GIACINTO SCELSI (1905-1988): Collection, Vol. 1 - Maknongan for Bass Flute, String Quartet No. 2, Riti: I funerali d'Achille for 4 Percussionists, 4 Illustrazioni sulle metamorfosi di Vishnu for Piano, Riti: I funerali di Carlo Magno (A.D. 814) for Cello and Percussion.

Catalogue Number: 10J078

Label: Stradivarius

Reference: STR 33801

Format: CD

Price: $17.98

Description: It's uncertain how many volumes this series will comprise (only two are mentioned in the notes) but this volume offers three pieces not currently available: the quartet from 1961 and the two Funerali works (1962 and 1976). The first two are before Scelsi devoted himself to single-note investigations and the quartet even uses polyphony and counterpoint while both Funerali evoke the timeless ritual of the funeral through human history, the newer one employing a cello one-note rhythm/drone over hypnotic percussion. Roberto Fabbriciani (flute), Torino String Quartet, Soloists of the MusicaTeatroEnsemble, Fabrizio Ottaviucci (piano), Francesco Dillo (cello), Fulvia Ricevuto (percussion).

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