Scelsi: Discography

The following list includes all CDs of music by Giacinto Scelsi (1905-1988) of which I am aware. Hopefully this list does retain some value, because I am fairly certain that I am not always aware of new releases, particularly of pieces found in collections. Scelsi's discography has become rather large in recent years, which is a welcome situation, but difficult for this file.

Dedicated Recordings

  1. Accord 200 402
    Scelsi: Aion / Pfhat / Konx-Om-Pax
    Orchestre et Choeur de la Radio-Télévision Polonaise de Cracovie - Jürg Wyttenbach

  2. Accord 200 612
    Scelsi: Quattro Pezzi / Anahit / Uaxuctum
    Orchestre et choeur de la Radio-Télévision de Cracovie - Jürg Wyttenbach

  3. Accord 200 622
    Scelsi: Elegia per Ty / Divertimento
    Zimansky / Schiller / Demenga

  4. Accord 200 742
    Scelsi: Quattro Illustrazioni / Xnoybis
    Fournier / Fournier / Simpson

  5. Accord 200 802
    Scelsi: Suite Nos. 8 & 9
    Werner Bärtschi

  6. Accord 201 112
    Scelsi: Hurqualia / Hymnos / Chukrum
    Orchestre de la Radio-Télévision de Cracovie - Jürg Wyttenbach

    Accord 201 692 (3 CDs)
    Scelsi: Oeuvre intégrale pour choeur et orchestre symphonique
    Orchestre et choeur de la Radio-Télévision de Cracovie - Jürg Wyttenbach

  7. Accord 206 812
    Scelsi: Intégrale des oeuvres chorales
    New London Chamber Choir, Percussive Rotterdam - James Wood

  8. Adda 581 189
    Scelsi
    Ensemble 2e2m - Paul Méfano

  9. Aeon 0748
    Scelsi: Trilogia
    Arne Deforce

  10. Ananda 3 [LP]
    Scelsi: Hô / Pranam / Khoom
    Hirayama / Tosatti

  11. Ananda 5 [LP]
    Scelsi: Canti del Capricorno (1, 3, 8, 17, 20) / Sauh I / Taiagarù / Sauh II
    Michiko Hirayama

  12. Attacca Babel 9479
    Scelsi: Winds & Percussion
    Attaca Percussion Ensemble et al.

  13. Col Legno 20035
    Scelsi: Complete Works for flute & clarinet
    Ebony Duo

  14. Col Legno 20068
    Scelsi: Suite pour piano No. 8
    Markus Hinterhäuser

  15. Col Legno 31889
    Scelsi: Suites pour piano Nos. 9 & 10
    Markus Hinterhäuser

  16. Coviello Classics 61302
    Beyond
    Barbara Lüneburg

  17. CPO 999 266
    Scelsi: The Complete Works for Clarinet
    David Smeyers et al.

  18. CPO 999 340
    Scelsi: Chamber Works for Flute and Piano
    Carin Levine et al.

  19. ECM New Series 1963
    Scelsi: Natura Renovatur
    Frances-Marie Uitti / Münchener Kammerorchester - Christoph Poppen

  20. Edipan / La Musica - 1988 No. 17
    Scelsi: Piano Music
    Giuseppe Scotese

  21. Editioni RZ 1014
    Scelsi: Ensemble Music

  22. Fore 80 No. 6 [LP]
    Scelsi: Trilogia / Ko-Tha
    Frances-Marie Uitti

  23. Fore 80 No. 13/14 [LPx2]
    Scelsi: Quartetti
    Arditti String Quartet

  24. Forlane 16800
    Scelsi: Intégrale de la musique de chambre pour orchestre à cordes
    Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie - Jean-Paul Dessy

  25. FY 103 [LP]
    Quattro Pezzi per Orchestra, Kya, Okanagon, Pranam (II)
    Partially reissued as FY 119
    Brion, J.-C. / Ensemble 2e2m - Luca Pfaff
    Recorded: 1981

  26. Hat Art 6006
    Scelsi: Piano Suites Nos. 9 & 10
    Marianne Schroeder

  27. Hat Art 6092
    Scelsi: Piano Suite No. 8
    Marianne Schroeder

  28. Hat Art 6124
    Scelsi: Okanagon
    Joëlle Léandre et al.

  29. Hat Art "Now" 117
    Scelsi: Kya
    Marcus Weiss / Ensemble Contrechamps - Jürg Wyttenbach

  30. INA Mémoire Vive 262009
    Scelsi: Music for small ensembles
    Michiko Hirayama, Aldo Brizzi, et al.

  31. Kairos 1203
    Scelsi: Yamaon, Anahit, I Presagi, Tre Pezzi, Okanagon
    Klangforum Wien - Hans Zender

  32. Kairos 1216
    Scelsi: 4. Streichquartett, Elohim, Duo, Anâgâmin, Maknongan, Natura Renovatur
    Klangforum Wien - Hans Zender

  33. Kairos 1231
    Scelsi: Action Music, Suite No. 8
    Bernhard Wambach

  34. Mode 92
    Scelsi: The Piano Works, 1
    Sonatas Nos. 2 & 4 / Suite No. 9 "Ttai"
    Louise Bessette

  35. Mode 95
    Scelsi: The Orchestral Works, 1
    Hymnos / Hurqualia / Konx-Om-Pax / Canti del Capricorno
    Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic & Choir - Juan Pablo Izquierdo

  36. Mode 102
    Scelsi: Music for High Winds
    Scelsi Edition - 3
    Carol Robinson / Cathy Milliken / Clara Novakova

  37. Mode 143
    Scelsi: The Piano Works, 2 / Scelsi Edition - 4
    Suite No. 2 "The Minor Prophets" / Action Music
    Stephen Clarke

  38. Mode 159
    Scelsi: The Piano Works, 3 / Scelsi Edition - 5
    Aitsi / Cinque Incantesimi / Quattro Illustrazioni / Sonate No. 3 / Suite No. 10 "Ka" / Un Adieu
    Aki Takahashi

  39. Mode 176
    Scelsi: The Orchestral Works, 2 / Scelsi Edition - 6
    Quattro Pezzi / Uaxuctum / La nascita del Verbo
    Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra

  40. Mode 188
    Scelsi: The Works for Double Bass / Scelsi Edition - 7
    Robert Black, et al.

  41. Mode 227
    Scelsi: The Piano Works 4 / Scelsi Edition - 8
    Stephen Clarke

  42. Mode 231
    Scelsi: The Viola Works / Scelsi Edition - 9
    Vincent Royer

  43. Mode 256
    Scelsi: The Violin Works / Scelsi Edition - 10
    Weiping Lin

  44. Neos 10722
    Musica Viva - 17
    Scelsi: Chukrum / Quattro Pezzi / Natura Renovatur / Hymnos
    Elisabeth Zawadke / Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Peter Rundel & Hans Zender

  45. Neos 10722
    Musica Viva - 17
    Scelsi: Chukrum / Quattro Pezzi / Natura Renovatur / Hymnos
    Elisabeth Zawadke / Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Peter Rundel & Hans Zender

  46. New Albion 129
    Incantations
    The Art of Song of Giacinto Scelsi
    Marianne Schuppe

  47. Salabert 8904-5 (2 CDs)
    Scelsi: Les cinq Quatours à Cordes
    Arditti Quartet et al.

  48. Solstice FY 119
    Giacinto Scelsi
    David Simpson et al.

  49. Solstice 242
    Hommage a Scelsi
    Diego Tosi, et al.

  50. Sonopolis ????
    Scelsi: Instrumental Music
    Ensemble Siddharta - Nicola Costernino

  51. Stradivarius 33801
    Scelsi Collection, vol. 1
    Various performers

  52. Stradivarius 33802
    Scelsi Collection, vol. 2
    Various performers

  53. Stradivarius 33803
    Scelsi Collection, vol. 3
    Various performers

  54. Stradivarius 33804
    Scelsi Collection, vol. 4
    Donna Amato

  55. Stradivarius 33806
    Scelsi Collection, vol. 6
    Roberto Fabbriciani / Jonathan Faralli

  56. Sub Rosa 51
    Scelsi: Tre canti popolari
    Helix Ensemble et al.

  57. Sub Rosa 63
    Scelsi: Piano Sonata No. 4 & Suite No. 11
    Johan Bossers

  58. Thorofon 2480
    Scelsi: Trilogia
    Jessica Kuhn

  59. Wergo 60127-50
    Scelsi: Canti del Capricorno
    Michiko Hirayama et al.

  60. Wergo 6672
    Scelsi: Suono rotondo
    Michael Kiedaisch / Stefano Scodanibbio / Michael Svoboda

  61. Wergo 6686
    Scelsi: Canti del Capricorno
    Michiko Hirayama, et al.

Collections

Originally I did not list recordings which were not entirely devoted to Scelsi, so this section began only later. Due especially to the assistance of Frédérik Brandi, it is now rather substantial.

  1. Adda 581043
    C'est bien la nuit, Le reveil profond, Maknongan
    w/ Works by Jolas, Cage, Durckman, Léandre, Bussotti, Kanach
    Joëlle Léandre
    Recorded: 1987

  2. Adda 581047
    (or Musidisc 243652)
    Tre Pezzi per saxophone
    w/ Works by Berio, Stroe, Mache, Stockhausen, Cavanna, Viaggone
    Kientzy, D.
    Recorded: 1988

  3. Adda 581075
    (or Musidisc 243512)
    Ko-Lho
    w/ Works by Durville, Manoury, Höller, Hurel, Singier, Rosse, Reich, Huber
    Valade, P-A. / Lerner R.
    Recorded: 1988

  4. Adda 581087
    (or Musidisc 243672)
    Tre Pezzi per trombone
    w/ Works by Anderson, Berio, Xenakis, Denisov, Dusapin, Leibovitz, Dutilleux
    Benny Sluchin
    Recorded: 1989

  5. Adda 581157
    (or Musidisc 244192)
    Ko-Tha
    w/ Works by Miereanu, Corregia
    Antidogma Musica Ensemble (Torino)
    Recorded: 1988

  6. Adda 581240
    (or Musidisc 243582)
    In Nomine Lucis
    w/ Works by Ligeti, Vivier, Lenot, Pärt, Cavanna
    Bousseau, P.
    Recorded: 1990

  7. Adda 590013
    (or Adda 812698)
    Natura Renovatur
    w/ Works by Sbordoni, Pascal, Savouret, Rose
    Ensemble Alternance - Luca Pfaff
    Recorded: 1984

  8. Aeon 1100
    Manto I, II, III
    w/ Works by Ligeti, Holliger, Donatoni, Lachenmann
    Geneviève Strosser
    Issued: 2011

  9. Agorá Musica 275
    Hyxos
    w/ Works by Sani, Vaira, Sotelo, Lombardi, Cage, Donatoni
    Fabbriciani / Damerini / Faralli
    Issued: March 2001

  10. Albedo 003

    w/ Works by Wallin, Kruse, Schaathun
    Wallin, R.

  11. Ambitus 96823
    Coelacanth
    w/ Works by Norgard, Dinescu, Frounberg
    Slaatto, A.
    Recorded: 1996

  12. Andrew Will Recordings
    Quattro Pezzi for French Horn
    "Gone"
    David Kappy

  13. Antidogma AM-I 861-862 [LPx2]
    Okanagon, Rotative
    w/ (unknown)
    Ensemble Antidogma - Daniel Tosi
    Issued: 1986

  14. Antidogma AM-I 871-872 [LPx2]
    I presagi
    w/ (unknown)
    Ensemble Antidogma - Will Hamburg
    Issued: 1987

  15. Attacca Babel 9477
    Maknongan w/ Works by Andriessen, Brown, Cage, Del Monaco, Fulkerson
    Fulkerson, J.
    Recorded: 1992-1993

  16. Bianchi-Neri ??
    Aïtsi / Quattro Illustrazioni
    w/ Works by Evangelisti, Nono, Ritter, Calame
    Gerber, I.
    Recorded: 1996

  17. Bis 640
    Maknongan / Ixor / Tre pezzi per saxophone
    w/ Works by Stockhausen, Berio, Jolas, Takemitsu
    Claude Delangle
    Issued: July 1994

  18. Bis 1090
    Tre Canti Sacri / Tkrdg
    w/ Works by Hosokawa, Schoenberg, Leibowitz, Webern, Schwehr, Xenakis, Ligeti
    Schola Heidelberg - Nussbaum
    Issued: September 2001

  19. BV Haast 9501
    (or Musick 02)
    Le fleuve magique
    w/ Works by Breuker, Wyschnegradsky, Cuypers, Galas, Gould, Feldmann, Francesconi, Van Maren, Xenakis

  20. Cadenza 800876
    Quattro pezzi per tromba solo
    w/ Works by Ketting, Friedmann, Askin, Erickson, Kühnl, Heyduck, Takemitsu, Sampson
    Mandler, L.

  21. Capriccio 10482
    Quattro pezzi for trumpet
    Nobody Knows De Trouble I See
    w/ Works by Zimmermann, Berio, Rihm, Killmayer
    Reinhold Friedrich
    Issued: October 1993

  22. Capriccio 10839
    Riti (version for Alexander)
    w/ Works by Weill, Strauss, Kagel, Gruber, Rihm, Beethoven, Wagner, Chabrier, Prokofiev, Holzmann, Joplin
    HR Brass
    Recorded: 1993

  23. Capstone 8628
    Maknongan
    w/ Works by Ghezzo, Berio, Macchi, Giraud, Kessner, Cage, Mazurek
    Canonici, C.
    Recorded: 1995

  24. Cavalli MP 1001
    Pwyll
    w/ Works by Hallfter, Yun, Benjamin, Denisov, Jirasek, Pousseur, Petrassi
    Nolte, I.
    Recorded: 1990

  25. Classico 259
    Sonata No. 3
    w/ Works by Berio, Dallapiccola, Busotti, Evangelisti
    Elisabeth Klein
    Issued: March 2001

  26. Col Legno 20030 (2 CDs)
    Neue Vokalsolisten Stuttgart
    Neue Vokalsolisten Stuttgart - Manfred Schreier

  27. Col Legno 20076
    Rotativa (piano transcription)
    w/ Works by Casavola, Savinio, Mix, Casella, Mortari, Giuntini, Chesimo, Napoletano, Malipiero, Birot, Stravinsky
    Lombardi, D.
    Recorded: 1994-97

  28. Col Legno 31893 [4 CDs]
    Ko-Tha (version for double bass) / Un adieu
    Fernando Grillo / Marianne Schroeder
    Recorded: 1996

  29. CP2 108
    (also CP2 6 [LP] ; 1976)
    Anahit
    w/ Works by Xenakis, Wolpe, Cage, Brant, Glass
    Paul Zukofsky et al.
    Issued: September 1995

  30. CPO 999485
    Quattro Pezzi / Pranam
    w/ Works by Zender
    Hans Zender Edition, v.13
    Issued: October 1997

  31. Curci SPL915
    Hô 2, 5
    w/ (unknown)
    Michiko Hirayama, Michele Iannaccono
    Issued: 1974

  32. Cyprès 4601
    Anahit
    w/ Works by Pousseur, Foccroulle, Fourgon, d'Haene, Denisov
    Liège New Music Ensemble
    Issued: December 1996

  33. Dacapo 12
    Tre pezzi per trombone
    w/ Works by Bark, Berio, Feldman, Hölszhy, Svoboda, Xenakis, Zonn
    Svoboda, M.
    Recorded: 1998-2000

  34. DMCD 9901
    Quays
    w/ (unknown)
    Flutedance
    Stefano Cogolo
    Issued: 1999 ?

  35. Durian 097/098 [2 CDs]
    I Presagi
    w/ Works by Zender, Schurig, Lindenbaum, Molinari, Gross, Lachenman, Schönberg, Furrer, Kubo
    Klangforum Wien
    Recorded: 1995

  36. ECM 1377
    Quattro Illustrazioni
    w/ Works by Mozart, Pärt, Bärtschi, Busoni
    Werner Bärtschi
    Issued: June 1994

  37. ECM 1599
    Preghiera per un' ombra
    w/ Works by Lachenman, Boulez, Yun, Stockhausen, Stravinsky
    Brunner, E.
    Recorded: 1995

  38. ECM 2150
    Manto
    w/ Works by Kilius, Holliger, Bartok, Skalkottas, Maxwell Davies, Nied
    Thomas Zehetmair / Ruth Killius
    Recorded: 2009

  39. Edition Zeitklang 10012
    Manto I & II
    Spectral Viola
    w/ Works by Grisey, Haas, Murail, Radulescu
    Garth Knox
    Issued: 2003

  40. FM Records 95 C 0602
    Aisti
    Imaginary Landscapes
    w/ Works by Ives, Xenakis, Cage
    Leon Michener
    Issued: 2003

  41. Fonè 9203
    In Nomine Lucis
    w/ Works by Schoenberg, Messiaen, Hindemith
    Livia Mazzanti
    Issued: 1993, 1995

  42. Hat Hut Art 6148
    Ckckc I & II / Grand Sanctuaire I & II / 3 Latin Prayers
    w/ Works from Byzantium
    VoxNova
    Issued: December 1994

  43. Hendrik Niehoff 890524
    Suite No. 10 (played on organ, 2 movements only)
    w/ Works by Schoenberg, Britten, Cage, Hacken, Kagel, Kodaly, Milhaud, Satie, Stravinsky
    Hacken, H.T.
    Recorded: 1989

  44. Innova Records 564
    Tre Pezzi per saxophone
    Ponder Nothing
    w/ Works by Reich, Engebretson, Johnston, Wagner, Wagendristel
    Susan Fancher
    Issued: 2002

  45. Koch International 3-1339
    In Nomine Lucis
    w/ Works by Rihm, Ruzicka, Feldman, Hespos
    Friedemann Herz
    Issued: 1993

  46. Mainstream 5009 [LP]
    String Quartet No. 4
    w/ Works by Boulez, Brown
    Quartetto Nuova Musica (Roma)
    Recorded: c.1970

  47. Metier 92018
    Kya
    Plot in Fiction
    w/ Works by Correggia, Francesconi, Gentile, Maggi
    Firebird Ensemble
    Issued: 2002

  48. Mode 31
    Quattro Illustrazioni
    w/ Works by Pärt, Cage, Kagel, Berio et al.
    Haydée Schvartz
    Issued: 1993

  49. Montaigne 782042
    String Quartet No. 4
    w/ Works by Donatoni, Melchiorre, Castiglioni, Sciarrino, Stroppa, Scodanibbio, Berio, Bussotti, Maderna
    Arditti Quartet
    Recorded: 1993

  50. Music Worx PHM 940926 B
    Manto I
    w/ Works by Sciarrino, Donatoni, Morricone, Platz, Hosokawa, Francesconi, Feldman, Silvestrini, Brizzi
    Barbetti, M.
    Recorded: 1995

  51. Neos SACD 10926/31 [CDx6]
    Uaxuctum
    w/ Works by Stockhausen, Hartmann, Riemann, Widmann, Pintscher, Xenakis, Dillon, Furrer, Czernowin, Saariaho, Lim, Saunder, Hölszky, etc.
    Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Emilio Pomárico
    Recorded live: Feburary 2008

  52. Neos 11018
    Nuits
    w/ Works by Yun, Xenakis, Stahnke, Henze, Lorentzen
    Frank Reinecke
    Issued: 2010

  53. New Albion 074
    In Nomine Lucis
    w/ Works by Pärt, Cage
    Christoph Maria Moosmann
    Issued: June 1995

  54. Neuma 45071
    Tre pezzi for trombone
    w/ Works by Xenakis, Risset, Korde, Rubin, Lippe
    Benny Sluchin et al.
    Issued: 1988

  55. Neuma 45072
    (or Ad 8772 302)
    Cinque Incantesimi
    w/ Works by Berio, Reynolds, Barney, Ferneyhough, Cogan
    Kathleen Supove
    Issued: 1990

  56. Norway Music 015
    Quattro Illustrazioni, Suite No. 10
    w/ Works by Berio, Nono
    Kenneth Karlsson
    Issued: November 2000

  57. ORF CD 100
    (? or OS 2001510)
    Tre canti sacri
    w/ Works by Schmitt, Villa-Lobos, Dallapiccola, Ligeti, Pizzetti
    Wiener Konzertchor
    Recorded: 1995-1996

  58. ORF MP 89 ORF 7
    Hymnos
    ORF-Symphonieorchester - Hans Zender
    Recorded: 1989

  59. Poly Art Records 5303 [LP]
    Tre pezzi per saxophone
    w/ Works by Berio, Rosse, Mefano, Jolas
    Kientzi, D.
    Recorded: 1984

  60. Rec Rec 04 [LP]
    Aïtsi
    w/ Works by Cage, Kessler, Stockhausen, Cowell, Bärtshi, Ingham
    Werner Bärtschi
    Recorded: 1984

  61. SFZ Records 2001
    Pwyll
    w/ Works by Debussy, Varese, Jolivet, Bäck, Berio, Rosenberg, Ferneyhough, Takemitsu, Tiensuu, Morthenson, Grimsland, Nilsson, Welin, Eliason, Karkoff, Maros, Möller, Deak
    Möller, M.
    Recorded: 2000

  62. Signum Sig x61-00
    Ko-Tha
    w/ Works by Stahmer, Yun, Glanert, Müller-Hornbach, Meijering, Riehm
    Ensemble Nunc (Austria)

  63. Simax 1136
    C'est bien la nuit
    w/ Works by Bibalo, Berio, Huber, Feidje
    Björn Lanke
    Issued: May 1998

  64. Simax 1252
    Maknongan
    w/ Works by Piazzolla, Xenakis, etc.
    Dan Styffe et al.
    Issued: 2004

  65. Skirl 16
    Tre Pezzi for Eb clarinet
    w/ Works by Lachenmann, Erik Ulman, John Rodgers, Thomas Meadowcraft
    Anthony Byrr
    Issued: May 2012

  66. SNE 571
    Canti del Capricorno
    w/ Works by Asperghis
    Pauline Vaillancourt
    Recorded: 1990

  67. Taraga 001
    Ho
    w/ Philomela
    Keiko Hatanaka
    Recorded: 1995

  68. Taraga 002
    Taiagaru
    w/ Works by Hosokawa, Ichiyanagi, Cage, Dun, Berio
    Keiko Hatanaka
    Recorded: 1998

  69. Thorofon 2015
    I Presagi
    w/ Works by Huber
    Ensemble Köln - Robert Platz
    Recorded: 1986

  70. Timpani 1C1032
    Hyxos
    w/ Works by Di Tucci, Féron, Korelis, Lersy, Naviner, Rosse, Taira
    Henri Tournier / Michel Gastaud
    Recorded: 1995

  71. VRD 053521
    Tre Pezzi per saxophone
    Claude Delangle

  72. Warner Classics 11292 12
    Sound in Spirit
    Chanticleer - Joseph Jennings

  73. Wergo 6937 [CDx3]
    Quartet No. 4
    w/ Works by Boulez, Brown, Xenakis, Clementi, Nilsson, Kotonski, Takahashi, Kelemen, Castiglione, Fellegara, Yun
    Hamburger Kammersolisten

  74. Wergo 6744
    Mantram
    w/ Works by Cage, Stockhausen, Nono
    Michael Svoboda
    Released: 2012

For some recordings in this section, the remainder of the program, the date, or even the interpreters remains unknown. For items with links, please consult the individual file for additional information.


If you know of other recordings to list, or more & better details for those listed, please do contact me. Thanks also to Irène Assayag and Peter Söderberg for their assistance. The discography of the Scelsi Foundation was also consulted more recently, as well as that by Fabio Carboni for a few items.

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Todd M. McComb