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Presentation of the Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco Collection (Edizioni Curci)

23SETT15:1516:00Presentation of the Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco Collection (Edizioni Curci)Media Lounge15:15 - 16:00(GMT+00:00)

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With Diana Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Laura Moro, director of Edizioni Curci.

The Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco Collection is the publishing project that is finally making the unpublished works of the great composer, preserved at the Library of Congress in Washington. , available to performers and the public. Published by Edizioni Curci in collaboration with CIDIM-Comitato Nazionale Italiano Musica and with the active support of the Maestro’s niece, Diana Castelnuovo-Tedesco, it has contributed significantly to the growing wave of interest in Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s music, in theatres and recording studios. Diana Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Laura Moro, Director of Edizioni Curci, will speak.

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (Florence, 3 April 1895 – Beverly Hills, California 16 March 1968) was of Jewish origin and left Italy in 1939 following the unfortunate adoption of the racial laws. He moved to the United States, to California, where his immense talent was put to good use by the burgeoning Hollywood film industry. He wrote film music and trained dozens of musicians including famous soundtrack composers such as John Williams and Henry Mancini. However, this commitment did not distract him from composing the music he loved most: over 200 opera numbers in all, including music for the theatre, symphonic, vocal and chamber music. Among the performers were some legendary virtuosi, such as Andrés Segovia, Jasha Heifetz, Arturo Toscanini, Walter Gieseking and Gregor Piatigorsky.

Launched in 2016, the series was edited by the unforgettable Angelo Gilardino until his death in 2022: a distinguished musicologist, bound to the composer by a deep bond of esteem and friendship, Gilardino also wrote his first biography: Un fiorentino a Beverly Hills. The publishing project now comprises more than twenty publications and was awarded the Prize of the President of the Italian Republic in 2018 and the Medal of the Chamber of Deputies in memory of Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco.

To be released on the occasion of Cremona Musica 2023: the three Quartets for strings; the Trio in G (violin, cello, piano); the Partita in B minor by J. S. Bach orchestrated by Castelnuovo-Tedesco; the re-edition of the only two pieces already published with Curci: Ballata and A Sera for voice and piano; Goccius- Laudi di Sant’Efisio for soprano solo and 5-part choir, on a Sardinian folk theme.

Among the world premiere recordings, the three Quartetti performed by Quartetto Adorno, to be released by Naxos. The Ballade op. 107 for violin and piano has been recorded by Francesca Dego and Francesca Leonardi for Deutsche Grammophon; the Concerto n. 3 op. 102 for violin and piano, the Sonata for violin and cello op. 148 and the String Trio op. 147 with Davide Alogna, Roberto Trainini, Federico Stassi and Fiorenzo Pascalucci, for Naxos; the Sonetti di Shakespeare op. 125with Filippo Bettoschi, Claudio Proietti, Valentina Coladonato, Mirko Guadagnini and Genova Vocal Ensemble, conducted by Roberta Paraninfo, for Brilliant; Stars: four scketches for piano, with Angelo Arciglione for Digressione Music.

Among the various live Premieres,L’importanza di esser Franco on a text by Oscar Wilde at the Luglio Musicale Trapanese and at the Conservatorio ‘Cherubini’ in Florence, the world premiere of the Italian version of Aucassin et Nicolette at Teatro Pergolesi di Jesi for Pergolesi-Spontini Festival. A Festival dedicated to Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, orgnized by the Conservatory of Cagliari, is scheduled to open in October 2023.




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