IANNIS XENAKIS (1922-2001): Nomos Alpha for Cello, Charisma for Clarinet and Cello, Kottos for Cello, Epicycles for Cello and 12 Instruments, Paille in the Wind for Cello and Piano, Hunem-Iduhey for Violin and Cello, Roscobeck for Cello and Double Bass, Dhipli Zyia for Violin and Cello.

Catalogue Number: 12N068

Label: Aeon

Reference: AECD 1109

Format: CD

Price: $17.98

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Description: Some rare, late Xenakis here, the biggest being Epicycles of 1989, written at a time when the composer had turned to a severe austerity with monody, polyphony and rhythmic unison replacing glissandi, quarter-tones, noises and special effects. However, there is much brutality, tension and energy on display in the even later Paille in the Wind (1992), Roscobeck and Hunem-Iduhey (both 1996) for hard-core Xenakis fans. Arne Deforce (cello), Benjamin Dieltjens (clarinet), Daan Vandewalle (piano), Wibert Aerts (violin), Lode Leire (double bass), Ensemble musikFabrik; James Wood (Epicycles).

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