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CALACE: Mandolin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 / Rhapsodia Napoletana


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CALACE: Mandolin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 / Rhapsodia Napoletana

The son of a mandolin-maker, Raffaele Calace became a distinguished virtuoso of the instrument, creating new possibilities by technical modifications of the instrument. His Concertos, originally written for mandolin and piano, are substantial three-movement works which contrast, in both cases, a profound and striking first movement, a reflective and emotionally charged slow movement, and a skittish, virtuosic third movement. If a single musical example could demonstrate the range, emotion and expressiveness of the mandolin, it is the slow movement of Concerto No. 1.

Calace, Raffaele

  Mandolin Concerto No. 1, Op. 113
1.   I. Marziale 00:08:53
2.   II. Largo tranquillo 00:07:20
3.   III. Rondo 00:06:24
  Mandolin Concerto No. 2, Op. 144
4.   I. Maestoso 00:10:33
5.   II. Largo mesto 00:05:08
6.   III. Allegro non troppo 00:09:35
  Rhapsodia napoletana, Op. 66
7.   Rhapsodia napoletana, Op. 66 00:11:53
  Polonese, Op. 36
8.   Polonese, Op. 36 00:06:25
  Danza dei Nani, Op. 43
9.   Danza dei Nani, Op. 43 00:05:29

Total Playing Time: 01:11:40

Calace, Raffaele

Devine, Steven; Stephens, Alison

Label: Naxos

Genre: Concertos; Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.570434

Barcode: 0747313043477

Physical Release: 09/2007

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