GIAN FRANCESCO MALIPIERO (1882-1973): I Sonetti delle Fate, ALFREDO CASELLA (1883-1947): La sera fiesolana, GIORGIO FEDERICO GHEDINI (1892-1965): 3 liriche di Pascoli, FRANCO ALFANO (1875-1954): Ninna-nanna di mezanotte, Melodia, PAOLO TOSTI (1846-1916): 2 piccoli nottturni, VALENTINO BUCCHI (1916-1976): 4 liriche.
Catalogue Number: 10M057
Reference: STR 33839
Description: These are all settings of "crepuscular poets" - a not exclusively Italian genre from the turn of the century dominated here by D'Annunzio (but there's a Verlaine text here too, set by Bucchi) - whose elements are sunset, half-light, just barely glimpsed figures, barely apprehended scents, intoxication, fantasy, mythic creatures, set in personal ways by these composers with the 18-minute cycle by Malipiero being the most striking for its varies uses of Impressionistic techniques to create a unique, shadowy, ecstatically sensual experience. Italian texts. Tiziana Scandaletti (soprano), Riccardo Piacentini (piano).