Sera d'Inverno: Songs by Ildebrando PIzzetti - Hanna Hipp (mezzo-soprano) & Emma Abbate (piano) - Resonus Classics - RES10209

Sera d'inverno: Songs by Ildebrando Pizzetti

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Total playing time [55:20]

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Hanna Hipp (mezzo-soprano)
Emma Abbate (piano)

Following on from her recording of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Shakespeare Sonnets, acclaimed pianist Emma Abbate continues her series of landmark recordings dedicated to Italian twentieth-century vocal chamber music, with this remarkable collection of songs by Ildebrando Pizzetti (1880-1968).

Abbate is joined in this fascinating journey through Pizzetti’s unique sound world by star mezzo-soprano Hanna Hipp in a programme covering half of his output for the genre.

At times dark and intense, and with many moments of real beauty, these songs show a composer at the peak of his powers.

Album Booklet (PDF)

Tracklist

1. Sera d’inverno

2. L’annuncio

Cinque Liriche
3. I pastori
4. La madre al figlio lontano
5. San Basilio
6. Il clefta prigione
7. Passeggiata

8. Épitaphe

9. Antifona amatoria di Basiliola

10. E il mio dolore io canto

11. Incontro di Marzo
(from Tre Liriche)

Due Canti d’amore
12. Adjuro vos, filiae Jerusalem
13. Oscuro è il ciel

14. Scuote amore il mio cuore
(from Tre Canti d’amore)

Tre Canti Greci
15. Augurio
16. Mirologio per un bambino
17. Canzone per ballo

'Polish mezzo Hanna Hipp proves as comfortable in Italian song as she is in French opera (pace her excellent Anna to Joyce DiDonato’s Dido in Les Troyens) while pianist Emma Abbate is a true partner, wonderfully flexible and entirely inside Pizzetti’s tricky, densely populated accompaniments.'

- Limelight

'Many of the songs are notably bleak or stark in mood: Hipp and Abbate deliver them with considerable intensity. Hipp’s gleaming sound and declamatory fire impress'
Gramophone

'Polish mezzo Hanna Hipp proves as comfortable in Italian song as she is in French opera (pace her excellent Anna to Joyce DiDonato’s Dido in Les Troyens) while pianist Emma Abbate is a true partner, wonderfully flexible and entirely inside Pizzetti’s tricky, densely populated accompaniments.'
Limelight

'Here is a good selection of songs from Italian twentieth century composer Ildebrando Pizzetti, showing something of the drama and emotion with which he sets the texts of a variety of authors, exploring themes of life and death, love and spirituality.'
Lark Reviews

Credits
© 2018 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2018 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10176
Producer, engineer & editor: Adam Binks
EAN: 5060262791141
Release date: 2 March 2018
Cover design: David Hughes (www.davidhughesdesign.co.uk)