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Busoni: Piano Concerto / Cappello, La Vecchia, Rome Symphony Orchestra

Busoni / Cappello / Osr
Release Date: 10/25/2011 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572523   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ferruccio Busoni
Performer:  Roberto Cappello
Conductor:  Francesco La Vecchia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Symphony OrchestraLuca Marenzio Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 0 Hours 80 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Busoni’s monumental Piano Concerto was completed in 1904 and remains the longest piano concerto to have been heard in public. He thought of the work as his ‘Italian Symphony’ but this Concerto for piano, orchestra and male chorus is an unclassifiable product, and an extraordinary synthesis of Austro-German and Italian impulses. In its virtuosity and lyricism it is one of the most remarkable works in the repertoire, making use in its final movement of the ‘Hymn to Allah’, from Adam Oehlenschläger’s play Aladdin. Roberto Cappello triumphed at the Premio Busoni competition in 1976 and is a leading international soloist. Busoni’s monumental Piano Concerto was completed in 1904 and remains the longest piano concerto to have been heard in public. He thought of the work as his ‘Italian Symphony’ but this Concerto for piano, orchestra and male chorus is an unclassifiable product, and an extraordinary synthesis of Austro-German and Italian impulses. In its virtuosity and lyricism it is one of the most remarkable works in the repertoire, making use in its final movement of the ‘Hymn to Allah’, from Adam Oehlenschläger’s play Aladdin. Roberto Cappello triumphed at the Premio Busoni competition in 1976 and is a leading international soloist. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Concerto for Piano with Orchestra and Male Chorus, Op. 39/K 247 by Ferruccio Busoni
Performer:  Roberto Cappello (Piano)
Conductor:  Francesco La Vecchia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Symphony Orchestra,  Luca Marenzio Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1904 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto, Op. 39: I. Prologo e Introito: Allegro, dolce e solenne
Piano Concerto, Op. 39: II. Pezzo giocoso: Vivacemente, ma senza fretta
Piano Concerto, Op. 39: III. Pezzo serioso: Introductio - Prima Pars - Altera Pars - Ultima Pars
Piano Concerto, Op. 39: IV. All'Italiana (Tarantella): Vivace - In un tempo
Piano Concerto, Op. 39: V. Cantico: Largamente

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