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Jani Christou - Vol. IV: Six T.S. Eliot Songs / Praxis For 12 / Epicycle (I)


Tracklist


1The Wind Sprang Up At Four O'Clock
2Virginia
3Epicycle (I)
Chorus [Ensemble] – 3rd Hellenic Week Of Contemporary Music EnsembleConductor – Theodore AntoniouOther [Comferencier] – Yannis GoumasTrombone – Stewart Dempster
45:33
4Mélange Adultère De Tout
5Eyes That Last I Saw In Tears
6New Hampshire
7Death By Water
8Praxis For 12
Conductor, Piano – Piero GuarinoOrchestra – Accademia Musicale Napoletana Chamber Orchestra
8:47

Credits


  • Composed ByJani Christou
  • ConductorPiero Guarino (tracks: 1 to 6)
  • Mezzo-soprano VocalsAlice Gabbai (tracks: 1 to 6)
  • OrchestraGreek Radio Symphony Orchestra (tracks: 1 to 6)

Notes


Six T.S. Eliot Songs for mezzo-soprano and orchestra
Praxis For 12 for 11 chord instruments and a conductor-pianist
Epicycle (I) Happening for a modifiable vocal and instrumental ensemble, actors, tapes, visual projections and free participation of the public

Includes a 16" x 12" sheet of graphical score of Praxis For 12

Companies


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sirius
  • Copyright (c) – Sirius
  • Manufactured By – Fabelsound

Info


Album 2001 8 Songs. By Jani ChristouAccademia Musicale Napoletana Chamber Orchestra & Piero Guarino. Epicycle I. By Jani ChristouThird Hellenic Week of Contemporary Music Ensemble & Theodore Antoniou. 8 Songs, 1 Hour, 17 Minutes. Released February 27, 2001. 2001 Sirius. Six T. Eliot Songs for mezzo-soprano and orchestra 1957 Praxis For 12 for 11 chord instruments and a conductor-pianist 1966 Epicycle I Happening for a modifiable vocal and instrumental ensemble, actors, tapes, visual projections and free participation of the public 1968. Includes a 16 x 12 sheet of graphical score of Praxis For 12. JaniChristou1960s. 2012年5月22日. Jani Christou 1926-1970 was one of the greatest composers of the avante-garde. Born in Greece, he lived his entire life there. His music is wonderfully creative and dissonant there is n. Praxis for 12 for 11 string instruments & director-pianist. Jani christou vol 4 - six ts eliot songs for mezzo soprano and orchestra - praxis for twelve. Electric Octopus Driving Under The Influence Of Jams New Full Album. The Wind Sprang Up at Four O'Clock - Jani Christou. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Jani Christou, or Γιάννης Χρήστου, January 9, 1926 January 9, 1970, was a Greek composer born in Heliopolis, Egypt, of Greek parents. He was educated at the English School in Alexandria and he took his first piano lessons from various teachers and from the important Greek pianist Gina Bachauer. In 1948 he was awarded an MA in philosophy after having studied with Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell in Cambridge. During that time he also studied music with Hans Redlich and in 1949 travelled to Rome to study orchestration with Angelo Francesco Lavagnino. He briefly attended le read more. Jani Christou: The Wind Sprang Up at Four O'Clock, Epicycle: II. Eyes That Last I Saw in Tears и другие песни. Jani Christou , Vol. 4: Six T. Eliot Songs - Praxis for 12 - Epicycle I. Чтобы добавлять треки в плейлисты, нужно авторизоваться. Создать плейлист. Скопировать ссылку. Epicycle is a 1968 composition for instruments, actors, and voices that draws many comparisons to contemporaries Luigi Nono and Maurucio Kagel, who similarly adapted avant-garde theatre into their compositions in attempts to define a new ethic in opera. Additionally, Jani Christou was led to electro-acoustic means like many of. Jani Christou, Vol. 2: Symphony No. 1 - Tongues of Fire - Anaparastasis I & Epicycle II. Jani Christou. Praxis For 12. by Christou Jani. Album Praxis For 12. Release date 1970. Genre Classical. PURCHASE ALBUM. Users also prefer. Tongues Of Fire by Christou Jani. Symphony No. 1 For Mezzo-Soprano And Orchestra by Christou Jani. Epicycle by Christou Jani. Six Songs On Poems By T. Eliot by Christou Jani. 0,99 US. Tongues of Fire: I. Epicycle: II. Death By Water. Eyes That Last I Saw in Tears. 1: II

Jani Christou - Vol. IV: Six T.S. Eliot Songs / Praxis For 12 / Epicycle (I)
Performer: Jani Christou
Genre: Electro / Classic
Title: Vol. IV: Six T.S. Eliot Songs / Praxis For 12 / Epicycle (I)
Country: Greece
Released: 2001
Style: Contemporary, Experimental
MP3 album: 1284 mb
FLAC album: 1389 mb
Source: CD, Compilation
№ Cat: SMH 200113 2
Label: Sirius

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Jani Christou (1926-1970) was one of the greatest composers of the avante-garde. Born in Greece, he lived his entire life there. His music is wonderfully creative and dissonant; there is no melody here! The music on the recording is purely aleatoric in character, and does not rely on standard "classical" aesthetics. There are three works on the disc: 6 T.S. Elliot Songs, Praxis for 12, and Epicycle. The 6 T.S. Elliot Songs represent early Christou. Written in 1957, when Christou was 31 years old, these are interesting little songs with catchy titles, such as "Death by Water," and "Virginia." The pieces are performed by the Greek Radio Symphony Orchestra, featuring mezzo-soprano Alice Gabbal. I am not really a fan of lieder, or songs featuring orchestra, but the six T.S. Elliot Songs are rare: they have the ability to make me laugh and marvel at the same time.

Praxis for 12 was written in 1966. It is scored for 11 strings and piano (the conductor actually functions as the pianist). The writing conveys some of the most intense dissonance I have ever heard for stringed-instruments. Playing pizzicato, we see a lot of sul ponicello and col legno here, as the strings scurry to and fro. The pianist, meanwhile, invents his own language, as he pounds the keys with his fist and plays the inside of the piano whilst playing the keys! It must have been an acrobatic workout for sure!

And finally, we get to my favorite piece, Epicycle I. This piece premiered in 1968. It is one of the most radical 'pieces' ever created, inasmuch as it does not follow standard notation. Christou 'abandoned' his role as composer, and allowed chance elements to take his place. This is very much what John Cage did in his music too! Christou writes that this piece can take place over 'months or years...' as it represents a continuum of events. Here we have a version that last for 45 minutes and is pure bliss! The piece begins with an improvisational jazz warm-up, consisting of a drummer and guitarist as they go at it in a jam-session. I was reminded of some really good jazz standards by Art Blakey and Kenny Dorham when I heard this! The remainder of the piece is fascinating: there are moments of pure horror (such as when a chorus starts laughing hysterically at the top of their lungs) and there are moments of pure awe, such as when Christou is able to get tenor saxophones and horns to emulate the deranged laughter of the crowd. What I enjoyed was the fact that this piece is completely random; nothing is planned and nothing is expected to happen, it just happens. The audience is also invited to participate, something some classical music-lovers would find offensive, given the fact that, as they say, you should always remain quiet at a concert. But here you become part of the action! I can only imagine how awesome it would have been to witness this 'piece' being 'performed' in 1968! What a spectacle! And yet it is tragic that Christou died on his 44th birthday outside Athens in a car accident. Imagine if he had lived longer! Imagined the dissonance he could have created! Imagine what could have been! Dissonance is great, particularly in music. The works on the recording attest to this; the music is clearly not for the faint of heart! Like Iannis Xenakis, Jani Christou was a visionary, who saw new avenues for musical composition. He went from composing freely atonal pieces in the 1950s, to creating works based on serialism and aleatoric techniques. I wish Christou had lived longer! The fact that we have his music on this disc attest to un-ending creativity. I just hope more people become aware of him!