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Camillo De Nardis

Camillo De Nardis composer

date of birth: 26.05.1857
date of death: 05.08.1951

CAMILLO DE NARDIS (biographical sketch) Orsogna, 26 May 1857 - Naples, 5 August 1951. He studied at the Conservatory of Music “S. Pietro a Majella” of Naples with Giuseppe Correggio (harmony) and Nicola D'Arienzo (counterpoint, composition, fugue). Besides being a skilled conductor and composer, he was also a very renowned educator: he served as professor of harmony at the Conservatory of Naples; in 1885, professor of choral activities at the “Real Collegio Militare” (Royal Military College); in 1886, professor of harmony and counterpoint at the “Reale albergo dei poveri” (Royal Orphanage) of Naples; and in 1892, he taught at the conservatory of Palermo. In 1907, he went back to the Neapolitan Conservatory where, for over twenty years, he taught composition while functioning also as the vice director of the institution. He transferred his long-lasting teaching experience (it is believed that he has also been the teacher of Umberto Giordano and Franco Alfano) in his Course in Music Theory and Practice of Harmony. His compositions, especially his chamber and symphonic works, were often inspired by the folk music of his homeland, the region of Abruzzo. The many transcriptions for wind band or orchestra of these compositions prove how successful they were. The main features of his compositional style were melodiousness, harmonic clarity, and fine instrumentation. Among his most relevant works the following are worthy of being remembered: the lyric operas Una notte fortunata, Stella, and Un bacio alla regina; the comic operas Un bagno freddo and Bì bà bù; symphonic music such as The Universal Judgment (symphonic poem) and the two suites Scene Abruzzesi, the first one published by Curci and the second by Ricordi (Milan). Of these last two works, until today, there existed only one transcription for large wind band by Raffaele Caravaglios. Of these transcriptions, that of the second suite was also published by Ricordi, while that of the first suite exists only in manuscript format. Stefano Gatta and Michele Napoli based their new transcription for wind band on the original version for orchestra to preserve its agogic and sonorous quality and avoid the traditional timbre of early twentieth-century wind bands. We believe that this is a successful transcription with a great musicological value. Gatta and Napoli have realized an instrumentation that fully respects the classical aspects of De Nardis’s verismo: a style, that of the composer from Abruzzo, which is close to that of his contemporary opera composers such as Mascagni, Cilea, Giordano and Catalani. He was the only one among these composers to choose the symphonic writing as the means of expression more suitable to his creativity (at least until the emergence of Ottorino Respighi).

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The Universal Judgment - Camillo De Nardis

The Universal Judgment

Camillo De Nardis

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Scene Abruzzesi - Camillo De Nardis / Arr. Stefano Gatta Michele Napoli

Scene Abruzzesi

Camillo De Nardis / Arr. Stefano Gatta Michele Napoli
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The Universal Judgement (Symphonic Poem) - Camillo De Nardis / Arr. Edwin Franko Goldman

The Universal Judgement (Symphonic Poem)

Camillo De Nardis / Arr. Edwin Franko Goldman
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Il giudizio universale - Poema sinfonico - Camillo De Nardis / Arr. Franco Cesarini

Il giudizio universale - Poema sinfonico

Camillo De Nardis / Arr. Franco Cesarini
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