Architetture (‘Architectures’), a concerto for orchestra in seven linked sections, was the piece that catapulted the Italian composer Giorgio Federico Ghedini to fame in his home country at the late age of 48. On this album it is coupled with two more of his finest orchestral works. The powerful atmosphere and stunning orchestral effects of Marinaresca e baccanale (‘Sea Piece and Bacchanale’), written several years earlier, prove that Ghedini’s belated recognition was fully deserved. Contrappunti (‘Counterpoints’), which Ghedini composed much later in life, finds him responding to the inspiration of one of his lifelong musical heroes, Beethoven.
"...Performances and sound are excellent, as are Gallagher’s thorough notes... Every admirer of modern music should as least sample this remarkable composer, and this is an excellent place to begin."
Roger Hecht - American Record Guide - March/April 2014
**** Excellent disc *** Good Sound
Michel Fleury - Classica magazine (France) - March 2014
"... A great recording."
Lynn René Bayley - Fanfare - November/December 2013
Piero Rattalino - Musica magazine - November 2013