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Online concert of Duo Alterno entitled Sweet Rebeginning (Dolce Ricominciamento)



Online concert of Duo Alterno entitled Sweet Rebeginning (Dolce Ricominciamento)

Italian Cultural Institute in Jakarta on the occasion of #vivilitaliainindonesia presents an online concert entitled Sweet Rebeginning (Dolce Ricominciamento) by Duo Alterno. Both musicians are lecturers at Conservatorio Verdi in Milan, the soprano, Tiziana Scandaletti, is a lecture for vocal chamber music and the composer and pianist, Riccardo Piacentini, teaches composition. Duo Alterno, since their debut in Vancouver in 1997 until now has been performing concerts and conducting master class in more than 50 countries.

The concert “Sweet Rebeginning” is registered in the auditorium of the chapel San Filippo Neri in Turin and will be broadcast on Saturday, 4 July 2020 at 19.00 on the YouTube channel of Italian Cultural Institute in Jakarta:

The concert “Sweet Rebeginning” is programme, created by Duo Alterno which aims to be a good omen, born in a difficult moment of not only health but also cultural emergency. The Duo Alterno, always engaged in the promotion of Italian music of the twentieth century and contemporary, offers a concert performance that symbolically starts with “Sweet Beginning” by Luciano Berio and concludes with the greatest masterpiece of the last years by Francesco Paolo Tosti, “Consolation” with texts by Gabriele D'Annunzio. The programme also includes four other Italian composers, from Giacomo Puccini (with two rare piano gems) to Ennio Morricone (with a work dedicated to the Duo Alterno!), from Marcello Panni (composer and conductor from Rome who has just turned 80 years and who on this occasion wrote a new short Melodramma for the Duo Alterno), to Riccardo Piacentini (with a new collection of recorded and composed photo-songs in Turin at the time of the coronavirus with Tiziana's voice). A highly gestural, sweet and currently communicative program, oscillating between cultured and popular, between theater and the best Italian chamber repertoire.



Luciano Berio
Quattro canzoni popolari [Four popular songs] (1947/71)
- Dolce cominciamento [Sweet begenning]
- La donna ideale [The ideal woman]
- Avendo gran disìo [Having much desire]
- Il ballo [The dance]
(texts by Jacopo da Lentini [3] and Anonymous [1, 2, 4])

Riccardo Piacentini (1958)
FOTO-SONG 1 in the days of the coronavirus (2020)
for “foto-suoni” recorded and “com-posed” in Turin - Italy
with improvisations at the piano
First world performance

Ennio Morricone
Tango un po' caricaturale [Slightly caricatured tango] (1970, vers. 2018)
from "Investigation of a citizen above all suspicions"
New version for voice and piano dedicated to the Duo Alterno

Giacomo Puccini
Piccolo tango [Little tango] (1910)
Piccolo valzer [Little valzer] (1894)
for piano (original versions)

Marcello Panni
Melodrama (1971, rev. 2015/2020)
Two melodies for voice and/or at the piano
1. “Portez-moi… ma vie a son secret” [Carry me ... my life has its secret]
2. “dem Busen ein Seufzer heb!” [Lift a sigh from her breast]
From Astronaut Notebooks on multilingual texts of the composer
Dedicated to the Duo Alterno
First world performance in the complete version

Riccardo Piacentini (1958)
FOTO-SONG 2 in the days of the coronavirus (2020)
for “foto-suoni” recorded and “com-posed” in Turin - Italy
with improvisations at the piano
First world performance

Francesco Paolo Tosti
Consolazione (1916)
- Non pianger più [Don’t cry anymore]
- Ancora qualche rosa è ne’ rosai... [Still some roses are in the rosebushes]
- Tanto accadrà, ben che non sia d’aprile... [Anyway it will happen, though not in April]
- Perché ti neghi con lo sguardo stanco? [Why do you deny yourself with a tired look?]
- Sogna, sogna, mia cara anima! [Dream, dream, my dear soul!]
- Settembre (di’: l’anima tua m’ascolta?...) [September [say: does your soul listen to me?...]
- Quanto ha dormito, il cembalo!... [How much the harpsichord slept!...]
- Mentre che fra le tende scolorate... [While among the discolored curtains...]
(texts by Gabriele D’Annunzio)



Date: Da Wednesday, July 15, 2020 a Friday, July 31, 2020

Time: At 7:00 pm

Organized by : IIC Jakarta

In collaboration with : Embassy of Italy in Kuala Lumpur and the Italian Cultural Institute in Hong Kong

Entrance : Free