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BUSONI, F.: Piano Concerto (Cappello, Luca Marenzio Choir, Rome Symphony, La Vecchia)


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BUSONI, F.: Piano Concerto (Cappello, Luca Marenzio Choir, Rome Symphony, La Vecchia)

Busoni’s monumental Piano Concerto was completed in 1904 and remains the longest piano concerto to have been heard in public. He thought of the work as his ‘Italian Symphony’ but this Concerto for piano, orchestra and male chorus is an unclassifiable product, and an extraordinary synthesis of Austro-German and Italian impulses. In its virtuosity and lyricism it is one of the most remarkable works in the repertoire, making use in its final movement of the ‘Hymn to Allah’, from Adam Oehlenschläger’s play Aladdin. Roberto Cappello triumphed at the Premio Busoni competition in 1976 and is a leading international soloist.

Busoni, Ferruccio
Oehlenschlager, Adam, lyricist(s)

  Piano Concerto, Op. 39
1.   I. Prologo e Introito: Allegro, dolce e solenne 00:18:57
2.   II. Pezzo giocoso: Vivacemente, ma senza fretta 00:10:34
3.   III. Pezzo serioso: Introductio - Prima Pars - Altera Pars - Ultima Pars 00:25:08
4.   IV. All'Italiana (Tarantella): Vivace - In un tempo 00:13:13
5.   V. Cantico: Largamente 00:11:58

Total Playing Time: 01:19:50

Busoni, Ferruccio

Oehlenschlager, Adam

La Vecchia, Francesco

Rome Symphony Orchestra

Luca Marenzio Choir

Cappello, Roberto

Label: Naxos

Series: 19th/20th Century Italian Classics

Genre: Concertos

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572523

Barcode: 747313252374

Physical Release: 10/2011

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