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Composer: Scelsi, Giacinto (1905-1988)

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Year of birth1905
Year of death1988
NationalityUnknown
Period20th century
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TokyoSylvain Cambreling conducts Special Concert

Sylvain Cambreling conducts Special Concert
Varèse, Messiaen, Scelsi, Grisey
Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra; Sylvain Cambreling; Pierre-Laurent Aimard

ParisIn between: Ensemble intercontemporain

Scelsi, Robin, Lachenmann, Cattaneo, Pintscher
Ensemble Intercontemporain; Matthias Pintscher; Diego Tosi; Jeanne-Marie Conquer; Alain Billard; Sébastien Vichard

PotsdamSchnittke, Nono, Scelsi

Schnittke, Nono, Scelsi
KAPmodern Ensemble
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An apocalyptic spectacle from Robert Ames and the LCO

Robert Ames and London Contemporary Orchestra and Choir © Mark Allan | Barbican
Excellent performances of Scelsi's Uaxuctum and John Luther Adams' prescient Become Ocean were by accompanied by an impressive, but ultimately distracting audiovisual display.
***11
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Three concerts and the magic mountain’s Sunday rest in Davos

Immer mit der Ruhe © Yannick Andrea, Davos Festival
The “Festival Tour” and its three-venue concerts of the Davos Festival programme included almost as many visual and outdoor delights as it did musical treats. 
****1
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Reviving the art of the string duo

Patricia Kopatchinskaja © Julia Wesely
The violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja's endless curiosity was on display at a recital of duos with cellist Jay Campbell at the Park Avenue Armory. 
****1
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Oddballs and outcasts in the ballroom

In a former ballroom in the up-and-coming Neukölln district, the orchestra’s chamber ensemble presented an eccentric programme of music by oddballs and outcasts.
**111
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Five majestic apocalypses in the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ

Many a dark tone roamed inside the Muziekgebouw as lovers of daring, opinionated orchestral music gathered there one day after the Mayan calendar ended. Diverse interpretations of apocalyptic fantasies and prophecies unfolded during this night. Apocalyptic, in its literal Greek meaning: revealing, disclosing.
****1
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