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The Golden Age of the Guitar. Emilia & Mauro Giuliani, Luigi Legnani - Rossini 150

Data:

18/12/2018


The Golden Age of the Guitar. Emilia & Mauro Giuliani, Luigi Legnani - Rossini 150

THE CYCLE

From the dusk of the Ancien Régime the guitar becomes a formidable competitor of the violin and of the piano not only as accompaniment in songs, but also as lead part in chamber music and as soloist in concertos.
Especially in Italy and Spain some generations of extraordinary virtuosos explore through their compositions the potential of this new instrument, obtained thanks to a series of revolutionary technical innovations applied since the second half of the seventeenth century. The research on this potential goes on at least until the first decade of the nineteenth century and gives birth to an extensive, diverse, original repertoire for the guitar.
This cycle constitutes an attempt to show the remarkable role played by Italian composers in the development of guitar music between the 1790s and the 1850s.

THE PROGRAMME OF THE CYCLE

13 September
Mauro Giuliani and Fernando Sor
18 December
Emilia Giuliani, Mauro Giuliani and Luigi Legnani - Rossini 150


PART TWO
EMILIA GIULIANI, MAURO GIULIANI AND LUIGI LEGNANI - ROSSINI 150

This concert tries to present the rich, versatile, enduring inspiration of Italian guitar virtuoso-composers through the works created by three prominent personalities belonging to three subsequent generations, but sharing a strong relation with the Austrian Empire: Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829) lived in Vienna from 1806 to 1819; Luigi Legnani (1790-1877) stayed there between 1819 and 1823; Emilia Giuliani (1813-1850) - Mauro’s daughter - grew up in the Austrian capital at least until 1821 and spent much of her life there and in Hungary since 1840.

This concert is also a further way the Italian Cultural Institute in London celebrates the sesquicentenary of Rossini’s death: after showing how this operatic genius inspired the greatest pianists of his time, his mighty influence on instrumental music will be highlighted thanks to a meaningful series of compositions based on his famous operatic themes.

Programme
Ferdinando Carulli, Fantasia on themes from Rossini’s “Matilde di Shabran”
Emilia Giuliani, Variations on the theme “Non più mesta accanto al foco” op. 5
Emilia Giuliani, Preludio n. 2 from Sei Preludj per chitarra op. 46 (or op. 48)
Mauro Giuliani, Rossiniana n. 1 op. 119
Emilia Giuliani, Preludio n. 3 from Sei Preludj per chitarra op. 46 (or op. 48)
Ferdinando Carulli, Fantasia on a theme of Paganini
Luigi Legnani, Variations on Rossini’s La Marcia (La Donna del Lago)

Performers
James Akers, guitar


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Informazioni

Data: Mar 18 Dic 2018

Orario: Dalle 19:30 alle 21:00

Organizzato da : ICI London

Ingresso : Libero


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