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Stefano Cascioli – Pennisi – Complete Works for Solo Piano (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Stefano Cascioli – Pennisi – Complete Works for Solo Piano (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 49:51 minutes | 650 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Bookelt, Front Cover | © Stradivarius

This recording contains Francesco Pennisi’s (Acireale, 11 February 1934 – Rome, 8 October 2000) complete works for solo piano, according to the latest catalogue. The piano compositions have rarely been performed and studied even less frequently, for many reasons. They are concise and liberated at first sight from a serious commitment to composition and open to ‘other’ dimensions compared to his main production, since they unfold playfully, almost with nostalgia. This recording not only has the merit of restoring Pennisi’s piano repertoire to its full entirety for the first time, but it illustrates its due importance in the composer’s active pursuit of an underlying texture of echoes, sounds, and resonances.

Pennisi’s piano pieces were composed in the period between the late 50s (Sei pezzi brevi, 1957) and the year 2000 (Na nuttata tanta ranni, un canto natalizio etneo trascritto dalla memoria, 2000). Pennisi is one of the leading exponents of Roman avant-garde music in the period following the Second World War. Initially selftaught, influenced by Dallapiccola’s music, Pennisi moved to Rome to study composition with Robert W. Mann, while attending university. He was one of the founders of the “Nuova Consonanza Association”, which is still a reference point for the promotion of new Italian music. Not only was Pennisi a composer, but he was also a graphic artist, painter, set designer and writer.


1. Stefano Cascioli – No. 1, Preludio francese
2. Stefano Cascioli – No. 2, Berlesque
3. Stefano Cascioli – No. 3, Valzer
4. Stefano Cascioli – No. 4, Romanza cauta
5. Stefano Cascioli – No. 5, Marcetta
6. Stefano Cascioli – No. 6, Small-Rag
7. Stefano Cascioli – Musica for Piano
8. Stefano Cascioli – Afterthoughts
9. Stefano Cascioli – Promenade for Piano
10. Stefano Cascioli – Frammento 99
11. Stefano Cascioli – Canzone da sonare
12. Stefano Cascioli – In un foglio
13. Stefano Cascioli – Raccolta dei frammenti in una trascrizione per pianoforte
14. Stefano Cascioli – Frammento naxiota
15. Stefano Cascioli – Quasi cantabile
16. Stefano Cascioli – Ch’è bella chista via
17. Stefano Cascioli – Una pastorale etnea
18. Stefano Cascioli – Arabesco augurale per Carlo Marinelli
19. Stefano Cascioli – Una lettura deviata
20. Stefano Cascioli – Le fantôme de la valse oubliée
21. Stefano Cascioli – Corale di felicitazione con i Signori Scotese per aver essi finalmente trovato casa
22. Stefano Cascioli – Lo strano frammento trovato a Tandil
23. Stefano Cascioli – Maybe Blues
24. Stefano Cascioli – Na nuttata tanta ranni


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