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Fontanesi: Orchestral Works / Roo, Virtuosi Italiani


Release Date: 07/07/2017 
Label:  Bongiovanni   Catalog #: 5196  
Composer:  David Fontanesi
Performer:  Luca VignaliGinevra PetrucciPaolo Carlini
Conductor:  Kasper de Roo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Virtuosi Italiani
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

David Fontanesi here presents five polished orchestral works that range from a small string ensemble with the addition of concertante instruments, to the forces of a full orchestra. In adopting a prevalently neo-tonal idiom, dense with thematic elaboration and subtleties of timbre, the composer once again reasserts his distance both from post-Webernism (involving what he himself calls “pointilliste, spectral or structuralist metastases”) and from the excessive simplification of the minimalists and neo-romantics that, all too often, verges on sloppiness. Italian composer David Fontanesi holds a degree in Medieval Philosophy from the University of Padua and Composition from the Accademia Musicale Chigiana of Siena where he studied with Azio Read more Corghi. He also studied music at the Academy Romanini in Brescia. He has written a variety of works for multiple instrumentations, in addition to publishing multiple academic papers and a novel. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Flute and Oboe by David Fontanesi
Performer:  Luca Vignali (Oboe), Ginevra Petrucci (Flute)
Conductor:  Kasper de Roo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Virtuosi Italiani
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2015; Italy 
2.
Concerto for Flute and Bassoon by David Fontanesi
Performer:  Ginevra Petrucci (Flute), Paolo Carlini (Bassoon)
Conductor:  Kasper de Roo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Virtuosi Italiani
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2015; Italy 
3.
Piccola Suite by David Fontanesi
Conductor:  Kasper de Roo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Virtuosi Italiani
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2004; Italy 
4.
Schizzi Sinfonici by David Fontanesi
Conductor:  Kasper de Roo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Virtuosi Italiani
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2001; Italy 
5.
Hymnus by David Fontanesi
Conductor:  Kasper de Roo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Virtuosi Italiani
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2009; Italy 

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