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Goffredo Petrassi: Magnificat; Salmo Ix

Petrassi / Cvilak / Teatro Regio
Release Date: 01/29/2013 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10750   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Goffredo Petrassi
Performer:  Sabina Cvilak
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Teatro Regio ChorusTurin Teatro Regio Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This recording forms part of our ongoing Italian series, fronted by the conductor Gianandrea Noseda. In the series so far, we have examined the music of many prominent Italian composers of the twentieth century, such as Respighi, Wolf-Ferrari, Casella, and Dallapiccola, as well as the great nineteenth-century master, Verdi. Noseda and his Italian forces here turn to the choral works of Goffredo Petrassi, an Italian composer who, despite being a relatively late bloomer, developed into one of Italy’s most significant composers of the mid- to late twentieth century.

In the English-speaking world, his contemporary Luigi Dallapiccola may be better known, but Petrassi was just as highly regarded in his home country. His music,
Read more inspired by Stravinsky and Hindemith, is dynamic and colourful, although perhaps emotionally reserved by the standards of his countrymen.

Petrassi’s talents showed themselves early. In 1913, aged nine, he became a chorister in the capital, where his encounter with Renaissance and baroque art and music left a lasting impression, one reflected later in several fine, large-scale choral works in which Petrassi combines polyphony with modern harmonies.

Here we have two such choral pieces: Psalm IX, in two parts, for chorus, string orchestra, brass, percussion, and two pianos, and the premiere recording of a Magnificat for soprano, chorus, and orchestra.

Both are performed by the Orchestra and Chorus, Teatro Regio, Torino under their Music Director, Gianandrea Noseda, for entirely idiomatic interpretations. Since he became an exclusive artist with Chandos in 2002, Noseda has recorded works by Prokofiev, Karlowicz, Dvorák, Smetana, Shostakovich, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Mahler, and Bartók, as well as the Italian series discussed above.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Magnificat by Goffredo Petrassi
Performer:  Sabina Cvilak (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Teatro Regio Chorus,  Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra
2.
Psalm IX by Goffredo Petrassi
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Teatro Regio Chorus,  Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934-1936; Italy 

Sound Samples

Magnificat: anima mea Dominum
Magnificat: Et exultavit spiritus meus
Magnificat: in Deo salutari meo
Magnificat: Quia respexit humilitatem ancillae suae
Magnificat: Quia fecit mihi magna
Magnificat: et sanctum nomen ejus
Magnificat: Et misericordia ejus
Magnificat: Fecit potentiam in brachio suo
Magnificat: Deposuit potentes de sede
Magnificat: Esurientes implevit bonis
Magnificat: Suscepit Israel puerum suum
Magnificat: Sicut locutus est ad patres nostros
Magnificat: Gloria Patri, et Filio
Psalm IX: Part I: Confitebor tibi Domine
Psalm IX: Part I: Quoniam fecisti judicium meum
Psalm IX: Part I: Increpasti gentes
Psalm IX: Part I: Inimici defecerunt frameae in fine
Psalm IX: Part I: et civitates eorum dextruxisti
Psalm IX: Part I: Et Dominus in aeternum permanet
Psalm IX: Part I: Et factus est Dominus refugium pauperi
Psalm IX: Part I: Et sperent in te
Psalm IX: Part II: Psallite Domino qui habitat in Sion
Psalm IX: Part II: vide humilitatem meam de inimici mei
Psalm IX: Part II: exultabo in salutari tuo
Psalm IX: Part II: Cognoscetur Dominus judicia faciens
Psalm IX: Part II: Convertantur peccatores in infernum
Psalm IX: Part II: Quoniam non in finem oblivio
Psalm IX: Part II: Exurge, Domine
Psalm IX: Part II: Constitue, Domine, legislatorem super eos

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