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Le Nuove Musiche: A Journey Through the 20th & 21st Centuries / Scandali


Release Date: 02/23/2018 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 95585  
Composer:  György LigetiBert MatterPier Damiano PerettiArvo Pärt,   ... 
Performer:  Luca Scandali
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

An anthology of recent compositions for organ, written during the last seven decades, is showcased here on the new Dell’Orto & Lanzini organ (2011) at the Madonna di Fatima Parish Church in the town of Pinerolo, near Turin in Italy’s Piedmont region. Yet this exiting new material is not without acknowledgement of the past, as some of the selected pieces pay homage to styles, musical languages and composers of yesteryear. Likewise the organ, though newly constructed, is modelled on those crafted by celebrated 17th-century builder Arp Schnitger, whose instruments abounded in the Hanseatic area of northern Europe during the Baroque era. Apart from the renowned, late composers Ligeti and Eben, the music is by living authors from a variety Read more of European backgrounds. György Ligeti’s popular Musica ricercata, from early in the Hungarian composer’s career, is represented here by three of its movements, transcribed for organ by the artist, Luca Scandali, himself. Themes by the great Baroque musician Buxtehude provide material for Czech composer–organist Petr Eben. The two youngest composers on the programme, Pier Damiano Peretti and Daniele Venturi hail from Italy, while the German-speaking pair, Jürgen Essl and Franz Danksagmüller, both studied with Michael Radulescu in Vienna. Dutch composer Bert Matter contributes a theme and variations on a 16th-century French song, and Belgian Bernard Foccroulle’s O quam pulchra es is written in the style of Baroque vocal music. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Musica ricercata (11) for Piano: no 8, Vivace. Energico by György Ligeti
Performer:  Luca Scandali (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951-1953; Hungary 
2.
Musica ricercata (11) for Piano: no 11, Andante misurato e tranquillo "Omaggio a Frescobaldi" by György Ligeti
Performer:  Luca Scandali (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951-1953; Hungary 
3.
Musica ricercata (11) for Piano: no 3, Allegro con spirito by György Ligeti
Performer:  Luca Scandali (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951-1953; Hungary 
4.
Fantaisie sur une jeune fillette by Bert Matter
Performer:  Luca Scandali (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Netherlands 
5.
Florete flores by Pier Damiano Peretti
Performer:  Luca Scandali (Organ)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Italy 
6.
Pari Intervallo by Arvo Pärt
Performer:  Luca Scandali (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976/1980; Estonia 
7.
Dialoge: I. Capriccio sopra la serenita by Jürgen Essl
Performer:  Luca Scandali (Organ)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Germany 
8.
Watching by Graham Fitkin
Performer:  Luca Scandali (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
9.
Cantio imitatio tremula organi by Franz Danksagmüller
Performer:  Luca Scandali (Organ)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Austria 
10.
Pieces (6) for Organ: No. 5, Nit estelada by Anna Bofill
Performer:  Luca Scandali (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
11.
Pieces (6) for Organ: No. 6, Cap a la lluna by Anna Bofill
Performer:  Luca Scandali (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
12.
Mintaka by Daniele Venturi
Performer:  Luca Scandali (Organ)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Italy 
13.
O quam pulchra es by Bernard Foccroulle
Performer:  Luca Scandali (Organ)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Belgium 
14.
Hommage ŕ Dietrich Buxtehude by Petr Eben
Performer:  Luca Scandali (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; Czech Republic 

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