Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI di Torino - Pizzetti: Symphony in A Major & Harp Concerto in E-Flat Major
Classical, Orchestral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 65:05 min | 237 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017
Composed in 1940, Pizzettis Symphony in A was one of the works, which included Benjamin Brittens Sinfonia da Requiem, commissioned to celebrate the 2600th anniversary of the accession of the legendary first Emperor of Japan. This powerful and unsettling work, Pizzettis only Symphony, is notable for its ominous mood, its compositional progress between February and June 1940 mirroring the unfolding European conflict and Italys own declaration of war. Written twenty years later for Italys leading harpist Clelia Gatti Aldrovandi, the sunny Harp Concerto is, by contrast, both lyrical and vivacious.