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GHEDINI, G.F.: Concerto detto L'olmoneta / Litanie della Vergine / BACH, J.S. Musical Offering (Ghedini) (1952)


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GHEDINI, G.F.: Concerto detto L'olmoneta / Litanie della Vergine / BACH, J.S. Musical Offering (Ghedini) (1952)

One of the finest Italian composers of the 20th century, Giorgio Federico Ghedini was almost 35 when his Litanie alla Vergine received what he described as a ‘warm welcome from the public, unreserved praise from all the critics and musicians’. Ghedini’s very individual orchestration of J. S. Bach’s Musical Offering is notable for its use of a variety of small, usually homogeneous groups from within an orchestra including two pianos but no horns. L’Olmeneta (The Elm Grove) of 1951 is a fascinating concerto for orchestra and two concertante cellos which Ghedini felt were like two complementary herbs, the red Glaspi and the white Egusa, growing far apart but with roots intertwining underground. At the heart of the concerto lies a haunting, yearning, almost Mahlerian slow movement. Reissued here for the first time in more than 50 years, these are the only known surviving recordings of Ghedini conducting his own music.

Ghedini, Giorgio Federico

  Concerto detto L'olmoneta
1.   I. Allegro molto moderato e tranquillo 00:07:48
2.   II. Caccia nell'Olmoneta: Allegro vivace 00:02:46
3.   III. Molto adagio 00:11:38
4.   IV. Allegro quieto 00:07:54
  Litanie della Vergine
5.   Litanie della Vergine 00:10:01

Bach, Johann Sebastian
Ghedini, Giorgio Federico, arranger(s)

  Musical Offering, BWV 1079 (orch. G.F. Ghedini)
6.   Theme 00:01:21
7.   Ricercar a 3 00:04:32
8.   Canon perpetuus super thema regium 00:02:04
9.   Canon a 2 00:00:35
10.   Canon a 2 Violini in unisono 00:01:39
11.   Canon per motum contrarium 00:00:24
12.   Canon per augmentationem, contrario motu 00:02:16
13.   Canon perpetuus 00:02:22
14.   Canon a 2: I. Allegretto mosso 00:00:42
15.   Canon a 2: II. Animato 00:00:35
16.   Canon a 2: III. Più marcato 00:00:41
17.   Canon a 2: IV. Pesante 00:00:38
18.   Canon a 4 00:05:13
19.   Ricercare a 6 00:10:22

Total Playing Time: 01:13:31

Bach, Johann Sebastian; Ghedini, Giorgio Federico

Ghedini, Giorgio Federico

Ghedini, Giorgio Federico

Napoli Alessandro Scarlatti Orchestra

Associazone Scarlatti Chorus, Naples

Gusella, Mario; Mazzacurati, Benedetto; Rizzo, Marica

Label: Naxos Historical

Genre: Choral - Sacred; Concerto; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century; Baroque

Catalogue No: 8.111325

Barcode: 0747313332526

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Physical Release: 01/2009

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