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

Release Date: 2/23/2018
Catalog Number: BRI95585
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 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.
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
5. Florete flores by Pier Damiano Peretti
Performer: Luca Scandali (Organ)
Period: Contemporary
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
8. Watching by Graham Fitkin
Performer: Luca Scandali (Organ)
Period: 20th Century
9. Cantio imitatio tremula organi by Franz Danksagmüller
Performer: Luca Scandali (Organ)
Period: Contemporary
10. Pieces (6) for Organ: No. 5, Nit estelada by Anna Bofill
Performer: Luca Scandali (Organ)
Period: 20th Century
11. Pieces (6) for Organ: No. 6, Cap a la lluna by Anna Bofill
Performer: Luca Scandali (Organ)
Period: 20th Century
12. Mintaka by Daniele Venturi
Performer: Luca Scandali (Organ)
Period: Contemporary
13. O quam pulchra es by Bernard Foccroulle
Performer: Luca Scandali (Organ)
Period: Contemporary
14. Hommage à Dietrich Buxtehude by Petr Eben
Performer: Luca Scandali (Organ)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1987 ; Czech Republic
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