I vestiti nuovi dell’imperatore

Rachel Portman (11 dicembre 1960): The Emperor’s new clothes, suite sinfonica dalla colonna sonora dell’omonimo film (2001) di Alan Taylor.
Un film molto garbato, ambientato a Parigi ma girato in gran parte a Torino, ha come protagonista Ian Holm nei panni di Napoleone: il quale, dopo Waterloo, potrebbe aver avuto una sorte assai diversa da quella che raccontano i libri di storia…


Grand Trio

Helene Liebmann (1795 - 2 dicembre 1869): Grand Trio in la maggiore per violino, violoncello e pianoforte op. 11 (c1816). Trio Vivente: Anna Katharina Schreiber, violino; Kristin von der Goltz, violoncello; Jutta Ernst, pianoforte.

  1. Allegro
  2. Andante [10:16]
  3. Polonoise [13:18]

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Da un luogo tranquillo

Betty Beath (19 novembre 1932): From a Quiet Place per viola e pianoforte (1997). Patricia Pollett, viola; Colin Spiers, pianoforte.

  1. – [5:10]
  2. – [14:04]

«I wrote From a Quiet Place for Patricia Pollett. I very much admire her musicianship. In performance she and her instrument are as one. I allowed this piece to come from that quiet place in which there is response to the intuitive within. Another influence was the vibrating, infinitely sweet, sometimes robust and dynamic sounds of Nepalese Singing Bowls. From a Quiet Place may be described as a meditative piece. I hoped to create a work in which simplicity, line and tone were important elements and I see the piano, which is performed here with great sensitivity by Colin Spiers, as fundamental in creating harmonic interest. It gives warmth and richness to the musical fabric.
«The work comprises three movements, which may be considered and performed as separate pieces. The first movement establishes a dialogue between viola and piano, the second moves through moods of tranquillity to exultation and final serenity, the third is a joyful, animated response to the pleasures of life» (Betty Beath).


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Serenata concertante

Dame Elizabeth Violet Maconchy Le Fanu (1907 - 11 novembre 1994): Serenata concertante per violino e orchestra (1962). Manoug Parikian, violino; London Symphony Orchestra, dir. Vernon Handley.

I. Lento – Andante con moto – Allegro ritmico
II. Scherzo: Allegro molto [5:52]
III. Andante con moto [10:25]
IV. Allegro vigoroso – Andante tranquillo [16:52]