7 Jul 2015

Concert: mdi ensemble, 7 July at 7:00p.m

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7July 2015



Museo Novecento

Tuesday 7 July 2015 at 7:00p.m: Roots in the cold land. The music of folklore and prisons of the USSR, between immense worlds and small fairy tales

Immense worlds and small fairy tales: these are the shelters and the obligatory paths that bind the composers of Eastern Europe to their lands, so full of riches and fantastic stories, but also of hostility and aesthetic canons imposed by the regimes. The most authentic message is therefore sought in the ancient popular melodies, synthesis of a timeless humanity, assimilated and placed in convergence with the fractures and contrasts of politics and wars that imposed their drastic and firm rhythms.

Sergej Prokof’ev Five melodies for violin and piano
orgy Ligeti    
Sonata for cello
Gyorgy Kurtag    
Hommage a R. Sch. for clarinet, viola and piano
Sofia Gubaidulina 
Trio for strings
Bela Bartok  
Kontraste for clarinet violin and piano

mdi ensemble was formed in Milan in 2002 on the initiative of six young musicians united by a passion for contemporary music. During its more than ten years of activity, the ensemble becomes regular guest of the most important Italian musical institutions, including Milano Musica, where it is artist-in-residence until 2017, Festival mito – Settembre Musica, Biennale di Venezia, Mittelfest, Bologna Festival, Trajectories Festival of Parma, Ravenna Festival, Friends of Music of Palermo. Among the many concerts abroad, we mention those at SMC in Lausanne, Museo d’arte contemporanea di Lugano, SWR in Stuttgart, ORF in Innsbruck, LACMA in Los Angeles, Chelsea Music Festival in New York and on tour in Japan. The discography of the group includes monographic CDs on music by Gervasoni, Bussotti, Verrando, Momi and Mochizuki.

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