Sylvano Bussotti (born 1 October 1931) is an Italian composer of contemporary music whose work is unusually notated and often creates special problems of interpretation. Born in Florence, Bussotti learned to play the violin as a child, becoming a prodigy. As a composer he was influenced by the twelve-tone music of Webern and later John Cage
Bussotti: The Rara Requiem. Giuseppe Sinopoli Conductor. CDs: 2 Tracks: 23 Length: 1:52:34. CD 1 of 2. Sylvano Bussotti Composer. The Rara Requiem Work. Giuseppe Sinopoli Conductor, NDR Sinfonieorchester Orchestra.
Bussotti: The Rara Requiem. 1976 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin. Released on: 2007-01-01. Producer, Recording Producer: Dr. Rudolf Werner Studio Personnel, Balance Engineer: Heinz Wildhagen Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer: Manfred Bartel Composer: Sylvano Bussotti. Auto-generated by YouTube.
The Rara Requiem per complesso vocale, coro, chitarra e violoncello, orchestra di strumenti a fiato, pianoforte, arpa e percussione (1969, rev. 1970) – Testi vari ricomposti dall'autore in collaborazione con Fred Philippe. Live Recording: Chiesa di Santo Stefano, Venezia (Italy), October 17, 1998.
A talented graphic artist, Bussotti has made some of the most amazing looking graph scores, like the famous "Five Pieces for David Tudor," a 1959 score made from a 1949 drawing. There are lines running in every direction, wild squiggles and vortices, small icons of imaginary characters, laconic word phrases, and formless dark areas. Likewise, the score for "Coeur Pour Batteur" on Max Neuhaus' out of print Columbia disc Electronics and Percussion is as defined as it is open to subjective readings by the performer.
The Rara Requiem, completed in 1969, was typical of his music of that period, with quotations from more than 20 authors in the libretto and a score larded with references to his own earlier pieces. The solo and choral settings atomise the texts so completely that few words are audible, and instead the voices become another element in the richly coloured orchestral fabric, which includes a solo guitar and cello, but otherwise omits stringed instruments.
Album · 2007 · 23 Songs. Bussotti: The Rara Requiem Carol Plantamura. Release Date: 20th Mar 2007. Catalogue No: 4776655. Label: DG. Length: 1 hour 52 minutes.
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