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Petrassi: Concerto Per Pianoforte & Orchestra / Alberti, Tamayo, Sinfonica Nazionale Della RAI

Petrassi / Rai Symphony / Tamayo
Release Date: 06/12/2012 
Label:  Stradivarius   Catalog #: 33824   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Goffredo Petrassi
Performer:  Alfonso Alberti
Conductor:  Arturo Tamayo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This CD is concerned with earlier works of Goffredo Petrassi (1904–2003) which outline the origins of the composer's musical identity. The Partita for Orchestra (1932) and the early Concerto per pianoforte e orchestra (1936–1939) are both works of bold, colorful orchestration and strong melodic contour. A piece from a few years later, the orchestral suite from the ballet La follia di Orlando (1945) is also featured. Anyone who enjoys the works of Casella, Kodaly, early Copland or Shostakovich will find these rarely heard Petrassi pieces of interest. Petrassi's works of this period make use of similar harmonies, rhythmic patterns and gestures without directly bringing to mind any of these composers. - Greg La Traille, ArkivMusic.com This CD is concerned with earlier works of Goffredo Petrassi (1904–2003) which outline the origins of the composer's musical identity. The Partita for Orchestra (1932) and the early Concerto per pianoforte e orchestra (1936–1939) are both works of bold, colorful orchestration and strong melodic contour. A piece from a few years later, the orchestral suite from the ballet La follia di Orlando (1945) is also featured. Anyone who enjoys the works of Casella, Kodaly, early Copland or Shostakovich will find these rarely heard Petrassi pieces of interest. Petrassi's works of this period make use of similar harmonies, rhythmic patterns and gestures without directly bringing to mind any of these composers. - Greg La Traille, ArkivMusic.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1. concerto for Piano by Goffredo Petrassi
Performer:  Alfonso Alberti (Piano)
Conductor:  Arturo Tamayo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936-1939 
2. La Follia di Orlando by Goffredo Petrassi
Conductor:  Arturo Tamayo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942-1945 
3. Partita for Orchestra by Goffredo Petrassi
Conductor:  Arturo Tamayo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932 

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