GIACINTO SCELSI: Action Music

Catalogue No.: 
0012312KAI
EAN Code: 
9120010280047
Artist(s):
Composer(s):
Recording Date: 
Apr. 2001
Recording Venue: 
Sendesaal Radio Bremen

Giacinto Scelsi’s relationship with the piano is interesting and contradictory. For no other instrument has this Italian composer and poet composed so many pieces; to no other instrument does he seem so closely attached, both personally and biographically; and no other instrument disappeared so abruptly and finally from his scores as the piano, the European showcase instrument. With the piano, we can follow the break lines and developments in the musical thinking and works of Giacinto Scelsi, which are key to an understanding of his striking compositional development. As late piano compositions, Action music and Suite Nr. 8 mark a transition to Giacinto Scelsi’s new musical language: the exploration of the individual sound, the inclination to a sound-energetic agglomeration, the gesture of improvisation - all this is also clearly discernable in both his works. (Berno Odo Polzer)
 

Action music No 1 for piano
18:01
1.
I. Poco piu mosso, Veloce
2:23
2.
II. Iniziando e subito accelerando...
1:38
3.
III. Lento dolce (tutto col palmo della mano)
1:25
4.
IV. Martellato
1:14
5.
V. Violento
2:45
6.
VI. Brillante
2:06
7.
VII. Pesante
2:09
8.
VIII. Veloce
1:41
9.
IX. Con fuoco
2:35
Suite No 8 for piano
29:51
10.
I. Agitato
4:04
11.
II. Non troppo sostenuto
7:00
12.
III.
5:29
13.
IV. Lento
4:44
14.
V. Lento
3:35
15.
VI. Lento
4:56
Total Time: 
48:01