[CP 233 CD] Călin Ioachimescu, Șerban Nichifor, Daniel Kientzy; Oratio II, Magic Spell, Miss Christina, Saxophone Contemporain
2021 reédition of the Ioachimescu/Nichifor set, now including Daniel Kientzy's "Saxophone Contemporain" set on a second disc, adding pieces by Ioachimescu, Tiberiu Olah, Bernard Cavanna, Stockhausen, & a wonderfully bleeped-out Jonty Harrison number to the proceedings!
Continuing in this insanely eye-ear-opening campaign of gems buried deep in the Romanian Electrecord catalogue, years in the making and my main personal contribution to the series in recent years, is this split release. offering a side each of pieces by Composers Călin Ioachimescu & Șerban Nichifor.
Comprised of two selections, "Magic Spell (1973) for 8 soloists, strings and percussion instruments" & ""Oratio II (1981) for wind instruments, percussion and electronic sources" Ioachimescu's sound-world arrives fully formed,
Conversely, Nichifor's ongoing lyric suite "Miss Christina (1980-82)" was endlessly revised in the intervening years, but appears here in embryonic form replete with its Mircea Eliade libretto & featuring the Composer himself on aberrant ARP Synthesizer interjections.