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Ghedini: Complete Piano Music Vol 1 / Massimo Giuseppe Bianchi

Ghedini / Massimo Giuseppe Bianchi
Release Date: 11/16/2010 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572329  
Composer:  Giorgio Federico Ghedini
Performer:  Massimo Giuseppe Bianchi
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It was not until his fifties that the fiercely independent Giorgio Federico Ghedini came to be acknowledged as one of the finest Italian composers of the 20th century. This first of Naxos’s two-disc survey of Ghedini’s complete piano music begins with the fresh and spontaneous early works composed between 1908 and 1916. These world première recordings use manuscript sources donated to the Conservatory of Turin by the composer’s daughter Maria Grazia Ghedini, who writes “As I listened to these pieces being played by Massimo Giuseppe Bianchi, I was reminded of something my father once said: ‘This is my credo: music is not a passing fashion, it is everlasting…As society becomes ever more technical, there is a great need for genuine sentiment, Read more which is why music too must be animated, at its core, by a dramatic, romantic impulse…only thus can all its magic be conveyed.’” Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Mazurka by Giorgio Federico Ghedini
Performer:  Massimo Giuseppe Bianchi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908 
2. Canoni (29) by Giorgio Federico Ghedini
Performer:  Massimo Giuseppe Bianchi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910 
3. Tema con variazioni sulla parola Fede by Giorgio Federico Ghedini
Performer:  Massimo Giuseppe Bianchi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911 
4. La ballerina del circo equestre che danza sulla corda by Giorgio Federico Ghedini
Performer:  Massimo Giuseppe Bianchi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912 
5. Minuetto del galletto nano by Giorgio Federico Ghedini
Performer:  Massimo Giuseppe Bianchi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912 
6. Gavotta by Giorgio Federico Ghedini
Performer:  Massimo Giuseppe Bianchi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912 
7. Pieces (9) for Piano by Giorgio Federico Ghedini
Performer:  Massimo Giuseppe Bianchi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913-1914 
8. Minuetto-caricatura by Giorgio Federico Ghedini
Performer:  Massimo Giuseppe Bianchi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916 

Sound Samples

Mazurka
29 Canoni: No. 1. Andantino grazioso
29 Canoni: No. 2. Andante espressivo
29 Canoni: No. 3. Andantino grazioso
29 Canoni: No. 4. Andante marcato
29 Canoni: No. 5. Allegro moderato e maestoso
29 Canoni: No. 6. Andantino grazioso
29 Canoni: No. 7. Andantino mosso espressivo
29 Canoni: No. 8. Allegretto
29 Canoni: No. 9. Allegro moderato
29 Canoni: No. 10. Allegro marcatissimo
29 Canoni: No. 11. Andantino tranquillo, con molto sentimento
29 Canoni: No. 12. Moderato maestoso
29 Canoni: No. 13. Andante
29 Canoni: No. 14. Andantino
29 Canoni: No. 15. Grave, ma piuttosto mosso
29 Canoni: No. 16. Moderato, drammatico
29 Canoni: No. 17. Andantino
29 Canoni: No. 18. Vivace e leggiero
29 Canoni: No. 19. Allegro giusto
29 Canoni: No. 20. Allegretto tranquillo
29 Canoni: No. 21. Allegretto moderato e grazioso
29 Canoni: No. 22. Andante mosso ma grave
29 Canoni: No. 23. Allegro vivo e marcatissimo
29 Canoni: No. 24. Andantino calmo e mesto
29 Canoni: No. 25. Pesante e largo
29 Canoni: No. 26. Andantino
29 Canoni: No. 27. Moderato tranquillamente
29 Canoni: No. 28. Allegretto
29 Canoni: No. 29. Andantino grazioso
Tema con variazioni sulla parola Fede
La ballerina del circo equestre che danza sulla corda
Minuetto del galletto nano
Gavotta
9 Pieces: No. 1. Elegia
9 Pieces: No. 2. Quasi scherzo
9 Pieces: No. 3. Alla ritornello
9 Pieces: No. 4. Notturno
9 Pieces: No. 5. Pagina d'Album
9 Pieces: No. 6. Arabesca
9 Pieces: No. 7. Tempo di Valzer
9 Pieces: No. 8. Umoresca
9 Pieces: No. 9. Preludio alla fantasia
Minuetto-caricatura

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