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Italia / Creed, SWR Vocal Ensemble Stuttgart


Release Date: 03/10/2015 
Label:  Swr Music   Catalog #: 93329  
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiGiacinto ScelsiLuigi NonoIldebrando Pizzetti,   ... 
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In this installment of recordings focusing on the choral traditions of different countries, launched last year by the Vokalensemble Stuttgart des SWR, we arrive in sunny Italy, a country said to have no native choral tradition. Giuseppe Verdi of course used choirs in his operas, but apart from that there are only a few choral works that have sustained any place in the repertoire, some of the finest of which are presented here. With the beginning of the 20th century, one encounters composers that are less well known but who have certainly composed some very exciting music for choir, including Pizzetti, Giacinto Scelsi, Luigi Nono, and Goffredo Petrassi.

They all offer poignant, poetic, funny, mysterious, ironic choral works
Read more that are original and always interesting in their structure. They show an Italy away from the operatic bel canto but certainly not lacking in beautiful melodies. This is a most worthy addition to the ensemble's ongoing "country" series.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Quattro pezzi sacri: Laudi alla Vergine Maria by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1890; Italy 
2.
Quattro pezzi sacri: Ave Maria by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889-1897; Italy 
3.
Yliam by Giacinto Scelsi
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
Written: 1964 
4.
Pater noster by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Italy 
5.
Sarŕ dolce tacere by Luigi Nono
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; Italy 
6.
Composizioni (3) corali by Ildebrando Pizzetti
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942-1943; Italy 
7.
TKRDG by Giacinto Scelsi
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
Written: 1968 
8.
Nonsense by Goffredo Petrassi
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; Italy 

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