Giuseppe Scarlatti News
Italian composer (1723-1777)
Cristina Gomez Godoy, oboe; Daniel Barenboim, West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. Warner Classics 0190295077600.By John J. PuccioIt’s true the oboe takes something of a backseat when it comes to being the featured instrument in a concerto, but there have been a surprising number of such concertos since the introduction of the oboe in the mid seventeenth century. Composers like Albinoni, Bach, Handel, Scarlatti, Telemann, Vivaldi, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Weber, R. Strauss, plus a perhaps surprising plethora of more-modern composers have all contributed to the genre. On the current disc, oboist Cristina Gomez Godoy, conductor Daniel Barenboim, and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra offer two popular examples of their kind, one from Mozart and a later one from Richard Strauss.First, though, a word about the performers. Ms. Godoy is a Spanish oboist who made her recital debut at Carnegie Hall, New York and Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin in 2019. According to her Web site, “for […]
[…] committed performances by cellist Kloetzel and pianist Koenig that have reminded me once again just how musically satisfying these pieces can be. If you are not familiar with Beethoven’s music for cello and piano, you owe it to yourself to sit down and give it a good listen, and I can think of no better place to start than with this superb new release, which is excellent in every way. Martin Fröst: Night Passages. Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in D Minor K 32; Chick Corea: Children's Song No. 15; J.S. Bach: Jesus Bleibet Meine Freude; Henry Purcell: Music for a While (from Oedipus, Z. 583); Richard Rodgers: It Never Entered My Mind (from the musical Higher and Higher); Jean-Philippe Rameau: Air pour les Sauvages; Antonio Cesti: Intorno All' Idol Mio (from L'Orontea); Bach: 3-Part Sinfonia No. 5 in E-Flat Major BWV 791; Corea: Armando's Rhumba; Purcell: Hornpipe in E Minor; Handel: […]
Between the 1990s and 2000s, Italy’s Alessandro Scarlatti Conservatory in Palermo had a collection of 26 valuable musical instruments disappear, including a priceless violin. According to Palermo24H News, the 1861 “Giuseppe Rocca” violin was among the collection, protected by the Code of Cultural Heritage and Landscape and owned by the State. The violin was […] The post appeared first on The World's Leading Classical Music News Source. Est 2009..
[…] Tailleferre was the only female in the group of composers known as Les Six (others included Francis Poulenc and Darius Milhaud). In her comprehensive liner notes, Caroline Potter writes that Tailleferre composed at the piano, making it hard to know how many works were starting points for other music: this disc alone has 55 tracks, some gathered together in groups: Fleurs de France (1930), Suite dans le style Louis XV, and transcriptions by Monteverdi, Lully, Scarlatti and others.