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Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Guitar Concerto No. 1; Quintet; Romancero Gitano / Giulio Tampalini

Audio Samples

>Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario : Guitar Concerto no 1 in D major, Op. 99
>Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario : Quintet for guitar & string quartet, Op. 143
>Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario : Romancero gitano, for mixed choir & guitar, Op. 152

Album Summary

>Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario : Guitar Concerto no 1 in D major, Op. 99
>Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario : Quintet for guitar & string quartet, Op. 143
>Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario : Romancero gitano, for mixed choir & guitar, Op. 152
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

By the 1930's, Castelnuovo-Tedesco was among the best known Italian composers and widely appreciated outside of Italy: important musicians such as Toscanini, Piatigorsky, Casella, Heifetz, Gieseking and Segovia performed his music. 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".

American Record Guide, September / October 2012
Still, the rest of the program is compelling, and it's all excellent music. If you're a guitar lover, you probably already have a reading from Pepe Romero on Philips or John Williams on Sony, both magnificent. My favorite, despite the poor sound, is Segovia in an EMI collection (M/A 2009). It's not the later one released on Decca, and it's one of the most joyous readings I've ever encountered. It's on a three-disc set of the Maestro at his prime, well worth seeking out.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Auditorium of Bolzano & Palazzo Venturi of Avio (Trento.



Reviews

Modern Chamber Masterpieces
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco GUITAR CONCERTO & QUINTET, ROMANCERO Concerto

Guitar virtuoso Giulio Tampalini performs the most important chamber music of renowned film composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, beginning with the Guitar Concerto Op. 99, a mainstay of classical guitar repertoire since it was first performed (and made famous) by Segovia in 1939. Mr. Tampaliniís performance is flawless, as is that of the Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento.
However, the real standouts here are the Quintet Op. 143 and Romancero Gitano Op. 152, the latter a series of musical settings for poetry by Federico Garci Lorca sung by the Coro Polifonico Castelbarco.
Beautifully recorded, featuring excellent performances of music that bridges the baroque, romantic and modern eras, this important collection of Castelnuovo-Tedescoís chamber music for guitar should appeal to students and fans of that instrument, as well as anyone interested in hearing a more contemporary take on older musical forms.
Kudos to the record company, Concerto, for the lovely cover art and packaging, in addition to the clear and concise liner notes.

Highly Recommended 9 out of 10 Oscar O. Veterano



Submitted on 07/17/12 by Oscar O. Veterano 
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Works Details

>Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario : Guitar Concerto no 1 in D major, Op. 99
  • Performer: Giulio Tampalini (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Luigi Azzolini
  • Ensemble: Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento
  • Running Time: 19 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1939

>Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario : Quintet for guitar & string quartet, Op. 143
  • Performer: Giulio Tampalini (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Luigi Azzolini
  • Ensemble: String Quartet of Haydn Orchestra
  • Running Time: 22 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1950

>Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario : Romancero gitano, for mixed choir & guitar, Op. 152
  • Performers: Gian Zoccatelli (Voice); Giulio Tampalini (Guitar); Anna Pellizzari; Ivo Rizzi
  • Conductor: Luigi Azzolini
  • Ensemble: Coro Polifonico Castelbarco of Avio
  • Running Time: 21 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1951