Malipiero: Complete Music for Solo Piano
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Riccardo Malipiero: Complete Music for Solo Piano

Catalogue Number: TOCC0129
EAN: 5060113441294
Release Date: 25 June 2012
Duration: 55:44

14 Variazioni di un tema musicale
Piccola musica
Invenzioni
Costellazioni
Le rondini di Alessandro
Diario Secondo

José Raúl López, piano

The Italian composer Riccardo Malipiero (1914–2003), nephew of the better-known Gian Francesco Malipiero, was one of the pioneers of twelve-tone technique in Italy. His six published piano works – recorded here for the first time – encapsulate half-a-century of development, from the post-Respighian 14 variazioni of 1938, via the Bachian Invenzioni and the virtuosic Costellazioni, to the classicism of the Diario second of 1985. But Malipiero’s concern was more with individuality of expression than with modernist dogma, and he was happy to break the rules in pursuit of colour and variety.

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Track Listing, MP3 Downloads and Streaming Samples

Track No. Track Title / Details Duration Sample Add to Cart
DOWNLOAD COMPLETE ALBUM 55:44
1-14 14 Variazioni di un tema musicale (1938)

Riccardo Malipiero, composer
José Raúl López, piano
8:19
1 I. Calmo 0:39 play
2 II. Stesso tempo 0:39 play
3 III. Poco più 0:49 play
4 IV. Presto molto 0:11 play
5 V. Meno 0:21 play
6 VI. Più calmo ancora 0:47 play
7 VII. Lento 0:49 play
8 VIII. Poco più lento 0:46 play
9 IX. Lo stesso ma liberamente 1:00 play
10 X. Veloce 0:10 play
11 XI. Come l’inizio 0:36 play
12 XII. Più rapido 0:18 play
13 XIII. Lento 0:45 play
14 XIV. Rapido 0:29 play
15-17 Piccola musica (1941)

Riccardo Malipiero, composer
José Raúl López, piano
4:35
15 No. 1 Moderato 0:57 play
16 No. 2 Lento – Un poco più lento 2:17 play
17 No. 3 Mosso – Lento, quasi senza tempo – Tempo I 1:21 play
18-26 Invenzioni per pianoforte (1949)

Riccardo Malipiero, composer
José Raúl López, piano
11:57
18 I. Mosso 0:38 play
19 II. Lento molto 2:50 play
20 III. Veloce 1:01 play
21 IV. Allegramente 1:28 play
22 V. Piacevolmente 0:48 play
23 VI. Deciso 0:53 play
24 VII. Lento 2:12 play
25 VIII. Grave 1:11 play
26 IX. Allegramente 0:56 play
27-39 Costellazioni (1965)

Riccardo Malipiero, composer
José Raúl López, piano
14:34
27 Bars 1–28 1:30 play
28 Bars 29–48 2:09 play
29 Bars 49–69 2:01 play
30 Bars 70–79 0:27 play
31 Bars 80–86 0:37 play
32 Bars 87–91 0:40 play
33 Bars 92–94 0:35 play
34 Bars 95–105 1:42 play
35 Bars 106–112 0:36 play
36 Bars 113–117 1:17 play
37 Bars 118–137 1:29 play
38 Bars 138–143 0:42 play
39 Bars 144–152 0:49 play
40-46 Le rondini di Alessandro: sette pezzi facili per pianoforte (1971)

Riccardo Malipiero, composer
José Raúl López, piano
4:47
40 No. 1 Allegramente 0:20 play
41 No. 2 Mesto 0:51 play
42 No. 3 Spigliato 0:23 play
43 No. 4 Lento 0:51 play
44 No. 5 Spiritoso 0:25 play
45 No. 6 Lento 1:16 play
46 No. 7 Presto 0:41 play
47-49 Diario Secondo (1985)

Riccardo Malipiero, composer
José Raúl López, piano
11:32
47 Preludio 4:08 play
48 Passacaglia 2:58 play
49 Finale 4:26 play

Artists

Riccardo Malipiero

Riccardo Malipiero, composer

José Raúl López

José Raúl López, piano
[credit: Brian Call]

Reviews

...The pianist’s grasp of the scores is sure, his articulation crystalline—note the wild dash through the wildest contrapuntal flurries in Le rondini di Alessandro.

...Malipiero’s keyboard works are filled with dashes of color; he’s like a painter flicking a brush or making a swift swirl on a canvas. Lopez seems to thrive on these extraordinary little gestures, but he never loses sight of the big picture, the structure holding the individual components together.

Tim Smith The Baltimore Sun September 2012

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