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GHEDINI, G.F.: Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 2 (Bianchi)

Composer(s)Ghedini, Giorgio Federico
Artist(s) Bianchi, Massimo Giuseppe, piano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.572330
Label / Series Naxos / 19th/20th Century Italian Classics
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99

  Booklet / liner notes available

This second of Naxos’s two-disc survey of Giorgio Federico Ghedini’s complete piano music includes his largest-scale work for solo piano, the 1922 Sonata, an intimate and harmonically complex piece which emphasizes pianistic colour. The Fantasia, Divertimento contrappuntistico and Capriccio are dazzling virtuoso showpieces while the Ricercare, a work of sorrowful and contemplative mystery that the composer began during Word War II, is notable for its spare, lean textures. The composer’s daughter, Maria Grazia Ghedini, writes of these recordings: “As I listened to these pieces being played by Massimo Giuseppe Bianchi, I was reminded of something my father once said: ‘This is my credo: music is not a passing everlasting…As society becomes ever more technical, there is a great need for genuine sentiment, which is why music too must be animated, at its core, by a dramatic, romantic impulse…only thus can all its magic be conveyed.’” Volume 1 is available on Naxos 8.572329.


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GHEDINI, G.F.: Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 2 (Bianchi) 1:05:07   
  Piano Sonatina in D major              
      I. Allegretto grazioso 2:48    0.99   Add to cart  
      II. Larghetto espressivo 3:15    0.99   Add to cart  
      III. Finale: Rondo: Allegro con brio 2:51    0.99   Add to cart  
      No. 1. La formica: Moderatamente mosso 1:15    0.99   Add to cart  
      No. 2. Il gatto: Mosso e misterioso 2:04    0.99   Add to cart  
      No. 3. Il cucu: Dolcemente mosso 2:31    0.99   Add to cart  
      No. 4. Il gallo: Piuttosto sostenuto 2:10    0.99   Add to cart  
  Piano Sonata in A-Flat Major              
      I. Sereno con giubilo 7:23    1.59   Add to cart  
      II. Raccolto e grave 6:27    1.59   Add to cart  
      III. Vivo e fresco 4:20    0.99   Add to cart  
  Fantasia 9:25    1.59   Add to cart  
  Divertimento contrappuntistico 5:28    1.59   Add to cart  
  Capriccio 5:27    1.59   Add to cart  
  Ricercare super Sicut cervus desiderat ad fontes aquarum 8:09    1.59   Add to cart  
  Allegretto 1:34    0.99   Add to cart  
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