Scelsi: Music for Cello Solo / Simonacci

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An aristocratic background, Eastern philosophies, private study with Modernist luminaries of the early 20th century and a determined pursuit of solitude: all in their ways...

An aristocratic background, Eastern philosophies, private study with Modernist luminaries of the early 20th century and a determined pursuit of solitude: all in their ways contribute to the unique soundworld of Giacinto Scelsi’s music. Despite shunning personal publicity, however, the composer surrounded himself with friends and favorite performers, among them the American-born, Dutch cellist Frances-Marie Uitti who came to represent Scelsi on the world stage in his latter years. To her care he entrusted Trilogy, which forms the main work on this album of solo cello music. Comprising Triphon, Dithome and the Sanskritinspired Ygghur, the Trilogy is still to some extent dependent on the Expressionist language he had learnt from disciples of Schoenbergian serialism, yet already personal to him, and now a classic of 20th-century solo cello repertoire. The album is completed by the two fleeting movements of Voyages from 1974, which deploy disembodied harmonics and other techniques familiar from Scelsi’s music.



Product Description:


  • Release Date: December 01, 2017


  • UPC: 5028421953557


  • Catalog Number: BRI95355


  • Label: Brilliant Classics


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Composer: Giacinto Scelsi


  • Performer: Marco Simonacci