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Mailbag: “Liviabella’s Pastorale?”

December 11, 2006


Dear Mr. Barone,

My name is Rune Molvik, and I’m organist in Norway. I finished my organ studies at the conservatorium (The Grieg academy) in Bergen in 1993. After listening to Lino Liviabella’s Pastorale at Pipedreams In Pastures Green July 24, I wonder if you know the publisher of this beautiful Pastorale of Liviabella?
I enjoy Pipedreams very much, and look forward to the future programs.

Rune Molvik
Cantor in Jølster, Western Norway

Dear Rune,

From what I can tell from information on the CD of the Liviabella piece (on Tactus TC900001):
This joyous Pastorale, written in 1948 and dedicated to ‘a dear friend and esteemed oboeist Martino Loré’, originally was conceived for oboe and piano, part of a triptych (Largo, Pastorale, Scherzo) published in Padua by Zanibon in 1973.
It is possible that the organ version was simply an adaptation by the performers.
Good luck in your search.

JMB


 

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