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Naxos’s Recording of Music by Pizzetti wins ‘Best New Classical Release for 2009’

December 18, 2009

Naxos’s recording of music by Pizzetti (8.572013) has won the award for the best new classical release for 2009 in Greece at the Music and Theater Awards of Greece at the Athens Megaron. This is a highly important award is given by the Union of the Music and Theater Critics.

PIZZETTI Concerto dell’estate, La festa delle Panatenee
Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra • Myron Michailidis

This is the first recording in more than 40 years of Ildebrando Pizzetti’s masterpiece, Concerto dell’estate (Summer Concerto), described by the composer as a ‘pastoral symphony’. One of his most strikingly beautiful early works, the Tre Preludii Sinfonici per L’Edipo Re were written to accompany a production of Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex in Milan in 1904. Pizzetti’s passion for Greek music and drama can also be heard in his incidental music for La Festa delle Panatenee (The Feast of the Panathenaea). The Preludio to the opera Clitennestra, based on the ancient Greek myth of Clytemnestra, who murdered her husband, Agamemnon, is a darkly hued work, forewarning of the dire events about to unfold.

Naxos warmly congratulates the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra and conductor Myron Michailidis.

In February 2010, the Orchestra will be setting down the world première recordings of Malipiero’s Sinfonia degli eroi, Dai sepolcriArmenia and Ditirambo tragico for Naxos. The recording will also include Grottesco.


Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra Biography & Discography

Myron Michailidis Biography & Discography


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