GIAN FRANCESCO MALIPIERO (1882-1973): Ritrovari, 5 studi (both World Premiere Recordings), Serenata mattutina, Symphony No. 6 “degli archi”.

Catalogue Number: 03V008

Label: Naxos

Reference: 8.574173

Format: CD

Price: $12.98

Description: The unconventional structure of Gian Francesco Malipiero’s music takes us on a journey through unexpected, sometimes incredibly beautiful vistas. The symphony (1947) is a rich and songful celebration of string sonorities and moods, while the heroic Ritrovari (inspired by D’Annunzio in 1926) and evocative Serenata mattutina (1959) display Malipiero’s expertise in writing for unusual chamber ensembles. The Cinque studi of 1959/60 demonstrate an astonishing range of contrasting moods- a kaleidoscopic sonic tour with no more than a small orchestra, which juxtaposes orchestral strings with a wind group of a single flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon and two horns, and a percussion group of cymbal, bass drum, tambourine, celesta, and piano. Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana; Damian Iorio.

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