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Images - Sonia Formenti & Floraleda Sacchi Play Daniele Garella

Garella / Sacchi
Release Date: 01/08/2013 
Label:  Amadeus Arte   Catalog #: 11005   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Daniele Garella
Performer:  Sonia FormentiFloraleda Sacchi
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 31 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews



GARELLA Ecco la primavera. Dans une grotte du Sabarthés. Images of Isles. Canto nel vento. Paysage du Languedoc. Sera nel giardino. Lullaby Sonia Formenti (fl); Floraleda Sacchi (hp) AMADEUS ARTE 11005 (31:17)


As soon as this CD (titled Images ) started playing, I had that bad feeling: This is New Age Music. Tinkly harp, lyrical flute, the elements are all there; but as the first piece, Ecco la Read more primavera (Here is spring) came to its conclusion, I realized that Daniele Garella, born in Florence (I learned online) is actually a pretty good composer. This music is relaxing and meditative, but not too airy to be taken seriously. The inclusion of nature sounds (birds, insects, and waves) adds to the ambience. It also turned out that Garella, who studied at the Cherubini Conservatory in his native city, has been writing what he terms healing music since the mid 1990s and is also an author, having written the historical novel Jordan Viach the Cathar. He has also composed music for RAI and the Ministry of Public Entertainment. Not a heavyweight CD, then, by any means, and I felt disappointed and a little cheated by the short playing time (31 minutes? Heck, I had 8-track tapes longer than that!), but lovely music that somehow manages to elude the label of treacle and retain its integrity. If you’d like some quality music to meditate to or just play when you’re stressed, this is a fine disc, and both flautist Formenti and harpist Sacchi play very well here.


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Works on This Recording

1.
Ecco la primavera by Daniele Garella
Performer:  Sonia Formenti (Flute), Floraleda Sacchi (Harp)
2.
Dans une grotte du Sabarthés by Daniele Garella
Performer:  Sonia Formenti (Flute), Floraleda Sacchi (Harp)
3.
Images of Isles by Daniele Garella
Performer:  Sonia Formenti (Flute), Floraleda Sacchi (Harp)
4.
Canto nel vento by Daniele Garella
Performer:  Sonia Formenti (Flute), Floraleda Sacchi (Harp)
5.
Paysage du Languedoc by Daniele Garella
Performer:  Sonia Formenti (Flute), Floraleda Sacchi (Harp)
6.
Sera nel giardino by Daniele Garella
Performer:  Sonia Formenti (Flute), Floraleda Sacchi (Harp)
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Lullaby by Daniele Garella
Performer:  Sonia Formenti (Flute), Floraleda Sacchi (Harp)

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