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ROBERT MUCZYNSKI - CHAMBER MUSIC


GINEVRA PETRUCCI, flute

GLEB KANASEVICH, clarinet

DOROTEA RACZ, cello

DMITRY SAMOGRAY, piano


Brilliant Classics 2017 http://www.brilliantclassics.com



Often cited as the most distinguished neoclassical composer of post-war America, Robert Muczynski (1929-2010) was born in Chicago to Polish parents. This album of chamber music surveys an output which is always restless and unpredictable thanks to the embrace of both Bartokian harmonies and structures as well as the more lyrical yet open-ended language of Samuel Barber.

The Cello Sonata of 1968 is often considered to be Muczynski’s chamber music masterpiece, in which the problems of balance and register inherent to the genre are not only solved but transcended with a mastery especially evident in the central Scherzo. From a year later, the Fantasy Trio Op.26 is a welcome addition to the clarinet-cello-piano trio genre established by Beethoven.  Energy and punchy rhythmic interplay are hallmarks of Muczynski’s music, as the earlier Flute Sonata engagingly demonstrates: in its whimsical, abrupt, headstrong progress through a compact four-movement form, it may even be considered the most important such work by an American composer.  Muczynski took technical agility and devil-may-care confidence for granted in his interpreters; in this case, an international quartet of musicians based in the US. There is an extended booklet essay by the pianist Dmitry Samogray which places both composer and works in invaluable context. Any listeners curious to fill out their appreciation of American music beyond Copland and Bernstein will want to hear this release.
Robert Muczynski (1929-2010) was born in Chicago, son of a Polish and Slovak immigrant. At the age of 5 he started his piano lessons, and later studied at the DePaul University composition with Walter Knupfer and Alexander Tcherepnin.  Muczynski may safely be called the most important neoclassical composer of post-war America. His style bears influences from Bartók, Barber, Bernstein and occasional jazz elements.
This new recording contains some delightful chamber for various instruments: the flute sonata, trio for clarinet, cello & piano, the cello sonata, and duos for flute and clarinet: attractive music full of vitality and exuberant energy.
Wonderful performances by Ginevra Petrucci (flute), Dorotea Racz (cello), Gleb Kanasevich (clarinet) and Dmitry Samogray (piano), all four of them seasoned soloists and ensemble players.
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FLAUTO D'AMORE


Music for flauto d'amore and piano


GINEVRA PETRUCCI, flauto d'amore

PAOLA PISA, piano


Brilliant Classics 2016 http://www.brilliantclassics.com



Why has the warm, full-bodied tone of the Baroque flauto d’amore been so neglected until now? Ginevra Petrucci proves on this release that the unusual instrument has lots to offer, as she takes the theme of love as her starting point for a remarkable and romantic album.

With famous works such as Elgar’s Salut d’amour, Tosti’s Amour! Amour!, Schubert’s Romanze from Rosamunde and Tchaikovsky’s None but the Lonely Heart, Petrucci has assembled an album comprising some of classical music’s most beloved romantic music. Transposed to the flauto d’amore, they sound especially tender and warm. Pitched lower than a normal flute, this instrument is known for its sweet, mellow tone. It fell out of fashion in the 18th century but was revived by certain composers, such as Verdi and Mercadante, and some of the most famous flautists of the 20th century – such as John Amadio – were strong advocates of the instrument.

Petrucci’s father and mentor Gian-Luca commissioned a new flauto d’amore from the renowned flute maker Albert Cooper in 1990. This solid silver instrument, the first of the modern age, is the one to feature on this album. Accompanied by acclaimed pianist Paola Pisa, this release is sure to soothe, combining highly expressive love music with a rare and superb sound.

The Flauto d’Amore first appeared in the Baroque, when woodwind instruments were frequently included in chamber ensembles, and it was soon considered the most prominent of the flute family, right after the ordinary flute. It was built in B flat, in A and in A flat. Composers such as Quantz favoured the Flauto d’Amore for its warm, full bodied and tender tone.
The programme on this CD features delightful transcriptions for Flauto d’Amore and Piano of popular Lieder, spanning 150 years: Plaisir d’amour by Martini, Sicilienne by Paradis, Adelaide by Beethoven and many more “musical bonbons”, ending with Francis Poulenc.
Ginevra Petrucci is an excellent Italian flute player, noted for her innovative programs. She already recorded Flute Quintets by Kuhlau (BC 94769) and Romantic Flute Concertos by Dupuy and Büchner (BC 95192), to great critical acclaim.

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DAVID FONTANESI (1969)



INTIMATE CHAMBER WORKS


GINEVRA PETRUCCI and ENSEMBLE SHERAZADE


Sonata for cello and piano

Suite blu for flute and cello

De Profundis for voice and strings

Like a weeping cloud for voice, strings and piano

Quintetto Domestico for flute, strings and piano




Bongiovanni 2015 www.bongiovanni70.com



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ROMANTIC FLUTE CONCERTOS


EDOUARD DUPUY and FERDINAND BÜCHNER


GINEVRA PETRUCCI, flute

ORCHESTRA I POMERIGGI MUSICALI

MAURIZIO CIAMPI, conductor


Brilliant Classics 2015 http://www.brilliantclassics.com


Edouard Dupuy (1770-1822) was a Swiss composer who trained with Jan Ladislav Dussek in Paris before becoming a member of the court orchestra for Prince Henry of Prussia. By all accounts he lived a turbulent lifestyle, and was finally dismissed from his post after he rode into the middle of a church service on horseback. Until then his considerable musical talents had apparently pardoned his eccentric behaviour, but he took himself off to Scandinavia and died in Stockholm. His Flute Concerto is a marvellously tense and testing work, as contoured to its instrument and early-Romantic idiom as the concertos for clarinet by Weber and for piano by Chopin.
The concerto has been little recorded hitherto but its very considerable technical demands hold no terrors for Ginevra Petrucci (b.1989), who has previously recorded the complete Flute Quintets by Friedrich Kuhlau for Brilliant Classics (BC94769) and more recently Haydn’s Duos (BC94620) for the instrument with her father, Gianluca Petrucci.
The pairing is even less often encountered in concert and more enticing: the concerto by Ferdinand Büchner (1825-1912). Its tonality of F minor (a rarely used and tragic key) gives notice of a developed and individual compositional voice, and so it proves. Büchner was a flautist-composer who spent most of his career in Russia; this concerto was the first of several, and now considered to be his finest, but very little of his music is recorded; this newly recorded album fills a significant gap in the recorded history of the Romantic flute at its most virtuosic and may prompt critical and popular interest in the rest of Büchner’s work.
Two seldom heard Romantic Flute Concertos by Dupuy and Büchner!
Edouard Dupuy (1770-1822) was a precocious musical talent, violinist, flutist and singer (he sang the Danish premiere of Don Giovanni!). A flamboyant romantic and womaniser his adventures led him to various European countries, finally settling in Sweden. Ferdinand Büchner (1825-1912) began his career as a flutist in various German orchestras. His talent was recognised by Anton Rubinstein, who appointed him as first Flute Professor in his newly founded Music Conservatory in Moscow. His Flute Concerto in F minor is a grand scale romantic work of symphonic proportions, demanding a high level of virtuosity of the soloist, especially in the substantial Cadenza in the third movement.
Beautiful performances by Ginevra Petrucci, who already recorded successfully for Brilliant Classics in the Flute Quintets by Kuhlau (5 star reviews in France and Italy!), accompanied by the Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali, one of the oldest (founded in 1945) and most respected chamber orchestras of Italy.

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THE WORLD OF YESTERDAY


20th CENTURY WORKS FOR FLUTE and PIANO


GINEVRA PETRUCCI and BRUNO CANINO


Gabriel Pierné - Sonata Op.36

Mario Pilati - Sonata

Sigfrid Karg-Elert - Suite Pointillistique Op.135

Jean-Michel Damase - Variations





Dynamic 2015 www.dynamic.it





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FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN



SIX DUO CONCERTANTES for two flutes


GINEVRA PETRUCCI and GIAN-LUCA PETRUCCI



Brilliant Classics 2015 http://www.brilliantclassics.com


Transcription was a common practice during the 18th century – particularly among the most sought-after composers of the day, who aimed to broaden the destination of their works through audiences as well as publications. One such composer was Joseph Haydn, who enjoyed great success during his two visits to London in 1791 and 1794 respectively. His fame in the English capital generated a high interest among the amateur flautists of the nobility, who were eager to perform his works themselves, and led to a flourishing publishing activity of the composer's music throughout Europe. The Six Duo Concertantes for two flutes that make up this engaging release are among the fruits of this commercially rewarding enterprise.
The interchangeability of the violin and flute had been a common feature of the preceding Baroque period, and Haydn was one of many Classical composers to continue this tradition, writing several chamber works in which the latter instrument features alongside or instead of the violin. In essence he understood the potential of the flute extremely well, in this case adapting his Six Duets Op.99 for two violins, pieces which in turn derive from movements of the composer's string quartets Op.9 and Op.33. The Six Duo Concertantes were published in 1801 in Paris, eight years before Haydn's death, and provide a snapshot of the composer's style in all its wonderful variety. Here they are recorded for the first time by father-daughter duo Gian-Luca and Ginevra Petrucci – acclaimed performers in their own right, who each enjoy busy international schedules that encompass such activities as chamber music concerts, contemporary music collaborations, visiting professorships, musicological research and writing, and regular broadcasts for TV and radio. Ginevra, praised by The Flutist Quarterly for her “beautiful phrasing, brilliant virtuosity and a legato worthy of a great singer“, also appears on Brilliant Classics' recording of Kuhlau's Complete Quintets (BC 94769) together with the Kodály Quartet.
During Haydn’s successful stays in London he recognised the need for high quality chamber music for a variety of instruments, among which the flute, which rapidly gained popularity in bourgeois circles. For this purpose he cleverly arranged his own Duos for two violins Op. 99 for two flutes.
These delightful flute duos, full of Haydnesque wit and invention, are here recorded for the first time by father and daughter Petrucci, Gian-Luca and Ginevra, who obviously enjoy their superb music making.  Ginevra Petrucci already recorded for Brilliant Classics the Flute Quintets by Kuhlau (BC 94769) to great critical acclaim (5 Star reviews).

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DAVID FONTANESI (1969)



CHAMBER MUSIC WITH FLUTE


GINEVRA PETRUCCI and ENSEMBLE SHERAZADE


Sonata for flute and piano

Divertimento for flute, viola and cello

Suite for flute, violin, viola and cello

Sonatina for two flutes

Sonata a tre for flute, cello and piano

Sintagmi in Diaspro Verde di Boemia for flute, violin, viola and cello



Bongiovanni 2014 www.bongiovanni70.com



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FRIEDRICH KUHLAU (1786-1832)



FLUTE QUINTETS


Quintet n.1 in D Op.51/1 - Quintet n.2 in E Op.51/2 - Quintet n.3 in A Op.51/3



GINEVRA PETRUCCI and The KODÁLY QUARTET



Brilliant Classics 2013 - http://www.brilliantclassics.com


Known to his contemporaries as “the Beethoven of the flute”, Friedrich Kuhlau took much inspiration from the master of Bonn, who was a major influence on his work. The two even met in Vienna in 1825, an encounter which was a resounding success and during which they improvised canons. Kuhlau’s output for the flute comprises over 60 works – an impressive total for a composer who was not a flautist himself. His friend and colleague Bruun was a great help in this respect, being the essential first pair of eyes on all of Kuhlau’s compositions for the instrument.
The unusual scoring of the flute quintets – using flute, violin, two violas and a cello – gives a great richness to the sound, due to the presence of the three lower-register instruments. The flute essentially takes the role of first violin rather than soloist, becoming an integral part of the structure and development of each of these elegant works. Flautist Ginevra Petrucci joins the internationally acclaimed Kodály Quartet for the recording.

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OMAGGIO A GIULIO BRICCIALDI

Inediti e rarità live in occasione del 130. anniversario della morte


Concerto in La Maggiore per due flauti e orchestra - Ginevra e Gian-Luca Petrucci

Capriccio Sinfonico per orchestra

Adagio per flauto d'amore e pianoforte - Gian-Luca Petrucci e Paola Pisa

Andantino su un tema di Paganini per flauto e chitarra - Gian-Luca Petrucci, Antonio De Rose

Le Streghe, variazioni per flauto e pianoforte - Gian-Luca Petrucci e Paola Pisa

Staendchen per voce e pianoforte - Alisa Zinovjeva e Paola Pisa

Studio n.3 dai 14 studi inediti per flauto solo - Ginevra Petrucci

Quartetto in La Maggiore per quattro flauti - G. e M. Bozzi, L. Grittani, A. Muolo

Il Carnevale di Venezia per flauto e orchestra - Andrea Griminelli


VALDOM 2011

GIULIO BRICCIALDI (1818-1881)



FOUR CONCERTI FOR FLUTE AND ORCHESTRA

First world recording


Concerto n.1 in B flat Major - Concerto n.2 in e minor

Concerto n.3 in C Major - Concerto n.4 in A flat Major



GINEVRA PETRUCCI and I VIRTUOSI ITALIANI


Bongiovanni 2008 - www.bongiovanni70.com

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OTHER CDS

"GRAZIE MAESTRO"

TRIBUTO A SEVERINO GAZZELLONI


Recordings by Gazzelloni's students


D.Cimarosa, Quartetto in a minor - Gian-Luca Petrucci, Quartetto Amati

F. Schubert, Trockne Blumen - Thomas Pinschof

F. Borne, Carmen Fantasy - Abbie de Quant

L. Ganne, Andante et Scherzo - Ransom Wilson

G. Enesco, Cantabile et Presto - Carol Wincenc

J. Francaix, Impromptu for flute and strings - Enzo Caroli

F. Donatoni, Fili - Roberto Fabbriciani


VALDOM 2012


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Live recordings at Leonardo De Lorenzo International Music Festival 1997-2009


Featuring: A. Adorjan, P.Y. Artaud, A. Blau, A. Griminelli, B. Grossi, M. Henkel, M. Larrieu, S. Milan, G-L. Petrucci, N. Shimizu, R. Wilson, V. Zverev, J.M. Damase etc.


Works by: W. Popp, F. Schubert, V. Monti, J.S. Bach, F. Devienne, C. Chaminade, LBerkeley, F. Kuhlau, N. Rota, P.Y. Artaud, P. Morlacchi, 

J.M. Damase, J. Feld, F. Doppler, L. De Lorenzo.


VALDOM 2010

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SAVERIO MERCADANTE

Musiche Risorgimentali e Rarità


Saverio Mercadante:

- Sinfonia "Garibaldi" dedicata all'Italia (prima registrazione assoluta)

- Cantata "Virginia" per soprano e pianoforte - Cho Serin, Paola Pisa

- Concerto in Fa Maggiore - Maurizio Benedetti (prima registrazione assoluta)

- Due Stornelli per voce e pianoforte- Giuseppe Auletta, Paola Pisa (prima registrazione assoluta)

- La Poesia per quattro violoncelli - Deutsche Solisten (prima registrazione assoluta)

- Duetto n.6 per due flauti - Gian-Luca Petrucci, Janos Balint

- Il Sogno per soprano, flauto e pianoforte - Rosa Ricciotti, Gian-Luca Petrucci, Paola Pisa

- Decimino - Deutsche Solisten


VALDOM 2011

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