonality. Theirs are harsh cries to Scelsi's fascinated murmur, however.
This great collection, all from various stages of Scelsi's second period, shows the development of his style. Unconventional music always risks horrifying misinterpretation but Hans Zender and the Vienna Klangforum honor Scelsi's music with a reverence for timbre and space. The performances are excellent, and beautifully recorded.
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Salvatore Sciarrino - La spazio inverso

Salvatore Sciarrino - La spazio inverso
ID: KAI0012132
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Chamber Ensemble

Both peculiar archaism and highest sensitivity characterize this quiet while extremely tense sound landscapes of the Sicilian composer Salvatore Sciarrino. (Hans-Peter Jahn)

Includes booklet with text by Hans-Peter Jahn
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Klaus Lang - The book of serenity

Klaus Lang - The book of serenity
ID: KAI0012862
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Chamber Ensemble

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Elena Mendoza - Nebelsplitter

Elena Mendoza - Nebelsplitter
ID: KAI0012882
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Chamber Ensemble

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Alberto Posadas - Liturgia fractal - Quatuor Diotima

Alberto Posadas - Liturgia fractal - Quatuor Diotima
ID: KAI0012932
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Quartet

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Wolfgang Rihm - Musik für drei Streicher / Trio Recherche

Wolfgang Rihm - Musik für drei Streicher / Trio Recherche
ID: KAI0012042
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: String instruments

Wolfgang Rihm's 'Music for Three Strings' is an immediately striking piece, opening with violent, barely controlled chordal attacks, which become long drones. The first three movements proceed thus, punctuated by long sections of silence. Rihm freely refers to tonal harmony without confining himself to it. The music is reminiscent of the New Viennese School before it became dogmatic in its strict adherence to atonality. The influence of early Berg is audible in the middle section (three "Canzonas") as well as recurring quotations from the late Beethoven quartets.
Much of the material requires strident playing, but also very sensitive ensemble work. For example, many of the triple forte attacks are accompanied by droning pianissimo in the other voices, which must remain audible. The Trio Recherche does a remarkable job of enacting the mania of the first section without stepping on each other's toes. Throughout the work they bring out the expressionistic fervor in Rihm's music with intelligent and supportive playing.
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Helmut Lachenmann - Nun

Helmut Lachenmann - Nun
ID: KAI0012142
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Chamber Ensemble

Nun:Ruin-like music - which acquires its own kind of beauty from the debris and fragments of the past.

Includes booklet with texts by Helmut Lachenmann, Christoph Metzger and Michael
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Gérard Grisey - Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil

Gérard Grisey - Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil
ID: KAI0012252
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Chamber Ensemble

... As only few other composers, Gérard Grisey was a master at working in these various "altidudes", one who skilfully zoomed back and forth between micro- and macro-time, or, in Grisey's beautiful imagery, between human time and the extended time of whales and the extremely compressed time of insects. and this disposal of time, of the hearing perspevtive - Grisey certainly knew it - affords the music a power that touches on the metaphysical just as the texts of "Quatre chants" do. "Fertilised with time, the music is afforded the power of the sacred of which Georges Bataille speaks; mute and silent forces that invoke and exorcise the sound and its emergence - perhaps and only for a moment. (Peter Niklas Wilson)

Includes booklet with text by Philippe Hurel and Peter Niklas Wilson
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Rebecca Saunders - QUARTET, Into the blue

Rebecca Saunders - QUARTET, Into the blue
ID: KAI0012182
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Quartet

"When composing I imagine holding the sounds and noises in my hands, feeling their potential between my palms, weighing them. Skeletal textures and musical gestures develop out of this. Then, like pictures placed in a large white room, I set them in silence, next to, above, beneath and against each other. (Rebecca Saunders)

Includes booklet with text by Michael Struck-Schloen
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Helmut Lachenmann - Mouvement (-vor der Erstarrung)

Helmut Lachenmann - Mouvement (-vor der Erstarrung)
ID: KAI0012202
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Chamber Ensemble

Lachenmann chose a text by Leonardo da Vinci:"...but when I had remained silent for a fairly long time, all at once two feelings awoke in me. Fear and desire. Fear of the cave's looming darkness, but the desire to see with my own eyes what marvels may lie within..." and there are many marvels to discover on this exceptional recording.

Includes booklet with texts by Helmut Lachenmann and Kurt Gerstenberg
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