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primer libro del canto alado


Primer libro del canto alado.


© 2007, article published in the ESZ News magazine, Edizioni Suvini Zerboni - Milano.



(From the article: Books for virtuosi.)



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On August 31 the Festival of Contemporary Music in Akiyoshidai, Japan, included the first performance of the Primer libro del canto alado for piccolo, flute, flute in G and bass flute, played by Mario Caroli, the dedicatee.

The composer says: «The work, which was supported by the Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes in Mexico, constitutes the starting point of a project I began in 2005. The basic idea is to compose different “books” for the musical instruments of the Western tradition, where technical virtuosity is used as a fundamental means of expression.

The project intents to alternate pieces for solo instruments (odd numbers) with pieces where a main instrument is accompanied by other instruments (even numbers). So far I have written two books, whose titles are oneiric or fantastic.

The first book consists of four short pieces, each written for a different instrument, but played by a single performer. The materials exposed at the beginning of the work are constantly transformed in the following pieces, almost to the point of being unrecognisable, especially between adjacent movements; this first book contains material that will be reused in the other books with odd numbers».





First page of Primer libro del canto alado.
(Reproduced with the kind permission of the Edizioni Suvini Zerboni - Milano.)



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PRIMER LIBRO DEL CANTO ALADO (2006) for piccolo, flute, flute in G and bass flute -1 player- ( 6’ ca.)
Work composed with the support of the National Endowment for Culture and Arts of Mexico (Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte.) First world performance: 30.08.2007, 10th Akiyoshidai International Contemporary Music Seminar & Festival, Japan, Flute: Mario Caroli
Score published by the Edizioni Suvini Zerboni - Milano.



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