Notes and Editorial Reviews
The Concert of Oliena, the third for guitar and orchestra written by the composer from Vercelli and dedicated to Cristiano Porqueddu, unfolds in three movements: Andante lento, Adagio, and Allegro Scherzoso.
The orchestra includes woodwinds (the piccolo flutes and the English horn as well), with a single music stand for each instrument, a kettle of tympani and arches without divides, to allow for a chamber execution with only one arch per section. The celesta adds on to the latter, already used by the author in the "Liederkonzert" for two guitars and orchestra. The organic composition is a fore-note and integral component of the aesthetics of the orchestral writing, which prefers the unraveling of concurrent
reticulars instead of compactness and rich bands of sound.
The eight studies chosen from among the 60 "of virtuosity and transcendence" seem to constitute preambles that more useful to comprehend the most recent aesthetics of Gilardino represented by the Concert of Oliena. In fact, the most suspended and ghastly musical images, just as much as the dynamic ones which purport the most genuine sensory-motor pleasure, in which energy is equivalent with imagination and pure corporeity, blend well together, distilled from the dismissals that the urgency to invent entails, in the mature work of the composer from Vercelli.
- World premiere recording made in 2010
- Cristiano Porqueddu also performed the world premiere in Sardinia
- 8 Trascendential Studies included are tributes to composers such as Sergei Prokoviev, Alban Berg, Alfredo Casella, François Couperin and painters Eso Peluzzi, Rubaldo Merello, Maurice de Vlaminck and Cezanne - Cristiano Porqueddu is also president of the Barrios International Guitar Competition
Works on This Recording
Concerto di Oliena by Angelo Gilardino
Cristiano Porqueddu (Guitar)
Ermanno Brignolo Asti
Sardinia Chamber Orchestra
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