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About “Voci d’oggi”, 5th volume of Duets’ line…

Here you can find a review (in Italian version) about the 5th volume of DUETS’ Line, “Voci d’oggi“, entirely dedicated to the voice , published on All About Jazz.

Interpreters:
Barbara Casini, singer
Riccardo Bianchi, guitar
Stelia Doz, soprano
Guido Salvetti, piano
Featuring Beppe Fornaroli
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In duplice versione, CD e DVD, perfettamente speculari, questo delizioso lavoro con al centro la voce così riconoscibile, come piegata verso indolenze sempre preziose, mai supine, di Barbara Casini verte su un repertorio del tutto originale dovuto alle penne della cantante e del chitarrista Riccardo Bianchi, ad eccezione di quel “Millenovecentosettantaquattro” che è firmato da Beppe Fornaroli, la cui ulteriore chitarra classica si unisce al duo.

Benchè i ricami vocali della Casini accarezzino come sempre atmosfere che guardano al Brasile, i testi (per lo più suoi) sono quasi sempre in italiano (ma gustosissimo è il melting pot itali-anglo-portoghese di “Un muro che non c’è“), il che rappresenta già una scelta di campo piuttosto netta, e di fatto tutt’altro che scontata. L’eleganza a tratti persino un pò esangue del dialogo a due (con Bianchi che qua e la si sovrincide alla chitarra sia elettrica che classica) colpisce per la coerenza espressiva, la misura, l’olimpica volatilità, a tratti quasi allusiva (nonchè elusiva), l’insistito, sapiente gusto per la sottigliezza.

Chiude il lavoro – un pò cripticamente, invero – un unico brano, “In Mittagstraum“, composto da Alessandro Solbiati su testi poetici di Stefan George, in cui la voce classica (lirico-contemporanea, viene da definirla) di Stelia Doz si muove su un terreno liederistico che predilige toni quieti e scuri.

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September releases…

From September 26. 2011 you will find in all music stores and digital two new productions:

The first is the fifth volume of DUETS, a collection of CD+DVD dedicated to the meeting between contemporary music and jazz.
This time we talk about “voice” with two leading performers: Barbara Casini and Stelia Doz.
Barbara Casini, has devoted her life to the music, especially to the singing. Falls in love with Brazil, her second music homeland, she’s considered the most important performer of brasilian music in Italy. In this album she duets with one of the most appreciated and renowned guitarist, Riccardo Bianchi and Beppe Fornaroli, with whom she collaborated for several years.
They proposed unpublished tracks, able to charm the audience with the typical passionate and enveloping notes of Brazilian music.
At the end will be the beautiful voice of the soprano, Stelia Doz, accompanied by the pianist and musicologist, Guido Salvetti, to close this album, with a touching interpretation of “In Mittagstraum”, one of three lieder on George, written by the Italian composer Alessandro Solbiati, on lyrical by Stefan George.

For more info about the album, please click here.

The second production  is the new CD of the Italian accordionist Corrado Rojac.
First Italian earning an accordion Diploma at a State Conservatorio, Corrado Rojac is considered one of the most important italian accordionists. In addiction to an intense soloist and chamber activity, this eclectic artist is engaged to the development of contemporary accordion’s literature, working with many composers and offering first performances of many pieces.
In this CD, he takes the listener into a suggestive journey to the discovery of the accordion, proposing tracks linked by a common thread: the musical topos of the variation.
The album opens with some of Johann Sebastian Bach’s (1685-1750) Partitas on “O Gott du frommer Gott”, originally written for the organ, and ends with a fundamental piece of the German accordion repertoire, Hans Brehme‘s Paganiniana, touching leading authors, like: Ettore Pozzoli, Anatoli Kusjakov and Gianluca Verlingieri.

For more info about the album, please click here.

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