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Bagatella for cello and piano [audio]

Last updated May 29, 2019 | Published on Mar 23, 2019

Winner of a fellowship at the Bayreuther Festspiele, Mr. Griglio’s conducting has been praised for his “energy” and “fine details”. Mr. Griglio took part in the first world recording of music by composer Irwin Bazelon and conducted several world premieres like "The song of Eddie", by Harold Farberman, a candidate for the Pulitzer Prize. Principal Conductor of International Opera Theater Philadelphia for four years, Mr.Griglio is also active as a composer. His first opera, Camille Claudel, debuted in 2013 to a great success of audience and critics. Mr. Griglio is presently working on an opera on Caravaggio and Music Director of Opera Odyssey.

Bagatella

by Gianmaria Griglio | for cello and piano

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 a gentle breeze…

This piece is exactly like that: a couple of minutes of uncomplicated life.

Here’s a version of the same piece with some small percussions added to it and adapted to the video.

Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Full scores and parts can be found here.

Photo by Geert Pieters, Arūnas NaujokasAllison Wopata 

Original video “Spring time” by Finn Karsten
LicenceATTRIBUTION LICENSE 3.0

Video has been shortened and music has been replaced

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13 Comments
  1. Richard

    Short, sweet and not obvious. Congratulations!

  2. Victoria Mullan

    This is so enjoyable!

  3. Peter Kamp

    This is a real gem: sweet, unpretentious and well written. Well done!

  4. Walter P.

    Enchanting, delicate, and full of life. Beautiful!!

  5. Ala alfa

    Do you like positive vibes? Like spring, summer and things related to it.

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