MAGNIFICAT – ONDANOMALA SUITE for bicycle and Orchestra – VIVALDI. IN MEMORIAM

– Brilliant Classic, 2015
– Orchestre Lyrique et Symphonique de Nancy
– Flavio Emilio Scogna, conductor
– Carlo Guaitoli, piano

Cristian Carrara (born in 1977) is a highly successful Italian composer, writing in an eclectic post modernist style. Inspired by the minimalist movement, the new spirituality of Pärt and orientalism he created his own personal musical language in which his Italian feeling for harmoniously flowing melodies is mostly apparent.
This new recording contains the Magnificat for pedal piano and orchestra, In Memoriam Vivaldi (its solemn and mysterious atmosphere inspired by Vivaldi’s Sinfonia al Santo Sepulcro), and the Suite per bicicletta and orchestra, written for the 2013 UCI Road World Championships, in which the kinetics of cyclists are captured in a strong pattern of changing rhythms and tempi.
Excellent performances conducted by Flavio Emilio Scogna. 

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Belvedere Ravello

WAR SILENCE, PER PIANOFORTE E ORCHESTRA, BELVEDERE DI VILLA RUFOLO, SALERNO; RAVELLO FESTIVAL 2015, 11 AGOSTO, ORE 4:45

War Silence
Cristian Carrara
World première
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 , 4:45 a.m.

Three movements:

1- Trenches
2. Solituds
3. Fruts

Belvedere di Villa Rufolo
Dawn Concert

Orchestra Filarmonica La Fenice
Alvise Casellati, conductor
Michelangelo Carbonara, pianist
Josu De Solaun*, pianist – Stefan Tarara*, violinist – Eun-Sun Hong*, cellist
Music by Beethoven, Dvořák, Carrara**
*First prize at International Competition “George Enescu”, 2014
** World première
Single place: 60 e.

See more at: Ravello Festival

Faust

Music by Cristian Carrara
Première:
Sunday, 12 July, Piazza Santa Margherita, L’Aquila, at 9.30 p.m.

Drama and production: Maria Cristina Gianbruno
Conductor: Flavio Emilio Scogna
Performers: I Solisti Aquilani

Dates:
Sunday 12 July, Piazza Santa Margherita, L’Aquila
Tuesday 14 July, Largo Madonna delle Grazie, Teramo
Thursday 16 July, Teatro Marrucino, Chieti
Sunday 26 July, Ex-Aurum, Pescara
Tuesday 28 July, Belvedere, Castelbasso

Showtimes:
21.30

Faust Bojan, also called Faustus, is the protagonist of a German folk tale that has been used as the basis for numerous works of fantasy. Faustus, scholar eager for knowledge, unable to settle for the academic knowledge, makes a pact with the demon Mephistopheles: absolute knowledge and the services of Lucifer’s emissary at the price of his soul. Maria Cristina Giambruno makes ad adaptation of Faust from the work of the Bohemian Guidus Bonnesck, that inserts in the history Kasper, traditional character of puppetry in central and Northern Europe. He, shrewd Faustus’s servant, will succeed where his master will instead have failed: cheat the devil.

“The musics for this Faust have little of gloomy, demonic. They are quite a journey, with different colors, in the universe of man. That Faust that it often resembles us, suggested me to write the music very close to each of us. Musics that I hope create closeness, sometimes identification with the characters that follow one another on stage. Because, after all, the story of Faust speaks of man in general, and of all its weaknesses. So this music. All characters have their own musical theme. Except Mephistopheles. That has no face. Or rather, it has many faces. And for this he hasn’t a his “music”. He hides behind various musical “faces”. Mephistopheles is changing, mimetic, undefined and indefinable. So Mephistopheles can not have his own musical profile. I chose to write musics that are a cross between stage music, commentary, and music typical of the musical theater, and more present, more thematically defined.” ( Cristian Carrara)

Alberto Burri

Omaggio ad Alberto Burri [Homage to Alberto Burri]

is the cd edit from the Bolognese label A simple lunch: it has ten compositions by some of the most important contemporary Italian composers.
Bianco (2014), by Cristian Carrara, for flute in C, clarinet in B-flat, soprano sax, drums and piano, is, as the composer says, “an homage to the Grande Bianco by Burri. To the painting of 1952. But it is an homage also to the white colour. The one that includes them all. The one that easily gets dirty but that, when it is untouched , it’s fascinating , enveloping, engaging. Because white is the colour everyone would like to be but we are far from being really. It is a homage to the expressive purity of Burri, who chooses a huge theme as the White, and that capture it on the canvas, between innovation and semplicity. Innovation and semplicity, exactly. A warning also for today’s music. I hope that artists have the courage to confront themselves with the big themes, taking them in the hands, making them simple through their innovations (Cristian Carrara).

The disc is recorded by the ensemble Suono Giallo, a group born in Città di Castello as part of the celebrations for the Centenary of the birth of the painter Alberto Burri.

Music by M. Porro, A. Gentile, F. De Rossi Re, C. Carrara, A. Sbordoni, R. Fabbriciani, N. Sani, V. Palumbo, S. Taglietti, S. Di Vittorio

Carrara: Magnificat – Ondanomala – Suite per bicicletta e orchestra

Composer: Cristian Carrara

Artists: Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy
Flavio Emilio Scogna conductor
Carlo Guaitoli piano
Label: Brilliant Classic

1. Magnificat: Meditation for piano and orchestra
2. Vivaldi: in Memoriam
3. Ondanomala: Vajont, 13 ottobre 1963
4. Suite per bicicletta e orchestra:
– Paesaggi
– Pianure
– Altezze
– Traguardi

Cristian Carrara (born in 1977) is a highly successful Italian composer, writing in an eclectic post modernist style. Inspired by the minimalist movement, the new spirituality of Pärt and orientalism he created his own personal musical language in which his Italian feeling for harmoniously flowing melodies is mostly apparent.
This new recording contains the Magnificat for pedal piano and orchestra, In Memoriam Vivaldi (its solemn and mysterious atmosphere inspired by Vivaldi’s Sinfonia al Santo Sepulcro), and the Suite per bicicletta and orchestra, written for the 2013 UCI Road World Championships, in which the kinetics of cyclists are captured in a strong pattern of changing rhythms and tempi.
Excellent performances conducted by Flavio Emilio Scogna.

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Alberto Burri

Bianco, in Omaggio ad Alberto Burri

Bianco, in Omaggio ad Alberto Burri

Ensemble Suono Giallo

– Brano per orchestra da camera (flauto in do, clarinetto in sib, sax soprano, percussioni e pianoforte)

– Durata: 7:27”

– Ed. A simple lunch (2015)

“Bianco è un omaggio al Grande Bianco di Burri. Al quadro del 1952. Ma è anche un omaggio al colore bianco. Quello che li include tutti. Quello che facilmente si sporca ma che, quando è candido, è affascinante, avvolgente, coinvolgente. Perché il bianco è un po’ il colore che tutti vorremmo essere ma che siamo lontani dall’essere veramente. È un omaggio alla purezza espressiva di Burri, che sceglie un tema immenso come il Bianco, e lo cattura nella tela, tra innovazione e semplicità. Innovazione e semplicità, appunto. Un monito anche per la musica d’oggi. Che gli artisti abbiano il coraggio di confrontarsi con i grandi temi, prendendoli tra le mani, rendendoli semplici attraverso le loro innovazioni.” (Cristian Carrara)

01. Mauro Porro, Big Iron

02. Ada Gentile, Come un soffio

03: Fabrizio De Rossi Re, Grande Nero

04. Cristian Carrara, Bianco

05. Alessandro Sbordoni, Mirum

06. Roberto Fabbriciani, Primavera

07. Nicola Sani, Verso un altro occidente II

08. Vito Palumbo, Discantus

09. Stafano Taglietti, Gibellina

10. Salvatore Di Vittorio, Castelli

 

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ravello

Lorenzo Fiorito, Waiting for daybreak at Ravello Festival: an amazing dawn in concert, «Bachtrack» August 13th, 2015

A work of great clarity and simplicity, Carrara’s music reached the audience with its suggestive, rhythmically intense writing, where one can easily find echoes of jazz and film music style. The piece was agreeably performed and the pianist Michelangelo Carbonara and the orchestra finely conveyed all the evocative character of the score.

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Intimamente tango

A little tango for my wife, per arpa e violino, nel tour “#Intimamente Tango” di Maristella Patuzzi (violino) e Floraleda Sacchi (arpa)

A little tango for my wife di Cristian Carrara, nella versione per arpa e violino, sarà eseguito nei concerti #Intimamente Tango, di Maristella Patuzzi (violino) e Floraleda Sacchi (arpa), in tour nelle date seguenti:
  • 13 giugno: Legnago, teatro Comunale (Verona, Italy)
  • 17 giugno: Montecatini Terme (Pistoia), The Gambrinus
  • 17 luglio: Salotti musicali, Latina
  • 6 agosto: Lapedona (Fermo)
  • 15 agosto: Ceresio Musica (Switzerland)
  • 30 agosto: I concerti degli Sfaccendati, Museo delle Navi Romane (Nemi – Roma)
  • 31 Agosto: Lounge Cafe’ & Restaurant Gambrinus, Montecatini Terme
  • 2 Settembre: Chiesa del Gesù, Ancona
  • 30 Ottobre: Conservatorio di Musica, Cagliari
  • 16 Novembre: Casa Italiana di Cultura NYU, New York
  • 21 Novembre: Shall we Tango Festival, New York
  • 22 Novembre: Women’s Art Association of Canada, Toronto
Intimamente tango

A little tango for my wife, by Cristian Carrara, for harp and violin, is performed by Maristella Patuzzi (violin) and Floraleda Sacchi (harp)

A little tango for my wife, by Cristian Carrara, for harp and violin, is performed by Maristella Patuzzi (violin) and Floraleda Sacchi (harp) during the concert tour #Intimamente Tango, in the following dates:

13 giugno: Legnago, teatro Comunale (Verona, Italy)
17 giugno: Montecatini Terme (Pistoia), The Gambrinus
17 luglio: Salotti musicali, Latina
6 agosto: Lapedona (Fermo)
15 agosto: Ceresio Musica (Switzerland)
30 agosto: I concerti degli Sfaccendati, Museo delle Navi Romane (Nemi – Roma)
31 Agosto: Lounge Cafe’ & Restaurant Gambrinus, Montecatini Terme
2 Settembre: Chiesa del Gesù, Ancona
30 Ottobre: Conservatorio di Musica, Cagliari
16 Novembre: Casa Italiana di Cultura NYU, New York
21 Novembre: Shall we Tango Festival, New York
22 Novembre: Women’s Art Association of Canada, Toronto

Musical season 2015-2016 is on web site of Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra. Machpelah: Dialog for Violin, Cello and Orchestra, by Cristian Carrara, will be premiered in January, performed by Francesca Dego (violin) and Robert DeMaine (cello), conducted by Nir Kabaretti. The concert, entitled “Virtousos of orchestra”, is a homage to the virtuosity of the orchestra.

Programma:
Nir Kabaretti, Conductor
Francesca Dego, Violin
Robert deMaine, Cello
Gabrieli: Symphoniae sacrae
Handel: Water Music Suite
Cristian Carrara: Machpelah: Dialog for Violin, Cello (U.S. Premiere – a joint presentation with Toscanini Philarmonic)
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra

See more at:
http://www.thesymphony.org/

Alberto Burri

Omaggio ad Alberto Burri ensemble Suono Giallo

Omaggio ad Alberto Burri è il titolo del cd edito dall’etichetta bolognese A simple lunch, e comprende dieci brani composti da alcuni tra gli autori più significativi della scena musicale contemporanea italiana. Il disco rende omaggio, attraverso la musica, alla poetica figurativa del pittore, caratterizzata dal continuo agone tra l’apollineo della forma e il dionisiaco della materia.
Per quest’occasione Cristian Carrara ha scritto Bianco (2014), per flauto in do, clarinetto in sib, sax soprano, percussioni e pianoforte è, nelle parole dello stesso compositore, “un omaggio al Grande Bianco di Burri. Al quadro del 1952. Ma è anche un omaggio al colore bianco. Quello che li include tutti. Quello che facilmente si sporca ma che, quando è candido, è affascinante, avvolgente, coinvolgente. Perché il bianco è un po’ il colore che tutti vorremmo essere ma che siamo lontani dall’essere veramente. È un omaggio alla purezza espressiva di Burri, che sceglie un tema immenso come il Bianco, e lo cattura nella tela, tra innovazione e semplicità. Innovazione e semplicità, appunto. Un monito anche per la musica d’oggi. Che gli artisti abbiano il coraggio di confrontarsi con i grandi temi, prendendoli tra le mani, rendendoli semplici attraverso le loro innovazioni.” (Cristian Carrara)
Il disco è registrato dall’ensemble Suono Giallo, gruppo nato a Città di Castello in occasione delle celebrazioni per il Centenario della nascita del pittore Alberto Burri del 2015.

musiche di M. Porro, A. Gentile, F. De Rossi Re, C. Carrara, A. Sbordoni, R. Fabbriciani, N. Sani, V. Palumbo, S. Taglietti, S. Di Vittorio

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Jorge Coli

Jorge Coli, Great start of the musical season in Sao Paulo, «Concerto», February 12th, 2015

The musical season started very well in Sao Paulo. In early February I got to listen to four formidable concerts. At any rate, once again, on Sunday 8 at the Municipal Theater of St. Paul, John Neschling conducted the Mahler’s Ninth. Before, he had the excellent idea to conduct an opera (short, 13 minutes) of a young Italian composer, Cristian Carrara, 38, titled Tales from the Underground. I found online some informations about the composer: some critics have associated with Arvo Pärt, and it is true that he develops phrases long and slow over which sometimes lies a dust of delicate sounds. However the similarity ends there. Carrara proves in his music an Italian quality, a lyrical expression full of good feelings. This beautiful composition has something of ‘pucciniano’: it could be easily inserted such an interlude of La Rondine.

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