NCC Classics IV: Songs of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968)
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About The Event
Prolific Italian-Jewish composer, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, was born in Florence, and emigrated to the U.S. with his family in the 1930's as Italian racial laws grew ever more dangerous. Both Heiftez and Toscanini helped him continue his career in the U.S., where he became well-known for film scores, compositions for guitar, and a cello concerto premiered by Piatagorsky. Of Castelnuovo-Tedesco's many beautiful songs, tonight's concert will feature two settings of poetry by Francesco Redi, two epic ballades of Francesco d'Assisi (Saint Francis), and eight Stelle Cadenti (Fallen Stars), mercurial and miniature settings of vernacular Tuscan texts. FREE & OPEN to the PUBLIC.