Friday, 2 July 2021, 8:00 pm
“Halleluja” (Variazioni sul corale)
“Tre canti sacri”
“E fu sera, e fu mattina”
„Quattro inni sacri“
Francesco Angelico, Direction
Aldo Clementi (1925–2011) was a pupil of Petrassi and Stockhausen. In his Halleluja of 1982 a venerable Gregorian chant shines through a dense avant-garde compositional fabric. Alfredo Casella (1883–1947), in his Tre canti sacri of 1942, set verses of hope from the Old Testament after turning to religion and sacred music following a severe illness. Luciano Berio (1925–2003) said of his Requies of 1984 that “the melody constantly but brokenly develops throughout repeats and digressions and around a central point, at once mobile and distant, possibly indecipherable to the listening ear”. The five-movement E fu sera, e fu mattina (1997) by the Genoese composer Massimo Lauricella (born 1961) outlines the story of the Creation with evocative orchestral sounds. The Quattro inni sacri of 1942 is a magnum opus by Goffredo Petrassi (1904–2003).
For Sicilian conductor Francesco Angelico, currently the general music director at Kassel City Theatre, contemporary music and opera are matters of the heart. This makes him ideally qualified for the Paradisi Gloria series and a guest appearance with the Munich Radio Orchestra, where he will present works by Italian composers covering a long period from neo-classicism to the avant-garde.
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