AML’S Chamber Music Season Starts This January

THE CREMONA QUARTET OPENS AML’S CHAMBER MUSIC SEASON

The ten concerts of the Lucchese Music Association’s winter chamber music season will be held at the auditorium Del Suffragio of Lucca’s Istituto Musicale ‘Luigi Boccherini’. There will be three months of music with internationally renowned artists and rising stars of the concert scene.
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On Sunday, January 15, at 5 pm, there’s a concert by the Quartetto di Cremona:
Cristiano Gualco, Paolo Andreoli, violins
Simone Gramaglia, purple Giovanni Scaglione, cello
Ecdison Ruiz, bass
Andrea Lucchesini, piano

The program includes:
D. Shostakovich – String Quartet No. 1 in C major Op. 49 and Quartet no. 7 in F sharp minor, Op. 108
Franz Schubert –   Quintet in A major op. 114 / D 667

ZOSI-ARMELLINI DUO

 On Sunday, January 22, at 5 pm, there’s a concert by Edoardo Zosi, violin and Leonora Armellini, piano.

The program includes:

L. Boccherini – Sonata in B flat major for piano and violin op 5 no.1 G 25
G. Enescu – Sonata No. 3 in A minor for violin and piano op. 25
F. Schubert – Rondo brillante in B minor for violin and piano op. 70 D895
J. Brahms – Sonata No. 3 in D minor for violin and piano op. 108

PIANO RECITAL BY FILIPPO GORINI
On Sunday, January 29, at 5 pm, there’s a recital by Filippo Gorini, the first Italian to win Bonn’s Beethoven piano competition in 2015.

The program includes:

L. van Beethoven – Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Op. 110
J. Brahms – 7 Fantasies, Op. 116
F. Chopin – 24 Preludes, Op. 28

FIRST PART OF THE COMPLETE BEETHOVEN PIANO TRIOS PLAYED BY TRIO DI PARMA
On Sunday, February 5, at 5 pm, it’s the start of the full cycle of Beethoven’s piano trios played by the Trio di Parma, one of the most internationally acclaimed groups, consisting of:
Ivan Rabaglia, violin
Enrico Bronzi, cello
Alberto Miodini, piano

The first event of this Beethoven program includes:
10 Variations on “Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu” in G major, Op. 121a
Trio No. 1 in E flat major, Op 1 No 1
Trio No. 2 in G major, Op 1 No 2

PIANO RECITAL BY MARIANGELA VACATELLO
On Sunday, February 12, at 5 pm, there’s a piano recital by Mariangela Vacatello.

The afternoon’s program includes:

Ginastera – Sonata no. 1, op. 22; Tres danzas argentinas, Op. 2
D. Scarlatti – Three Sonatas
S. Sciarrino – De la nuit
M. Ravel – Gaspard de la nuit; La Valse

LESKOVAR-SOLDATI DUO CONCERT FOR BOCCHERINI’S ANNIVERSARY
On Sunday, February 19, at 5 pm, on the 274th Anniversary of Luigi Boccherini birth, there’s a concert by Monika Leskovar, violoncello and Simone Soldati, piano.
The program includes:

J. S. Bach – Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor BWV 1008
L. van Beethoven – Seven variations on “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fülhen” from Mozart’s Magic Flute.

R. Schumann – Phantasiestücke op 73
L. Boccherini – Sonata in C major for cello and bass G 17
L. van Beethoven – Sonata # 1 for piano and cello in F major, Op 5 No 1

MUSIC BY GESUALDO DA VENOSA

On Sunday, February 26, at 5 pm, there’s a show entitled “L’avida sete” (The greedy thirst) with the ‘De Labyrintho Ensemble, directed by Walter Testolin. Sandro Cappelletto, actor and narrator with music by Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa.

Igor Stravinsky wrote of Gesualdo: “Don Carlo Gesualdo … a composer as great as he is disturbing”. “. (Among other gruesome deeds Venosa murdered his wife and her lover). “The greedy thirst” gives us a glimpse of the castle’s atmosphere where Gesualdo lived and created his compositions which are witnesses to late Renaissance human changes.

carlo-gesualdo

Carlo Gesualdo di Venosa (30 March 1566 – 8 September 1613), Prince of Venosa and Count of Conza

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