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Togni: Complete Piano Music, Vol. 3 / Orvieto


Release Date: 05/13/2016 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573430   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Camillo TogniAlban Berg
Performer:  Aldo OrvietoFausto Bongelli
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A pupil of the legendary pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli and composition student of Alfredo Casella, Camillo Togni became one of Italy’s most progressive and multi-faceted composers in the latter half of the 20th century. While the Serenate represent an anti-romantic move away from chromaticism towards serialism, the Tre fantasie scherzose, with their glimpses of Liszt, Scriabin and Rachmaninov, recall the nineteenth-century custom of paraphrases based on well-known themes. Using a theme from The Art of Fugue,the Omaggio a Bach was described by the composer as a “fantasia, both serious and ‘commemorative’ in character, which cites and develops Bach’s material in several contrapuntal episodes.” A pupil of the legendary pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli and composition student of Alfredo Casella, Camillo Togni became one of Italy’s most progressive and multi-faceted composers in the latter half of the 20th century. While the Serenate represent an anti-romantic move away from chromaticism towards serialism, the Tre fantasie scherzose, with their glimpses of Liszt, Scriabin and Rachmaninov, recall the nineteenth-century custom of paraphrases based on well-known themes. Using a theme from The Art of Fugue,the Omaggio a Bach was described by the composer as a “fantasia, both serious and ‘commemorative’ in character, which cites and develops Bach’s material in several contrapuntal episodes.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Serenata No. 3, Op. 13 by Camillo Togni
Performer:  Aldo Orvieto (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; Italy 
2.
Serenata No. 6, Op. 19a by Camillo Togni
Performer:  Aldo Orvieto (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; Italy 
3.
Serenata No. 7, Op. 20 by Camillo Togni
Performer:  Aldo Orvieto (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943-1944; Italy 
4.
Sonatina for Piano, Op. 26 by Camillo Togni
Performer:  Aldo Orvieto (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; Italy 
5.
Omaggio a Bach, Op. 32 by Camillo Togni
Performer:  Aldo Orvieto (Piano), Fausto Bongelli (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950-1951; Italy 
6.
Lyric Suite for String Quartet: I. Allegretto gioviale by Alban Berg
Performer:  Aldo Orvieto (Piano), Fausto Bongelli (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
7.
Fantasie (3) scherzose by Camillo Togni
Performer:  Aldo Orvieto (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; Italy 

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