GIAN FRANCESCO MALIPIERO (1883-1973): Symphonic Fragments from "Tre commedie goldoniane", Stradivario, La Cimarosiana, Gabrieliana.
Catalogue Number: 02M074
Description: Malipiero's lighter side is stressed here in the two suites which update melodies by Cimarosa (1921) and Gabrieli (1971); the composer was also an important figure in researching and editing the scores of Gabrieli and his love for his ancestral colleague is evident in these delightful scores. Stradivario (1948) is a one-act ballet score with solo violin which tells the colorful story of a stolen Stradivarius in music of endless charm and vigor while the excerpts from the opera are resourceful depictions of the bustle of Venetian street life, the domestic intrigues of its mansions and its quayside squabbles. Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana; Christian Benda. Original 2000 Marco Polo release.