TITLE

Class, Ideology, and il caso Scelsi

AUTHOR(S)
Drott, Eric
PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
Musical Quarterly;Spring2006, Vol. 89 Issue 1, p80
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the music and ideologies of Giacinto Scelsi. Scelsi, whose music is seldom performed before the 1980s, is able to regain critical interest with the help of the publication of Heinz-Klaus Metzger's Musik-Konzepte series, which contains a volume featuring the Italian musician's life and music. The 1987 opening concert of the International Society for Contemporary Music's world music days in Cologne is dedicated to his music, and affirms the 82 year old's position as one of the most prominent European new music figures. When he died in August 1988, he has reached cult figure status. His life and music contain the recurring themes of decline and anachronism. He is born of aristocracy, which has been displaced by capitalism.
ACCESSION #
26154338

 

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