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MACEK, Ivo (1914-2002)

COMPLETE PIANO MUSIC

SONATA FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO


  • Silvia Mazzon, violin
  • Goran Filipec, piano

Ivo Macek occupied a significant place in 20th-century Yugoslavian musical life as a pianist and educator. The Intermezzo is among his most poetic early miniatures, the expressively wide-ranging Theme and Variations one of his most inventive pieces. His 1985 Sonata is the most elaborate and imposing of his solo piano works while the 1980 Violin Sonata typifies the increasing sophistication and poise of his later style.

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Tracklist

 
Piano Sonatina (1977) (00:12:14 )
1
I. Animato (00:05:11)
2
II. Amabile (00:03:42)
3
III. Vivo e giocoso (00:03:27)
4
Theme and Variations (1939) * (00:08:10)
5
Improvisation (1937) (00:03:18)
6
Intermezzo (1935) * (00:05:21)
 
Prelude and Toccata (1987) (00:04:54 )
7
Prelude * (00:02:08)
8
Toccata * (00:02:51)
 
Piano Sonata (1985) (00:13:07 )
9
I. Maestoso ma con moto * (00:06:25)
10
II. Comodo: Allegro vivace * (00:06:46)
 
Violin Sonata () (00:13:20 )
11
I. Con moto * (00:07:14)
12
II. Allegro deciso * (00:06:11)
* World Première Recording
Total Time: 01:00:44

The Artist

The violinist Silvia Mazzon studied at the Fiesole School of Music and in 2006 was awarded the higher Second Level Academic Diploma, with distinction, at the Antonio Buzzolla Conservatory of Music in Adria, followed in 2013 by her master’s degree with Professor Ilya Grubert at the Conservatorium Van Amsterdam. She has won a number of national and international competitions, including Stresa, Val Tidone, Luigi Nono, Zinetti, Vittorio Veneto and Società Umanitaria, and has appeared in concerts and recitals throughout Italy and abroad. She has played in chamber groups with leading musicians including Enrico Dindo, Francesco Manara, Simonide Braconi and Alessandro Specchi. Her repertoire includes works reflecting her interest in contemporary music. She teaches the violin in Reggio Emilia at the Achille Peri Istituto Musicale Pareggiato.
Goran Filipec A pianist of fiery energy and captivating performing style inspired by the legendary piano traditions of the early 20th century, Goran Filipec (Rijeka, 1981) is acclaimed by critics from Argentina to New York and London for his “poetic, brilliant and refined performances”. Primarily renowned as a remarkable Lisztian, Goran Filipec endeavours in the domain of musical interpretation consist primarily of the perpetual rediscovery of emotional values of the music in question, and its relative subtraction from historicisation. Starting from this point, Filipec creates vibrant audible representations of the interpreted music in the spirit of the so-called "grand style," which occasionally unites interpretation and arrangement.

Reviews

“The composer is given the honor he deserves through the absolutely brilliant playing of Goran Filipec.” – Fanfare

“Nicely played and very-well-recorded release.” – American Record Guide