Entries from June 2009

187 :: 26 June 2009 :: Xenakis

June 26th, 2009 · No Comments

About Iannis Xenakis, his teacher Olivier Messiaen said: “He is very difficult to define. Firstly he is Greek – there’s nothing to be done about it – that lucidity of spirit, that speed. If you look at the great classical theater of Aeschylus, of Sophocles, of Euripides, these were prodigiously intelligent people but the subjects […]

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186 :: 19 June 2009 :: X/Scelsi – Organized Sound

June 19th, 2009 · No Comments

  Iannis Xenakis: Achorripsis for 21 instruments (1956)  -  Ens. Instrumental de Musique Contemporaine de Paris, Konstantin Simonovitch    Iannis Xenakis: Terretektorh for 88 instruments (1966)  –   Orchestre Philharmonique d l’ORTF, Charles Brück  -  Editions RZ 1015 (2003) Erkki-Sven Tüür:  Lighthouse  (1997) Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, Dennis Russell Davies ECM New 1673 (1999)  Giacinto Scelsi: String […]

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185 :: 12 June 2009 :: X/Feldman

June 12th, 2009 · No Comments

  Iannis Xenakis:  A la Mémoire de Witold Lutoslawski (1994) Ensemble ST-X – Mode 56 (1996) Iannis Xenakis: Eonta (1964) Ensemble ST-X, Justin Rubin, piano – Mode 53 (1996) Morton Feldman:  Five Pianos (1972) Helena Bugallo, Amy Williams, Amy Briggs, Benjamin Engeli, Stefan Wirth Wergo 6708 (2009) I began by finding myself humming tones while […]

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184 :: 5 June 2009 :: X/Varese

June 5th, 2009 · No Comments

   Iannis Xenakis:  Xas (1987); Échange (1989) ST-X Ensemble Xenakis USA – Mode 56 (1996) Edgard Varese: Ameriques (1921), transcription for 2 pianos 8 hands by the composer and reconstructed by Helena Bugallo  -  Helena Bugallo, Amy Williams, Amy Briggs, Benjamin Engeli, pianos – Wergo 6708 (2009)

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