Dallapiccola: a portrait

Luigi Dallapiccola is one of the most celebrated Italian composers of the twentieth century. This disc features chamber music and songs alongside his complete works for solo piano. Whether drawing on the music of the past to nourish the contrapuntal organisation of his own, or concentrating on the opportunities for gentle lyricism afforded by bell-like vocal and instrumental sonorities, Dallapiccola’s commitment to traditional expressive nuance has been seen by critics as a powerful aspect of his Italian insistence upon cantabilità – songfulness.

"a marriage of discipline and imagination of which Wilde is fully aware…[Nicola Stonehouse] is eloquence itself in the Goethe-Lieder"

"This is an expertly programmed and very finely performed selection. David Wilde is the motor and he displays a sure affinity with Dallapiccola sufficient to warrant admiration."

Release Date: 12 March 2007
Catalogue No: DCD34020
Total playing time: 1:14:12

Recorded 16-17 December 2003 at St Mary's Parish Church, Haddington; 10 January 2005 at Saint Silas the Martyr, Kentish
Town, London; 10 February 2005 at Reid Concert Hall, University of Edinburgh; and 17 April 2005 at Gartmore Parish
Church, Gartmore
Producer: Paul Baxter
Engineer: Adam Binks
24-bit digital editing: Paul Baxter
24-bit digital mastering: Paul Baxter

Design: Drew Padrutt

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