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Renato de Grandis (1927-2008): Movimento Perpetuo; Preludes (48) for Piano / Antonio Tarallo, piano

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>de Grandis, Renato : Preludes (48) for piano
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Notes & Reviews:

Renato de Grandis's forty-eight Preludi per Pianoforte were composed several years after the composer decided, shortly after his 60th birthday, to stop composing. After living in Germany and Belgium for thirty years, building a reputation as one of the major composers in Europe's avant-garde music scene, de Grandis decided to move back to Italy to go on retreat. His withdrawal from composing lasted only a few years, however; it appears travelling led him back to music. Considered as a whole, one finds in the Preludes the entire spectrum of de Grandis's musical thought.

American Record Guide, May/June 2014
His final works, four books of piano preludes and a collection of Six Last Preludes, are mostly short and tonal-leaning character pieces wonderfully conceived for the instrument. Tarallo plays them well. This music deserves a better-sounding instrument.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Studio Discografico Mirabello, Pavia, Italy (02/2013-06/2013).


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>de Grandis, Renato : Preludes (48) for piano
  • Performer: Antonio Tarallo (Piano)
  • Running Time: 136 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1998-1999