ILDEBRANDO PIZZETTI (1880-1968): Rondò veneziano, Preludio a un altro giorno, La Pisanella, L'Edipo Re di Sofocle.
Catalogue Number: 07L069
Reference: CDH 55329
Description: The Rondo (1929) is the biggest work here: a lavishly scored, single-movement impression of Venice which opens languorously and moves through various quasi-sonata-form periods in which several of Pizzetti's characteristic fingerprints are audible: archaic textures, baroque dance forms, clear structures and tonal fluidity. La Pisanella is a five-movement suite of incidental music from 1917 for a play set in 15th-century, Venetian-ruled Cyprus, affording the composer much opportunity for local color, while the latest work here, 1952's "Prelude to Another Day" is strikingly tragic in character and expression. BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä. Original 1998 Hyperion release.