giovedì 3 maggio 2018

IIC Londra, stasera Risorgimento strumentale: Casella, Respighi, Sgambati: PIANO SOLO AND FOUR HANDS

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Following an inspiring comparative exploration of the Italian operatic scene in the late nineteenth century and in the first half of the twentieth, “Risorgimento strumentale” (Instrumental Renaissance) is a comprehensive series devoted to the valiant composers who succeeded in reinvigorating Italian instrumental music in the same period by rediscovering the diverse and luxuriant heritage of Italian pre-Romantic music and merging it with Romantic innovations, avant-garde research and modern instrumental technique.

THE PROGRAMME OF THE CYCLE

26 March
Italian composers and European models
20 April
Martucci, Pizzetti, Respighi - Violin and piano sonatas
3 May
Casella, Respighi, Sgambati - Piano solo and four hands
30 May
Bossi, Respighi, Sgambati - Violin and piano sonatas
20 September
Busoni, Martucci, Sgambati - Piano


THIRD EPISODE
CASELLA, RESPIGHI, SGAMBATI - PIANO SOLO AND FOUR HANDS

The Italian Cultural Institute is proud to welcome the pianists Giulio Biddau and Norberto C. Respighi, to give a concert dedicated to the illustrious ancestor of one of the performers and to the composer’s sincere and intense friendship with Alfredo Casella, another giant of Generazione dell’Ottanta (Generation of the 1880s).
For this reason the programme of the event includes many works composed by Ottorino Respighi for piano four hands and often consisting in refined and twinkling transcriptions of some of his symphonic masterpieces; it compares them with a towering four-hand piano score which shows the strong influence of Futurism on Casella; and it stresses that both composers shared a deep interest in ancient genres and pre-Romantic patterns.
Finally the programme of the concert ideally relates Casella and Respighi to their earliest Italian forerunner as a piano virtuoso, as a transcriber and as an instrumental composer, Giovanni Sgambati.

Programme
Ottorino Respighi, Antiche danze ed arie per liuto. Prima suite, secolo XVI (Ancient dances and arias for lute. First suite, 16th century), transcription for piano four hands P116
Christoph Willibald Gluck/Giovanni Sgambati, Melody from “Orfeo ed Euridice”, transcription for piano of the “Dance of the blessed spirits”
Ottorino Respighi, “Fontane di Roma (Fountains of Rome)”, transcription for piano four hands P115
Ottorino Respighi, “Sei pezzi per bambini (Six pieces for children)” for piano four hands P149
Alfredo Casella, Toccata for piano op. 6
Ottorino Respighi, “Pini di Roma (Pines of Rome)”, transcription for piano four hands P142
Alfredo Casella, “Pupazzetti (Puppets)”, five easy pieces for piano four hands op. 27

Performers
Giulio Biddau and Norberto C. Respighi, piano


Informazioni
Data: Gio 3 Mag 2018

Orario: Dalle 20:00 alle 21:30

Organizzato da : ICI London

Ingresso : Libero