Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Works for Cello & Piano Enrico Dindo

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Label: Naxos

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Chamber Music

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  • Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895 - 1968): Cello Sonata, Op. 50:
  • 1Cello Sonata, Op. 50: I. Arioso e sereno07:38
  • 2Cello Sonata, Op. 50: II. Arietta con variazioni09:47
  • Cello Sonatina, Op. 130:
  • 3Cello Sonatina, Op. 130: I. Allegretto04:41
  • 4Cello Sonatina, Op. 130: II. Andantino grazioso e un poco malinconico03:57
  • 5Cello Sonatina, Op. 130: III. Rondo alla marcia. Allegro con spirito03:44
  • Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco:
  • 6I nottambuli, Op. 47 (Variazioni fantastische)14:45
  • Toccata, Op. 83:
  • 7Toccata, Op. 83: I. Introduzione03:33
  • 8Toccata, Op. 83: II. Aria04:35
  • 9Toccata, Op. 83: III. Finale02:47
  • Gaspar Cassadó (1897 - 1966) , Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco:
  • 10Chant hébraïque, Op. 53 (Arr. G. Cassadó for Cello & Piano)04:28
  • Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco:
  • 11Scherzino, Op. 82 No. 204:27
  • 12Notturno sull'acqua, Op. 82 No. 105:29
  • 13Meditation (Kol Nidre)04:03
  • Total Runtime01:13:54

Info for Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Works for Cello & Piano

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco wrote that the cello is an instrument Ive always particularly loved, and this is reflected in the deft way he exploits its colours and techniques in chamber works recorded here that include unpublished gems and a world premiere. The sophisticated Cello Sonata and Sonatina also reveal the composers skill as a pianist, giving equal roles in a symbiotic relationship that tests both players virtuosity. Impressionist flavours in I nottambuli or Night Owls contrast with a Toccata that blends fireworks with lyricism, as does the Jewish soulfulness of the popular Chant hébraïque with the playful Scherzo that uses the English traditional tune Sumer is icumen in.

Enrico Dindo, cello
Alessandro Marangoni, piano

Enrico Dindo
was born into a family of musicians. At the age of six he began studying cello and afterwards graduated at the "G. Verdi" Conservatoire of music in Turin. Later on, he perfected his studies with Egidio Roveda and with Antonio Janigro.

In 1987, at the age of 22, he began performing as principal cellist in the Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, for eleven years until 1998.

In 1997 he won the First Prize at "ROSTROPOVICH" Competition in Paris, the great Russian Maestro wrote about him: “he is a cellist of exceptional qualities, a complete artist and a formed musician, with an extraordinary sound which flows as a splendid Italian voice”.

Since then, he began the soloist activity performing in many countries, with prestigious Orchestras such as the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philarmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre Nationale de France, the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, the Filarmonica della Scala, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the State Orchestra of Sao Paulo, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig Orchestra. He also performed with important Conductors such as Riccardo Chailly, Aldo Ceccato, Gianandrea Noseda, Myung-Whun Chung, Daniele Gatti, Yuri Temirkanov, Paavo Jarvj, Valery Gergev, Riccardo Muti as well as Mstislav Rostropovich.

He was guest in numerous Festivals and Concert halls of the whole world among which London (Wigmore Hall), Paris Evian, Montpellier, Santiago de Compostela, participating at the Budapest "Spring Festival", at the Settimane Musicali of Stresa, and at the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg, and he was invited at the Dubrovnik Festival and by Gidon Kremer at the Lockenhaus Festival.

In May 2000 the Associazione Nazionale Italiana Critici Musicali (Italian National Association of Musical Critics) confers him the “Abbiati” Prize as the best soloist of the 1998/1999 Season. In August 2004 he was named overall winner of the Sixth International Web Concert Hall Competition, and in November 2005 the President of the Italian Republic Carlo Azelio Ciampi awarded him the “Vittorio De Sica” Prize for the music.

Among his recent engagements we remind concerts with the Swedish Radio Orchestra in Stockholm, with the London Philharmonic and two European tour (2010 and 2013) with the Gewandhausorchester, conducted by Riccardo Chailly, with concerts in Leipzig, Luzern, Paris, London and Vienna.

Among the authors that composed music dedicated to him there are Giulio Castagnoli (Concerto for Cello and double Orchestra), Carlo Boccadoro (L’Astrolabio del mare, for cello and piano and Asa Nisi Masa, for cello, two horns and strings), Carlo Galante (Luna in Acquario, for cello and ten instruments) and Roberto Molinelli (Twin Legends, for cello and Strings, Crystalligence, for cello solo and Iconogramma for cello and orchestra).

In 2014 he has been appointed Principal and Musical conductor at the Croatian Radio Television Symphony Orchestra in Zagreb.

Enrico Dindo records for Decca and plays a Pietro Giacomo Rogeri cello of 1717 (ex Piatti), confided to him by the Pro Canale Foundation.

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