GIAN FRANCESCO MALIPIERO (1882-1973): Gabrieliana, Serenata for Bassoon and 10 Instruments, Madrigali - Interpretazioni Sinfoniche, 5 Favole for Voice and Small Orchestra, 6 Canzonette Veneziane for Mezzo-Soprano and Orchestra.

Catalogue Number: 03L007

Label: CPO

Reference: 777 322

Format: CD

Price: $15.98

Description: More of Malipiero's compositions based on "ancient music" - the 1932 orchestrations of four Monteverdi madrigals and the four-movement piece based on polychoral works by Giovanni Gabrieli which he produced upon turning 90 (!). The Favole (1950) and the Canzonette (1961) figure in here as well, as he sets 16th century texts in the former and very brief Venetian popular songs from an 1844 collection in the latter. The delightful little bassoon concerto of just under ten minutes also dates from 1961. Italian-English texts. Damiana Pinti (mezzo), Paolo Carlini (bassoon), Camerata Strumentale "Città di Prato"; Marzio Conti.


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