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Castelnuovo​-​Tedesco - Quintet Op. 143

by Eugenio Della Chiara

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    Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968)
    Quintet for guitar and strings, Op. 143
    Live recorded on June 26th, 2018
    Chiesa dell'Annunziata, Pesaro (Italy)
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Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco composed his Quintet for guitar and strings in less than a month early in 1950, in response to a request for a chamber work for Segovia to play for the Music Guild of Los Angeles. Segovia premiered the work here a year later with the Paganini Quartet. The author describes his composition with these words: “It is a melodious and serene work, partly neo-classic and partly neo-romantic (like most of my works). I would say, it is written almost in a Schubertian vein – Schubert has always been one of my favorite composers. The first of the four movements, “Allegro vivo e schietto”, is in the regular sonata-allegro form. The second movement, “Andante mesto”, is of a lyrical character, with Spanish undertones (the second theme is marked “Souvenir d’Espagne”). The third movement, “Allegro con spirito, alla Marcia”, is a Scherzo with two Trios. The last movement, “Allegro con fuoco”, is in rondo form, very brilliant and contrapuntal – again the second theme is in a Spanish mood – what could be more appropriate for Andrés Segovia?”.


released October 15, 2020

Eugenio Della Chiara | guitar
Francesca Bonaita | violin
Marco Gialluca | violin
Piercarlo Sacco | viola
Chiara Torselli | cello

Recording | Lunik Studio Pesaro
Mix | Federico Dascola
Artwork | Alberto Chines
Photo | Castelnuovo-Tedesco family


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Eugenio Della Chiara Milan, Italy

I was born in Pesaro, Italy. At 19, I graduated with honors at the Conservatoire of my hometown. I played in Japan, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Turkey, Spain, Norway, and Eire. In Italy, I performed solo recitals for the main musical institutions in the country. Since 2018 I have recorded three albums for Decca. Here you can find some self-produced special projects and live recordings. ... more

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