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Episode 1809

Sei pezzi per pianoforte
Mon, 2022-Apr-18 01:12 UTC
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The featured article for Monday, 18 April 2022 is Sei pezzi per pianoforte.

The Sei pezzi per pianoforte ("Six pieces for piano"), P 044, is a set of six solo piano pieces composed by the Italian composer Ottorino Respighi between 1903 and 1905. These salon pieces are eclectic, drawing influence from different musical styles and composers, particularly music of earlier periods. The pieces have various musical forms and were composed separately and later published together between 1905 and 1907 in a set under the same title for editorial reasons; Respighi had not composed them conceiving them as a suite, and therefore did not intend to have uniformity among the pieces. The set, under Bongiovanni, became his first published works. Five of the six pieces are derived from earlier works by Respighi, and only one of them, the "Canone", has an extant manuscript.

The "Valse Caressante" displays elements of French salon; Lyricism and Baroque are highlighted in the "Canone"; The most popular of the set, the "Notturno", shows signs of Impressionism; The "Minuetto" is reminiscent of the Classical era; The "Studio" is molded after Chopin's Études; The "Intermezzo-Serenata", resembling Fauré's music, demonstrates Respighi's Romanticism. Critical attention has been given to the Sei pezzi per pianoforte, with some praising it, some dismissing it, and a few being indifferent.

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