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Raffaele Bellafronte (b. 1961): Concerti from Tactus

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« on: December 02, 2012, 05:39:52 pm »

This contemporary Italian composer (of whom I was not aware of previously) writes in an accessible, tonal idiom and this new disc from Tactus gives us four of his concertante works. Included on this recording are "Il labirinto dell'anima" for piccolo and string orchestra, "Discantus" for violin and orchestra, "Zeit" for bassoon and string orchestra, and "Murales" for soprano saxophone and string orchestra. The performers are Patrick de Ritis (bassoon), Francesco D'Orazio (violin), Nicola Mazzanti (piccolo), and Federico Mondelci (saxophone), accompanied by the Weiner Concert-Verein under Dick Vermeulen. Here's a review from Records International:

These succinct, concentrated concerti are written in a thoroughly accessible, tonal idiom, and to some extent follow the conventions of the traditional solo vehicle, with the solo instrument carrying much of the argument in sections or movements of contrasting character. Typically, the soloist sets the mood of a passage, which is taken up by the ensemble, and lively, often somewhat combative dialogue ensues. Slow, mysterious passages recall Bartókian night music, while a tendency toward rhythmically incisive fast music of a brittle, ironic flavor hints at the Shostakovich of, say, the 9th Symphony.

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