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.
José Raúl López, piano
Catalogue No: TOCC0129EAN/UPC: 5060113441294Release Date: 25.06.2012Composer: Riccardo Malipiero Artists: José Raúl López
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Piccola musica (1941) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0129/TOCC0129t15.mp3
Invenzioni per pianoforte (1949) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0129/TOCC0129t18.mp3
Costellazioni (1965) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0129/TOCC0129t27.mp3
Le rondini di Alessandro: sette pezzi facili per pianoforte (1971) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0129/TOCC0129t40.mp3
Diario Secondo (1985) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0129/TOCC0129t47.mp3
Tim Smith :
“…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.” The Baltimore Sun
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