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Mascagni: Alla Gioja - Cantata for Solo Voices, Choir and Piano

Release Date: 06/10/2014 
Label:  Concerto   Catalog #: 2089   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Massimiliano FicheraRosita SantiMichael AlfonsiStefano Rinaldi Miliani,   ... 
Conductor:  Ennio Clari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coro Cittŕ Di Firenze
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A student work of monumental structure, Alla Gioja is much like a typical conservatory work of the period. Pietro Mascagni's pre-operatic effort is a cantata for soloists, chorus and orchestra or piano. Many decades later, an older Mascagni judged it to be "a composition beyond my reach", despite "the great beauty that it contains". He put the score aside, only salvaging the baritone’s "Romanza," and resetting it as the 'Qui sedes' within his Messa di Gloria.

For almost fifty years, the scores for orchestra and for voices and piano mysteriously disappeared, and it was only recently that the present manuscript was returned to Mascagni’s heirs, who have generously made it available for this
Read more edition, edited by Ennio Clari. Thus, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth, Alla Gioja by the young Pietro Mascagni has been brought back to life. Read less

Works on This Recording

Alla Gioja, Cantata for Solo Voices, Choir and Piano by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Massimiliano Fichera (Baritone), Rosita Santi (Soprano), Michael Alfonsi (Tenor),
Stefano Rinaldi Miliani (Bass), Andrea Trovato (Piano)
Conductor:  Ennio Clari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coro Cittŕ Di Firenze
Period: Late Romantic 
Written: Italy 

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