Posts Tagged ‘Claude Debussy’

“En blanc et noir” and his neighborhoods: or, what should we do against war

In 1914, First World War broke out, and soon came to France. Claude Debussy, his spirit already marked by other (financial, familiar, medical) worries, will write almost nothing for a year: his first far-reaching composition completed in wartime will be En blanc et noir, for two pianos, in 1915.

The second among the three pieces which comprise this work is a peculiar example of how a musician would compose during wartime. First of all, as a motto for the piece there is a fragment of the Ballad against France’s enemy (1416) by the French poet François Villon:

Prince, porté soit des serfs Eolus
En la forest ou domine Glaucus
Ou privé soit de paix et d’espérance
Car digne n’est de posséder vertus
Qui mal vouldroit au royaume de France

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Mauro Negri meets Fabrizio Meloni – DUETS vol. 2

From April 26th, 2011 will be available in major music stores and e-commerce site the second volume belonging to DUETS series, where Jazz meets contemporary music.


Mauro Negri – Fabrizio Meloni
Il clarinetto nel jazz e nel ‘900 italiano

drum: Maxx Furian
piano: Nazzareno Carusi

CD+DVD – Limen Jazz – DUETS vol. 2



Contemporary music and italian Jazz are meeting in this new project by Limen music & arts, born from the collaboration with Warner Chappell Music Italiana editions, devoted to great duets, in which the artists inquire into the intersections between repertoires apparently differents and irreconcilable.
The second volume of this collection, is dedicated to the clarinet, thanks to extraordinary interpreters: Fabrizio Meloni, worldwide renowned and appreciated musicians, since 1984 holds the prestigious role of First Clarinet Soloist of the Theater and Philamonic of La Scala in Milan, and Mauro Negri, clarinetist and saxofonist of international fame, that has collaborated with great name of jazz culture, like Kenny Wheeler, Billy Cobhan and Albert Mangesldorff.
Accompanied by Maxx Furian, Mauro Negri opens this album with six unpublished and original pieces, that show to the audience his talent both as compositor and interpreters.
Fabrizio Meloni, enchants the audience with his expressivity and security, thanks to his interpretation of Luciano Berio, Armando Gentilucci and Claude Debussy’s pieces.

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