MARIO CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO (1895-1968): Violin and Piano: Exotica: A Rhapsody of the South Seas, Serenatella on the name of Jascha Heifetz, Op. 170/2, Humoresque on the name of Tossy Spivakovsky, Op. 170/8, Solo Piano: Ninna-Nanna, Calma, Scampanio, Stars: 4 Sketches, Op. 104, El encanto: 3 California Sketches, Op. 165.
Catalogue Number: 10U049
Label: Digressione Music
Description: These pieces trace a metaphorical path, taken by Castelnuovo-Tedesco on his journey from Florence to the United States - after his forced exile in 1939, always taking in the heart of Tuscany, where he returned for his holidays, after the war, whenever he could. This "musical journey" starts with piano pieces composed before leaving Italy. The other works presented date back to the years after the exile, with the evocation of exotic and Californian landscapes or Hollywood movie stars and famous violinists. Angelo Arciglione (piano), Eleonore Turtur (violin).