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Goffredo Petrassi: Piano Concerto, Partita for Orchestra / Massa, Mueller, Gottinger Symphonie Orchester

Massa / Mueller / Gottinger Symphonie Orchester
Release Date: 03/25/2014 
Label:  Capriccio Records   Catalog #: 5155   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Goffredo Petrassi
Performer:  Pietro Massa
Conductor:  Christoph-mathias Mueller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gottinger Symphonie Orchester
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In addition to Luigi Dallapiccola (1904-1975), the Roman composer Goffredo Petrassi (1904–2003) represents a salient figure in the development of Italian music history in the 20th century. His career as a composer began in 1934, when Alfredo Casella conducted his Partita for orchestra at the Festival of the International Society for New Music in Amsterdam. Petrassi’s ensuing recognition led to him taking over central positions in Italy’s music scene of the time. From 1937 to 1940, he was the general director of the Teatro La Fenice in Venice; from 1947 to 1950, he directed the Accademia Filarmonica Romana and from 1954 to 1956 he was head of the International Society for New Music. He commenced his teaching as a member of the Accademia S. Read more Cecilia, and after 1939 he worked as a composition teacher at the conservatoire, where he finally took over the master class for composition in 1960. He died in Rome in 2003 at the age of 98. - Capriccio Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Toccata for Piano by Goffredo Petrassi
Performer:  Pietro Massa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
2. Partita for Orchestra by Goffredo Petrassi
Conductor:  Christoph-mathias Mueller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gottinger Symphonie Orchester
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932 
3. Invenzioni for Piano by Goffredo Petrassi
Performer:  Pietro Massa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944 
4. concerto for Piano by Goffredo Petrassi
Performer:  Pietro Massa (Piano)
Conductor:  Christoph-mathias Mueller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gottinger Symphonie Orchester
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936-1939 

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