GIAN FRANCESCO MALIPIERO (1886-1959): Symphony No. 6 “Degli archi” (Orchestra Nazionale Artes; Andrea Vitello), String Quartets No. 1 “Rispetti e strambotti” and No. 8 “Per Elisabetta” (Quartetto Mitja).
Catalogue Number: 10S049
Reference: TC 881303
Description: A pity that Malipiero’s most-perfromed symphony gets its third recording in the CD era rather than any of the others but at least we have only the second recordings of his first (1920) and last (1964) string quartets (all eight are available only in a 10-disc box on Dynamic with many other Italian string quartets) which are in the same loosely-structured contrapuntal, mosaic pattern of continuous variations on a theme which marks many of his symphonies.