GIACINTO SCELSI (1905-1988): Collection, Vol. 6 - Tetratkys, Pwyll, Quays, Maknongan (two versions: for Bass Flute and for Octobass Flute), Hyxos for Alto Flute, 2 Gongs and Bell
Catalogue Number: 11Q064
Reference: STR 33806
Description: Offered for the only CD recording of the 24-minute Tetratkys of 1959, premiered by Severino Gazzelloni. It was only discovered among Scelsi's papers in 2007 although a tape of its first performance was known before that; it contains as its second movement the earlier (1954) Pwyll. Elegant and refined, it is in the neighborhood of solo flute pieces by Varèse and Jolivet in its evocation of ritual and "oriental" atmospheres. Roberto Fabbriciani (flutes), Jonathan Faralli (percussion).