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MADERNA, B.: Piano Concerto (1942) / Concerto for 2 Pianos / Quadrivium (Orvieto, Bongelli, Gruppo 40.6, Arena of Verona Orchestra, Miotto)

Composer(s):Maderna, Bruno
Artist(s)
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category ConcertosInstrumentalOrchestral
Catalogue 8.572642
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 6.99
 

 


Long considered lost, the two entirely distinctive versions of Bruno Maderna’s strikingly expressive 1942 Piano Concerto here receive their première recording. Maderna was still immersed in the world of Bartók as a brilliant young graduate, and this influence is again strong in the more complex and intricate Concerto for two pianos and instruments. A comparison between these intensely individual early works and the mature large-scale masterpiece Quadrivium delivers new perspectives on one of the most influential composers of the 20th century.


   



Some interesting work from a master of the Italian avant garde
Review By dc92823,January 2011

Bruno Maderna was one of a group of post second World War II composers to emerge from Italy and seek new forms in musical orchestration and a new way of organizing harmony that owed something to the Vienna school. Along with Luigi Nono and Luciano Berio, Maderna became well known for doing thusly, but in a way that was unique and even a bit impressionistic.

This new recording of his piano concertos and the orchestral work, "Quadrivium", illustrate the point well and are well worth your time. In fact, the "Piano Concerto" from 1942 sounds quite a bit reminiscent of Berg but with tinges of Rachmaninov or even Hindemith.

The opening is clean, and a bit whispy as the piano line rambles through a variety of moods and tonal centers. The work is consistently more....



Review By Record Geijutsu,May 2012


8.572642_The Record Geijutsu_052012_ja.pdf




 

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