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The world-premiere-recording of the Scelsi Preludi I-IV performed by pianist Alessandra Ammara.
Reflections, aphorisms, exercises in style, work notes, harmonic experiments, tone explorations. The Preludi of Giacomo Scelsi are all these, a full-length fervid carnet of notes which accompanied the composer for almost twenty years. Pages which reveal to us, through the sonority of the piano, a period of his creative activity still little known or explored.
Assembled in four series, the Preludi are today for the greater part unpublished and are the object of the recently renewed research on the first works in the Scelsi catalogue which present many aspects still to be investigated. The work of rearranging, listing and cataloguing in course at the Historic Archive of the Isabella Scelsi Foundation nevertheless makes it possible to start to shed light on his early works; this is one of the first tangible results. Part of the material was reassembled despite the difficulties during a research initiated in 2005. Since then further material has been recovered so that today we are able to present the corpus of the Preludi in its quasi-entirety, which is now impressively interpreted by great piano player Alessandra Ammara.