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GHEDINI, G.F.: Concerto detto L'olmoneta / Litanie della Vergine / BACH, J.S. Musical Offering (Ghedini) (1952)

Composer(s):Bach, Johann SebastianGhedini, Giorgio Federico
Artist(s)
Period(s) 20th CenturyBaroque (1600-1750)
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - SacredConcertosOrchestral
Catalogue 8.111325
Label Naxos Historical
Quality   320kbps
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One of the finest Italian composers of the 20th century, Giorgio Federico Ghedini was almost 35 when his Litanie alla Vergine received what he described as a ‘warm welcome from the public, unreserved praise from all the critics and musicians’. Ghedini’s very individual orchestration of J. S. Bach’s Musical Offering is notable for its use of a variety of small, usually homogeneous groups from within an orchestra including two pianos but no horns. L’Olmeneta (The Elm Grove) of 1951 is a fascinating concerto for orchestra and two concertante cellos which Ghedini felt were like two complementary herbs, the red Glaspi and the white Egusa, growing far apart but with roots intertwining underground. At the heart of the concerto lies a

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Review By Crescendo (Germany),January 2009


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Review By David Denton, Naxos,January 2009

Apart from Respighi and Malipiero, Italian music in the first half of the 20th century has gained limited international recognition, and the name of Giorgio Federico Ghedini is hardly known outside of his native land. From letters that exist he must have been a very conceited person who never seemed able to make up his mind whether he wanted to be a pianist, composer or conductor, his career eventually falling between the proverbial ‘stools’. Maybe he should simply have contented himself with teaching, Lucanio Berio being among his many outstanding Milan Conservatory pupils. The three works on the present disc are a snapshot of his working life, the earliest, when he was thirty-four in 1926, being the Litanie for mezzo, chorus and orchestra, and

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