Class, Ideology, and il caso Scelsi

Drott, Eric
March 2006
Musical Quarterly;Spring2006, Vol. 89 Issue 1, p80
Academic Journal
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.


Related Articles

  • THE OPEN-MINDED CLARINETIST. Smeyers, David // Clarinet;Nov/Dec1988, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p18 

    The article familiarizes the clarinet-playing audience with the oeuvres of composer Giacinto Scelsi for solo clarinet and chamber music. Among the compositions by Scelsi in the 1950s and 1960s in which the clarinet plays a vital role are "Tre Pezzi," "Preghiera per un'ombra," "IXOR," "IXOR II,"...

  • CDS.  // Strad;Nov2011, Vol. 122 Issue 1459, p103 

    The article reviews the music release featuring the works of Giacinto Scelsi, performed by Vincent Royer and Séverine Ballon.

  • Pranam l1. Pranam II. Khoom1. Riti: I funerali di Alessandro Magno2. Okanagon3. Bayley, Lynn René; Tuttle, Raymond // Fanfare: The Magazine for Serious Record Collectors;May/Jun2015, Vol. 38 Issue 5, p360 

    No abstract available.

  • Pranam 1-2; Khoom; Riti; Okanagon. GIMBEL // American Record Guide;Mar/Apr2015, Vol. 78 Issue 2, p149 

    No abstract available.

  • Piano Suites. SULLIVAN // American Record Guide;Nov/Dec2015, Vol. 78 Issue 6, p145 

    No abstract available.

  • Ko-Lho/Quattro Illustrazioni/Dithome. Lange, Art // Fanfare: The Magazine for Serious Record Collectors;Jan/Feb2014, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p436 

    The article reviews a recording of several compositions of Giacinto Scelsi including "Ko-Lho," performed by Ralf Mielke and Matthias Kreher, "Quattro Illustrazioni," performed by Josef Christof, and "Dithome," performed by Christian Giger.

  • Minimalists to the max. Pfaff, Tim // Bay Area Reporter;9/14/2006, Vol. 36 Issue 37, p39 

    The article reviews several music releases including "Kafka Fragments," by Gyory Kurtag and "Natura Renovatur," by Giacinto Scelsi.

  • Mantram; 3 Trombone Pieces; Ko-Tha, 3 Shiva Dances; Le Reveil Profond. Quinn // American Record Guide;Sep/Oct2005, Vol. 68 Issue 5, p151 

    The article reviews several instrumental music releases composed by Giacinto Scelsi. It includes "Mantram," "3 Trombone Pieces," "3 Shiva Dances," and "Le Reveil Profound."

  • SCELSI: Action Music 1; Suite 8 (Music). Quinn, Ian // American Record Guide;Jan/Feb2004, Vol. 67 Issue 1, p157 

    Reviews a piano music recording featuring works composed by Giacinto Scelsi and performed by Bernhard Wambach. "Action Music 1"; "Suite 8."


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics