What can be considered an ‘Italian Sound’? Does it come from the old Italian string instruments, or from the long tradition of opera and bel canto that made Italian music known around the world?
There is no one more suitable to answer such a question than the charismatic Italian cellist Umberto Clerici. He leads students from the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) through a beautifully evocative journey chronicling the history of a nation in sound.
Giovanni Sollima (b.1962)
Hell I from Songs from the Divine Comedy
Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)
Concerto per violoncello e orchestra in A minor, RV420
Ezio Bosso (b.1971)
The Sea Prayer for cello and strings
Giachino Rossini (1792–1868)
Sonata a quattro (String Symphony) No.3 in C major
Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924)
Crisantemi (version for string orchestra)
Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901)
Quartetto per archi in E minor (version for string orchestra)
IV. Scherzo Fuga. Allegro assai mosso
Followed by Dinner at 7.30pm (separate booking required).
Photo: Laura Stanca