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Petrassi: Piano Concerto, Flute Concerto, La Follia di Orlando / La Vecchia, Rome

Petrassi / Ancillotti / Orch Sinfonica Di Roma
Release Date: 02/25/2014 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573073   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Goffredo Petrassi
Performer:  Bruno CaninoMario Ancillotti
Conductor:  Francesco La Vecchia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Petrassi’s long creative life was marked by ceaseless absorption of ideas and by constant invention. His Flute Concerto is notable for its boldness of design and the surprise of its unorthodox sound world, where instruments rotate in block form. The Piano Concerto is more overtly virtuosic, even showing some influence from Prokofiev. The orchestral suite drawn from the ballet La follia di Orlando (The Madness of Orlando) is often clothed in Petrassi’s experimental orchestral sonorities. ‘The rehabilitation of Italian twentieth-century music by the Naxos label continues unabated: the latest release is this remarkable collection…that any genuine Petrassian will rush to purchase’. (International Record Review on 8.572411) Petrassi’s long creative life was marked by ceaseless absorption of ideas and by constant invention. His Flute Concerto is notable for its boldness of design and the surprise of its unorthodox sound world, where instruments rotate in block form. The Piano Concerto is more overtly virtuosic, even showing some influence from Prokofiev. The orchestral suite drawn from the ballet La follia di Orlando (The Madness of Orlando) is often clothed in Petrassi’s experimental orchestral sonorities. ‘The rehabilitation of Italian twentieth-century music by the Naxos label continues unabated: the latest release is this remarkable collection…that any genuine Petrassian will rush to purchase’. (International Record Review on 8.572411) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
La Follia di Orlando by Goffredo Petrassi
Conductor:  Francesco La Vecchia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942-1945 
2.
concerto for Piano by Goffredo Petrassi
Performer:  Bruno Canino (Piano)
Conductor:  Francesco La Vecchia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936-1939 
3.
Concerto for Flute by Goffredo Petrassi
Performer:  Mario Ancillotti (Flute)
Conductor:  Francesco La Vecchia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; Italy 

Sound Samples

Flute Concerto
Piano Concerto: I. Non molto mosso, ma energico
Piano Concerto: II. Arietta con variazioni: Molto adagio e tranquillo
Piano Concerto: III. Rondo: Andantino mosso - Allegro agitato
La follia di Orlando Suite: Introduzione: Allegro sostenuto - Quadro I: Danza di Angelica: Andantino grazioso, con fantasia
La follia di Orlando Suite: Quadro II: Angelica e Medoro: Andante sereno
La follia di Orlando Suite: Quadro III: Danza di Astolfo: Presto, volante e leggero
La follia di Orlando Suite: Quadro I: Danza guerriera: Molto sostenuto

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