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MALIPIERO, G.F.: Symphonies, Vol. 2 (Almeida) - Nos. 1 and 2 / Sinfonie del silenzio e de la morte


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MALIPIERO, G.F.: Symphonies, Vol. 2 (Almeida) - Nos. 1 and 2 / Sinfonie del silenzio e de la morte

Gian Francesco Malipiero may be considered the most original and inventive of the generation of Italian composers born around 1880 (the so-called “generazione dell’Ottanta”). This second Naxos issue of the cycle of 11 numbered and 6 unnumbered symphonies features the largest and most ambitious of the early “symphonies”, the turbulent and at times macabre Symphonies of Silence and Death. At the heart of Symphony No. 1, in Four Movements like the Four Seasons, is the autumnal third, rich in radiantly melancholy sonorities. Symphony No. 2 “elegiaca” is notable for the plaintive beauty of its two slow movements, especially the exquisite closing pages of the second, which also conclude the work.

Malipiero, Gian Francesco

  Sinfonie del silenzio e de la morte
1.   I. Danza tragica 00:12:28
2.   II. Sinfonia del silenzio 00:10:57
3.   III. Il molino della morte 00:09:25
  Symphony No. 1, "In quattro tempi, come le quattro stagioni"
4.   I. Quasi andante. Sereno 00:06:01
5.   II. Allegro 00:06:08
6.   III. Lento, ma non troppo 00:04:56
7.   IV. Allegro, quasi allegretto 00:05:36
  Symphony No. 2, "Elegiaca"
8.   I. Allegro non troppo 00:05:33
9.   II. Lento non troppo 00:05:34
10.   III. Mosso 00:03:10
11.   IV. Lento 00:07:52

Total Playing Time: 01:17:40

Malipiero, Gian Francesco

Almeida, Antonio de

Moscow Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Series: 19th/20th Century Italian Classics

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.570879

Barcode: 747313087976

Physical Release: 05/2009

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