Complete Piano Works - Vol. 1

Composers: Giovanni Sgambati
Soloist: Pietro Spada
Genre: Piano
Label: Red Line
Booklet with lyrics/libretto: no
CDs / Unit: 1
Cat-Nr.: 47587-2
Total Time: 78:45
Recordingdate: Mai 98
Technologie: Digital
Release Date: 2000

Description

Following a deep and long research in musical archives, Pietro Spada was able to achieve the first ever complete recording of Sgambati's piano works. Giovanni Sgambati (1841-1914)
was considered as the most important Italian pianist of the 19th Century. He was also recognized as the only true alternative to Franz Liszt who was formerly his teacher and later his best friend. He toured Europe with Liszt and altogether with him Sgambati founded the "Scuola Romana", one of the most important music schools of those years. As virtuoso piano player and composer, Sgambati performed throughout all Europe, being close friend to
Wagner and Rubinstein. The most well known pianists also played his compositions until the first part of the last century. Surprisingly neglected by the record companies, Sgambati is one
of the few composers that really deserve a better renown. Arts is proud to offer this complete edition in four CDs, including many unpublished works, besides famous "encores" such as the
"Canzone Lituana".
Pietro Spada confirms to be the most authoritative performer of Italian piano music. He also edited the complete works of Sgambati, which will be finally published altogether with these
CDs.

- first ever complete recording of Sgambati's complete piano works
- recorded by Pietro Spada, the most authoritative performer of Italian piano music

Table of MP3 Tracks

No. Tracktitle Tracktime Price put into basket  
Disc 1
1
Prélude
Prélude et Fugue op. 6
05.23 2,00 €
2
Fugue
Prélude et Fugue op. 6
09.07 2,00 €
3
No. 1 in D flat major
Deux Etudes de Concert op. 10
04.05 0,99 €
4
No. 2 in F sharp minor
Deux Etudes de Concert op. 10
08.25 2,00 €
5
Romanza in A flat major
Fogli Volanti op. 12
04.36 0,99 €
6
Canzonetta, in C minor
Fogli Volanti op. 12
03.36 0,99 €
7
Idillio, in E flat major
Fogli Volanti op. 12
01.42 0,99 €
8
Marcia (Humoresque), in A flat major
Fogli Volanti op. 12
01.31 0,99 €
9
Idillio, in E flat major
Fogli Volanti op. 12
01.44 0,99 €
10
Vecchio Castello, in F minor
Fogli Volanti op. 12
03.41 0,99 €
11
Epanouissement, in D flat major
Fogli Volanti op. 12
01.15 0,99 €
12
Combattimento, in A flat minor
Fogli Volanti op. 12
01.38 0,99 €
13
Campane a festa, in D flat minor
Fogli Volanti op. 12
02.34 0,99 €
14
Preludio, in A flat minor
4 Pezzi di seguito op. 18
03.47 0,99 €
15
Vecchio Minuetto, in D flat major
4 Pezzi di seguito op. 18
05.34 2,00 €
16
Nenia, in E flat minor
4 Pezzi di seguito op. 18
06.17 2,00 €
17
Toccata, in A flat major
4 Pezzi di seguito op. 18
05.06 2,00 €
18
Serenata
from: Sinfonia op. 16 in D major
06.45 2,00 €

Reviews:

musicweb-international.com (18.11.2004)


"The Prelude is splendidly nagging and there is then a pensively relaxed Fugue ... The highlight is the Campane festa which is outstandingly atmospheric, beautifully weighted and flighted by Spada ... This series sheds pleasing and definitive light on a neglected corner of the romantic repertoire ... encouraged by the excellence of many of these pieces, [Spada] rises to the challenge with high honours"

Rohrblatt, Schorndorf (17.06.2004)


"die jungen Solisten treffen mit bewundenwertem Einfühlungsvermögen die richtige Stimmung dieser Stücke ... Ein musikalischer Spiegel einer Zeit, die selbst durch schlimme Tiefen und meist nur kurz strahlende Höhen ging ... Grossartiges Klangpanorama"

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