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Goffredo Petrassi

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Composer / Conductor of Classical

Italian composer, conductor, and teacher (16 July 1904 – 3 March 2003). Petrassi was born at Zagarolo, near Rome. At the age of 15 he began to work at a music shop to supply his family's financial needs, and became fascinated by music. In 1928, he entered the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome to study organ and composition. In 1934, composer Alfredo Casella conducted Petrassi's Partita for orchestra at the ISCM festival in Amsterdam. Later, Petrassi became musical director of the opera house La Fenice, and from 1959 taught composition at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory and at the Salzburg Mozarteum. Petrassi had many famous students, including Franco Donatoni, Aldo Clementi, Cornelius Cardew, Ennio Morricone, Karl Korte, Ernesto Rubin de Cervin, Kenneth Leighton and Richard Teitelbaum. Petrassi died in Rome at the age of 98. Petrassi's early work was part of an attempt by several Italian composers to create a national "Italian" revival in classical music, corresponding to the romantic work of Germans such as Richard Wagner. During this time, his work was characteristically neoclassical in style, influenced by Bartók, Hindemith and Stravinsky. In later years, Petrassi's open musical mind and acute personality led him to experiment with different post-Webernian influences and a wide range of poetic materials, from Latin hymns to Ariosto's La follia d'Orlando and Cervantes' Ritratto di Don Chisciotte. All these influences are present in a remarkable series of eight Concerti for Orchestra which he composed between the late 1930s and the late 1970s.

        
Genres
  • Classical
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Nonsense: No. 5. C'era una vecchia di Polla on Italia by SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart & Marcus Creed
Nonsense: No. 3. C'era un vecchio di Rovigo on Italia by SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart & Marcus Creed
Partita: I. Gagliarda on Petrassi: Coro dei morti, Quattro inni sacri, Partita & Noche oscura by Goffredo Petrassi, Gianandrea Noseda, Orchestra of Teatro Regio, Giorgio Berrugi, Vasily Ladyuk & Coro Teatro Regio Torino
Nonsense: No. 1. C'era una signorina on Italia by SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart & Marcus Creed
Piano Concerto: II. Arietta con variazioni: Molto adagio e tranquillo on Petrassi: Piano Concerto, Partita, Toccata & Invenzioni by Goffredo Petrassi, Pietro Massa & Christoph-Mathias Mueller
Concerto for Orchestra No. 5: I. Molto moderato on Petrassi: Concerti per orchestra by Goffredo Petrassi, Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra & Arturo Tamayo
Concerto for Orchestra No. 1: I. Allegro on Petrassi: Concerti per orchestra by Goffredo Petrassi, Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra & Arturo Tamayo
Concerto for Orchestra No. 5: II. Presto on Petrassi: Concerti per orchestra by Goffredo Petrassi, Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra & Arturo Tamayo
Concerto for Orchestra No. 5: III. Andantino tranquillo on Petrassi: Concerti per orchestra by Goffredo Petrassi, Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra & Arturo Tamayo
Allegro on Sinfonia Veneziana - Sinfonia "Il giorno onomastico" - 26 Variazioni sull'aria "La follia di Spagna" by Antonio Salieri, Zoltan Pesko & London Symphony Orchestra

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Petrassi Dirige PetrassiGoffredo Petrassi2018Album
Piano Concerto, Flute Concerto, La Follia Di Orlando (Ballet Suite)Goffredo Petrassi – Bruno Canino, Mario Ancillotti, Orchestra Sinfonica Di Roma, Francesco La Vecchia2014Album
Partita • Divertimento • Quattro Inni Sacri • Coro Di MortiGoffredo Petrassi – Carlo Putelli, Davide Malvestio, Nuovo Coro Lirico Sinfonico Romano, Orchestra Sinfonica Di Roma, Francesco La Vecchia2013Album
Musica Da CameraLuigi Dallapiccola & Goffredo Petrassi – Ensemble Dissonanzen2006Album
Concerti Per Orchestra (Integrale - Complete)Goffredo Petrassi, Nederlands Radio Symfonie Orkest, Arturo Tamayo2004Album
String TriosPaul Hindemith - Goffredo Petrassi - Sándor Veress, Trio Contrechamps2001Album
Integrale Delle Opere Per Pianoforte - Complete Piano WorksGoffredo Petrassi – Roberto Prosseda2001Album
Poema • Kyrie • Frammento • Concerto Per Flauto • Ritratto Di Don ChisciotteGoffredo Petrassi - Chor Des Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Ed Orchestra Of The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Giampaolo Pretto, Arturo Tamayo1999Album
Harp XXPaul Hindemith, Ernst Krenek, Germaine Tailleferre, Luciano Berio, Benjamin Britten, Goffredo Petrassi, Sylvano Bussotti, Claudia Antonelli1999Album
Otto Concerti Per OrchestraGoffredo Petrassi, Zoltán Peskó1996Album
Die Werke Für Flöte - Complete Works For FluteGoffredo Petrassi - Mario Ancillotti, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Hubert Soudant1996Album
Sonata Da Camera, Beatitudines, Grand Septuor, Sestina D'autunnoGoffredo Petrassi1995Album
Récréation Concertante - Inni Sacri - Noche Oscura - Ecc.Goffredo Petrassi1994Album
FluteSeverino Gazzelloni, Bruno Canino, Orchestra Della Radio Televisione Della Svizzera Italiana, Donato Renzetti, Antonio Vivaldi, Georg Friedrich Händel, Benedetto Marcello, Ludwig van Beethoven, Edgard Varèse, Goffredo Petrassi, Kazuo Fukushima1993Album
Cronaca FamiliareGoffredo Petrassi1992Album
Coro Di Morti / Noche Oscura / Salmo IXGoffredo Petrassi - Bruno Canino, Eli Perrotta, Antonio Ballista, Coro Polifonico di Milano, Orchestra Dell'Angelicum Di Milano / Chor Des Hessischen Rundfunks Und Sinfonie-Orchester Des Hessischen Rundfunks, Bruno Maderna / Orchestra Sinfonica Di Roma Della RAI E Coro Di Milano Della RAI1992Album
Settimane Per I Beni MusicaliGoffredo Petrassi1990Album
Cronaca Familiare / Banditi A OrgosoloGoffredo Petrassi / Valentino Bucchi1988Compil.
Il CordovanoGoffredo Petrassi1987Album
Goffredo PetrassiGoffredo Petrassi, I Solisti Di Roma1985Single
Otto Concerti Per OrchestraGoffredo Petrassi - Zoltán Peskó1984Album
Radiotelevisione Della Svizzera Italiana / Disco Commemorativo / 50 Anni Radio / 25 Anni Televisione / Solisti, Coro E Orchestra Della RTSIGioacchino Rossini, Franz Schubert, Mily Balakirev, Ludwig Senfl, Manfredo Barberini, Goffredo Petrassi, Johannes Brahms, Marc Andreae, Otmar Nussio, Leopoldo Casella, James Loomis, Luciano Sgrizzi, Edwin Loehrer1983Compil.
Musiche Di Benvenuti Donatoni Dallapiccola Lupi Lolini PetrassiLiliana Poli, Fausta Cianti - Arrigo Benvenuti / Franco Donatoni / Luigi Dallapiccola / Roberto Lupi / Ruggero Lolini / Goffredo Petrassi1981Album
Quinto Concerto Per Orchestra / Invenzione Concertata (Sesto Concerto) Per Archi, Ottoni E PercussioneGoffredo Petrassi - Orchestra Sinfonica Di Milano Della RAI, Zoltán Peskó1980Album
Secondo E Settimo Concerto Per OrchestraGoffredo Petrassi - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Zoltán Peskó1979Album
Coro Di Morti - Nonsense - Quattro Inni SacriGoffredo Petrassi1978Compil.
Suoni Notturni • Seconda Serenata~Trio • Nunc • AliasGoffredo Petrassi - Vincenzo Saldarelli • Claudia Antonelli • Riccardo Pellegrino • Mariolina De Robertis1978Album
L'Opera Per Pianoforte (Invenzioni / Oh, Les Beaux Jours! / Siciliana E Marcia / Toccata)Goffredo Petrassi - Lya De Barberis1977Album
Ottavo Concerto Per Orchestra • (Primo) Concerto Per OrchestraGoffredo Petrassi - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Zoltán Peskó1977Album
Elogio Per Un'Ombra • Souffle • Ala • Introduzione E AllegroGoffredo Petrassi - Georg Mönch, Angelo Persichilli, Mariolina De Robertis, Luis Bacalov1977Album
Estri / Tre per Sette / Serenata / BeatitudinesGoffredo Petrassi - Gastone Sarti, Solisti Di Teatromusica1975Album
Recreation Concertante / Quarto ConcertoGoffredo Petrassi / Zoltán Peskó1973Album
Trio Per Archi / Quartetto Per ArchiGoffredo Petrassi - Trio Italiano D'Archi / Quatuor Parrenin1972Album
20th Century Music For FluteSeverino Gazzelloni / Margaret Kitchin Works By Hans Werner Henze, Goffredo Petrassi, Kazuo Fukushima & Bohuslav Martinů1970Album
RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana - Musiche di Berio Bussotti Dallapiccola Malipiero PetrassiLuciano Berio - Sylvano Bussotti - Luigi Dallapiccola - Gian Francesco Malipiero - Goffredo Petrassi1969Album
Partita / Coro Di MortiGoffredo Petrassi1967Album
Récréation Concertante (Concerto N. 3) - Mottetti Per La PassioneGoffredo Petrassi1967Album
La "Generazione Del Novecento"Goffredo Petrassi, Claudio Monteverdi1966Single
Quattro Pezzi (Orchestrated By Ghedini) / Concerto No.1 For OrchestraGirolamo Frescobaldi, Goffredo Petrassi, Fernando Previtali Conducting Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia1956Album
Symphony No. 6 / Portrait Of Don QuixoteGian Francesco Malipiero / Goffredo Petrassi1956Album
Moderne Flötenkammermusik (Neue Reihe Neue Musik)Albert Roussel / Goffredo Petrassi / Bruno Maderna / Bernd Alois Zimmermann / Frank Michael - Sigrid Eppinger, Sybille Haas, Friedrich Kleinknecht, Helga KirwaldAlbum
Invenzioni · Serenata · Duetto · Laudes Creaturarum · Grand SeptuorGoffredo PetrassiAlbum
"Il Tempo Del Dolore" Mottetti Per La PassioneGoffredo Petrassi, Mino Bordignon, Coro da Camera di Milano, Josquin Des Prés, Roland de Lassus, Johannes Brahms, Felice AnerioAlbum
Cuatro Siglos De Musica Italiana Para GuitarraFrancesco Canova da Milano, Ludovico Roncalli, Mauro Giuliani, Niccolò Paganini, Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco, Goffredo Petrassi, Ernesto BitettiAlbum
Coro di Morti - SymphonieGoffredo Petrassi, Henri Dutilleux, Pierre Dervaux, Orchestre Du Théâtre National De L'Opéra-Comique, Symphony Orchestra Of Rome, Ferruccio ScagliaAlbum
Coro Di Morti, Nonsense, Quattro Inni SacriGoffredo PetrassiAlbum
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