Cookie Control

This site uses cookies to store information on your computer.
I am happy to proceed
Image

Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Piano Concertos Nos. 1/ 2 F-B



Shipping time: In stock | Expected delivery 1-2 days | Free UK Delivery
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's two Piano Concertos form a contrasting pair. Concerto No. 1, written in 1927, is a vivid and witty example of his romantic spirit, exquisite melodies and rich yet transparent orchestration. Concerto No. 2, composed a decade later, is a darker, more dramatic and virtuosic work. The deeply-felt and dreamlike slow movement and passionate finale are tinged with bleak moments of somber agitation, suggestive of unfolding tragic events with the imminent introduction of the Fascist Racial Laws that led Castelnuovo-Tedesco to seek exile in the USA in 1939. The Four Dances from 'Love's Labour's Lost', part of the composer's recurring fascination for the art of Shakespeare, are atmospheric, richly characterised and hugely enjoyable. This is their first performance and recording.

Castelnuovo-Tedesco is a hugely approachable composer whose lyrical gifts are impressively married to a fine and vivid colourful sense of orchestration. The two concertos make perfect disc mates but they are hardly ever - if ever -programmed together maybe because the original score of No 2 was lost. They are perfect twentieth century concertos.
Facts
Item number 8572823
Barcode 747313282371
Release date 30/04/2012
Category 20TH CENTURY
Label Naxos Records
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Write your own review
You must log in to be able to write a review
If you like Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Piano Concertos Nos. 1/ 2 F-B, please tell your friends! You can easily share this page directly on Facebook, Twitter and via e-mail below.

You may also like.....

Image
£7.99
Koechlin: Les Heures Persanes
Image
£7.99
Braga Santos: Alfama
Image
£6.99
Bowen: Viola Sonatas 1 / 2
Image
£7.99
Hill: String Quartets Vol.4
Balada: Piano Music Of Leonardo Balada 8572594 28/11/2011 £7.99
Schuman W: The Complete Published Symphonies 8505228 31/08/2010 £19.99
PROKOFIEV: PETERTHE WOLF 8111290 30/06/2008 £6.99
Few in stock Buy +
Vaughan Williams: Complete Symphonies 8506017 28/04/2008 £19.99
Out of stock
ORFF: Carmina Burana 8550196 01/01/2001 £6.49
Few in stock Buy +
STRAVINSKY: The Firebird / Petrushka / Suites Nos. 1 and 2 8550263 01/01/2001 £6.49
Few in stock Buy +
Image Image
My account
My cart: 0 items