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Suite 8 & 11 per pianoforte

Suite 8 & 11 per pianoforte

Sabine Liebner: piano


  • Edition: CD
€18.50  *
Incl. VAT and excl. shipping Weight: 0.11 kg

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Description
Giacinto Scelsi is one of the most unusual composers of the twentieth century, a unique figure whose importance was only fully recognized and celebrated after his death. During his lifetime, he was often dismissed, especially in Italy, as a pretentious dilettante because he did not notate his music himself. Beginning in the mid-1950s, he recorded his improvisations at the piano and had them transcribed by others.

In this way, in the course of only a few years hundreds of piano pieces appeared, many of which Scelsi then collected into suites. He began his series of suites with the number 8, since the number 8 had for him a mystic significance. The “Suite No. 8” is subtitled “Bot-ba”, which means “Tibetan”. In fact, the suite has nothing to do with actual Tibetan ritual music, but is an expression of Scelsi’s deep affinity for Eastern philosophy.

His final “Suite No. 11” is a special case and was put together quite late in Scelsi’s life, at least in its final version. The interpretation by internationally acclaimed pianist Sabine Liebner is therefore the first authentic recording of the work with its original sequence of movements. Liebner’s very differentiated and extremely fascinating 2015 recordings of Scelsi’s Suite No. 9 and Suite No. 10 (WER 67942) have been celebrated by critics.

Coproduction with Deutschlandradio
Details
Content text: Suite n. 8 – Bot-Ba per pianoforte
Suite n. 11 per pianoforte 
EAN: 4010228732825
Performance duration: 69' 11"
Publisher: Wergo
Series: WERGO - Music of Our Time
Awards
Jun 24, 2021
Opus Klassik

Nominated for the OPUS Klassik 2021

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Giacinto Scelsi is one of the most unusual composers of the twentieth century, a unique figure whose importance was only fully recognized and celebrated after his death. During his lifetime, he was often dismissed, especially in Italy, as a pretentious dilettante because he did not notate his music himself. Beginning in the mid-1950s, he recorded his improvisations at the piano and had them transcribed by others.

In this way, in the course of only a few years hundreds of piano pieces appeared, many of which Scelsi then collected into suites. He began his series of suites with the number 8, since the number 8 had for him a mystic significance. The “Suite No. 8” is subtitled “Bot-ba”, which means “Tibetan”. In fact, the suite has nothing to do with actual Tibetan ritual music, but is an expression of Scelsi’s deep affinity for Eastern philosophy.

His final “Suite No. 11” is a special case and was put together quite late in Scelsi’s life, at least in its final version. The interpretation by internationally acclaimed pianist Sabine Liebner is therefore the first authentic recording of the work with its original sequence of movements. Liebner’s very differentiated and extremely fascinating 2015 recordings of Scelsi’s Suite No. 9 and Suite No. 10 (WER 67942) have been celebrated by critics.

Coproduction with Deutschlandradio
Content text: Suite n. 8 – Bot-Ba per pianoforte
Suite n. 11 per pianoforte 
EAN: 4010228732825
Performance duration: 69' 11"
Publisher: Wergo
Series: WERGO - Music of Our Time
Jun 24, 2021
Opus Klassik

Nominated for the OPUS Klassik 2021