Pizzetti - Symphony in A, Harp Concerto | Naxos 8573613

Pizzetti - Symphony in A, Harp Concerto

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8573613

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 12th May 2017

Contents

Artists

Margherita Bassani (harp)
Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai

Conductor

Damian Iorio

Works

Pizzetti, Ildebrando

Harp Concerto in E flat major
Symphony in A major

Artists

Margherita Bassani (harp)
Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai

Conductor

Damian Iorio

About

Composed in 1940, Pizzetti’s Symphony in A was one of the works, which included Benjamin Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem, commissioned to celebrate the 2600th anniversary of the accession of the legendary first Emperor of Japan. This powerful and unsettling work, Pizzetti’s only Symphony, is notable for its ominous mood, its compositional progress between February and June 1940 mirroring the unfolding European conflict and Italy’s own declaration of war. Written twenty years later for Italy’s leading harpist Clelia Gatti Aldrovandi, the sunny Harp Concerto is, by contrast, both lyrical and vivacious.

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