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Goffredo Petrassi: Coro Di Morti; Noche Oscura; Quattro Inni Sacri; Partita

Brahms / Reinecke / Berrugi / Ladyuk
Release Date: 01/27/2015 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10840   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Goffredo Petrassi
Performer:  Vasily LadyukGiorgio Berrugi
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coro del Teatro Regio di TorinoOrchestra Teatro Regio Torino
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Like the roughly contemporaneous Noche oscura and Quattro inni sacri, composed round 1950, the superb Coro di morti is one of the most extraordinary statements of the art of Petrassi at the beginning of the 1940s. It remains one of the most admired and frequently performed of his compositions. According to Cardinal Andrea Lanza, the work, composed and premiered during the Second World War, reveals a marked ‘opposition in discourse... between the solitude of man and the destruction surrounding him’, all of which is clearly relayed in the harrowing contrast between relaxed choral lines on the one hand and solid conglomeration of instruments on the other.

The Partita is one of the earliest works Petrassi composed, yet one of his
Read more most famous and still-performed. It achieves explosive brilliance and shows the composer’s precocious and accomplished control of orchestral technique. - Chandos Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Partita for Orchestra by Goffredo Petrassi
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coro del Teatro Regio di Torino,  Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932 
2.
Noche oscura "St John of the Cross" by Goffredo Petrassi
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coro del Teatro Regio di Torino,  Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950-1951; Italy 
3.
Coro di Morti by Goffredo Petrassi
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coro del Teatro Regio di Torino,  Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
4.
Quattro Inni Sacri by Goffredo Petrassi
Performer:  Vasily Ladyuk (Baritone), Giorgio Berrugi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coro del Teatro Regio di Torino,  Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino

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