Nino Rota embraced neo-Classical, neo-Romantic and even neo-Baroque affiliations. His music prized melodic directness and communicative generosity and it is not therefore surprising that he should be best known for his epochal film scores - the music for The Godfather pre-eminently. Nino Rota's 15 Preludes utilise melodic and harmonic explorations to chart music that is agitated and melancholic, but also joyous and comedic. The Fantasia in G comprises seven themes - folkloric, droll and ultimately heroic. A late work, the 7 Pezzi difficili per bambini is generous in it's emotional directness. Eleanor Hodgkinson is a sought-after pianist and chamber musician. She partners a wide range of soloists and has performed at major venues including the South Bank Centre, Barbican Centre, Symphony Hall in Birmingham and St. John's Smith Square. Recitals have taken her to North America, Denmark, Holland, Germany and France as well as extensive travel aboard cruise liners. She is one half of the piano duo, Duo Volante, and is the pianist with the Nimbus Ensemble and Harborough Collective. Eleanor also works with the Orchestra of the Swan and Mid-Wales Opera. As a founder member of the Elgin Piano Trio, she played throughout the UK to critical acclaim from 1999 to 2009. Her versatility has led to numerous collaborations, including a commission The Archduke Variations, with dancers of the Royal Ballet and premieres of British music in the Vigani's Cabinet project at Queens' College, Cambridge 2005-2007.
Nino Rota embraced neo-Classical, neo-Romantic and even neo-Baroque affiliations. His music prized melodic directness and communicative generosity and it is not therefore surprising that he should be best known for his epochal film scores - the music for The Godfather pre-eminently. Nino Rota's 15 Preludes utilise melodic and harmonic explorations to chart music that is agitated and melancholic, but also joyous and comedic. The Fantasia in G comprises seven themes - folkloric, droll and ultimately heroic. A late work, the 7 Pezzi difficili per bambini is generous in it's emotional directness. Eleanor Hodgkinson is a sought-after pianist and chamber musician. She partners a wide range of soloists and has performed at major venues including the South Bank Centre, Barbican Centre, Symphony Hall in Birmingham and St. John's Smith Square. Recitals have taken her to North America, Denmark, Holland, Germany and France as well as extensive travel aboard cruise liners. She is one half of the piano duo, Duo Volante, and is the pianist with the Nimbus Ensemble and Harborough Collective. Eleanor also works with the Orchestra of the Swan and Mid-Wales Opera. As a founder member of the Elgin Piano Trio, she played throughout the UK to critical acclaim from 1999 to 2009. Her versatility has led to numerous collaborations, including a commission The Archduke Variations, with dancers of the Royal Ballet and premieres of British music in the Vigani's Cabinet project at Queens' College, Cambridge 2005-2007.
747313982721

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Format: CD
Label: GRAND PIANO
Rel. Date: 01/10/2020
UPC: 747313982721

Solo Piano Works 1
Artist: Rota / Hodgkinson
Format: CD
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Available Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. 15 Preludes
2. No.
3. Allegro Molto
4. No.
5. Allegro, Ma Espressivo E Delicato
6. No.
7. Allegretto Con Spirito
8. No.
9. Andante Sostenuto Ed Espressivo
10. No.
11. Con Impeto
12. No.
13. Andante
14. No.
15. Allegro Con Spirito
16. No.
17. Lento Con Accento 1
18. No.
19. Allegretto Quasi Andantino 1
20. No. 1
21. Allegro Mosso E Marcato 1
22. No. 1
23. Andante Senza Lentezza 1
24. No. 1
25. Allegro 1
26. No. 1
27. Andante Cantabile 1
28. No. 1
29. Allegro Non Troppo E Marcato 1
30. No. 1
31. Allegro Robusto 1
32. Fantasia in G Major 1
33. 7 Pezzi Difficili Per Bambini (7 Difficult Pieces for Children) 1
34. No.
35. Salti E Giochi (Skips and Games) 2
36. No.
37. Capriccio (Caprice) 2
38. No.
39. Cantilena (Lullaby) 2
40. No.
41. Le Scalette (Little Scales) 2
42. No.
43. Grillo Notturno (Cricket in the Night) 2
44. No.
45. Puccettino Nella Giungla (Puccettino in the Jungle) 2
46. No.
47. L'acrobata (The Acrobat)

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Nino Rota embraced neo-Classical, neo-Romantic and even neo-Baroque affiliations. His music prized melodic directness and communicative generosity and it is not therefore surprising that he should be best known for his epochal film scores - the music for The Godfather pre-eminently. Nino Rota's 15 Preludes utilise melodic and harmonic explorations to chart music that is agitated and melancholic, but also joyous and comedic. The Fantasia in G comprises seven themes - folkloric, droll and ultimately heroic. A late work, the 7 Pezzi difficili per bambini is generous in it's emotional directness. Eleanor Hodgkinson is a sought-after pianist and chamber musician. She partners a wide range of soloists and has performed at major venues including the South Bank Centre, Barbican Centre, Symphony Hall in Birmingham and St. John's Smith Square. Recitals have taken her to North America, Denmark, Holland, Germany and France as well as extensive travel aboard cruise liners. She is one half of the piano duo, Duo Volante, and is the pianist with the Nimbus Ensemble and Harborough Collective. Eleanor also works with the Orchestra of the Swan and Mid-Wales Opera. As a founder member of the Elgin Piano Trio, she played throughout the UK to critical acclaim from 1999 to 2009. Her versatility has led to numerous collaborations, including a commission The Archduke Variations, with dancers of the Royal Ballet and premieres of British music in the Vigani's Cabinet project at Queens' College, Cambridge 2005-2007.