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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Belvedere Ravello

War Silence, per pianoforte e orchestra, Belvedere di Villa Rufolo, Salerno; Ravello Festival 2015, 11 agosto, ore 4:45

Il concerto per pianoforte e orchestra War Silence di Cristian Carrara sarà eseguito in prima assoluta Martedì 11 Agosto 2015, alle ore 4:45, nell’ambito del Concerto all’Alba della 63a edizione del Ravello Festival, presso il Belvedere di Villa Rufolo, a Salerno.

Il concerto, che prevede anche musiche di Ludwig van Beethoven, Antonin Dvořák, Gabriel Fauré, sarà eseguito dall’Orchestra Filarmonica La Fenice diretta da Alvise Casellati con la partecipazione dei pianisti Michelangelo Carbonara e Josu De Solaun, del violinista Stefan Tarara, e della violoncellista Eun-Sun Hong.

War Silence si compone di tre movimenti:

  1. Trenches
  2. Solitudes
  3. Fruts 

Martedì 11 agosto

Belvedere di Villa Rufolo, ore 4.45
Concerto all’Alba
Orchestra Filarmonica La Fenice
Alvise Casellati, direttore
Michelangelo Carbonara
, pianista 
Josu De Solaun*, pianista | Stefan Tarara*, violinista | Eun-Sun Hong*, violoncellista 
Musiche di Beethoven, Dvořák, Fauré, Carrara**
*Primo premio al Concorso Internazionale “George Enescu” 2014
**Prima esecuzione assoluta
Posto unico € 60

Per approfondimenti vedi Ravello Festival

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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