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Pizzetti: Complete Works For Piano / Giancarlo Simonacci


Release Date: 11/15/2011 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 9202  
Composer:  Ildebrando Pizzetti
Performer:  Giancarlo Simonacci
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Ildebrando Pizzetti (1880-1968) belonged to the group of Italian composers (the so called ‘Generation of the ‘80s’), his contempo- raries were Respighi, Malipiero and Casella. Of these composers, Respighi and Pizzetti composed relatively little for the piano, and their works for the instrument tend recall music of the past - with echoes of baroque and Gregorian chant detected in many of them.

Pizzetti’s love of melody is quintessentially Italian – a predilection for song, dramatic lyricism and at time moments of great joy and passion – all components found in not only his orchestral music, but in the works for piano on this CD. Many are exquisite miniatures, but the large scale Sonata of 1943 is Pizzetti’s most important piano
Read more work and the Variations on a theme from Fra Gherardo (his opera from 1928) show the composer equally at home working on a large scale. In both works musical influen- ces and styles from earlier periods are used to great effect.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sogno by Ildebrando Pizzetti
Performer:  Giancarlo Simonacci (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1898; Italy 
2.
Poemetto romantico by Ildebrando Pizzetti
Performer:  Giancarlo Simonacci (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; Italy 
3.
Canti di ricordanza by Ildebrando Pizzetti
Performer:  Giancarlo Simonacci (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; Italy 
4.
Romanza senza parole by Ildebrando Pizzetti
Performer:  Giancarlo Simonacci (Piano)
5.
Le danze by Ildebrando Pizzetti
Performer:  Giancarlo Simonacci (Piano)
6.
Da un autunno già lontano by Ildebrando Pizzetti
Performer:  Giancarlo Simonacci (Piano)
7.
Sonata for Piano by Ildebrando Pizzetti
Performer:  Giancarlo Simonacci (Piano)

Sound Samples

Romanza senza parole
Sogno
Poemetto romantico: I. Appassionato
Poemetto romantico: II. Intermezzo
Poemetto romantico: III. Triste
Foglio d'album
Le Danze: I. Introduzione - La danza dei sette candelabri
Le Danze: II. La danza votiva della faledra
Monte Morello sotto la luna
Da un autunno gia lontano: No. 1. Sole mattutino sul prato del Roccolo
Da un autunno gia lontano: No. 2. In una giornata piovosa, nel bosco
Da un autunno gia lontano: No. 3. Al Fontanino
Lento e grave
L'ombra
Piano Sonata: I. Assai mosso e arioso, ma non molto vivace
Piano Sonata: II. Adagio
Piano Sonata: III. Turbinoso
Canti di ricordanza: I. Molto largo
Canti di ricordanza: II. Allegro moderato
Canti di ricordanza: III. Appassionato
Canti di ricordanza: IV. Andante largo

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