Suite cubed

(cello solo)

Music by Bach, Hindemith, Ligeti, Sollima, Cassadò

“Suite” means succession: Bach in his Suite for Cello Solo stylized different forms of dance born and developed over many years in very different geographical areas and he put them, appropriately, in succession.

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Two musicians in fugue state

(cello and piano)

music by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms

This program is centred around the fugue, one of the main and most complex contrapuntal forms in the history of western cultural music, which reached its apex in the Baroque period thanks to Johann Sebastian Bach.

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American Box

(cello and piano)

Music by Barber, Crumb, Kernis, Daugherty, Copland, Foss

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The Vienna Congress

(cello and piano / cello and strings)

Music by Beethoven, Rossini, Schubert

The program explores the complex musical situation in Vienna, the capital of European music at the beginning of the 1800s, during the two decades of great cultural ferment that saw the Vienna Congress (1814/1815) as the turning point between the ideals of the Enlightenment and those of the Restoration. There was a radical change in the social role of music, which was no longer used as an instrument of awareness and knowledge, but instead became a narcotic, useful to disguise the harsh reality of post-Napoleonic and post-Enlightenment society.

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The Italian Sound

(cello and strings)

Music by Sollima, Vivaldi, Bosso, Puccini, Verdi

What can be considered an “Italian Sound”? Does it come from the precious old Italian string instruments or from the long tradition of Opera and Belcanto that made Italian music famous in the world?

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