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Giacinto Scelsi

p, acg, voc, 1905-1988 IT, La Spezia
Composer of Classical
A.k.a. Conte Giacinto Francesco Maria Scelsi d’Ayala Valva

Born 8th January 1905 in La Spezia, died 9th August 1988 in Rome, Scelsi 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, but has gone through four different creative periods. His musical output remained largely undiscovered even within contemporary musical circles during most of his life, until a series of concerts in the mid to late 1980s finally premiered many of his pieces to great acclaim. He has then been noted as a visionary of many avantgarde ideas that only later became known through the works of other composers.

     
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Vocals
Genres
  • Classical
  • Spoken Word
Popular Tracks   
Dai pezzi per tromba IV on 60 x 1 New Music for Trumpet by Lorenzo Cimino
Uaxuctum: III. — on Scelsi: The Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 by Giacinto Scelsi, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Peter Rundel & Johannes Kalitzke
Annum Per Annum on Annum Per Annum by Arvo Pärt, John Cage, Giacinto Scelsi, Christoph Maria Moosmann & Christoph Moosman
4 Pezzi (Su una nota sola): I. — on Scelsi: The Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 by Giacinto Scelsi, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Peter Rundel & Johannes Kalitzke
Aion: I. — on Giacinto Scelsi Collection, Vol. 3 by Giacinto Scelsi & Tito Ceccherini
Three Latin Prayers for solo voice: Ave Maria for violoncello solo on Scelsi: Natura Renovatur by Giacinto Scelsi, Frances-Marie Uitti, Christoph Poppen & Munich Chamber Orchestra
Ohoi on Scelsi: Natura Renovatur by Giacinto Scelsi, Frances-Marie Uitti, Christoph Poppen & Munich Chamber Orchestra
Souvenir on Annum Per Annum by Arvo Pärt, John Cage, Giacinto Scelsi, Christoph Maria Moosmann & Christoph Moosman
Anâgâmin on Scelsi: Natura Renovatur by Giacinto Scelsi, Frances-Marie Uitti, Christoph Poppen & Munich Chamber Orchestra
Pari Intervallo on Annum Per Annum by Arvo Pärt, John Cage, Giacinto Scelsi, Christoph Maria Moosmann & Christoph Moosman

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Opere Per PianoforteGiacinto Scelsi, Rossella Spinosa2017Album
Collection Vol. 8Giacinto Scelsi2017Album
Music For Cello SoloGiacinto Scelsi - Marco Simonacci2017Album
Collection Vol. 7Giacinto Scelsi2017Album
Piano WorksGiacinto Scelsi, Biagio Putignano, Davide Anzaghi, Giusy Caruso2016Album
Complete Flute MusicGiacinto Scelsi - Claudia Giottoli2016Album
Suite 9 & 10 Per PianoforteGiacinto Scelsi - Sabine Liebner2015Album
RITOGiacinto Scelsi - Ensemble Phoenix Basel2014Album
Collection Vol. 6Giacinto Scelsi2014Album
Collection Vol. 5Giacinto Scelsi2013Album
Chamber MusicGiacinto Scelsi - Ensemble Avantgarde2013Album
The Violin WorksGiacinto Scelsi - Weiping Lin2013Album
Da LontanoJohn Cage, Giacinto Scelsi, Luigi Nono, Karlheinz Stockhausen - Michael Svoboda2012Album
VitaClaudio Monteverdi, Giacinto Scelsi, Sonia Wieder-Atherton2011Album
The Viola WorksGiacinto Scelsi - Vincent Royer, Séverine Ballon2011Album
Music For Double BassGiacinto Scelsi, Isang Yun, Iannis Xenakis, Manfred Stahnke, Hans Werner Henze, Bent Lorentzen - Frank Reinecke2010Album
Tre Canti Popolari + Due Componimenti ImpetuosiGiacinto Scelsi2010Compil.
The Piano Works 4Giacinto Scelsi - Stephen Clarke2010Album
Preludi, Serie I - IVGiacinto Scelsi - Alessandra Ammara2009Album
Collection Vol. 3Giacinto Scelsi2009Album
Collection Vol. 4Giacinto Scelsi2008Album
Abbastanza BassoUli Fussenegger - Bernhard Lang, Beat Furrer, Kiawasch Sahebnassagh, Giacinto Scelsi2008Album
Chukrum / Quattro Pezzi / Natura Renovatur / HymnosGiacinto Scelsi - Symphonie-Orchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks2008Album
Collection Vol. 2Giacinto Scelsi2008Album
Hommage A ScelsiGiacinto Scelsi2008Album
Die OrgelwerkeIannis Xenakis, Brian Ferneyhough, Morton Feldman, Giacinto Scelsi, Bernhard Haas2008Album
Trilogia, I Tre Stadi Dell’uomoGiacinto Scelsi - Arne Deforce2007Album
The Works For Double BassGiacinto Scelsi - Robert Black2007Album
Canti Del CapricornoGiacinto Scelsi - Michiko Hirayama2007Album
Collection Vol. 1Giacinto Scelsi2007Album
Nuove Forme SonoreGiacinto Scelsi2006Album
Les Anges Sont AilleursGiacinto Scelsi2006Album
The Orchestral Works 2: La Nascita Del Verbo, Quattro Pezzi (Su Una Nota Sola), UaxuctumGiacinto Scelsi - RSO Wien, Concentus Vocalis, Wiener Kammerchor, Peter Rundel, Johannes Kalitzke2006Album
Natura RenovaturGiacinto Scelsi - Frances-Marie Uitti, Münchener Kammerorchester, Christoph Poppen2006Album
The Piano Works 3Giacinto Scelsi - Aki Takahashi2006Album
The Piano Works 2Giacinto Scelsi - Stephen Clarke2005Album
Trilogia - Aşk HavasıGiacinto Scelsi - Jessica Kuhn - Franghiz Ali-Zadeh2005Album
Suono RotondoGiacinto Scelsi - Michael Kiedaisch, Stefano Scodanibbio, Michael Svoboda2005Album
Incantations - The Art Of Song Of Giacinto ScelsiGiacinto Scelsi - Marianne Schuppe2005Album
Solo Cello And...Mario Brunello, Giovanni Sollima, Giacinto Scelsi, Peter Sculthorpe2004Album
Quattro Illustrazioni / Suite No. 8 'Bot-Ba' / Cinque IncantesimiGiacinto Scelsi - Markus Hinterhäuser2003Album
Action Music N° 1 / Suite N° 8Giacinto Scelsi, Bernhard Wambach2003Album
Giacinto ScelsiGiacinto Scelsi2002Compil.
HYXOS - works of Scelsi-Sani-Vaira-Sotelo- Lombardi-Cage-DonatoniGiacinto Scelsi, Nicola Sani, Claudio Vaira, Mauricio Sotelo, Daniele Lombardi, John Cage, Franco Donatoni2001Album
Nuits – Weiß Wie LilienSchola Heidelberg, Ensemble Aisthesis, Walter Nußbaum - Giacinto Scelsi, Cornelius Schwehr, Anton Webern, György Ligeti, Iannis Xenakis, René Leibowitz, Toshio Hosokawa, Arnold Schoenberg2001Album
The Orchestral Works 1: Hymnos; Hurqualia; Konx-Om-Pax; Canti Del CapricornoGiacinto Scelsi - The Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic & Carnegie Mellon Concert Choir, Juan Pablo Izquierdo, Pauline Vaillancourt, Douglas Ahlstedt2001Album
Music For High WindsGiacinto Scelsi - Carol Robinson, Clara Novakova, Catherine Milliken2001Album
Streichquartett Nr. 4 / Elohim / Duo / Anagamin / Maknongan / Natura RenovaturGiacinto Scelsi - Klangforum Wien, Hans Zender2001Album
Intégrale De La Musique De Chambre Pour Orchestre Á CordesGiacinto Scelsi - Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Jean-Paul Dessy2000Album
Sofferte Onde SereneLuigi Nono, Luciano Berio, Giacinto Scelsi / Kenneth Karlsson2000Album
The Piano Works 1Giacinto Scelsi - Louise Bessette2000Album
Yamaon / Anahit / I Presagi / Tre Pezzi / OkanagonGiacinto Scelsi - Klangforum Wien, Hans Zender1999Album
KyaGiacinto Scelsi - Marcus Weiss, Johannes Schmidt, Ensemble Contrechamps, Jürg Wyttenbach1999Album
Complete Works For Flute And ClarinetGiacinto Scelsi - Ebony-Duo1999Album
Intégrale Des Œuvres ChoralesGiacinto Scelsi1999Album
Chamber Works For Flute And PianoGiacinto Scelsi - Carin Levine, Peter Veale, Kristi Becker, Edith Salmen-Weber1998Album
Quattro Pezzi Per Orchestra / Pranam / 5 Haiku For Flute And Strings / Zeitströme / KantateGiacinto Scelsi, Hans Zender / Michiko Hirayama, Roswitha Staege, Hanna Aurbacher, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken1997Album
Dal NienteHelmut Lachenmann / Karlheinz Stockhausen / Igor Stravinsky / Pierre Boulez / Giacinto Scelsi / Isang Yun - Eduard Brunner1997Album
The Complete Works For ClarinetGiacinto Scelsi - David Smeyers, Susanne Mohr, Ensemble Avance, Zsolt Nagy1997Album
Suite No. 10 "Ka" / Suite No. 9 "Ttai"Giacinto Scelsi1996Album
Gagok / Graffiti / November / Ko-Tha I / Schirin / Lamento Di Tristano / König WiedehopfIsang Yun / Detlev Glanert / Cord Meijering / Giacinto Scelsi / Gerhard Müller-Hornbach / Rolf Riehm / Klaus Hinrich Stahmer - Ensemble Nunc1995Album
Due Componimenti ImpetuosiGiacinto Scelsi1995Album
Visioni Del NovecentoArnold Schoenberg / Olivier Messiaen / Paul Hindemith / Giacinto Scelsi - Livia Mazzanti1995Album
Music For Wind Instruments And PercussionGiacinto Scelsi1994Album
Cantiones De Circulo Gyrante (Ein Requiem Von Und Für Heinrich Böll) / I PresagiKlaus Huber / Giacinto Scelsi1994Album
OkanagonGiacinto Scelsi - Joëlle Léandre1993Album
Giacinto ScelsiGiacinto Scelsi1993Album
Tre Canti PopolariGiacinto Scelsi1992Album
Bot-BaGiacinto Scelsi - Marianne Schroeder1992Album
Mozart / Scelsi / Pärt / Bärtschi / BusoniWolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Giacinto Scelsi / Arvo Pärt / Werner Bärtschi / Ferruccio Busoni1992Album
Suites 8 «Bot-Ba» (Tibet) Et 9 «Ttai» (Paix)Giacinto Scelsi1991Album
Musiques Trans Alpines Vol. 1 (Jeunes Compositeurs Ou Jeunes Interprètes Franco-Italiens De Musique Contemporaine)Giacinto Scelsi, Alessandro Sbordoni, Griffith Rose, Robert Pascal, Alain Savouret - Ensemble Alternance, Luca Pfaff, Pascale Bonnier, Kyoko Okumura, Claire-Marie Mille, Marie-Hélène Huguel, Gérard Chouquer, Maria Licata1990Album
Les Cinq Quatuors À Cordes / Trio À Cordes / KhoomGiacinto Scelsi - Arditti Quartet, Michiko Hirayama, Maurizio Ben Omar, Frank Lloyd, Aldo Brizzi1990Album
Hurqualia - Hymnos - ChukrumGiacinto Scelsi1990Album
Scelsi 1905-1988Giacinto Scelsi - Ensemble 2E2M, Paul Méfano1990Album
Quattro Illustrazioni • Xnoybis • Cinque Incantesimi • Duo Pour Violon Et VioloncelleGiacinto Scelsi1990Album
Duo, Soli, Trio À CordesGiacinto Scelsi1989Album
Giacinto ScelsiGiacinto Scelsi1989Album
Quattro Pezzi Per Orchestra - Anahit - UaxuctumGiacinto Scelsi1989Album
Aion - Pfhat - Konx-Om-PaxGiacinto Scelsi1988Album
Suites Nr. 9 And Nr. 10 For PianoMarianne Schroeder - Giacinto Scelsi1988Album
Scelsi: Piano MusicGiacinto Scelsi1988Album
Canti Del CapricornoGiacinto Scelsi1987Album
Rencontre & Création Musique ContemporaineGiacinto Scelsi / Alessandro Sbordoni / Griffith Rose / Alain Savouret1986Compil.
Musique SacréeGiacinto Scelsi1985Album
Paralipomena 2 - Quartets And DuosGiacinto Scelsi - Arditti Quartet1983Album
Quattro Pezzi / Pranam II / Okanagon / KyaGiacinto Scelsi1982Album
Paralipomena 1 - Trilogia - Ko-ThaGiacinto Scelsi1982Album
Sauh / Taiagarú / Canti Del CapricornoGiacinto Scelsi - Michiko Hirayama1980Album
Hô / Khoom / PranamGiacinto Scelsi - Michiko Hirayama1978Album
Anahit / Mikka / Strung OutGiacinto Scelsi / Iannis Xenakis / Philip Glass - Paul Zukofsky1976Album
Œuvre Intégrale Pour Chœur Et Orchestre SymphoniqueGiacinto Scelsi, Jürg Wyttenbach, Polish Radio Orchestra Of Krakow, Chór Filharmonii Im. Karola Szymanowskiego W KrakowieCompil.
Contemporary Piano WorksSilvia Belfiore - Aldo Brizzi · Nicola Cisternino · Ernst Helmuth Flammer · Horatiu Radulescu · Giacinto ScelsiAlbum
The Secret Melody / Coelocanth / Din Cimpoiu / EpitomeAnette SlaattoAlbum
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