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Vito Palumbo – Three Concertos

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberBIS-2255 SACD
Release date2018-03-10
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time83:16

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’.
    File formats included in STUDIO QUALITY
    • FLAC 24-bit Stereo
    • FLAC 24-bit Surround 5.0
    • FLAC 16-bit Stereo
    • MP3 Stereo
    File formats included in CD QUALITY | MP3
    • FLAC 16-bit Stereo
    • MP3 Stereo
$ 19.97
Extra material for download
  Composer: Palumbo, Vito
  Concerto Barocco (2006) for harpsichord and strings 15:58
01 I. Allegro 05:44 $ 1.39 USD
02 II. Adagio 04:30 $ 1.10 USD
03 III. Vivacissimo 05:44 $ 1.42 USD
  Cello Concerto (2007) 37:07
04 I. 13:24 $ 3.24 USD
05 II. 13:31 $ 3.27 USD
06 III. 10:12 $ 2.51 USD
  Recorder Concerto (2013) for ‘Eagle’ recorder and large orchestra
07 Recorder Concerto (2013) for ‘Eagle’ recorder and large
28:52 $ 7.05 USD
  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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