Petrassi: Partita & Divertimento

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Petrassi: Partita & Divertimento



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25th Feb 2013




75 minutes


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Petrassi: Partita & Divertimento


Partita for orchestra


World Première Recording

Quattro inni sacri

Carlo Putelli (tenor) & Davide Malvestio (bass)

Nuovo Coro Lirico Sinfonico Romano

Coro di morti

Nuovo Coro Lirico Sinfonico Romano



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Goffredo Petrassi was one of the most important Italian composers of the twentieth century. Beginning with the previously unrecorded Divertimento in C, this release focuses on Petrassi’s compositions of the 1930s and 40s. Employing an unusual mix of styles and idioms, as well as brief quotations from Ravel and Stravinsky, the Partita was the first work to win him renown. The eloquent Quattro inni sacri (Four Sacred Hymns), described by the composer as ‘music of today for the faithful of today’, were intended as an antidote ‘to the unctuous and conformist style in use in our churches’ but, in reality, are only ever heard in the concert hall. Soon after the start of the Second World War, Petrassi wrote his meditative madrigale drammatico, Coro di Morti (Chorus of the Dead), the composer’s first setting of a non-sacred text and perhaps his finest achievement in the field of vocal music.

Goffredo Petrassi: Divertimento in C major

I. Allegro

II. Caccia: Andante

III. Pavana

IV. Allegro

Goffredo Petrassi: Partita

I. Gagliarda

II. Ciaccona

III. Giga

Goffredo Petrassi: 4 inni sacri (version for tenor, baritone and orchestra)

No. 1. Jesus dulcis memoria

No. 2. Te lucis ante terminum

No. 3. Lucis creator optime

No. 4. Salvete Christi vulnera

Goffredo Petrassi: Coro di morti

Coro di morti

International Record Review

July/August 2013

“Putelli is a soloist of passionate dramatic conviction, ably communicating the variety in the composer's reactions to these texts...The Roman choir and orchestra certainly have the measure of the work under Francesco La Vecchia's assured direction.”

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