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Gatti: Three Concertos / Ghidoni, Mascagna, Canuti, Denbech

Gatti,Luigi
Release Date: 01/01/2007 
Label:  Imports   Catalog #: 958776  
Composer:  Luigi Gatti
Performer:  Paolo GhidoniRita MascagnaStefano CanutiAndrea Denbech
Conductor:  Fausto Pedretti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mantova Conservatory Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Not the conductor Daniele Gatti (though he has been known to compose), or indeed the great Gatti-Casazza, moonlighting from his wheeling and dealing around La Scala: but Luigi Gatti, 1740-1817: a long-lived, prolific, almost completely unknown Classical figure whose name is largely remembered, if at all, for its tangential appearance in Mozart's life and letters. Leopold and Wolfgang first bumped into Gatti in Mantua, in 1770, by which time he was already a respected Abbé, ordained and in charge of music and musicians. But it was when Gatti snared the post of Kapellmeister at Salzbug Cathedral that he crossed the family; for Leopold had coveted the job for himself, and indeed had no mean claim to it, but the city's Prince Archbishop Read more would not hear of it, and indeed demonstrated his distaste for the Mozart family in perpetuity by relieving Wolfgang of his responsibilities as a court and church composer -- and the much-needed salary that went with them - with (according to the family correspondence) 'a kick up the a**e'.

So, Gatti: Here are three delightful Classical concertos, in period-instrument performances, made live in Mantua and Milan. The scores have been dusted off and freshly edited, and reveal a musical voice not circumscribed by time or place: he adjusted to the new, more complex, post-Classical style led by Hummel in the decades after Mozart's death, as the Piano Concerto shows.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concertone for 2 Violins and Orchestra in D major, L 7 no e 1 by Luigi Gatti
Performer:  Paolo Ghidoni (Violin), Rita Mascagna (Violin)
Conductor:  Fausto Pedretti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mantova Conservatory Chamber Orchestra
2.
Concerto for Bassoon in F major, L 7 no e 4 by Luigi Gatti
Performer:  Stefano Canuti (Bassoon)
Conductor:  Fausto Pedretti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mantova Conservatory Chamber Orchestra
3.
Concerto for Piano in C major, L 7 no e 5 by Luigi Gatti
Performer:  Andrea Denbech (Piano)
Conductor:  Fausto Pedretti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mantova Conservatory Chamber Orchestra

Sound Samples

Concertone in D Major, L7e.1: I. Maestoso con brio
Concertone in D Major, L7e.1: II. Larghetto espressivo
Concertone in D Major, L7e.1: III. Allegro con brio
Bassoon Concerto in F Major, L7e.4: I. Allegro spiritoso
Bassoon Concerto in F Major, L7e.4: II. Romance: Adagio sostenuto
Bassoon Concerto in F Major, L7e.4: III. Allegro assai
Piano Concerto in C Major, L7e.5: I. Allegro con spirito
Piano Concerto in C Major, L7e.5: II. Alla romance: Andante larghetto
Piano Concerto in C Major, L7e.5: III. Rondo: Allegro

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