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PETRASSI, G.: Partita / Divertimento / 4 inni sacri / Coro di morti (Rome Symphony, La Vecchia)


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Man with a Mission
– Francesco La Vecchia talks to Jeremy Siepmann

PETRASSI, G.: Partita / Divertimento / 4 inni sacri / Coro di morti (Rome Symphony, La Vecchia)

Goffredo Petrassi was one of the most important Italian composers of the twentieth century. Beginning with the previously unrecorded Divertimento in C, this release focuses on Petrassi’s compositions of the 1930s and 40s. Employing an unusual mix of styles and idioms, as well as brief quotations from Ravel and Stravinsky, the Partita was the first work to win him renown. The eloquent Quattro inni sacri (Four Sacred Hymns), described by the composer as ‘music of today for the faithful of today’, were intended as an antidote ‘to the unctuous and conformist style in use in our churches’ but, in reality, are only ever heard in the concert hall. Soon after the start of the Second World War, Petrassi wrote his meditative madrigale drammatico, Coro di Morti (Chorus of the Dead), the composer’s first setting of a non-sacred text and perhaps his finest achievement in the field of vocal music.

Petrassi, Goffredo

  Divertimento in C Major
1.   I. Allegro 00:05:07
2.   II. Caccia: Andante 00:06:22
3.   III. Pavana 00:06:01
4.   IV. Allegro 00:04:17
5.   I. Gagliarda 00:06:05
6.   II. Ciaccona 00:07:51
7.   III. Giga 00:04:58
  4 inni sacri (version for tenor, baritone and orchestra)
8.   No. 1. Jesus dulcis memoria 00:04:10
9.   No. 2. Te lucis ante terminum 00:02:58
10.   No. 3. Lucis creator optime 00:03:58
11.   No. 4. Salvete Christi vulnera 00:07:26

Petrassi, Goffredo
Leopardi, Giacomo, lyricist(s)

  Coro di morti
12.   Coro di morti 00:16:48

Total Playing Time: 01:16:01

Petrassi, Goffredo

Leopardi, Giacomo

La Vecchia, Francesco

Rome Symphony Orchestra

Coro Lirico Sinfonico Romano

Malvestio, Davide; Putelli, Carlo

Label: Naxos

Series: 19th/20th Century Italian Classics

Genre: Choral - Secular; Orchestral; Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572411

Barcode: 747313241170

Physical Release: 03/2013

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