Kurt Weill, Igor Stravinsky, Darius Milhaud

Concerto for Violin and Wind Orchestra, Op. 12 – Histoire du soldat, Suite – Suite Op. 157b

Gabriele Pieranunzi (violino), Alessandro Carbonare (clarinetto), Enrico Pieranunzi (pianoforte), Jeffrey Tate (direttore)

1 CD 2071 – Total time: 52:54
Booklet 12 pages, Italian/English


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Concerto for violin & wind orchestra Op. 12
1. Andante con moto
2. Notturno. Allegro un poco tenuto
3. Cadenza. Moderato
4. Serenata. Allegretto
5. Allegro molto. Un poco agitato

Histoire du Soldat Suite for clarinet, violin and piano
6. Tango – Valse – Rag
7. No. 3 from “Three Pieces for Clarinet solo”
8. a. Improigor (E. Pieranunzi)
b. Danse du diable (I. Stravinsky)

Suite Op. 157b for violin, clarinet and piano
9. Ouverture
10. Divertissement
11. Jeu
12. Introduction et Final

Live at the Teatro San Carlo: Two exceptional recordings, which took place at different times on the stage of Europe’s oldest opera house, are presented for the first time on this CD.

The program opens with the prestigious baton of Sir Jeffrey Tate conducting Kurt Weill’s Violin Concerto and the inspired violin
of Gabriele Pieranunzi as soloist; the second and more recent one sees another great protagonist of music, Gabriele’s brother Enrico, try his hand, together with Alessandro Carbonare on clarinet, at a decidedly classical repertoire.

The notes and the interview with the two Pieranunzi players, both edited by the Mattino’s music critic Stefano Valanzuolo, help us discover the meaning, indeed the senses, of this production on the border of genres (classical, popular, jazz) and roles.