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2nd september
LUDWIG’S SONGS
9.00 pm

San Giustino, Cortile del Castello Bufalini

LUDWIG’S SONGS
TEXT AND DRAMA BY FRANCESCO SANVITALE
music by LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Ensemble Umberto Giordano
Marco Moresco piano • Dino De Palma violin
Luciano Tarantino cello • Ripalta Bufo soprano
Leonardo Gramegna tenor

special guest: Giampiero Mancini

Beethoven may well be the most renowed romantic composer thanks to his genius and his complex and elusive personality.
Much of his huge repertoire is known and performed regularly all over the world, but there still are a few lesser known pieces, which give a different view of the great symphonist, and that can ce discovered with this performance.
Beethoven was a free spirited man, little proned to compose pieces by necessity or commission. Probably for need of money he accepted Georg Thomson’s request for a trio and voices’ arrangement of the popular songs of different nationalities. From this came a minor peculiar production which is both spontaneous and not demanding. The composer succeeds in combining different and distant realities: from the unrestrained mountain yodelings of the tyrolean songs to the Spanish-like bolero of Paloma blanca, to the oriental atmospheres of the Russian songs to the Italian popular style of the Canzonetta in Venetian slang.