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Goffredo Petrassi (1904-2003): Piano Concerto; Partita; Toccata; Invenzioni / Pietro Massa, piano

Album Summary

>Petrassi, Goffredo : Piano Concerto
>Petrassi, Goffredo : Partita, for piano
>Petrassi, Goffredo : Toccata for piano
>Petrassi, Goffredo : Invenzioni for piano
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Notes & Reviews:

The Roman composer, administrator, director and teacher Goffredo Petrassi represents a salient figure in the development of 20thcentury Italian music history. His music, broadly considered neo-classical, was also influenced by serialism and twelve-tone techniques. Pietro Massa's great interest in the Italian piano repertoire of the 19thand 20thcenturies has led him to record several and even discover a Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco after conducting extensive archival research.

American Record Guide, July/August 2014
Massa fills out the program with three solo piano pieces. The 1926 Partita's four compact movements are Prelude, Aria, Gavotte, and Gigue. The piano writing is bravura, the forms baroque, the harmony diatonic. Naxos leads off its very-well-played-and recorded recital of three Italian cello sonatas with Petrassi's 1933 Prelude, Aria, and Finale. This is another in the composer's sturdy neoclassic works, strongly anchored in tonality and traditional formal outlines. All three movements exhibit a strongly marked, continuous rhythmic pulse.



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>Petrassi, Goffredo : Piano Concerto
  • Performer: Pietro Massa (Piano)
  • Conductor: Christoph-Mathia Mueller
  • Ensemble: Gottinger Symphonie Orchester
  • Running Time: 32 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1936-1939

>Petrassi, Goffredo : Partita, for piano
  • Performer: Pietro Massa (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1926

>Petrassi, Goffredo : Toccata for piano
  • Performer: Pietro Massa (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Petrassi, Goffredo : Invenzioni for piano
  • Performer: Pietro Massa (Piano)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern