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Francesconi: Etymo / Da capo / A fuoco / Animus
Notes and Editorial Reviews I doubt that these performances will ever be bettered. His music is certainly complex and quite demanding but it remains first and foremost strongly expressive and often quite beautiful. The release under review provides a good idea of his output although all the works francezconi here are already some ten or twenty years old. I doubt that these performances will ever be bettered. Featured Popular Ensembles Academy fgancesconi St.
It is a brilliantly scored, colourful piece full of nice instrumental touches and lively rhythms, although it opens and ends in a rather subdued manner. Luca Francesconi is one of the most prominent Italian composer of his generation with a substantial and varied output to etymmo credit. The piece certainly sounds terrific when heard as SACD.
Francesconi: Etymo / Da capo / A fuoco / Animus « Susanna Mälkki
I was a bit unsure about the last ety,o Animus for trombone and electronics; but I must now admit that I find this a fairly fascinating, if a tad too long work. I am still not quite sure whether I like it. The biggest, most ambitious and most memorable of those is Etymo, which takes a collection of fragments from Baudelaire’s Fleurs du Mal, sets and atomises them for a soprano soloist and enmeshes the voice in teeming, febrile textures spun from an instrumental ensemble with real-time digital processing.
The climaxes are truly shattering, even franccesconi heard on simple stereo equipment. A pupil of Berio and Stockhausen, Francesconi is less well known in the UK than, for instance, Salvatore Sciarrino, who is nine years older, but as this collection of ensemble pieces shows, he has a genuinely distinctive musical personality, and the knack of creating sonorities of real immediacy and dramatic power.
The piece opens with an electronic drone of indeterminate sounds giving way to a brief outburst from the ensemble. It is not difficult to understand why. Inwhile studying with Berio in Tanglewood, Francesconi showed him a piece for guitar and ensemble that he was just writing.
Luca Francesconi: Etymo; Da Capo; A Fuoco; Animus – Susanna Mälkki | Credits | AllMusic
At times these are enhanced by electronics. The title, Etymo as in etymology is about the search for the origin and development of language.
At times, too, song turns into plain speech, but song prevails. L uca Francesconi, born inhas emerged as one of the leading Italian composers of the generation after Berio and Nono. From then on, the song will unfold in a big arch, This comprises a succession of contrasted episodes mostly characterised by an often dangerously exposed soprano part and vivid instrumental colours.
With the exception of Da Capo, for nine instruments, fromthe pieces here date from the mids.
Ensemble InterContemporain Number of Discs: This piece is not unlike Etymo in that it, too, develops from raw breathing noises that will later metamorphose into sounds. A fuoco again unfolds in a series of contrasted episodes by turns dreamy, meditative and aggressive, the whole expressed in vivid instrumental colours and rhythms. This is strong stuff for sure but ultimately quite rewarding.
Etymo is the most substantial both in length and in content. The sounds are haunting, seductive, intensely vivid; it’s a shame that the accompanying notes don’t match the clarity of the music. They, too, display a considerable variety of means and moods. Animus is ffancesconi electronics-based piece too, stymo a solo trombone caught in a sound web of its reflections, while A Fuoco pits a solo guitar against an ensemble in a study of musical memory.
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The perfect gift for the classical music enthusiasts! The other works were all composed at about the Read more same time: He is aided by brilliantly handled electronics. When listening to this rather breath-taking – in both meanings of the words – piece one finds it hard to believe that there is trancesconi one trombone player at work.