Pizzetti - Concerto dell’estate

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Pizzetti - Concerto dell’estate



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30th March 2009




68 minutes


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Pizzetti - Concerto dell’estate


Concerto dell’estate

Tre Preludii Sinfonici (per L''Edipo Re')

Simos Papanas (solo violin)

Clitennestra: Tragedia in un preludio e due atti

World Première Recording

La Festa delle Panatenee: Tre pezzi per orchestra

World Première Recording

Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, Myron Michailidis



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This is the first recording in more than 40 years of Ildebrando Pizzetti’s masterpiece, Concerto dell’estate (Summer Concerto), described by the composer as a ‘pastoral symphony’.

One of his most strikingly beautiful early works, the Tre Preludii Sinfonici per L’Edipo Re were written to accompany a production of Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex in Milan in 1904.

Pizzetti’s passion for Greek music and drama can also be heard in his incidental music for La Festa delle Panatenee (The Feast of the Panathenaea).

The ‘Preludio’ to the opera Clitennestra, based on the ancient Greek myth of Clytemnestra, who murdered her husband, Agamemnon, is a darkly hued work, forewarning of the dire events about to unfold.

This disc contains two world première recordings.

Ildebrando Pizzetti: Concerto dell'estate

I. Mattutino: Vivace e arioso

II. Notturno: Largo

III. Gagliarda e Finale: Allegro vigoroso

Ildebrando Pizzetti: Per l'Edipo re di Sofocle

No. 1. Largo

No. 2. Con impeto, ma non troppo mosso

No. 3. Con molta espressione di dolore

Ildebrando Pizzetti: Clitennestra

Clitennestra: Prelude: Molto largo

Ildebrando Pizzetti: La festa delle Panatenee

I. Preludio: Molto largo

II. Danza di Offerta del Peplo a Pallade Atena

III. Marcia del Corteo: Andante sostenuto

Penguin Guide

2011 edition

“[Concerto dell'estate] is a work of inventive skill and resource, and has no lack of charm, as have its companions on this disc.”

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