Xenakis: Orchestral Works & Chamber Music

Xenakis: Orchestral Works & Chamber Music
SWF Symphony Orchestra / Les Jeunes Solistes / Nouvel Orchestre Philharmonique
Col Legno "Collage" 20504

Contents:

  1. Ata (1987; 89 musicians)
  2. N'Shima (1975; 2 mezzo-sopranos, 5 musicians)
  3. Metastaseis (1953/54; 60 musicians)
  4. Ioolkos (1996; large orchestra)
  5. Charisma (1971; clarinet, cello)
  6. Jonchaies (1977; 109 musicians)

Performers: Südwestrundfunk Symphony Orchestra - Michael Gielen (Ata); Les Jeunes Solistes - Rachid Safir (N'Shima); Südwestrundfunk Symphony Orchestra - Hans Rosbaud (Metastaseis); Südwestrundfunk Symphony Orchestra - Kwamé Ryan (Ioolkos); Hans Deinzer, Seigfried Palm (Charisma); Nouvel Orchestre Philharmonique - Gilbert Amy (Jonchaies)

Playing time: 67'

Recording dates: Ata - October 1988, N'Shima - November 1991, Metastaseis - October 1955, Ioolkos - October 1996, Charisma - July 1974, Jonchaies - November 1981; compilation date: 2000

Although this compilation (from various sources over the years, mostly radio broadcasts) contains only limited documentation, it is nonetheless a valuable selection in one place. Item #2 was recorded specifically by Col Legno.

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T. M. McComb