Huge Pietro Scarpini box with some unusual piano repertoireALFREDO CASELLA (1883-1947): Partita for Piano and Small Orchestra, Op. 42 (RAI A. Scarlatti Orchestra of Naples; Massimo Pradella. live Feb. 25, 1967), ROGER SESSIONS (1896-1985): Piano Concerto (RAI Rome SO; Mario Rossi. Live Jan. 4, 1958), RICCARDO MALIPIERO (1914-2003): Piano Concerto (RAI Milan SO; Nino Sanzogno. live May 27, 1961), LUIGI DALLAPICCOLA (1904-1975): Quaderno musicale di Annalibera (RAI Rome transcription disc Dec. 1, 1954), GOFFREDO PETRASSI (1904-2003): Piano Concerto (BBCSO; Sanzogno. live March 4, 1959), MARIO PERAGALLO (1910-1996): Piano Concerto (Bavarian Radio SO; Ferenc Fricsay. studio Nov. 21, 1952), with standard rep by Albéniz, Bach, Bartók, Brahms, Clementi, Janáček, Mozart, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, D. Scarlatti, Schoenberg, Schubert, Schumann, Scriabin, Stravinsky and Villa-Lobos.
Catalogue Number: 08W064
Label: Rhine Classics
Description: Scarpini was called "a pianist of prodigious capacities" by New York Times critic Olin Downes after a performance of the Prokofiev 2nd concerto. Though he studied conducting at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, as well as composition with Casella and Respighi, it is as a pianist that realized his ultimate talent. Scarpini was a rare combination: a highly intellectual pianist with a virtuoso technique. He was a dignified and solitary person with a serious approach to music, single-mindedly following the course of his artistic convictions without compromise. 12 CDs. Pietro Scarpini (piano).