(born May 28, 1841, Rome—died Dec. 14, 1914, Rome),
pianist, conductor, and composer who promoted a
revival of instrumental and symphonic music in Italy
during the second half of the 19th century.
A piano student of
Liszt, Sgambati included in his recitals works by
German composers hitherto neglected in Italy.
1866 he formed an orchestra in Rome and conducted
the first Italian performances of Beethoven’s Eroica
Symphony and Liszt’s Dante Symphony.
introduced Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto, playing the
solo part himself. In 1867 he helped to establish
the Roman Society of the Quartet.
He devoted his
later years to teaching and in 1876 promoted the
foundation of the first public music school in Rome.
In addition to chamber music, songs, and piano
pieces, Sgambati composed a Requiem Mass, two
symphonies, and a piano concerto.
Giovanni Sgambati - Symphony No. 1 (1880)
I. Allegro Vivace - Non Troppo - 00:00
II. Andante Mesto - 10:23
III. Scherzo - Presto - 21:36
IV. Serenata - Andante - 27:24
Giovanni Sgambati - Messa Da
I. Introitus: Requiem aeternam, Kyrie
II. Sequenz: Dies irae - 9:17
III. Offertorium: Domine, Jesu Christe/ Hostias - 32:51
IV. Sanctus- Benedictus - 47:18
V. Motetto: 'Versa est' - 52:29
VI. Agnus Dei/ Communio: Lux aeterna - 58:54
VII. Libera me - 1:06:25