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Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

(Firenze, April 3, 1895 – Beverly Hills, March 18, 1968)

Guitar Concerto No.1, Op.99 – Quintet, Op.143 – Romancero Gitano, Op.152

Giulio Tampalini (guitar), Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento, Quartetto d’archi dell’Orchestra Haydn, Coro Polifonico Castelbarco di Avio, Luigi Azzolini (conductor)

1 CD STEREO DDD - Durata: 64:02
20 pages booklet, Italian/English/German

€12,00

COD: 2072-e

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Chamber music

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Tracklist
1 Guitar Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 99 – Allegretto 6:00
2 Guitar Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 99 – Andantino, alla romanza 6:34
3 Guitar Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 99 – Ritmico e cavalleresco 6:21
4 Guitar Quintet, for guitar and string quartet, Op. 143 – Allegro, vivo e schietto 5:36
5 Guitar Quintet, for guitar and string quartet, Op. 143 – Andante mesto 6:45
6 Guitar Quintet, for guitar and string quartet, Op. 143 – Scherzo – Allegro con spirito, alla Marcia 4:35
7 Guitar Quintet, for guitar and string quartet, Op. 143 – Finale – Allegro con fuoco 5:53
8 Romancero Gitano, for mixed choir and guitar, Op. 152 – Baladilla de los tres rios 4:42
9 Romancero Gitano, for mixed choir and guitar, Op. 152 – La guitarra 3:37
10 Romancero Gitano, for mixed choir and guitar, Op. 152 – Puñal 1:41
11 Romancero Gitano, for mixed choir and guitar, Op. 152 – Procesiόn (Procesiόn, Paso, Saeta) 6:36
12 Romancero Gitano, for mixed choir and guitar, Op. 152 – Memento 1:50
13 Romancero Gitano, for mixed choir and guitar, Op. 152 – Baile 2:18
14 Romancero Gitano, for mixed choir and guitar, Op. 152 – Crόtalo 1:34

 

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Among the composers who wholeheartedly embrace guitar music, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco certainly stands out. Having demonstrated an innate musical talent at an early age, he earned a degree in piano and composition while still very young under the guidance of Ildebrando Pizzetti. By the 1930s, Castelnuovo-Tedesco became among the best known Italian composers and was widely appreciated outside of Italy: important musicians such as Toscanini, Piatigorsky, Casella, Heifetz, Gieseking and Segovia performed his music. It was in fact through his friendship with Segovia that his love for the guitar was born and in the final years of his life he produced some of his most intimate and autobiographical compositions, written expressly for guitar. At the end of the 1930s the enactment of anti-Semitic laws forced him to leave Italy and in 1939 he moved to the United States where he began to work, composing sound tracks for the film industry. However, his reputation as an extraordinarily well educated and refined composer spread quickly throughout Hollywood and allowed him to move beyond film to become a highly sought after teacher of music.
Many of his other compositions drifted into oblivion, only his compositions for guitar have remained in the concert hall and on recordings – such as this CD, but his other work is currently undergoing a period of re-evaluation. As the famous Italian guitarist, composer and musical scholar Angelo Gilardino has commented, “The three compositions presented in this CD represent the apex of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s work in chamber music featuring the guitar, either solo or in concert with other instruments, and are among the most important of all his instrumental works”.

Artwork: Marzio Tamer, Dal Belvedere, 2010

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