Ex Essiccatoi tabacco

Tuesday 1 September 9.30 p.m

Città di Castello, Ex Seccatoi del Tabacco, “Non ama il nero” Hall

Quartetto Prometeo
Giulio Rovighi violin
Aldo Campagnari violin
Massimo Piva viola
Francesco Dillon cello
Matteo Cesari flute

Salvatore Sciarrino, Trovare un equilibrio, è necessario? For flute and string quartet PREMIERE
Commissioned by Festival delle Nazioni
Ludwig van Beethoven, Quartet for strings in C sharp minor No. 14 Op. 131
Ludwig van Beethoven, Quartet for strings in C minor Op. 18 No. 4

 Salvatore Sciarrino boasts of being ‘born free’ and not in a school of music. He began to compose at 12 years old, self-taught; his first public concert was in 1962. However, Sciarrino considers his work before 1966 an immature apprenticeship, because it was after that date that he discovered his personal style. Something truly individual characterises this music: it induces a different mode of listening, an emotive recognition of reality and of oneself. And after forty years the immense catalogue of his compositions is still in a phase of surprising creative development.
In the centenary of the birth of Alberto Burri, the Festival delle Nazioni has commissioned from Sciarrino a new composition for flute and string quartet, a formation that the Sicilian composer, a citizen of Città di Castello since 1983, confronts for the first time.
The execution by Matteo Cesari and the Prometeo Quartet of this work represents a dialogue with Burri’s works in the ‘Non ama il nero’ cycle, arranged by the artist himself in the 1990s in the hall of that name in the Ex-Seccatoi del tabacco, a short distance from the centre of Città di Castello.

On the centenary of birth of Alberto Burri