Variations On Variations

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Label: NAIVE
Catalog: OP30575
Format: COMPACT DISC

ALESSANDRINI CONCERTO ITALIANO

The programme of this recording is composed of works that adopt the variation as the generating principle of the music. The artists’ ‘variations’ on them modify the image and sonority of the works, originally conceived for harpsichord, pedal harpsichord and organ. The varying styles of the original pieces make it possible to adapt them using different instrumental scorings. What you will hear makes no pretense at orthodoxy. It is, rather, a divertissement, a subtle intellectual pleasure, which the ensemble experienced during the first year it took for the project to come to gestation and realization. The result offers an opportunity to listen in a new way to the polyphony of the Goldberg Variations (and the rest of the programme) with the help of the rich timbres of a group of strings, which isolate the individual lines and at the same time recreate the contrapuntal unity of these pieces, underlining once more their extraordinary wealth of invention.

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