Giacinto Scelsi

Born 8 January 1905. Died 9 August 1988
Giacinto Scelsi
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1905-01-08
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Giacinto Scelsi

Giacinto Scelsi Biography (Wikipedia)

Giacinto Scelsi (8 January 1905 – 9 August 1988) was an Italian composer who also wrote surrealist poetry in French.

He is best known for writing music based around only one pitch, altered in all manners through microtonal oscillations, harmonic allusions, and changes in timbre and dynamics, as paradigmatically exemplified in his revolutionary Quattro pezzi su una nota sola ("Four Pieces on a single note", 1959). This composition remains his most famous work and one of the few performed to significant recognition during his lifetime. His musical output, which encompassed all Western classical genres except scenic music, remained largely undiscovered even within contemporary musical circles during most of his life. Today, some of his music has gained popularity in certain postmodern composition circles, with pieces like his "Anahit" and his String Quartets rising to increased prominence.

Scelsi collaborated with American composers including John Cage, Morton Feldman and Earle Brown, as well as being a friend and a mentor to Alvin Curran. His work was a source of inspiration to Ennio Morricone's Gruppo di Improvvisazione di Nuova Consonanza, and his music influenced composers like Tristan Murail and Solange Ancona.

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Three Latin Prayers
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Three Latin Prayers
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Duo for Violin and Cello Part 2
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Duo for Violin and Cello Part 2
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3 Canti Sacri: Gloria in Excelcis Deo
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3 Canti Sacri: Gloria in Excelcis Deo
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Hyxos III - Tranquillo
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Hyxos III - Tranquillo

Hyxos III - Tranquillo

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Claudia Giottoli
Giacinto Scelsi
Ko-Lho
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Ko-Lho

Ko-Lho

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The Riot Ensemble
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Ave Maria
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Ave Maria
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Canti Del Capricorno No 1
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Canti Del Capricorno No 1

Canti Del Capricorno No 1

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Pauline Vaillancourt
Douglas Ahlstedt
Giacinto Scelsi
Three Latin Prayers (1970) For Clarinet: Pater Noster
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Three Latin Prayers (1970) For Clarinet: Pater Noster
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Pfhat (excerpt)
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Pfhat (excerpt)

Pfhat (excerpt)

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Cracovie Radio and Television Orchestra
Cracovie Philharmonic Choir
Giacinto Scelsi
Giacinto Scelsi: Duo for Violin and Cello, Pt. 1
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Giacinto Scelsi: Duo for Violin and Cello, Pt. 1
Diego Tosi
Xynobis Part 3
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Xynobis Part 3
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Tre Canti Sacri
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Tre Canti Sacri
Klangforum Wien
Anahit
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Anahit
Arditti Quartet
Quatuor À Cordes No. 4 (1964) (feat. Giacinto Scelsi)
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Quatuor À Cordes No. 4 (1964) (feat. Giacinto Scelsi)
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Le Réveil Profond (feat. Joëlle Léandre)
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Le Réveil Profond (feat. Joëlle Léandre)
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In Nomine Lucis (feat. Christoph Maria Moosmann)
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In Nomine Lucis (feat. Christoph Maria Moosmann)
The Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic & Concert Choir, Juan Pablo Izquierdo & Giacinto Scelsi
Hymnos for Organ and 2 Orchestras
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Hymnos for Organ and 2 Orchestras

Hymnos for Organ and 2 Orchestras

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The Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic & Concert Choir, Juan Pablo Izquierdo & Giacinto Scelsi
Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Quattro Pezzi 4th Movement
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Quattro Pezzi 4th Movement
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Hyxos
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Hyxos
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Hymnos for orchestra
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Hymnos for orchestra
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Okanagon
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Okanagon
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Pfhat
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Pfhat
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