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MAGNANI, A.: Virtuoso Clarinet Works - Divertimenti / Elegia / Melodia romantica / Mazurka-Caprice (Bosi, R. Bartoli)

Composer(s):Magnani, Aurelio
Artist(s) Bosi, Sergio, clarinet • Bartoli, Riccardo, piano
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.572890
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
 


Considered one of the foremost soloists of his day, Aurelio Magnani was the father of the modern Italian clarinet school. His pupils filled prestigious positions in orchestras worldwide. He was also a composer, having studied in Bologna, and in addition to operas wrote extensively for his own instrument. These fantasies, paraphrases and melodies embrace florid virtuosity and melting lyricism alike, and are inspired and sophisticated works revealing the best in Italian style.


   




Review By Jane Ellsworth,The Clarinet,September 2013

Bosi’s enthusiasm for this music is readily apparent on this disc. He plays with sure technique and abundant musicality. The partnership between Bosi and Bartoli is especially fine; Bartoli is as sensitive an accompanist as one could wish for. Recording quality is good. The music on this disc ranges from charming to truly beautiful, and all of it is a pleasure to hear. Some of these compositions deserve a renewed place on concert programs, and aficionados of Italian clarinet music (and Italian clarinet playing!) will certainly want this disc in their collections. © The Clarinet



Review By Jane Ellsworth,The Clarinet,September 2013

Bosi’s enthusiasm for this music is readily apparent on this disc. He plays with sure technique and abundant musicality. The partnership between Bosi and Bartoli is especially fine; Bartoli is as sensitive an accompanist as one could wish for. Recording quality is good. The music on this disc ranges from charming to truly beautiful, and all of it is a pleasure to hear. Some of these compositions deserve a renewed place on concert programs, and aficionados of Italian clarinet music (and Italian clarinet playing!) will certainly want this disc in their collections. © The Clarinet



Review By Jane Ellsworth,The Clarinet,September 2013

Bosi’s enthusiasm for this music is readily apparent on this disc. He plays with sure technique and abundant musicality. The partnership between Bosi and Bartoli is especially fine; Bartoli is as sensitive an accompanist as one could wish for. Recording quality is good. The music on this disc ranges from charming to truly beautiful, and all of it is a pleasure to hear. Some of these compositions deserve a renewed place on concert programs, and aficionados of Italian clarinet music (and Italian clarinet playing!) will certainly want this disc in their collections. © The Clarinet



Review By Byzantion,MusicWeb International,March 2013

Ace clarinettist Sergio Bosi and pianist Riccardo Bartoli are back again for Naxos with a follow-up to their superb disc of ‘Italian Clarinet Gems’, released in 2011 (review). This is essentially more in a similar vein, but this time by a single composer.

…Magnani’s music is certainly not flippant or bland. In fact, it is stylishly entertaining, especially for those who adore lyrical clarinet. All these pieces are lovingly crafted and creatively mellifluous—three indeed are pastiches.

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Review By Byzantion,MusicWeb International,March 2013

Ace clarinettist Sergio Bosi and pianist Riccardo Bartoli are back again for Naxos with a follow-up to their superb disc of ‘Italian Clarinet Gems’, released in 2011 (review). This is essentially more in a similar vein, but this time by a single composer.

…Magnani’s music is certainly not flippant or bland. In fact, it is stylishly entertaining, especially for those who adore lyrical clarinet. All these pieces are lovingly crafted and creatively mellifluous—three indeed are pastiches.

more....


Review By Byzantion,MusicWeb International,March 2013

Ace clarinettist Sergio Bosi and pianist Riccardo Bartoli are back again for Naxos with a follow-up to their superb disc of ‘Italian Clarinet Gems’, released in 2011 (review). This is essentially more in a similar vein, but this time by a single composer.

…Magnani’s music is certainly not flippant or bland. In fact, it is stylishly entertaining, especially for those who adore lyrical clarinet. All these pieces are lovingly crafted and creatively mellifluous—three indeed are pastiches.

more....


Review By Byzantion,MusicWeb International,March 2013

Ace clarinettist Sergio Bosi and pianist Riccardo Bartoli are back again for Naxos with a follow-up to their superb disc of ‘Italian Clarinet Gems’, released in 2011 (review). This is essentially more in a similar vein, but this time by a single composer.

…Magnani’s music is certainly not flippant or bland. In fact, it is stylishly entertaining, especially for those who adore lyrical clarinet. All these pieces are lovingly crafted and creatively mellifluous—three indeed are pastiches.

more....


Review By Byzantion,MusicWeb International,March 2013

Ace clarinettist Sergio Bosi and pianist Riccardo Bartoli are back again for Naxos with a follow-up to their superb disc of ‘Italian Clarinet Gems’, released in 2011 (review). This is essentially more in a similar vein, but this time by a single composer.

…Magnani’s music is certainly not flippant or bland. In fact, it is stylishly entertaining, especially for those who adore lyrical clarinet. All these pieces are lovingly crafted and creatively mellifluous—three indeed are pastiches.

more....


Review By Claudio Cavallaro,Livecity.it,January 2013

Attenti a chiedere ad un clarinettista di suonarvi un pezzo di Magnani! La reazione potrebbe essere oltremodo violenta, perché, del compositore e clarinettista romagnolo, chi suona il clarinetto ricorda soprattutto il famigerato Metodo sul quale ha versato lacrime e sudore nei primi anni di Conservatorio. In pochi—anche tra i clarinettisti—conoscono infatti le composizioni extra-didattiche di Aurelio Magnani, e il merito della loro riscoperta va tutto a quei virtuosi dello strumento che, negli ultimi anni, le stanno incidendo e inserendo nei programmi da concerto. Tra questi “illuminati” si annovera Sergio Bosi, Primo Clarinetto dell’Orchestra Regionale delle Marche e docente presso il Conservatorio “Rossini” di Pesaro. Il

Bosi è un virtuoso di prim’ordine, dal suono chiaro ma non per questo povero di sfumature e colori, il cui timbro ben si adatta alle composizioni tardo-romantiche di Magnani. E se il protagonista indiscusso di questi pezzi è il clarinetto, grande merito va dato al pianoforte di Riccardo Bartoli, che accetta—e che fatica per un pianista!—di svolgere il ruolo di comprimario, in grandissima sintonia col solista, del quale non è mai veramente “succube”, sostenendolo ed indirizzandolo come le grandi “spalle” fanno con i grandi comici.

A proposito di comicità… la musica di Magnani sa essere magnificamente leggera, come nel secondo tema del Divertimento n. 2 e nel Capriccio di Mazurka-Caprice, quanto intimamente struggente come nell’Elegia e nella Melodia romantica. Egli ha un merito—e questo merito si riversa sui suoi novelli interpreti—che non tutti i compositori-strumentisti hanno: quello di aver scritto della musica che non abbia soltanto autoreferenziali velleità virtuosistiche, ma che sappia coinvolgere chi ascolta, quasi fosse un moderno Chopin del clarinetto.

Se ne consiglia l’ascolto a tutti i clarinettisti, per far loro rivalutare il tanto temuto compositore, che per tutti—quasi quel preporre l’articolo al cognome funga a collocarlo tra gli autori di opere esclusivamente scolastiche—è semplicemente “il Magnani”. © 2013 Livecity.it

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Review By PS,PlatoMania,November 2012








 

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