Lines that define horizons, horizons of light outlined by sounds, sounds tenderly shadowy and ardently bright. A new light. A virgin spectrum of sound. A careful journey of the Milano Saxophone Quartet into the soul of its instruments. First a thin line and then a firm groove, tracing a new voice, a new light, a new horizon.
At the time of heightened expectations for greater philological rigour in publications and musical productions, the Milano Saxophone Quartet offers a unique recording with arrangements of works by Gabrieli, Scarlatti/Sciarrino, Verdi and Puccini. Many performers study manuscripts, meticulously follow the original tempo markings and play on period instruments with goal to create an experience as close as possible to the composer’s original conception; others appropriate musical scores that were not originally intended for their own instruments. Consequently, the arrangements selected for this recording will seem more like recreation: not only do they show the influenceof the arranger but also that of the musician and of his or her own cultural, musical and instrumental background.
Few months after the release of the first brilliant recording “Musica Ficta”, the Milano Saxophone Quartet thanks to its creative impetus, releases a new CD called “Rispetti e Strambotti”. If “Musica Ficta” presented a challenge towards composers whose masterpieces rendered them eternal, “Rispetti e Strambotti” mirrors the group’s artistical maturity, which is shown not only in the recording but also in the performances.
In “Rispetti e Strambotti” the quartet, reveals the capacity and the wish of valuing a unique but, like in a kaleidoscope, sectioned color of Malipiero’s style.
In this kaleidoscopic project, these colors and styles resound through the different reelaborations, in which the MSQ remains faithful to a stylistic variety proper of the Venetian composer.
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