Gurdjieff / de Hartmann Music
Three selections of piano music from the Triangle Editions Recordings, chosen with commentary by Tom Daly, are performed by Thomas de Hartmann and reproduced in audio (MP3) format. In addition to carrying the authority of being the composers recordings, these evocative performances from the 1950s are unsurpassed in their own right.
Eugene E. Foster provides an appreciative introduction to the first two of a four volume series of compact discs and printed music being issued by Wergo / Schott Music in Mainz, Germany.
When completed, it will form the most comprehensive set of recordings and sheet music available of the Gurdjieff / de Hartmann music.
Piano performances are by Linda Daniel-Spitz, Charles Ketcham and Laurence Rosenthal.
Improvisations: G. I. Gurdjieff on the harmonium
Two records (CAT 010-011), Editions Janus, Paris, France (privately circulated and no longer available).
Anthology of the Gurdjieff / de Hartmann Music: Alain Kremski, piano
Six compact discs, sold separately in four volumes, two of which contain two disks. Editions Audivis-Valois, Paris, 1990.
The compositions are believed to be reconstructions of melodies that Gurdjieff remembered from his homeland or heard on his travels to monasteries in Central Asia. A single disc representative compilation of sensitively preformed pieces.
Music Composed in Collaboration: Herbert Henck, piano
G. I. Gurdjieff / Thomas de Hartmann, set of two compact discs. Wergo Schallplaten, Mainz, Germany.
Reading Of Sacred Books / Prayer And Despair / Religious Ceremony / Hymn / Orthodox Hymn From Asia Minor / Hymn For Good Friday / Hymn / Hymn For Easter Thursday / Hymn To The Endless Creator / Hymn From A Great Temple / The Story Of The Resurrection Of Christ / Holy Affirming-Holy Denying-Holy Reconciling / Easter Night Procession / Easter Hymn / Meditation.
Carolyn Margrete is a pianist, composer and teacher who has been associated with the performance and study of the music of Gurdjieff for more than 20 years. For this recording she has chosen pieces which she particularly relates to and feels express the unusual qualities of this sacred music.
Three double disk compilations. SEEKERS OF THE TRUTH presents the reflective, ceremonial music of Gurdjieff / de Hartmanns majestic suites. READING OF A SACRED BOOK contains some of their dance and character pieces of a more lively nature. WORDS FOR A HYMN TO THE SUN completes the trilogy with Songs and Rhythms of Asia and a disk of Movements music. Cecil Lytle is professor and chairman of the Department of Music, University of California, San Diego.
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Thomas de Hartmann and Laurence Rosenthal. Rosenthal conducts the National Philharmonic Orchestra. This digitally remastered CD features all the original tracks from the 1979 LP and additional cues of melodic and powerful music by Russian composer Thomas de Hartmann and Laurence Rosenthal. The National Philharmonic Orchestra is augmented with exotic instruments and choral performance by the Ambrosian Singers. Winner Best Film Score, Oxford Film Festival.
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