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.

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 (Please see selections below.)
     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

 

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

Available as .mp3 downloads, published by Auvidis Valois, available on Amazon: 

Alain Kremski, piano

Gurdjieff, de Hartmann, Volume 1 & 2: Seekers of the Truth, 1988

Gurdjieff, de Hartmann, Volume 3: Sacred Hymns, 1989

Gurdjieff, de Hartmann, Volume 4 & 5: Songs and Rhythms of Asia, 1989
Gurdjieff, de Hartmann, Volume 6: Ritual of a Sufi Order, 1990

 

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 

Hymn To Our Endless Creator
00:00 / 02:20
Sayyid Chant & Dance In G Minor
00:00 / 05:12
Tibetan Dance, Struggle Of The Magicians
00:00 / 02:12