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Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (Composer)

Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario; 1895, Florence, 1968, Los Angeles, composer.

Learned in the conservatory of name L. kerubini (Florence) in I. pitsetti. In 1910- e yr. his music was noted by composer a. Casella, who contributed to its popularization. Early compositions Kastel‘nuovo-Tedesko reflect the influence of impressionism, ripe gravitate towards to neoclassicism. Vocal works Kastel‘nuovo-Tedesko are characterized by the high degree of the emotional correspondence of musical phrase to poetic text. Since 1925, after it found in the parental house the notebook of grandfather with the records of ancient Jewish religious and secular napevov, Kastel‘nuovo-Tedesko it was absorbed in by national melosom and biblical subjects.

In 1939 he emigrated to THE USA, where predominantly it worked in the genre of film music. Since 1946 taught in the conservatory of Los Angeles, among its students A. previn (it were borne in 1929). Without having foregone the creation of works by the subjects of the Italian literature (opera "vakkh in Toskane" on the poem Of f. redi, 1931, and many others), or music to the plays and the songs to the verses highly tsenimogo by it u. Shakespeare (overture to his 11 dramas, 1931-51; 33 songs, 1921-26; 27 sonnets, 1945), Kastel‘nuovo-Tedesko, relying on the Italian traditions of Jewish musical folklore and sinagogal‘nykh napevov, became together with 3. Bloch one of the composers, who interpreted in the forms of new European music the Jewish liturgy, and also people melos in connection with biblical subjects.

Among the works Kastel‘nuovo-Tedesko to the Jewish thematics rhapsody for fortepiano the "dance of tsar David" (1925), "three chorals to the Jewish melodies" (1926), the dedicated to 4. Heifetz concert for the violin with the orchestra "prophets" ("Iliya, Isayya, Eremius", 1931, the first performance into 1933, conductor A. toskanini); sinagogal‘nye services "avodat of kha-kodesh" (chorus and organ; 1943), "Cole To nidre" (1944), "pominal‘naya prayer" (1960; both - tenor, chorus and organ), the oratorio Of "ruf‘" (1949), "ion" (1951), "canto by song" (1955), "Esfir" (1962), "toviya and angels" (1964-65); the opera Of "saul" (1960).

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