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MALIPIERO, G.F.: Symphonies, Vol. 5 (Almeida) - Nos. 9 and 10 / Sinfonia dello zodiaco


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MALIPIERO, G.F.: Symphonies, Vol. 5 (Almeida) - Nos. 9 and 10 / Sinfonia dello zodiaco

This is the final disc in the series of Gian Francesco Malipiero’s published symphonies, originally issued on Marco Polo. One of the most significant threads in Malipiero’s huge and many-sided output, they strengthen his claim to be regarded as the most important and original Italian composer of his generation. Sinfonia dello zodiaco vividly depicts the ever-changing moods of the four seasons in twelve movements that are analogous to the signs of the zodiac. The perky capriciousness of his brief Symphony No. 9 is interrupted by an unforgettable but enigmatic outburst by trumpets and percussion marked ‘Ahimè’ (Alas!) in the score. Symphony No. 10, his musical tribute to an admired colleague, Hermann Scherchen, is named after the ancient Greek goddess who cuts short the thread of life.

Malipiero, Gian Francesco

  Sinfonia dello zodiaco, Partita No. 1, "Spring"
1.   I. Andante 00:04:56
2.   II. Mosso 00:02:34
3.   III. Andante - Allegro - Molto tranquillo 00:04:50
  Sinfonia dello zodiaco, Partita No. 2, "Summer"
4.   I. Allegro 00:04:22
5.   II. Piùttosto lento 00:03:07
6.   III. Allegro, molto marcato 00:02:47
  Sinfonia dello zodiaco, Partita No. 3, "Autumn"
7.   I. Piùttosto lento 00:02:52
8.   II. Allegro grazioso 00:03:48
9.   III. Lento 00:03:19
  Sinfonia dello zodiaco, Partita No. 4, "Winter"
10.   I. Leggermente mosso - Più lento un poco - Allegro molto moderato 00:03:25
11.   II. Andante (pastorale) 00:03:27
12.   III. Allegro (agitato) - Ritenuto - Tranquillo - Allegro 00:02:39
  Symphony No. 9, "Dell'ahime"
13.   I. Allegro - Moderatamente mosso - Quasi lento - Leggermente agitato - Più mosso (un poco agitato) 00:06:35
14.   II. Lento, ma non troppo - Mosso ma non troppo - Primo tempo 00:04:10
15.   III. Allegro - Lento (Ahime) - Allegro ma non troppo - Piùttosto largo 00:05:01
  Symphony No. 10, "Atropo"
16.   I. Lento - Andante 00:03:49
17.   II. Tranquillo 00:02:07
18.   III. Mosso 00:03:20
19.   IV. Mosso, molto vivace - Un poco più lento 00:04:04

Total Playing Time: 01:11:12

Malipiero, Gian Francesco

Almeida, Antonio de

Moscow Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Series: 19th/20th Century Italian Classics

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.570882

Barcode: 747313088270

Physical Release: 12/2010

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