ECHI DI TRINCEA
The expressiveness of the opening bars is reminiscent of Verdi’s Nabucco symphony. This is followed (bar 9) by a quieter theme set in an open, contemplative atmosphere, which immediately makes way (from bar 15 onwards) for the theme from “Il testamento del Capitano”. Meanwhile, (bar 13) a fragment of the theme from “Sul ponte di Bassano” appears. This theme persists throughout the composition (see bars 34, 81) which finally leads to the “Grandioso” finale in bar 84, where the song appears in its full magnificence. The central part is based on another famous song, “Ta-pum”. This adds some variety to the composition, as it is presented as a waltz, and appears to create the sound of a barrel-organ (especially from bar 54 onwards). A theme from “La tradotta” (bar 77 onwards) ferries us on towards the conclusion, while the closing theme of another song (“Sul cappello che noi portiamo”) is used as a “coda” on two occasions, in bars 28 and 94. The fantasia ends with a plagal cadence based on the initial theme from “Sul ponte di Bassano”.
- CARLO ZUCCARATO02 February 2018
- Pierangelo19 March 2018