SOLLIMA Giovanni

(Palermo, 1962)

Violoncelles, vibrez! per 2 violoncelli e orchestra d'archi
00h 12' 00" Solo

'Cellos, vibrate!': these words that bear the title were spoken by Antonio Janigro, the teacher of both Giovanni Sollima and Mario Brunello. The ballad is dedicated to the composer's classmate in memory of their time together at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. It is the fruit of a mixture of styles and different suggestions, as defined by Angelo Foletto, music critic of the newspaper 'La Repubblica': "A melody moistened with thousands of magic echoes ... a fantastic theme from an almost intimidating fascination". The two cellos share a dialogue, an embrace in which 'the orchestra is limited to the outline of a background in front of which two entities, the two soloists merge one into the other' (Sollima). Performed worldwide by musicians of high-caliber, such as Yo-Yo Ma, Julius Berger, David Geringas, Mario Brunello, Enrico Dindo and the Soloists of Moscow conducted by Yuri Bashmet, this ballad was recorded by Gidon Kremer with Sol Gabetta and the Kremerata Baltica for Nonesuch/Warner.

Material on rental
Composed in: 1993

Operas of SOLLIMA Giovanni