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MALIPIERO, G.F.: Symphonies, Vol. 2 (Almeida) - Nos. 1 and 2 / Sinfonie del silenzio e de la morte

Composer(s)Malipiero, Gian Francesco
Artist(s) Almeida, Antonio de, Conductor • Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.570879
Label / Series Naxos / 19th/20th Century Italian Classics
Quality   320kbps
  Booklet / liner notes available

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 second Naxos issue of the cycle of 11 numbered and 6 unnumbered symphonies features the largest and most ambitious of the early “symphonies”, the turbulent and at times macabre Symphonies of Silence and Death. At the heart of Symphony No. 1, in Four Movements like the Four Seasons, is the autumnal third, rich in radiantly melancholy sonorities. Symphony No. 2 “elegiaca” is notable for the plaintive beauty of its two slow movements, especially the exquisite closing pages of the second, which also conclude the work.

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MALIPIERO, G.F.: Symphonies, Vol. 2 (Almeida) - Nos. 1 and 2 / Sinfonie del silenzio e de la morte 1:17:40   
  Sinfonie del silenzio e de la morte          
      I. Danza tragica 12:28       
      II. Sinfonia del silenzio 10:57       
      III. Il molino della morte 9:25       
  Symphony No. 1, "In quattro tempi, come le quattro stagioni"          
      I. Quasi andante. Sereno 6:01       
      II. Allegro 6:08       
      III. Lento, ma non troppo 4:56       
      IV. Allegro, quasi allegretto 5:36       
  Symphony No. 2, "Elegiaca"          
      I. Allegro non troppo 5:33       
      II. Lento non troppo 5:34       
      III. Mosso 3:10       
      IV. Lento 7:52       
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