Lorenzo Micheli Plays Rondo, Op.129 by Tedesco

Italian guitarist Lorenzo Micheli plays Rondo, Op.129 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968). This comes via his great YouTube channel with audio and video by Drew Henderson. Fantastic playing as usual from Micheli with a combined clarity, warmth, and virtuosity that is a step above the rest. He also included the below write-up in his YouTube description:

The Rondo, op. 129, is the first piece written for solo guitar by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (Firenze, 1895 – Los Angeles, 1968) after the Exile and the War. The composer considered the piece his “perfect Rondo”, because of its formal complexity: “Lo considero, fra tanti che ne ho scritti, come il mio ‘Rondò modello’[…]. La forma del Rondò, analizzata nelle sue sezioni, è (come è noto) A-B-A-C-A; ma la particolarità di questo Rondò è che ognuna di queste sezioni, analizzata in più brevi frammenti, è a sua volta in forma di Rondò: e ne risulta così una specie di Rondò multiplo.”

Roughy translated: “I consider it, among the many I have composed, as my ‘model Rondò’ […]. The shape of the Rondò, analyzed in its sections, is (as it is known) A-B-A-C-A; but the peculiarity of this Rondò is that each section, analyzed in shorter fragments, is in turn in the form of a Rondò and the result is a kind of multi-layered Rondò.

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