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Francesco Cilea: Chamber Music / Ilaria Cusano, violin; Jacopo Di Tonno, cello, Domenico Codispoti, piano

Album Summary

>Cilèa, Francesco : Sonata for cello and piano in D major, Op. 38
>Cilèa, Francesco : Trio for Piano and Strings in D major
>Cilèa, Francesco : Vocalizzo lento doloroso, for voice & piano
>Cilèa, Francesco : Theme & Variations, for violin & piano
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Notes & Reviews:

Francesco Cilea went into history as the composer of one opera, Adrienne Lecouvreur. However, this late-romantic Italian left a fine oeuvre of evocative and subtle chamber and solo music, a selection of which is presented on this CD. The Cello Sonata is a valuable addition to the repertoire. The Italian soloists play with great clarity and feeling for the atmosphere of these colorful works. Liner notes and biographies included in the booklet.

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Italian composer Francesco Cilea is best known for his operas, Adriana Lecouvreur and L'arlesiana, but his success in the opera house was spotty. His final opera, Gloria, premièred in Milan in 1907 under the baton of Arturo Toscanini, was poorly received and withdrawn after only two performances. This blow was enough to make the forty year old Cilea abandon the operatic stage permanently. He did, however, continue to write chamber music, a genre that occupied him throughout his career. This Brilliant Classics release recorded in 2013 of Cilea's Cello Sonata and Piano Trio, along with two brief works for violin and piano, brings to light music of remarkable sophistication and melodic charm. read more

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Studio I Musicanti, Rome (02/2013).



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>Francesco Cilèa (Composer) (1866 - 1950) : Sonata for cello and piano in D major, Op. 38
  • Performers: Domenico Codispoti (Piano); Ilaria Cusano (Violin); Jacopo Tonno (Cello)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Francesco Cilèa (Composer) (1866 - 1950) : Trio for Piano and Strings in D major
  • Performers: Domenico Codispoti (Piano); Ilaria Cusano (Violin); Jacopo Tonno (Cello)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Francesco Cilèa (Composer) (1866 - 1950) : Vocalizzo lento doloroso, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Domenico Codispoti (Piano); Ilaria Cusano (Violin); Jacopo Tonno (Cello)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Francesco Cilèa (Composer) (1866 - 1950) : Theme & Variations, for violin & piano
  • Performers: Domenico Codispoti (Piano); Ilaria Cusano (Violin); Jacopo Tonno (Cello)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic