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Vito Palumbo - Three Concertos

Composer Vito Palumbo
Performer Dan Laurin
Mats Olofsson
Anna Paradiso
Gävle Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Martín, conductor
Period Contemporary
Catalogue Number BIS-2255 SACD
EAN 7318599922553
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Mar 2018
Total time 83'16

The genesis of this disc was Dan Laurin’s idea to commission a concerto for recorder and symphony orchestra. He had performed a number of such works already, but felt that the new, more powerful ‘Eagle’ recorder developed by the maker Adriana Breukink could help with&&& avoiding the usual problems with balance between soloist and orchestra. Having interested the Gävle Symphony Orchestra in the project, he then approached the Italian composer Vito Palumbo – and the ball was set in motion!

In 2013, after an intense collaboration between composer and soloist, the concerto was finished – a single movement almost thirty minutes long, and according to Laurin ‘by far the most difficult piece I have ever encountered’. The ‘Eagle Concerto’ is here coupled with two earlier concertante works by Palumbo, featuring Dan Laurin’s close chamber music partners, harpsichordist Anna Paradiso and cellist Mats Olofsson.

All three works differ greatly in style, forming a complex portrait of the composer. Palumbo himself describes the lightly scored Concerto Barocco as ‘a reappropriation of the baroque style’, while the large-scale Cello Concerto is intended as a tribute to Shostakovich. The Recorder Concerto, finally, is in the words of its creator ‘a large poetic fresco that to my mind is truly operatic’.
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  Vito Palumbo
  Concerto Barocco (2006) for harpsichord and strings 15'58
01 I. Allegro 5'44
02 II. Adagio 4'30
03 III. Vivacissimo 5'44
  Cello Concerto (2007) 37'07
04 I. 13'24
05 II. 13'31
06 III. 10'12
  Recorder Concerto (2013) for ‘Eagle’ recorder and large orchestra
07 Recorder Concerto (2013) for ‘Eagle’ recorder and large orchestra 28'52
  Album total 83'16
HarpsichordParadiso, Anna
ComposerPalumbo, Vito
ViolinOlofsson, Peter
Wirdefeldt, Åsa
Öman, Per
ViolaBauer, Tony
CelloOlofsson, Mats
Double bassWahlund, Tomas
RecorderLaurin, Dan

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