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Albini: Musica Ciclica / Gergnani, Le Cameriste Ambrosiane


Release Date: 02/26/2013 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 9294  
Composer:  Giovanni Albini
Performer:  Fabio MuredduDavide AlognaGiorgio Mirto
Conductor:  Dario Garegnani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Cameriste AmbrosianeDuo BonfantiQuartetto Indaco
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Young Italian composer Giovanni Albini has an impressive re?sume?. After gaining full marks in his Composition degree at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan, he later obtained a Masters degree, as well as a BS and MS in Mathematics, and a Diploma in Classical Guitar. Much of his work has been for digital media and his theoretical research explores the relationship between mathematical music theory and composition.

This collection showcases a variety of works from Albini’s oeuvre, many of which have been praised for their mathematical significance. Strong links to Western Classical music can be heard in each of these pieces, but mathematical theory is also employed in a variety of ways:

Una teoria della
Read more Prossimita? is completely determined by mathematics, from its structure to its continuity and notation, and Estatica is formed around the single tone of E and expanded outwards. The collection also features three of the string quartets; with String Quartet No.5 – a rapidly changing piece constantly underpinned by the G minor scale – followed by the strict motion of No.6 and the innovative No.7, which is based on Albini’s own specific system of triadic cycles.

This disc boasts a wealth of performers, including the acclaimed string ensemble Le Cameriste Ambrosiane conducted by Dario Garegnani, Quartetto Indaco and Duo Bonfanti, as well as soloists Fabio Mureddu, Davide Alogna and Giorgio Mirto.

OTHER INFORMATION:
* Recorded in Milan and Grugliasco, Turin, in 2012.
* Contains notes on the music as well as biographies of each ensemble/soloist. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Corale no 4 by Giovanni Albini
Performer:  Fabio Mureddu (Cello)
2.
Una teoria della prossimità by Giovanni Albini
Conductor:  Dario Garegnani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Cameriste Ambrosiane
3.
Corale no 27 by Giovanni Albini
Performer:  Davide Alogna (Violin)
Conductor:  Dario Garegnani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Cameriste Ambrosiane,  Duo Bonfanti
4.
Corale no 41 by Giovanni Albini
Performer:  Davide Alogna (Violin)
Conductor:  Dario Garegnani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Cameriste Ambrosiane,  Duo Bonfanti
5.
Estatica by Giovanni Albini
Performer:  Giorgio Mirto (Guitar)
6.
Quartet for Strings no 5 by Giovanni Albini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Indaco
7.
Quartet for Strings no 6 "Solo per grado congiunto" by Giovanni Albini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Indaco
8.
Quartet for Strings no 7 "Corale" by Giovanni Albini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Indaco

Sound Samples

Corale No. 4
Una teoria della Prossimita: I. Densita
Una teoria della Prossimita: II. Continuita
Corali: Corale No. 27, "Double Concerto for Violin, Guitar Duo and String Orchestra"
Corali: Corale No. 41, "Double Concerto for Violin, Guitar Duo and String Orchestra"
Estatica
String Quartet No. 5
String Quartet No. 6, "Solo per grado congiunto"
String Quartet No. 7, "Corale"

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