Il. Chœphores (2e Partie) - Iannis Xenakis - Oresteia (Vinyl, LP, Album)
View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Oresteia on Discogs. Label: Erato - OSRE • Series: Série Avant Garde - 4 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Japan • Genre: Classical • Style: Contemporary. Label: Philips - SFX • Series: Prospective 21e Siècle • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Japan • Genre: Electronic, Classical • Style: Contemporary Iannis Xenakis - Persepolis (, Vinyl) | Discogs/5(8). Label: Philips - • Series: Prospective 21e Siècle • Format: Vinyl LP, Reissue • Country: France • Genre: Electronic • Style: Modern Classical, Musique Concrète, Abstract.
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It was issued about in the U. This CD is the same recording. The two orchestral pieces, Metastasis and Pithoprakta, LP, which date from andowe much to Olivier Messiaen, Xenakis' best teacher. Messiaen encouraged Xenakis to compose the kind of music Xenakis wished to create. What Messiaen gave him was a sense of structure and an interest in creating a warmth of sound.
Metastasis means transformation; as an architect Xenakis was interested in how shapes can be altered. Pithoprakta means actions based upon probabilities; the composer, who was also a mathematician, liked probability theory and used it to suggest ways to vary sounds.
Eonta, Xenakis's first work for chamber orchestra, was written early in the 60's. He deeply loved Greek culture. What seems to have inspired him was, first, the discovery in his time of how to read Mycenaean Greek, and second, reading what little is extant of the poem Parmenides, a pre-Socratic philosopher, wrote long ago.
In Mycenaean Eonta means beings. In Parmenides' poem, which is in Classical Greek, the word means things as they really are. Why was Xenakis affected by such seemingly negligible details? The answer is Xenakis was very proud of his Greek heritage.
It stimulated his creativity. He fought against the occupation of Greece by the Nazis; he even lost an eye while fighting for his country. The best way to understand the first two pieces is to view them as descriptions in sound of the buildings he worked on.
Xenakis was an architect and LP buildings that had very fluid designs and did not look like boxes, as did the buildings of many other architects of his time. Eonta is at first tougher to understand.
Xenakis was also a mathematician and was fascinated with numbers. Think of the pianist as playing out series of numbers that steadily increase and decrease.
Think of the three trumpets and three trombones as architectural designs that curve and sweep around the numbers. This is not typical music. For example, it does not use scales and modes. The recording was made at a time when LPs could only contain much smaller amounts of music than a CD can. There are only thirty-nine minutes of music on the CD, but they are, for me, Xenakis' best thirty-nine minutes.
Did he write other good works? I heard several others performed in New York in the 70's and 80's, but these are the ones that have most impressed me. Some of the strangest "music" you'll ever hear, but If you only own one Xenakis album, this is the one to have. Xenakis and Stockhausen,were the 2 most important composers of the 20th century.
One person found this helpful. I am now touting the new Tamayo 'Metastaseis' as a version that is head and shoulders above the rest, in terms of nuance, clarity, and insight. I like this one, but the Rosbaud is certainly more chilling. Still, this is the version most of us cut our teeth on and that probably won't change.
Though I really love the Tamayo 'Pithoprakta', you can hear the two trombones here a little better I think Tamayo did it on purpose: his is still a must must LP. This is such an outrageous piece, sounding like a big furry monster lumbering across the stage on 99 peg legs! I believe there is a third recording on the Bernstein Box!
Yet in it Iannis Xenakis nonetheless shows he has the same metaphysical preoccupations as ancient Greece. He determinedly captivates, fascinates and charms the listener with the jubilation and the rhythm of his movement, his grandiose male choruses [Agamemnon], the overwhelming clamour of his female voices [Les Chorephores] and the transfigured orality of Kassandra — an unnatural union between the very highest LP of the baritone Spiros Sakkas and the thundering percussion of Sylvio Gualda.
Reviews: Classicstoday. Sometime in the s the town of Ypsilanti, Michigan discovered Il. Chœphores (2e Partie) - Iannis Xenakis - Oresteia (Vinyl its name was not derived from some Native American language, but rather from Greek. They hired an authentic Greek director and also agreed to engage the services of an authentic Greek composer to write the incidental score.
Xenakis, in turn, fired with enthusiasm for the project, wrote more than an hour and a half of music for the production, which by all accounts was a huge success.
In order to salvage the work for concert performance, Xenakis later prepared a cantata lasting around 50 minutes, adding in the mids the movement "Kassandra"--and here we have the result.
What gives this music its strange fascination is the combination of generally tonal, chant-like vocal elements with primitive sounding but actually very technically sophisticated instrumental interludes. Or all four. Is it music? Is it spoken word? Here's a disc you won't want to overlook if you're a proto-baroque keyboard person. Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck was a splendid, innovative composer whose music sort of hovers on the edge of Exclusive music reviews and news, created specifically for classical music listeners, from the serious collector to the inquisitive newcomer.
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Iannis Xenakis in his studio in Paris, c. This article presents a complete list of compositions by Iannis Xenakis, organized by instrumentation. Within each category, the works are arranged chronologically by year of composition. Oresteia, for chorus and 12 instruments (–66) Medea, for male voices and 5 instruments (). Buy La Legende D'Eer by Iannis Xenakis on Bleep. Available on Vinyl LP. Download MP3, WAV, FLAC. Iannis Xenakis (born 29 May , Brăila, Romania - died 4 February , Paris, France) was a Romanian-born Greek-French composer, music theorist, architect and engineer. Was married to Françoise Xenakis.
May 18, · Oresteïa, for children's chorus, chorus & 12 musicians () I. Agamemnon II. Kassandra () III. Agamemnon (suite et fin) IV. Les choephores V. Les Euménides Spiros Sakkas, baritone Sylvio.
May 18, · 50+ videos Play all Mix - Iannis Xenakis - Oresteïa, II (2/2) YouTube Iannis Xenakis – Oresteïa () - Duration: Contemporary Classical views. Iannis Xenakis (also spelt as Yannis Xenakis) (Greek: Γιάννης (Ιάννης) Ξενάκης [ˈʝanis kseˈnacis]; – 4 February ) was a Greek-French composer, music theorist, architect, performance director and gakciamidurhesom.ciastarweltuirienewsflirmilhearovenbi.co , he fled Greece, becoming a naturalized citizen of France. He is considered an important post-World War II composer whose works helped.
Nov 18, · Oresteïa, for children's chorus, chorus & 12 musicians () I. Agamemnon II. Kassandra () III. Agamemnon (suite et fin) IV. Les choephores V. Les Euménides Spiros Sakkas, baritone Sylvio.
May 18, · Oresteïa, for children's chorus, chorus & 12 musicians () I. Agamemnon II. Kassandra () III. Agamemnon (suite et fin) IV. Les choephores V. Les Euménides Spiros Sakkas, baritone Sylvio. Nov 18, · Oresteïa, for children's chorus, chorus & 12 musicians () I. Agamemnon II. Kassandra () III. Agamemnon (suite et fin) IV. Les choephores V. Les Euménides Spiros Sakkas, baritone Sylvio.
It is in the form of an old triple-fold vinyl album, with the discs in paper and plastic slip covers instead of jewel boxes. There is a page booklet in German and English and some great black-and-white photos, including a nice shot of a Xenakis smiling and a photo of the "Persepolis" light show from Iranian TV/5(5).
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