ITALO MONTEMEZZI (1875-1952): L’Incantesimo, CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1918): L’Enfant prodigue.
Catalogue Number: 10V036
Reference: GB 2498/99-2
Description: Montemezzi's moderately modern 42-minute one-acter from 1943 follows a middle path between a freely declamatory approach for the main characters and more markedly melodic passages for tenor and soprano which might easily pass for short concert pieces or in the great narrative scene of the description of the hunt. Nonetheless, Montemezzi's real capacity for invention lies in his orchestral writing which evokes Wagnerian “infinite melody” and, in certain sections, the imaginative symphonic approach of Richard Strauss with its variety, wealth of color, modulation, rhythmic phrasing, and solo instrumental gesture. 2 CDs. (Italian-English libretto - Montemezzi). Denia Mazzola Gavazzeni (soprano), Giuseppe Veneziano (tenor), Armando Likaj (baritone), Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana; Marco Fracassi.