Two previously unpublished chamber music works written by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco during his American years are now available from Edizioni Curci. Published in collaboration with CIDIM – Comitato Nazionale Italiano Musica, the new editions are: the String Trio for violin, viola and cello, Opus 147, and the Third String Quartet, Opus 203.
The String Trio belongs to a series of Chamber works the composer wrote between 1945-1951. In 1952, Castelnuovo-Tedesco began sketches for a Quartet to be dedicated to his friend Bernard Berenson, one of the most influential connoisseurs of Italian Renaissance art. The composer was inspired to complete the Third String Quartet in 1964 after a summer stay in the Tuscan village of Vallombrosa, where he was immersed in memories of Berenson’s summer residence “Casa al Dono” and its surroundings.
Both works are part of the Castelnuovo-Tedesco Collection at Edizioni Curci, edited by the composer and scholar Angelo Gilardino. The Collection will present all of Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s unpublished works, which are housed at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. and will be published in accordance with the original manuscripts.
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