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Frere Jacques: Round About Offenbach / Gianluigi Trovesi, Gianni Coscia


Release Date: 12/06/2011 
Label:  Ecm   Catalog #: 001626802  
Composer:  Jacques OffenbachGianluigi Trovesi
Performer:  Gianluigi TrovesiGianni Coscia

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“Our two friends have their roots in jazz and one’s curiosity is aroused by the challenge they take up with the mode of the can-can before, without our noticing it (or maybe without noticing it themselves) slipping into swing and rhythm ‘n’ blues – certainly not in the search for Offenbach, maybe in search of themselves, or out of the conviction that basically the story of music goes its own way, through evocation and anticipation, as if they were convinced that every composer wrote to anticipate an infinity of music to come: theirs in particular, obviously.”

So writes Umberto Eco in his third consecutive liner note for the duo of Gianluigi Trovesi and Gianni Coscia, following on from “In Cerca di cibo” and “Round About
Read more Weill”, discs which honoured respectively Milanese composer Fiorenzo Carpi and Kurt Weill with affectionate, free and witty reinterpretations. They now travel, by the scenic route, “Round about Offenbach”. Their composed and improvised responses to Offenbach revolve around their arrangements of his works including selections from “La Belle Hélène”, “La Périchole”, “La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein”, and “Les Contes d’Hoffmann”.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Ah, vivre doux by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Gianluigi Trovesi (Clarinet), Gianni Coscia (Accordion)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
2.
La Périchole: Ah! que les hommes sont bêtes! by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Gianluigi Trovesi (Clarinet), Gianni Coscia (Accordion)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868/1874; Paris, France 
3.
La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein: Pif, paf, pouf by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Gianluigi Trovesi (Clarinet), Gianni Coscia (Accordion)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Paris, France 
4.
Tangoffenbach by Gianluigi Trovesi
Performer:  Gianluigi Trovesi (Clarinet), Gianni Coscia (Accordion)

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