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L'Amore e Poesia / Scott, Mosuc, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Release Date: 11/11/2016 
Label:  Solo Musica   Catalog #: 247  
Composer:  Flavio Motalla
Performer:  Elena Mosuc
Conductor:  John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

L'amore e poesia (love is poetry) is a song cycle for soprano and orchestra, built around four vocalises and an orchestral interlude. The various pieces were written over the course of nearly a decade and at very different stages of Flavio Motalla's life but they are all connected with each other by the underlying theme set forth in the title. The compositions feature a wordless soprano, even though I was urged by several of my friends to use a libretto at first. However, it occurred to me early on that the music could be vocal but without relying on words. Not only might a written text present a distraction for the audience, but even more so it's rhythmic pattern would have interfered too much with the organic flow of the composition. Read more Also, given the subject matter, I strongly felt that the music should speak for itself. The pieces are written in a very lush, romantic style, both lyrical in expression and epic in scale. At times notably nostalgic, sometimes opulent but never cloying. The soaring melodies are clearly a nod to the likes or Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Max Steiner, whose film music from the golden era of Hollywood has always been an inspiration to Motalla. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Canzonetta for Soprano and Orchestra by Flavio Motalla
Performer:  Elena Mosuc (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2005; Switzerland 
2.
Poesia per una sognatrice by Flavio Motalla
Performer:  Elena Mosuc (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2011; Switzerland 
3.
Intermezzo by Flavio Motalla
Performer:  Elena Mosuc (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2011; Switzerland 
4.
Le départ by Flavio Motalla
Performer:  Elena Mosuc (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2011; Switzerland 
5.
En souvenir d'un amour perdu by Flavio Motalla
Performer:  Elena Mosuc (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2011; Switzerland 

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