6 April 2012
La quarte parte della terra @ 75th Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
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Emanuele Torquati has been invited with his long-term chamber music partner Francesco Dillon to take part at 75th edition of Festival del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, one of the oldest and most prestigious Italian music Festivals. For this special occasion, Duo Dillon-Torquati will give the premiere of “La quarta parte della terra”, a project completely devoted to Southamerican repertoire and inspired by Florentine explorer Amerigo Vespucci. In one of his letters, he named the new lands that he was about to discover, “The fourth part of Earth” (La quarta parte della terra).
In order to celebrate the 500th Anniversary from his death, Dillon-Torquati chose a wide selection of pieces written by most prominent Latinamerican composers, e.g. Alberto Ginastera, Heitor Villa Lobos, Carlos Guastavino and Astor Piazzolla.
The program is inspired by the idea of a mesmerizing journey between evocations, sounds and images, with the contribution of video artist Luca Di Pierro (USA-Italy) and film maker Gaston Solnicki (Argentina).
The project will feature Villa Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras n. 2 and the beautiful Song of the Black Swan, as well as virtuosic pieces like Ginastera’s Pampeana n. 2 and Piazzolla’s Le Grand Tango. Last but not least, Francesco Dillon will perform a new cello solo piece with electronics by Martin Bauer, while Emanuele Torquati will present Tango errante by Maria Cecilia Villanueva.
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