Carl Nielsen: Symphony n.2

Carl Nielsen: Symphony n.2

How about turning a very specific mood into a symphony movement? While working on his first opera, Nielsen finished his second symphony, subtitled “The Four Temperaments”: ‘The Choleric’, ‘The Sanguine’, ‘The...
From Guido de’ Cavalcanti to Bill Evans

From Guido de’ Cavalcanti to Bill Evans

Il canto del nibbio   I started writing these 3 pieces on a whim: looking for inspiration in poetry, I stumbled upon an old book of sonetti by Guido de’ Cavalcanti, one of the most important poets in the history of Italian literature. Cavalcanti lived in...
Harold Farberman, adieu Maestro!

Harold Farberman, adieu Maestro!

It took me quite a bit of time to write this post: I learnt of Maestro Farberman passing before it became public knowledge but I was pleased to see it got some decent coverage on the internet. Maestro Farberman could be a dividing personality and quite naturally the...
Bagatella for cello and piano [audio]

Bagatella for cello and piano [audio]

Bagatella by Gianmaria Griglio | for cello and piano https://www.gianmariagriglio.it/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/bagatella.mp3 This piece is rather old: I wrote it in 2007 in a quiet and relaxed spring afternoon. You know, when it’s around 22 degrees, sunny, with...

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