Complete Piano Works - Vol. 4

Composers: Giovanni Sgambati
Soloist: Pietro Spada
Genre: Piano
Label: Red Line
Booklet with lyrics/libretto: no
CDs / Unit: 1
Cat-Nr.: 47590-2
Total Time: 65:25
Recordingdate: Jul 98
Technologie: Digital
Release Date: 2001

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 Arts is proud to offer this complete edition in four CDs, including many unpublished works, besides famous "encores" such as the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
Praeludium, in F major
Mélodies poétiques op. 36
01.00 0,99 €
2
Canzonetta d'Aprile, in F major
Mélodies poétiques op. 36
03.10 0,99 €
3
Rivelazione, in B flat major
Mélodies poétiques op. 36
01.52 0,99 €
4
Sull'altalena, in G flat major
Mélodies poétiques op. 36
02.02 0,99 €
5
Preghiera turbata
Mélodies poétiques op. 36
01.28 0,99 €
6
Ansietà
Mélodies poétiques op. 36
01.28 0,99 €
7
En valsant
Mélodies poétiques op. 36
01.16 0,99 €
8
Dolci confidenze
Mélodies poétiques op. 36
01.30 0,99 €
9
En valsant
Mélodies poétiques op. 36
01.18 0,99 €
10
Marche
Mélodies poétiques op. 36
01.40 0,99 €
11
Anima apassionata
Mélodies poétiques op. 36
02.06 0,99 €
12
Profonda pena
Mélodies poétiques op. 36
02.29 0,99 €
13
Cantico di speranza
Mélodies poétiques op. 36
02.43 0,99 €
14
Improvviso (No. 1), in A major
5 Improvvisi (Unpublished)
03.22 0,99 €
15
Improvviso (No. 2), in F sharp minor
5 Improvvisi (Unpublished)
06.45 2,00 €
16
Improvviso (No. 3), in E flat major
5 Improvvisi (Unpublished)
05.20 2,00 €
17
Improvviso (No. 4), in B flat major
5 Improvvisi (Unpublished)
05.00 2,00 €
18
Improvviso (No. 5), in E flat major
5 Improvvisi (Unpublished)
05.52 2,00 €
19
Introduction er Etude brillante, in F major
06.13 2,00 €
20
Etude triomphale, in A major
03.17 0,99 €

Reviews:

musicweb-international.com (18.11.2004)


"Who could resist the simplicity and singing charm of En valsant. The Profonda pena is more poignant, more searching. Spada rescued the Five Improvvisi from unpublished obscurity ... 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"

Compact Discs Classics (17.06.2004)


"We welcome the yet unpublished thoughts of the roman pianist / musicologist"

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