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Pizzetti: Symphony in A & Harp Concerto / Iorio, Bassani, RAI National Symphony Orchestra


Release Date: 05/12/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573613  
Composer:  Ildebrando Pizzetti
Performer:  Margherita Bassani
Conductor:  Damian Iorio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale Della RAI
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Composed in 1940, Pizzetti's Symphony in A was one of the works, which included Benjamin Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem, commissioned to celebrate the 2600th anniversary of the accession of the legendary first Emperor of Japan. This powerful and unsettling work, Pizzetti's only Symphony, is notable for its ominous mood, its compositional progress between February and June 1940 mirroring the unfolding European conflict and Italy's own declaration of war. Written twenty years later for Italy's leading harpist Clelia Gatti Aldrovandi, the sunny Harp Concerto is, by contrast, both lyrical and vivacious. Composed in 1940, Pizzetti's Symphony in A was one of the works, which included Benjamin Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem, commissioned to celebrate the 2600th anniversary of the accession of the legendary first Emperor of Japan. This powerful and unsettling work, Pizzetti's only Symphony, is notable for its ominous mood, its compositional progress between February and June 1940 mirroring the unfolding European conflict and Italy's own declaration of war. Written twenty years later for Italy's leading harpist Clelia Gatti Aldrovandi, the sunny Harp Concerto is, by contrast, both lyrical and vivacious. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony in A by Ildebrando Pizzetti
Conductor:  Damian Iorio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale Della RAI
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; Italy 
2.
Concerto for Harp in E-Flat Major by Ildebrando Pizzetti
Performer:  Margherita Bassani (Harp)
Conductor:  Damian Iorio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale Della RAI
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958/1960; Italy 

Customer Reviews

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 Interesting repertoire July 7, 2017 By Leslie A. (Washington, DC) See All My Reviews "Pizzetti was not a major Italian composer, but a good one. His music is not as memorable as Respighi's, or Casella for that matter, but is approachable and pleasant. That, of course, can mean bland as well. But this is not a bad investment if you want to explore some pleasant 20th century symphonic music." Report Abuse
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