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Gurdjieff / de Hartmann Music


The Music of Gurdjieff / de Hartmann: the Triangle Editions Recordings

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 composer’s recordings, these evocative performances from the 1950’s are unsurpassed in their own right.

Gurdjieff / de Hartmann Music for the Piano: Wergo / Schott Recordings

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.

Bridge to the Unseen: Melanie Monsur, Piano

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.

Sacred Hymns of Gurdjieff: Keith Jarrett, Piano

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.

The Sacred Music of G. I. Gurdjieff: Carolyn Margrete, Piano

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.

The Complete Piano Music of Gurdjieff and de Hartmann: Cecil Lytle, Piano

Three double disk compilations. SEEKERS OF THE TRUTH presents the reflective, ceremonial music of Gurdjieff / de Hartmann’s 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.

Meetings with Remarkable Men: Gurdjieff’s Search for Hidden Knowledge, Citadel Records.

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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