Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (CD)

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Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Mogrelia


Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 46

I. Allegro giusto

II. Andantino alla romanza

III. Vivo e festoso

Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 92

I. Vivace e brillante

II. Romanza, tranquillo e meditativo

III. Vivo e impetuoso

4 Dances for Love's Labour's Lost, Op. 167

No. 1. Sarabande (for the King of Navarre)

No. 2. Gavotte (for the Princess of France)

No. 3. Spanish Dance (for Don Adriano de Armado)

No. 4. Russian Dance (Masque)


The Times

5th May 2012

“Tuneful, lushly scored, unpretentious and superbly crafted, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s two piano concertos (1927, 1936) deserve their stylish resuscitation by the young Italian pianist Alessandro Marangoni, who had to dig in dusty libraries to find the scores.”

Gramophone Magazine

September 2012

“played by the hyperactive pianist and orchestra with such scintillating abandon, the composer's charm and brio could, just possibly, bring a smile to even the most crusty and conservative listener...Excellently recorded, this is very much a record for those with a sweet tooth who like the lighter things of life.”

MusicWeb International

August 2012

“Alessandro Marangoni must be considered the foremost expert in this music...He certainly plays well throughout, and one admires his honesty in not making this music out