Perosi CD2
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Perosis produced four quintets for strings and piano between 1930 and 1931 who continued the colossal chamber music project materialized in about 30 years. It is inspired works , consisting of casting, mirror reflected an irrepressible talent in the same messy handwriting . The Quintet no. 1 blooms in 1930 ( an inscription to the conclusion reads: " Rome 17 winter 930 / Infinite Sadness for the death / brother Cardinal "); divided into three stages , moved slowly - vivo , is the first experience of this kind . If historical data are accurate , the enormous experience gained with the writing of countless forms of chamber and symphonic lasted over the years, is poured into quintets , perhaps the latest evidence in the face of pure musical creativity .


In the first movement the melodic aspects of interchange and ornamental between strings and piano is so balanced by rise to carrier. The climate is openly expressive harmonic- tonal , but in this homage to the romantic spirituality , personal color traits emerge very original .

The Adagio , starts off like a Lutheran chorale exposed to dialogue between the piano and strings, choral subsequent restatements is surrounded by dense designs ascending and descending .


The third movement is preceded by a suggestive caption : " And ' the dusk of the evening at St. Scholastica , the boys of the College of St. Benedict, recalling the reasons sung in the day. They go to church for the usual prayer , while other children in the yard of the church singing " It 's the ambassador ." The guard rings the curfew , then the bell sounds the hour at night. All come home . "

At the beginning of the song is given the phrase " Emicat meridies in S.Scholastica party ." The episode consists of a rousing musical illustration of the contents descriptive sentences.


For the reasons joyful " to rhyme " joins the Gregorian theme of " Ite missa est " , taken from the Mass " Orbis Factor" , became etched melodic theme . In the Gregorian quote " Emicat meridies " initial contrasts with the theme of " It 's ambassador " who delights in polytonal aspects . The orgy of sound, enhanced by polyrhythms and dissonances interrupted by daring to quote a "cactus firmus " in long sounds ( " bell "), which expresses curious similarities with the tolling of the bells of Westminster Abbey .

The quintet blows with the resumption of the introduction.


The first performance took place at the Sala Borromini in Rome with the composer at the piano .

Discography - CD 2

The Trio # 1 is a clever writing characterized by the use of counterpoint and polyphony . The instruments players, violin, viola and cello, unravel plots marked by a surprising linguistic evolution . The three movements represent the alternation canonical ( central time expressive surrounded by extreme rapid ) and , more importantly, highlight a search rhythmic and harmonic extremely emancipated .


The rhythm is the main protagonist of the Quartet # 4 ; meanders in three movements, with a slow - motion - barcarola , and dresses in countless gestures. An irrepressible imagination enhances the speech and the crystallinity of the plots makes compelling listening , like the audibility of an improvisation . Popular melodic influences seep into the " Barcarolle " , flowing , sinuous rhythm nell'ondeggiante Arcadian .


 Quintetto N.1 - Parte 1

 Quintetto N.1 - Parte 2

 Quintetto N.1 - Parte 3