GIACINTO SCELSI (1905-1988): Chukrum for Large String Orchestra, Hymnos for Organ and 2 Orchestral Groups, Natura Renovatur for 11 Strings, 4 pezzi for Orchestra.
Catalogue Number: 06J076
Description: In addition to the ground-breaking 4 pezzi, this new release offers two other rarely heard works from the same period, when Scelsi was exploring pieces on a single note: Chukrum, which uses a large string orchestra divided into four parts, and Hymnos, possibly the most viscerally affecting piece Scelsi wrote - check your fillings after listening to this. Both these are from 1963 while Natura Renovatur (1967), on its mere eleven strings, sounds positively ethereal in comparison. Elisabeth Zawadke (organ), Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Peter Rundel (Chukrum), Hans Zender.