Saturday, January 23, 2021

English suites and others no. 33

Respighi wasn't the only Italian composer of his generation to retell older music. So did Gian Francesco Malipiero, who compiled several suites out of the music of earlier Italian composers. His first, and the liveliest and goofiest of the bunch, was La Cimarosiana, based on keyboard pieces of the 18C Domenico Cimarosa, better-known for his operas.

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