LORENZO PEROSI (1872-1956): In diebus tribulationis for Soprano, Chorus and Orchestra (Emilia Bertoncello [soprano], Coro Johann Sebastian Bach di Milano, Orchestra Sinfonica Classica di Alessandria; Arturo Sacchetti), Dormi, non piangere for Orchestra (Orchestra Sinfonica Carlo Coccia di Novara; Sacchetti).
Catalogue Number: 04M008
Reference: GB 2431-2
Description: The latest in this long series of Perosi live recordings features the 40-minute oratorio In diebus from 1915 which is in the serious, pious, earnest manner you'll have become accustomed to with this composer but which has more than a modicum more of tension, anguish and more tempo fluctuation than in some other works in this genre. Then, the 20-minute pastorale for orchestra, probably from around 1913, reveals the secular Perosi in music which often touches upon the sensuality implied by the pastoral genre (but it also had a choral insert - here rendered in its orchestral version - of a spiritual song from a publication of Perosi's in 1902). Latin-English texts.