GOFFREDO PETRASSI (1904-2003): Rittrato di Don Chisciotte - Ballet for Orchestra, Frammento for Orchestra, Flute Concerto, Poema for Strings and Trumpets, Kyrie for Strings and Chorus.
Catalogue Number: 08J077
Reference: STR 33552
Description: The earliest work here is the ballet score, Don Chisciotte, tonal but harmonically astringent, highly atmospheric and chracterful. The last is the composer's final work before increasing blindness prevented further work, the Kyrie of 1986, a brief work of almost unbearably restrained anguish. In between, eschewing the avant garde and the trend towards rediscovering conservatism, he wrote his flute concerto, an economically expressed drama of metaphor in which the monologue of the individual is of paramount importance. The heart of this program, though, is Poema, whose progression from shadowy, elemental origins to a kind of transcendent luminosity is a miracle of organic growth in music. Giampaolo Pretto (flute), Coro e orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Arturo Tamayo. Original 1999 Stradivarius release, offered in our May 2000 catalogue.