Città di Castello, Collezione Burri – Ex Seccatoi del tabacco
Giulio Rovighi violin• Aldo Campagnari violin
Massimo Piva viola • Francesco Dillon cello
From The exercise of extravagance, studies for string quartet from Domenico Scarlatti
XIII – Pastorale (Sonata in C major K. 513)
VII – Allegro (Sonata in E major K. 531, L. 430)
IX – Allegro (Sonata in B minor K. 27, L. 449)
IV – Andante comodo (Sonata in E major K. 380, L. 23)
VIII – Vivo (Sonata in B major K. 262, L. 446)
String Quartet n. 7
String Quartet in F major
“With the quartet the myth of equality, equidistance, of a cross and rotating dialogue comes true; the listener stays exactly in the middle”.
These are the words used by Salvatore Sciarrino to describe the string quartet who will celebrate the 70th birthday of the master who received in 2016 the lifetime achievement Leone d’oro by the Venice Biennale.
The quartet could only be Prometeo, considered by the sicilian composer an absolute must for the perfomance of his music. To celebrate such anniversary and to pay a tribute to one of the world’s most important and appreciated composers the Festival has chosen once again the Burri museum at the Seccatoi the same venue of the concert (music by Sciarrino) dedicated to the Burri anniversary two years ago.
The programme combines two pages for string quartets taken from the Sciarrino repertoire (there is also e selection of studies from Exercice of extravaganza by Domenico Scarlatti) , with the only string quartet piece by Ravel.
The result is an accord between the musical research by Sciarrino and the timbral and heterogeneous one by Ravel.