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Pilati: Concerto For Orchestra, Suite For Strings And Piano / Adriano


Release Date: 08/26/2008 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8570873   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Mario Pilati
Performer:  Tomás Nemec
Conductor:  Adriano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Mario Pilati (1903-1938) was a minor figure in modern Italian music, but an attractive one nonetheless. All of this music was written between 1925 and 1938, the year of the composer's untimely death. His style might best be described as "neo-classical verismo" in that the forms are the ones we have come to expect from the neo-classical movement (minuet, saraband, rondo, etc.), but the idiom comes straight from the school of Puccini and Mascagni. There's also a healthy dose of folk music in the Concerto for Orchestra's concluding Rondò alla tirolese, or in the Habanera from the Three Pieces for Orchestra. In short, the music is tuneful, charming, very much of its period, and extremely enjoyable in its unpretentious way. The Read more performances are also expert: Pilati doesn't put too much strain on his interpreters, but Adriano, pianist Tomás Nemec, and the Slovak Radio Symphony don't take Pilati for granted and give him the kind of advocacy he both needs and deserves. The sonics are equally pleasing. This is a welcome novelty that I can see many collectors of offbeat repertoire adding to their collections. [10/20/2008]

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Orchestra in C major by Mario Pilati
Conductor:  Adriano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; Italy 
Length: 25 Minutes 14 Secs. 
2. Pieces (3) for Orchestra by Mario Pilati
Conductor:  Adriano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925/1929; Italy 
Length: 15 Minutes 7 Secs. 
3. Suite for Piano and Strings by Mario Pilati
Performer:  Tomás Nemec (Piano)
Conductor:  Adriano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; Italy 
Length: 14 Minutes 23 Secs. 
4. Alla culla by Mario Pilati
Conductor:  Adriano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 43 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Concerto for Orchestra in C major: I. Allegro cantabile, un poco maestoso
Concerto for Orchestra in C major: II. Adagio
Concerto for Orchestra in C major: III. Rondo alla tirolese: Allegro pesante e ben ritmato
3 Pieces for Orchestra: I. Minuetto
3 Pieces for Orchestra: II. Habanera
3 Pieces for Orchestra: III. Furlana
Suite for Strings and Piano: I. Introduzione
Suite for Strings and Piano: II. Sarabanda
Suite for Strings and Piano: III. Minuetto in Rondo
Suite for Strings and Piano: IV. Finale
Alla culla (By the Cradle)

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