Caprioli: Aria Bizantina

Release Date: 10/28/2016
Label: Stradivarius
Catalog Number: STR37046
Conductor: Alberto Caprioli
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ex Novo Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1

Physical Format:

CD
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$16.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Innovation and tradition involve conflicting criteria, and Alberto Caprioli belongs to that group of composers who render their task more difficult by deciding to meet both kinds at the same time. Having a perfect knowledge of tradition, up to and including it's most recent manifestations, his strategy is to pursue the new, not as a goal but as a medium, in order to express the authenticity of his worldview through an original organization of sounds. In practice, tradition has never sounded like that. In listening to this music, you do not feel nostalgia for the past. A fully contemporary awareness is the only attitude on the part of the composer that can come to terms with the only time we have available to us, namely the present. This release is a coherent collection of seven pieces that make use of different combinations of the same instruments: flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano.From the point of view of the performance as well, the coherence of the record is enhanced by the presence of the same group of musicians, the Ex Novo Ensemble, who perform all pieces under the guidance of the same conductor, namely the composer himself. The overall unity of purpose is palpable.
Works on This Recording
1. Vor dem singenden Odem by Alberto Caprioli
Performer: Mario Paladin (Viola), Carlo Lazari (Violin), Aldo Orvieto (Piano)
Conductor: Alberto Caprioli
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ex Novo Ensemble
Period: Contemporary
Written: 1990 ; Italy
2. Andante adagio by Alberto Caprioli
Conductor: Alberto Caprioli
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ex Novo Ensemble
Period: Contemporary
Written: 2013 ; Italy
3. Klavierstucke (3) fur Boguslaw by Alberto Caprioli
Performer: Aldo Orvieto (Piano)
Conductor: Alberto Caprioli
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ex Novo Ensemble
Period: Contemporary
Written: 2009 ; Italy
4. Piece libre pour Gilles Deleuze by Alberto Caprioli
Performer: Mario Paladin (Viola)
Conductor: Alberto Caprioli
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ex Novo Ensemble
Period: Contemporary
Written: 2009 ; Italy
5. Senza tempo by Alberto Caprioli
Performer: Aldo Orvieto (Piano)
Conductor: Alberto Caprioli
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ex Novo Ensemble
Period: Contemporary
Written: 2007 ; Italy
6. Aria Bizantina by Alberto Caprioli
Conductor: Alberto Caprioli
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ex Novo Ensemble
Period: Contemporary
Written: 2007 ; Italy
7. Fuggente by Alberto Caprioli
Performer: Monica Bacelli (Mezzo Soprano), Aldo Orvieto (Piano)
Conductor: Alberto Caprioli
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ex Novo Ensemble
Period: Contemporary
Written: 2010-2011 ; Italy
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