Music Discography

The music of G.I. Gurdjieff and Thomas de Hartmann resonates with the human spirit, its mystery, its possibilities and questions. Composed in France between 1924 and 1927, the music is daunting in its call to listeners, evoking a desire to attend with a particular stillness.

The following is a recommended selection of recordings available from several online sources, including gurdjieffbooksandmusic.com, bythewaybooks.com, and amazon.com. Some excellent recordings, for example from Alain Kremski’s extensive survey of the music, are no longer easily available but well worth the search.   

 

The Complete Music Composed by Gurdjieff and De Hartmann

The sequence of pieces in these recordings follows precisely the sequence in the printed music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASIAN SONGS AND RHYTHMS: MUSIC FOR THE PIANO, VOLUME I  

Performed by Linda Daniel-Spitz, Charles Ketcham and Laurence Rosenthal

MUSIC OF THE SAYYIDS AND THE DERVISHES: MUSIC FOR THE PIANO, VOLUME II

Performed by Laurence Rosenthal, Linda Daniel-Spitz and Charles Ketcham

 

HYMNS, PRAYERS, AND RITUALS, MUSIC FOR THE PIANO, VOLUME III

Performed by Laurence Rosenthal and Charles Ketcham

HYMNS OF THE GREAT TEMPLE AND OTHER SELECTED WORKS: MUSIC FOR THE PIANO, VOLUME IV 

Performed by Laurence Rosenthal and Charles Ketcham

 

Other Performances

 

Laurence Rosenthal, piano (selections from these performances may be selected here)
     Gurdjieff-de Hartmann, Volume 1 (2006)

     Gurdjieff-de Hartmann, Volume 2 (2007) 

 

 

 

    

     Gurdjieff-de Hartmann, Volume 3 (2010) 

 

Thomas de Hartmann, piano

     The Music of Gurdjieff/De Hartmann – 3 CDs, Box set

 

Alain Kremski, piano

     Gurdjieff/De Hartmann, Volume 2 (1984)

     Seekers of Truth, Vol. 2 (2001)

     Gurdjieff/De Hartmann: Vol. 10, Hymnes pour le Jour de Noël

     Gurdjieff/De Hartmann: Sacred Hymns

 

Yleana Bautista de la Torre, piano
     Rio Arriba: Music of Gurdjieff/De Hartmann (2011) Mexico City, Mexico: Ediciones Bajio, 2013 

     Gurdjieff/De Hartmann, Mexico City, Mexico: Gurdjieff Foundation of Mexico, 2012 

 

Keith Jarrett, piano

     Sacred Hymns of G.I. Gurdjieff (2000)

 

Charles Ketcham, piano

     In Search of the Sacred, Music of Gurdjieff/De Hartmann Volume I (2014)

 

 

Printed Music 

 

G.I. Gurdjieff/ Thomas de Hartmann 
Music for the Piano, Volume I: Asian Songs and Rhythms 
Mainz, Germany: Schott Musik International, 1996

G.I. Gurdjieff/ Thomas de Hartmann 
Music for the Piano, Volume II: Music of the Sayyids and the Dervishes 
Mainz, Germany: Schott Musik International, 1996

 

G.I. Gurdjieff/ Thomas de Hartmann 
Music for the Piano, Volume III: Hymns, Prayers and Rituals 
Mainz, Germany: Schott Musik International, 2002 

 

G.I. Gurdjieff/ Thomas de Hartmann 
Music for the Piano, Volume IV: Hymns from a Great Temple and Other Selected Works 
Mainz, Germany: Schott Musik International, 2005 

Tibetan Dance from "Struggle of the Magicians" -
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Sayyid Chant and Dance in G Minor -
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Hymn to Our Endless Creator -
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