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Disc 1
01 06 :09
02
 - Wire B/1
06 :06
03 06 :57
04 02 :06
06 10 :19
07 05 :07
08 07 :13
09 06 :39
10 05 :53
11 04 :58
12 06 :02
Disc 2
Disc 3
00 09 :22
01 15 :24
02 08 :02
03
 - NY #1
04 :47
04 03 :32
05
 - NY #2
06 :07
06 05 :16
07
 - NY #3
03 :37
08 07 :14
09
 - #06A, Ist
06 :55
10
 - #06B, Ist
02 :06
11
 - #07, Ist
07 :46
12
 - #08, Ist
06 :03
13
 - #09, Ist
08 :58
14
 - #12A, Ist
06 :45
15
 - #12B, Ist
07 :34
16 02 :07
17
 - #13, Ist
06 :54
18
 - #15, Ist
10 :18
19
 - #19, Ist
10 :17
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 - #20, Ist
12 :04
21
 - #21, Ist
07 :20
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 - #22, Ist
09 :01
23
 - #23, Ist
12 :12
24
 - #24, Ist
14 :14
25
 - #25, Ist
07 :47
26
 - #27, Ist
06 :52
27
 - #28, Ist
10 :17
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 - #29, Ist
08 :08
29
 - #30, Ist
03 :14
30
 - #31, Ist
06 :33
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 - #32, Ist
05 :05
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 - #33, Ist
08 :20
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 - #34, Ist
05 :03
34
 - #35, Ist
09 :21
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 - #36, Ist
04 :14
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 - #37, Ist
10 :55
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 - #38, Ist
10 :57
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 - #39, Ist
10 :58
39
 - #41, Ist
07 :22
40
 - #43, Ist
05 :55
41
 - #44, Ist
14 :56
42
 - #46, Ist
07 :11
43
 - #47, Ist
12 :24
44
 - #49, Ist
06 :37
45
 - #50, Ist
16 :28
46
 - #51, Ist
05 :51
47
 - #52, Ist
04 :56
48
 - #53, Ist
08 :29
49
 - #54, Ist
05 :47
50
 - #55, Ist
06 :00
51
 - #56, Ist
07 :26
52
 - #57, Ist
10 :04
53
 - #58, Ist
16 :32
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 - #59, Ist
09 :34
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 - #60, Ist
07 :10
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 - #61, Ist
05 :50
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 - #63, Ist
05 :58
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 - #64, Ist
07 :40
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 - #65, Ist
06 :19
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 - #66, Ist
07 :39
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 - #67, Ist
13 :58
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 - #68, Ist
07 :56
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 - #69, Ist
08 :59
64
 - #70, Ist
05 :47
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 - #71, Ist
06 :02
66
 - #72, Ist
10 :21
67
 - #73, Ist
08 :39
68
 - #74, Ist
09 :29
69
 - #75, Ist
08 :43
70
 - #76, Ist
07 :49
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 - #78, Ist
09 :06
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 - #79, Ist
06 :52
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 - #80, Ist
05 :36
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 - #81, Ist
11 :19
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 - #82, Ist
09 :22
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 - #83, Ist
09 :06
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 - #84, Ist
07 :03
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 - #88, Ist
09 :58
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 - #89, Ist
11 :49
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 - #90, Ist
08 :53
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 - #91, Ist
11 :13
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 - #92, Ist
09 :46
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 - #01, Meso
08 :57
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 - #02, Meso
06 :25
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 - #03, Meso
10 :08
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 - #04, Meso
12 :16
87 04 :29
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 - #01, Am
09 :26
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 - #02, Am
07 :44
90
 - #03, Am
06 :04
91
 - #04, Am
10 :22
92
 - #05, Am
09 :04
93
 - #06, Am
09 :33
94
 - Sophie
07 :42
95
 - #06B, Am
05 :21
96
 - #07, Am
11 :38
97
 - #08, Am
10 :23
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 - #09, Am
10 :38
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 - #10, Am
02 :42
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 - #10B, Am
11 :41
101
 - #10C, Am
12 :29
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 - #12, Am
10 :53
103
 - #13A, Am
10 :30
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 - #13B, Am
07 :35
105
 - #14, Am
08 :51
106
 - #01, 2nd
11 :17
107
 - #02, 2nd
13 :18
108
 - #03, 2nd
10 :03
109
 - #04, 2nd
09 :25
110
 - #05, 2nd
09 :42
111
 - #06, 2nd
09 :30
112
 - GP #1
09 :39
113
 - GP #2
04 :30
114
 - #07, 2nd
13 :05
115
 - #08A, 2nd
11 :39
116
 - #08B, 2nd
08 :36
117
 - #09, 2nd
04 :55
118
 - #10, 2nd
06 :10
119
 - Wire A-1
05 :19
120
 - Wire B-1
06 :04
121
 - Wire C-1
06 :14
122
 - Wire C-2
09 :45
123
 - Wire C-5
12 :36
124
 - Wire E-1
11 :16
125
 - Wire G-2
09 :46
126
 - Wire 4-1
07 :11
127
 - Wire 4-2
10 :06
128
 - Wire 4-3
10 :56
129
 - Wire H-1
08 :41
130
 - Wire I-1
16 :07
131
 - Untitled
06 :32
132
 - Wire 2-1
07 :50
133
 - Wire 6-1
08 :41
134
 - Wire 8-1
08 :51
135
 - Wire 9-1
08 :28
136
 - Dernier-2
04 :53
ARTIST
TITLE
Harmonic Development
FORMAT
3CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
BASTA 9115 BASTA 9115
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
1/3/2005

Subtitled: The Complete Harmonium Recordings 1948-1949. 2 regular CDs, an MP3-disc (with 19 hours of music & visuals), plus a 144 page illustrated paperback book on Gurdjieff and his harmonium recordings. This is the first release of this music (there have been numerous releases of Gurdjieff's earlier piano music from the 1920s, usually performed by Thomas de Hartmann), documented to the usual high Basta standards. "Basta Audio Visuals is proud to announce the release of George Gurdjieff's complete harmonium recordings. In September 2000, at the instigation of producer Gert-Jan Blom, Basta Music obtained the license of the 44 master-tapes containing Gurdjieff's complete recorded output from Mme. Sylvie Anastasieff, widow of Valentin Anastasieff, Gurdjieff's nephew. The 113 recordings on these tapes are sequenced in four series: I: First Series - recorded between 1 April and 21 July 1949; II: Mesoteric Series - recorded between 22 July and 18 August 1949; III: American Series - recorded between 25 August and 27 September 1949; IV: Second Series - recorded between 27 September and 16 October 1949. These were recorded at Gurdjieff's apartment in Paris. Additionally, the very first recordings of Gurdjieff's harmonium music -- made at the Wellington Hotel, New York, between 25 December 1948 and early February 1949 -- have been added to this collection with the consent of the Gurdjieff Foundation of New York. These New York recordings also include several talks and stories as told by Gurdjieff to his pupils. An addenda section containing several interesting, albeit unlabeled pieces from the original wire recordings brings the grand total to 136 recordings, over 19 hours of music, all brought together in chronological sequence on a single disc in 'MP3' format. As a special bonus, a short 9-minute film made by Evelyn Sutta on several automobile trips with Gurdjieff during the summer of 1949 has been added. This disc will play on any computer with MP3 software installed and on most recent DVD players. An extra 2 CD set in standard audio format contains a representative compilation of the recordings; these discs will play on any CD player. This unique collection comes with an attractive and profusely illustrated 144-page book with many previously unpublished photographs of Gurdjieff and recollections of people who were present when these recordings were made. It further contains several chapters by Gert-Jan Blom about the process of selecting and sequencing the tracks, audio restoration of the recordings, the history of Gurdjieff's harmonium music, transcriptions of Gurdjieff's stories and an extensive track notes-section. The book has a preface by King Crimson guitarist, Guitar Craft instructor and Soundscaper Robert Fripp."