Rolla: 6 Duets For Flute And Violin

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Catalog: DYN-CDS7818

Hossen, Mario; Carbotta, Mario

This album features the World Premiere Recording of six unpublished duets for flute and violin, that flutist Mario Carbotta and violinist Mario Hossen drew from a manuscript kept in Mantua. Alessandro Rolla composed this music around 1795, while he was at the Court of Parma, where he was in charge of the music programming for Ferdinand I Bourbon’ s public events as well as private entertainments. For this reason Rolla conforms to the duet form of his day but infuses it with a gracefulness that makes his music, composed for pure and simple entertainment, very attractive. These works possess a pleasant, joyful yet delicate and entertaining mood. Flutist Mario Carbotta ranks among Dynamic’s “historical” artists. A solo performer who collaborated with over 70 symphony and chamber orchestras worldwide, a conductor, a musicologist and a teacher, his repertoire ranges from the 1700s to contemporary works. Violinist Mario Hossen was an enfant-prodige. Today, he is internationally hailed for his incredible virtuosity and charismatic stage presence. His repertoire spans from Renaissance to Classical music, contemporary works and Jazz. Hossen's musicological and artistic endeavors are especially devoted to source research on Nicolò Paganini.

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