In 2015, the Castelnuovo-Tedesco family began working with Edizioni Curci with the goal of publishing previously unavailable works. With Maestro Angelo Gilardino as editor, The Castelnuovo-Tedesco Collection today includes eight previously unpublished and rarely, if ever, heard pieces, as well as the first biography of the composer (in Italian). Three chamber works recently published in this collection: The Concerto No. 3 op. 102 for violin and piano; String Trio op. 147; and the Sonata for violin and cello op. 148; have been brought to vivid life on a Naxos CD released this month. All three pieces were written by Castelnuovo-Tedesco in the decade following his emigration to the United States, and none have ever been recorded previously.
In this podcast, Raymond Bisha of Naxos introduces the listener to Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and his music, performed by violinist Davide Alogna, pianist Fiorenzo Pascalucci, cellist Roberto Trainini; and violist Federico Stassi. The third movement of the Concerto No 3 – which Mario said was inspired by his arrival in New York in 1939 – has been included among Spotify Picks: Classical New Releases.