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Allegro danzante

published by Boosey & Hawkes, New York, in the 1942 volume Homage to Paderewksi

Born in Egypt, the Italian Vittorio Rieti studied with Respighi. He went to the USA in 1940 and settled in New York. The delightful and sparkling Allegro danzante breaks the spirit of mourning created by Whithorne’s piece. Neoclassical in style, one can hear echoes of Scarlatti in this dance. Rieti’s frequent pianistic punctuations played in octaves by both hands also remind the listener of Paderewski’s own Caprice from his Humoresques de concert, Op 14.

from notes by Joseph A Herter © 2011

Né en Égypte, l’Italien Vittorio Rieti étudia avec Respighi. Il émigra aux États-Unis en 1940 et s’installa à New York. Son Allegro danzante, charmant et étincelant, rompt l’endeuillement suscité par l’œuvre de Whithorne. De style néoclassique, il présente des échos scarlattiens. Quant aux fréquentes ponctuations pianistiques exécutées en octaves aux deux mains, elles rappellent le Caprice des Humoresques de concert op. 14 de Paderewski.

extrait des notes rédigées par Joseph A Herter © 2011
Français: Hypérion

Der in Ägypten geborene Italiener Vittorio Rieti studierte bei Respighi. Er ging 1940 in die USA und lebte in New York. Das entzückende und spritzige Allegro danzante durchbricht die durch Whithornes Stück aufgekommene traurige Stimmung. In diesem Tanz im neoklassizistischen Stil kann man Anklänge an Scarlatti hören. Rietis zahlreiche pianistische Interpunktionen, von beiden Händen in Oktaven gespielt, erinnern den Hörer auch an Paderewskis Caprice aus seinen Humoresques de concert op. 14.

aus dem Begleittext von Joseph A Herter © 2011
Deutsch: Christiane Frobenius


Homage to Paderewski

Track-specific metadata for CDA67903 track 16

Recording date
30 January 2011
Recording venue
Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jeremy Hayes
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Homage to Paderewski (CDA67903)
    Disc 1 Track 16
    Release date: November 2011
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