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PIZZINI: Al Piemonte / Il poema delle Dolomiti / Grotte di Postumia / Strapaese (Pizzini) (1955-1956)

Composer(s):Pizzini, Carlo Alberto
Artist(s) Pizzini, Carlo Alberto, Conductor • Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.111317
Label Naxos Historical
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The Italian composer Carlo Alberto Pizzini studied composition with Ottorino Respighi. He wrote in almost every form, from chamber music through music for choir, orchestra and band to incidental music for theatre, television and films. As a conductor he gave concerts all over the world, usually including his own compositions. This recording features a number of Pizzini’s most important orchestral works. The symphonic poem Al Piemonte was inspired by the history, the natural beauty and the famously zealous work-ethic of the Piedmont region of northern Italy, where the Roman-born Pizzini lived and worked for many years. When Respighi saw his young pupil’s score for Il poema delle Dolomiti he scribbled on it ‘Bravo!’, adding:

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Review By David Denton,Naxos,April 2008

At a time when the world�s musical establishment had fallen into the hands of those promoting atonality, the Italian composer, Carlo Alberto Pizzini, was no longer regarded as fashionable

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