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Malipiero: Fantasie di Ogni Giorno... / La Vecchia

Malipiero / La Vecchia / Orch Sinfonica Di Roma
Release Date: 10/14/2014 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 573291   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gian-Francesco Malipiero
Conductor:  Francesco La Vecchia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Three very varied works make up this latest disc in the Naxos series of Gian Francesco Malipiero’s orchestral works, including two world premiere recordings. Malipiero claimed, extremely improbably, to have created his Fantasie di ogni giorno – ‘Everyday Fantasies’ – simply by stringing together musical ideas he had scribbled down from day to day, ‘and it was not even necessary to change their order’. In the Passacaglie, by contrast, Malipiero deliberately set out to use far stricter structural devices, while Concerti, composed two decades earlier, is a highly imaginative and diverse suite of miniature concertos for different instrumental sections of the orchestra. Three very varied works make up this latest disc in the Naxos series of Gian Francesco Malipiero’s orchestral works, including two world premiere recordings. Malipiero claimed, extremely improbably, to have created his Fantasie di ogni giorno – ‘Everyday Fantasies’ – simply by stringing together musical ideas he had scribbled down from day to day, ‘and it was not even necessary to change their order’. In the Passacaglie, by contrast, Malipiero deliberately set out to use far stricter structural devices, while Concerti, composed two decades earlier, is a highly imaginative and diverse suite of miniature concertos for different instrumental sections of the orchestra. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Fantasie di ogni giorno by Gian-Francesco Malipiero
Conductor:  Francesco La Vecchia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; Italy 
2.
Fantasie di ogni giorno by Gian-Francesco Malipiero
Conductor:  Francesco La Vecchia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; Italy 
3.
Concerti by Gian-Francesco Malipiero
Conductor:  Francesco La Vecchia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Symphony Orchestra

Customer Reviews

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 Worthy Effort December 30, 2014 By Henry S. (Springfield, VA) See All My Reviews "This disk presents decent, if not outstanding, 20th century orchestral music by Italian composer Gian Francesco Malipiero. Well played by the Rome Symphony Orchestra, the works come off as moderate in intensity and easy on the ear (although there are occasional dissonant passages). Overall, I didn't think this particular recording quite measured up to the very high quality of previous releases in Naxos' generally superb Italian orchestral series. Still, it should be of interest to serious classical music fans." Report Abuse
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