Pietro Scarpini With Nino Sanzogno And The BBC Symphony In Music Of Mendelssohn, Petrassi And Mussorgsky – 1959 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Pietro Scarpini -  Classic performances this week.

Pietro Scarpini – Classic performances this week.

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – BBC Symphony – Nino Sanzogno, cond. – Pietro Scarpini, Piano – May 1959 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

Another historic concert from the vault. This week it’s the BBC Symphony, in concert from Royal Festival Hall in May of 1959, guest conducted by Nino Sanzogno with the legendary Italian Pianist Pietro Scarpini in music of Mendelssohn, Petrassi and Moussorgsky.

The program starts with the Italian Symphony of Mendelssohn. And then the orchestra is joined by Pietro Scarpini in a performance of the rarely heard Piano Concerto of Goffreddo Petrassi and ends with Mussorgsky’s Pictures From An Exhibition.

The highlight here of course, is the Petrassi Piano Concert, who was considered one of the most influential Italian composers of the 20th Century, but whose work is almost never played now.

One listen and you will not understand why.

It’s Anti-Road Rage Wednesday – so relax and enjoy.

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1 Response

  1. fremaux123 says:

    The Petrassi is great but also the vision of the lively “Italian” symphony, so well balanced ! Thanks Gordon