Castiglioni: Piano Music

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Catalogue No: MSVCD 92089
EAN/UPC: 5060054460286
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Release Date: June 2005
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Discs: 1
Sample: Urquelle (no. 3 of "six religious songs")

The sparkling, shimmering surface of music of Castiglioni’s work is quite unlike anything else in modern Italian music. Coloured by his work in the theater and literary allusion these piano pieces are wonderfully played by Sarah Nicolls.

Track Listing

    Niccolo Castiglioni:

  1. Cangianti (10:56)
  2. I. Tre Pezzi – 1. Sweet (6:15)
  3. II. Tre Pezzi – 2. Kinderlied ohne Worte (5:36)
  4. III. Tre Pezzi – 3. Fregi (6:09)
  5. I. Come io passo l’estate – 1. Arrivo a Tires (0:49)
  6. II. Come io passo l’estate – 2. La Fossa del Lupo (1:06)
  7. III. Come io passo l’estate – 3. Andiamo al Rifugio Bergamo (1:06)
  8. IV. Come io passo l’estate – 4. La Valle del Ciamin (1:00)
  9. V. Come io passo l’estate – 5. Il Buco dell’Orso (0:39)
  10. VI. Come io passo l’estate – 6. La Fontanella di Ganna (0:37)
  11. VII. Come io passo l’estate – 7. Ghiaccio sul Rosengarten (1:02)
  12. VIII. Come io passo l’estate – 8. Antonio Ballista dorme in casa el Carabineri (1:38)
  13. IX. Come io passo l’estate – 9. Il Fantasma del Castello de Presule (0:40)
  14. X. Come io passo l’estate – 10. Canzone per il mio Compleanno (0:37)
  15. I. Dulce Refrigerium (Sechs Geistliche Lieder) – 1 Humilitas (1:57)
  16. II. Dulce Refrigerium (Sechs Geistliche Lieder) – 2. Humus (2:17)
  17. III. Dulce Refrigerium (Sechs Geistliche Lieder) – 3. Urquelle (1:15)
  18. IV. Dulce Refrigerium (Sechs Geistliche Lieder) – 4. Lied (1:40)
  19. V. Dulce Refrigerium (Sechs Geistliche Lieder) – 5. Liebeslied (1:48)
  20. VI. Dulce Refrigerium (Sechs Geistliche Lieder) – 6. Choral (0:17)
  21. I. Sonatina – 1. Andantino mosso assai dolcimo (5:26)
  22. II. Sonatina – 2. Laendler (0:44)
  23. III. Sonatina – 3. Fughetta (1:10)
  24. HE (4:04)

Reviews

MusicWeb

t’s splendid to have a single disc devoted to the piano music of Castiglioni… such discs as Sarah Nicolls has now compiled are very much a rarity. The recorded sound is commendably clear yet warm and Nicolls explores these diverse works with a surety and finesse that are admirable – and truly winning.

” —Jonathan Woolf
The Wire

The objectivity of post-darmstadt modernism hangs over everything in Niccolo Castiglioni’s music, but through this prism he’s free to express anything he wants. There’s florid decoration owing much to the vocal acrobatics of Italian opera; references to Baroque and classical keyboard stylings abound everywhere, and Castiglioni even plunders ragtime in one piece. British pianist Sarah Nicolls has a ball.

” —Philip Clark
Paris Translantic

There’s not enough Castiglioni out on disc, so this one comes warmly recommended.

” —Dan Warburton