WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Morandi: Sonatas For Organ 4-hands / Chiara Cassin, Federica Iannella

Morandi / Cassin / Iannella
Release Date: 02/12/2013 
Label:  Tactus   Catalog #: 771302   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giovanni Morandi
Performer:  Chiara CassinFederica Iannella
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

These Sonatas were written between 1830 and 1843 by Giovanni Morandi (1777-1856), one of the most important Italian composer for organ music of the 19Th century. Morandi was born in Pergola, a small town in the Marches region and he was close colleague and friend of Gioachino Rossini. According to biographer Giuseppe Radiciotti, it was Morandi who played a helpful and instrumental part in Rossini’s debut as on opera writer. The originality of these music lies in their destination for organ 4 hands, a very rarity in the Italian Organ repertoire. The influence of Opera on Morandi’s Sonata is revealed by the structure of the melodies and the nature of the motifs, which seems to derive from theatrical works, and for their form based on the Read more Rossini’s Symphonies. These pieces, currently are preserved at the monastery of Santa Cristina in Senigallia, belong to the group of 16 compositions for 4 hands, 10 of which are dedicated to two skilled organist nuns: Anna Costante Cacciari e Candida Colomba Loreti. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sinfonia by Giovanni Morandi
Performer:  Chiara Cassin (Organ), Federica Iannella (Organ)
2. Sonata per l'elevazione by Giovanni Morandi
Performer:  Chiara Cassin (Organ), Federica Iannella (Organ)
3. Gran marcia militare by Giovanni Morandi
Performer:  Chiara Cassin (Organ), Federica Iannella (Organ)
4. Sonata per il postcommunio by Giovanni Morandi
Performer:  Chiara Cassin (Organ), Federica Iannella (Organ)
5. Pastorale by Giovanni Morandi
Performer:  Chiara Cassin (Organ), Federica Iannella (Organ)
6. Sonata by Giovanni Morandi
Performer:  Chiara Cassin (Organ), Federica Iannella (Organ)
7. La venuta dei re magi by Giovanni Morandi
Performer:  Chiara Cassin (Organ), Federica Iannella (Organ)
8. Marcia militare by Giovanni Morandi
Performer:  Chiara Cassin (Organ), Federica Iannella (Organ)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook