This fifth volume focuses on the early orchestral works, which brought architect and mathematician Xenakis world renown as a cutting-edge composer and put him in direct opposition to the serial establishment
Orchestra – Orchestre Philharmonique Du Luxembourg. Metastasis (1954) for 60 musicians (Anastenaria, Part 3) Pithoprakta (1956) for 49 musicians ST/48 (1956) for 48 musicians Achorripsis (1957) for 21 musicians Syrmos (1959) for string ensemble of 18 or 36 players Hiketides: Les suppliantes d'Eschyle (1964) suite for brass instrument & string orchestra. Recorded May 2006, Philharmonie, Luxembourg. Liner notes in french, english and german.
Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001) was one of the greatest of 20th Century composers. Greek, born in Romania, exiled to France after fighting in the Greek Resistance during World War II, Xenakis forged a fiercely independent voice utilizing algorithms to produce amazing glissandos and other astonishing effects. While he wrote some fine chamber music, his music for large forces is his strongest, giving full rein to his complex vision. I find them to be less impressive - they tend to be less complex, and more massive - but strategically placed within the context of this integral set, they for the most part sound magnificent.
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The Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, conducted by Arturo Tamayo, plays with extreme vigor and brilliance in all the selections, but especially so in the delightfully chaotic Erikhthon, where it battles valiant virtuoso pianist Hiroaki Ooï. The sound quality is stunningly realistic. Iannis Xenakis, Orchestral Works Vol. IV. Used drive : HL-DT-STDVD+-RW GT80N Adapter: 0 ID: 1.
2015 reissue of this 2006 recording of Xenakis works from 1974-91 - Ais - Tracees - Empreintes - Noomena - Roai. 2015 reissue of this 2006 recording of Xenakis works from 1974-91 - Ais - Tracees - Empreintes - Noomena - Roai. Band/artist(s): Spyros Sakkas, baritone.
Xenakis: Orchestral Works, Vol. 1. Import. And the disc is devoted to lesser known works from the 70s and 80's, all of them revelations. For me, the most impressive piece is Ais, for baritone, percussion and orchestra. This work is terrifying in it's intensity.
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