The composition, a suite with the standard Allegro-Adagio-Allegro movement order, traces the Italian melody emphasizing its popular traits with allusions to its joyful and melancholic aspects.
Scomegna Edizioni Musicali
Full score and parts concert format
1. Dolce Vita 2. Canzone 3. Tarantella
Recorded on the CD
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The composition, a suite with the standard Allegro-Adagio-Allegro movement order, traces the Italian melody emphasizing its popular traits with allusions to its joyful and melancholic aspects. The first movement (Dolce Vita) aims to evoke with its sounds the “stornello”, a type of song often featured in the soundtracks of many Italian movies that are known and appreciated worldwide. The second movement (Canzone), in contrast, recreates a moment reminiscent of the other renowned Italian tradition, lyric opera, with a duet for soprano and tenor (trumpet and euphonium). The exciting dance of the third movement (Tarantella) suggests the love for life and the fondness that characterize the Italian spirit around the world. From the musical point of view, while the second movement is independent and does not link with the other movements of the piece, the first and the third display a strong harmonic and melodic connection: the two themes of the first movement return varied as the B and C themes of the third, where they alternate with the A theme, the Tarantella.
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