II Pianoforte offers a wide-ranging, accurate view, within a European context, of the new generations of Italian composers such as Gian Francesco Malipiero
(1882-1973), Alfredo Casella (1883-1947), Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968), and the neglected Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924).
This work will be a real landmark for me," Bruno Maderna wrote in a letter to his teacher and mentor Gian Francesco Malipiero
on 31 August 1945 (p.
A book that lived up to Suvini-Hand's subtitle would survey a good three dozen works, demonstrating a striking range of verbal and musical forms and styles, from the politically committed avant-gardism of Luigi Nono's Intolleranza 1960 (Venice, 1961) through the high modernist Ulisse to the quirky productions of Gian Francesco Malipiero
and the conservative music dramas of Ildebrando Pizzetti.
His recordings of violin concertos by Gian Francesco Malipiero
and Alfredo Casella were also made in Prague with the Prague Symphony and Vaclav Smetacek.
Unfortunately for Gian Francesco Malipiero
's 1925 Ricercari per undici istrumenti, the dark and quizzical character of this re-worked early Italian material tends to sound sour after the Stravinsky, not helped by some inaccurate violin playing to open.
(12) Meanwhile, in tracing places and dates, there is a copy of Szymanowski's Chanson polonaise (transcribed by Paul Kochanski) dated in Paris in 1932, (13) and Mitchell's scores by Gian Francesco Malipiero
, whose works she championed, are dated in Asolo, Italy, in various months of 1932 and 1933.
Although he retreated from this hardline position in later years, and even wrote an unpublished libretto himself in 1932, based on his play La favola del figlio cambiato, for Gian Francesco Malipiero
, it is obvious that the issue of literary adaptation is never uncomplicated in Pirandello and deserves a thorough discussion of its own.
Fluent in Italian, he wrote a book in the language on the music of Gian Francesco Malipiero
. An expanded and updated version in English was going through the presses when Waterhouse died.
Fiamma Nicolodi in her study of Pietro Mascagni's Le maschere and Gian Francesco Malipiero
's La morte delle maschere forthrightly states that her goal is not to isolate the libretto, but to "see its connection to other aspects of the production, especially the music" (p.
Where else can one find nine pages championing the chamber music of Gian Francesco Malipiero
(1882-1973) or a detailed appreciation of Ernst Krenek's string quartets nos.
Virgilio Bernardoni considers the confrontation of the ancient and the modern in the works of Gian Francesco Malipiero
In addition, we find accounts of the concerto in Great Britain (Benjamin Britten, Michael Tippett, Peter Maxwell Davies, Thea Musgrave), in Scandinavia (Jean Sibelius, Carl Nielsen), Spain (Isaac Albeniz, Manuel de Falla, Joaquin Rodrigo), Switzerland (Ernst Bloch, Frank Martin), Italy (Alfredo Casella, Gian Francesco Malipiero
, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and others, as well as composers of the next generation Bruno Maderna and Luciano Berio).