Johannes Brahms - Leone Sinigaglia
Klavierstücke, Album Leaves, and Other Piano Music
"Leone Sinigaglia (1868 - 1944) has been hailed almost unanimously as "the Italian Brahms" and this album by the pianist Edoardo Turbil--besides demonstrating how this statement is far from being mistaken, allows us to discover how much and to what extent it conceals a truth that is often and unjustly overlooked. Starting from the Sonata no. 1, op. 1 by Brahms himself, Turbil proposes a dense path of unpublished works by the Italian composer - such as the Improvviso or the 2° Studio - which for the first time explore in a direct and extensive way the figure of one of the most interesting and least performed composers of the active period between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, at a time for the music of that country of profound transition and transformation. A fundamental disc to understand both the instrumental world and the strong and powerful Brahmsian influence on Italian musical literature."
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Polyphony, the art of waving independent melodic threads into a complex fabric, has always been associated with sophisticated, learned, and rigorous compositions. Its golden rules were crystallized in the Baroque era, and in today’s conservatories are still devotedly passed down to countless fledgling music students. Yet, one can hardly find a great composer who never broke them: Throughout the epochs, the desire for intense expressivity led musicians to add into polyphonic textures a certain degree of harmonic freedom which escalated dramatically in the 20th century. What one should expect then, when hearing the term “polyphonic,” is anything but a stale application of Rubik-cube- like formulas: The polyphonic style has been in constant self-transforming development. The works recorded in this album stand for three idiosyncratic examples of this “Polyphonic Evolution,” all of them combining tradition with novelty.
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Leone Sinigaglia, Improvviso, for Piano
ed. Edoardo Turbil
Leone Sinigaglia, Secondo Studio in D Major, for Piano
ed. Edoardo Turbil