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DALLAPICCOLA, L.: Piano Music (Piano Rarities) (Massa)

Composer(s):Dallapiccola, Luigi
Artist(s) Hirsch, Peter, Conductor • Berlin Radio Symphony OrchestraMassa, Pietro, piano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category ConcertosInstrumentalOrchestral
Catalogue C5045
Label Capriccio
Quality   320kbps


Accessible twelve-tone music...
Review By NH84897,September 2014

I first heard the piano work 'Quaderno musicale di Annalibera' in 1975 while I was studying music at the university. It inspired me to write a similar suite of short pieces; unfortunately mine, unlike Dallapiccola's, were rubbish and I had no choice but to throw the manuscript away. However it left me with a lasting impression of his work, and it was a great joy to find this recording.

To my unprofessional ear, the orchestral pieces which open the album (Piccolo concerto and Sonatina canonica) evoke the ballet works of Stravinsky, but the Quaderno (the reason I bought the album) has something very individual about it. Although Dallapiccola was influenced by other twelve-tone composers such as Berg and Webern, his music lacks the astringent quality of the Viennese school; more....


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