25 Jun 2017

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25June 2017



Museo Novecento

Free admission subject to availability

Concert by the Contemporary Music Ensemble of the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory in Florence

Part of a larger project, the concert features the Contemporary Music Ensemble (EMC) of the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory in Florence: a variable staff group made up of 43 musicians.

The program, aimed at deepening the aspect of innovation that distinguishes the great Florentine cultural and musical movements, includes the performance of two fundamental pieces in the production of the composer Luigi Dallapiccola (1904-1975): Cinque fragmenti di Saffo and Sex Carmina Alcaei.

A leading exponent of Italian dodecaphonic music, Luigi Dallapiccola was the founding father of the Schola Fiorentina, a group of six composers who in post-war Florence realized that desire for renewal and modernity that the Fascist period had opposed and repressed. Despite Dallapiccola’s modernist vocation, his attention to classical culture is evident, in particular to the Greek authors Saffo and Alceo, who music in Salvatore Quasimodo’s translation. An attitude that is perfectly consistent with the vocation of Florence, a city that has been able to express new cultural and artistic values, starting from the reinterpretation of the classical cultural tradition.

During the evening, six first-time compositions will also be presented, written by as many students of the composition classes of the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory (where Dallapicola was a teacher): Francesco Oliveto, Ivan Caselli, Filippo Bianchi, Filippo Landi, Lorenzo Fiorentini and Alberto Maria Cats.

Ideally linked to the collections of the Museo Novecento, which pays homage to some exponents of the Schola Fiorentina, the concert allows you to recall a significant period in the cultural history of Florence, between music and figurative arts.

In the program of the Estate Fiorentina 2017.

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