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RENDINE, S.: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2, "Andorrana" (Conti)

Composer(s):Rendine, Sergio
Artist(s) Conti, Marzio, Conductor • Andorra National Chamber Orchestra
Period(s) Contemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.572039
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99


Sergio Rendine’s Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 ‘Andorrana’ both owe their existence to the encouragement of conductor Marzio Conti who, as an admirer and frequent performer of the Italian composer’s music, persuaded him to broach this traditional orchestral form. The First Symphony was commissioned by the Orchestra Sinfonica di San Remo, while the Second Symphony was commissioned by the State Government of Andorra for ONCA, the National State Classical Orchestra, as a musical work representing the Principality’s natural environment, culture and traditions.


Review By David Denton,Naxos,July 2008

The Italian composer, Sergio Rendine, does not believe that the traditional symphony is dead and here contributes two newly crafted works. Born in Naples in 1954 and presently combining the roles of Artistic Director of the Teatro Marrucino di Chieti and Administrative Advisor of the Orchestra of Santa Cecilia Accademia Nazionale, he still finds the time to compose. Many of his previous works have been commissioned by leading orchestras in Germany, Austria, Russia and the UK, and it was the conductor at the Teatro Marrucino, Marzio Conti, who suggested that Rendine should look at the composition of symphonies, of which two have so far been completed in 2006 and 2007. With their roots firmly anchored to a time when melody and tunefulness were the driving force in music, both works



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