Giovanni Sgambati  
Giovanni Sgambati
Giovanni Sgambati, (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.

In 1866 he formed an orchestra in Rome and conducted the first Italian performances of Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony and Liszt’s Dante Symphony.

He also 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.

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Giovanni Sgambati - Symphony No. 1 (1880)  MUST HEAR
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 Requiem (1895)
I. Introitus: Requiem aeternam, Kyrie - 00:00
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
Sgambati - Piano Concerto in G minor
Piano Concerto in G minor, Op. 15 (1878 - 1880)

1. Moderato maestoso
2. Romanza. Andante sostenuto
3. Allegro animato

Jorge Bolet, piano
Nürnberg Symphony Orchestra
Ainslee Cox, conductor

Giovanni Sgambati - Piano Quintet No.2 in B-flat major, Op.5 (c.1875)
Piano Quintet No.2 in B-flat major, Op.5 (c.1875)

Mov.I: Andante - Vivace 00:00
Mov.II: Barcarola 14:06
Mov.III: Andante sostenuto 23:38
Mov.IV: Allegro vivace 34:59

Piano: Francesco Caramiello
Violin I: Carlo Lazari
Violin II: Annamaria Pellegrino
Viola: Mario Paladin
Cello: Carlo Teodoro

G.Sgambati: Mélodies Poétiques pour le piano, op.36
Francesco Caramiello, piano
Giovanni Sgambati - Cola di Rienzo - Ouverture (1866)
Cola di Rienzo - Ouverture (1866)

Orchestra: Nuremberg Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor: Fabrizio Ventura

G. Sgambati: Suite in Si min. op.21
Francesco Caramiello, piano
G. Sgambati: 3 Notturni op 20
Francesco Caramiello, piano
Evgeny Kissin ‘Melodie’ Gluck-Sgambati (Verbier Festival, 26.07.2013)
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