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Piatti: Capricci Op 25 For Cello Solo, Etc / Yang, Yada

Release Date: 10/28/2003 
Label:  Arts Music   Catalog #: 47639   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Alfredo Piatti
Performer:  Wen-Sinn YangChifuyu Yada
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Alfredo Carlo Piatti, one of the most outstanding violoncello virtuosos of the 19th century, was born in Bergamo. After initially learning the violin with his father, he received his training as a cellist from his great uncle Gaetano Zanetti, and eventually became his successor in the orchestra of Bergamo at the age of eight. He performed his own cello concert in Milan in 1837, and started his first tour, a year later. His performances failed to produce a profit. This plunged him into financial difficulties, which eventually became so severe, that Piatti, upon becoming ill in Budapest, even had to sell his instrument. His acquaintance with Liszt, who greatly admired his virtuoso capabilities, prompted his move to Paris in 1844, where Liszt Read more gave him an Amati cello. Performances in London followed, including an introduction to Mendelssohn, who was so impressed by Piatti's playing that he began composing a cello concerto for him in 1847, the manuscript for which has been lost. After traveling through Russia, Piatti finally settled in London in 1846. Years of collaboration with Joseph Joachim in his famous quartet followed. In 1867, he was presented with a Stradivarius cello, which to this day is still known by his name. Like other virtuosos of his time, Piatti too dedicated himself to composing works for his own use for which this CD is a terrific introduction. Read less

Works on This Recording

Caprices (12) for Cello solo, Op. 25 by Alfredo Piatti
Performer:  Wen-Sinn Yang (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1875; Italy 
Capriccio for Cello on a theme from Pacini's "Niobe", Op. 21 by Alfredo Piatti
Performer:  Wen-Sinn Yang (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Rimembranze del "Trovatore" di Verdi, Op. 20 by Alfredo Piatti
Performer:  Chifuyu Yada (Piano), Wen-Sinn Yang (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 

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