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Malipiero: Symphonies Nos. 5, 6, 7 & 11 / Antonio de Almeida, Moscow SO

> Symphony No. 6 - I. Allegro
> Symphony No. 6 - II. Piuttosto lento
> Symphony No. 6 - III. Allegro vivo
> Symphony No. 6 - IV. Lento ma non troppo - Allegro - Lento - Allegro - Molto triste
> Symphony No. 5, "concertante, in eco" - I. Allegro agitato ma moderatamente
> Symphony No. 5, "concertante, in eco" - II. Lento
> Symphony No. 5, "concertante, in eco" - III. Allegro vivace ma ritmato
> Symphony No. 5, "concertante, in eco" - IV. Lento ma non troppo - Mosso (agitato) - Ritenuto (quasi funebre)
> Symphony No. 8, "Symphonia brevis" - I. Piuttosto lento - Un poco piu mosso
> Symphony No. 8, "Symphonia brevis" - II. Allegro
> Symphony No. 8, "Symphonia brevis" - III. Non troppo lento - Piu mosso - Allegramente - Tranquillo - Mosso - Lento - Meno lento, non trascinar
> Symphony No. 11, "delle cornamuse" - I. Energico ma mosso, non troppo pero
> Symphony No. 11, "delle cornamuse" - II. Lento
> Symphony No. 11, "delle cornamuse" - III. Gaio
> Symphony No. 11, "delle cornamuse" - IV. Molto mosso ma marcando il tempo - Quasi lento - Molto mosso

Album Summary

>Malipiero, Gian Francesco : Sinfonia no 6 "Degli archi"
>Malipiero, Gian Francesco : Sinfonia no 5 "Concertante in eco"
>Malipiero, Gian Francesco : Sinfonia No 8 "Symphonia brevis"
>Malipiero, Gian Francesco : Sinfonia no 11 "Della cornamuse"
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This third volume of Malipiero's symphonies features the most widely played of all his Symphonies, the strikingly original Sixth ('for strings') from 1947. The adventurous, at times dissonant Fifth, with its concertante part for two pianos, juxtaposes chamber and orchestral textures. From the 1960s come the Eleventh ('of the bagpipes'), which features drone-like 'ostinati', and the colourfully scored Eighth ('Short Symphony').

”As with the previous volumes in this series, Almeida and the Moscow Symphony Orchestra shine. They and Naxos are to be commended for doing an important service to an all-but-forgotten composer. Recommended not just to those collecting the cycle, but to those who are intrigued by Italian instrumental music from the first half of the 20th century.”-Fanfare



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Works Details

>Malipiero, Gian Francesco : Sinfonia no 6 "Degli archi"
  • Conductor: Antonio Almeida
  • Ensemble: Moscow Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 21 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1947

>Malipiero, Gian Francesco : Sinfonia no 5 "Concertante in eco"
  • Conductor: Antonio Almeida
  • Ensemble: Moscow Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 15 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1947

>Malipiero, Gian Francesco : Sinfonia No 8 "Symphonia brevis"
  • Conductor: Antonio Almeida
  • Ensemble: Moscow Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 22 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1964

>Malipiero, Gian Francesco : Sinfonia no 11 "Della cornamuse"
  • Conductor: Antonio Almeida
  • Ensemble: Moscow Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 11 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1969