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MALIPIERO, G.F.: Symphonies, Vol. 1 (Almeida) - Nos. 3 and 4 / Sinfonia del mare


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MALIPIERO, G.F.: Symphonies, Vol. 1 (Almeida) - Nos. 3 and 4 / Sinfonia del mare

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 first Naxos issue of the cycle of 11 numbered and 6 unnumbered symphonies features the early Sea Symphony and two of the very best, the Third and Fourth, written during World War II. Inspired by the tolling bells of St Mark’s Cathedral to signify the German invasion of Italy in 1943, the remarkable Symphony No. 3 “delle campane” evokes, in the composer’s words, “from the lagoons, Venice all vibrating with bells… [becoming] a huge musical instrument”. At the heart of Symphony No. 4 “in memoriam” [Natalie Koussevitzky] lies the eloquent slow movement, surely the most beautiful of any Malipiero symphony.

Malipiero, Gian Francesco

  Sinfonia del mare
1.   Sinfonia del mare 00:23:41
  Symphony No. 3, "delle campane"
2.   I. Allegro moderato 00:06:02
3.   II. Andante molto moderato 00:05:28
4.   III. Vivace 00:02:57
5.   IV. Lento 00:09:23
  Symphony No. 4, "in memoriam"
6.   I. Allegro moderato 00:05:41
7.   II. Lento funebre 00:07:30
8.   III. Allegro 00:03:07
9.   IV. Lento 00:08:40

Total Playing Time: 01:12:29

Malipiero, Gian Francesco

Almeida, Antonio de

Moscow Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Series: 19th/20th Century Italian Classics

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.570878

Barcode: 0747313087877

Physical Release: 07/2008

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