Stefano Zanchetta (violin), Haydn Orchestra/ Maurizio Dini Ciacci/ Giuseppe Grazioli
Riccardo Zandonai was one of the last great Italian romantic composers, whose musical style combined Italian lyricism and passion with an almost Prussian sense of discipline and uprightness. He was significantly influenced by the music of Northern Europe, but also took a great deal of inspiration from the rugged beauty of his home town Trentino and its mountainous landscape.
Quadri di Segantini is a set of musical interpretations of four impressionistic paintings by Giovanni Segantini. These works take the form of symphonic poems, showing Zandonai’s great admiration for the painter. The Violin Concerto ‘Romantico’ is a culmination of Zandonai’s first compositional period, evident by its wealth of ideas and youthful verve.
Stefano Zanchetta delivers a striking account of the violin concerto, and the Haydn Orchestra under Dini Ciacci and Giuseppe Grazioli perform with vigour.