Format: COMPACT DISC
Bottigliero, Francesco; Punzi, Giovanni; Danowicz, Christian; Ptasinska, Alicja; Polish Soloists Ensemble; Abramowicz, Olga; Bloch, Romualda; Fikus, Aleksandra; Misiak, Marcin
Francesco Bottigliero’s numerous interests, creative energy and talent could fill more than one artistic biography. The artist pursued his passions while studying piano interpretation, composition and music education at the same time and then conducting and philosophy. On this album, we present this versatile artist in a triple role: As a composer, conductor, pianist, and chamber musician, presenting pieces inspired by known and important to him figures from the world of art. Bottigliero’s musical language is based on playing with sound and sonoristics, formed on already culturally coded associations. Although by definition it is tonal, the composer often uses very revealing and innovative means. The inspiration for this music is poetry, painting, architecture. It is the instrumentation that is unusual in the Portraits project, in which the main role is played by chamber string ensembles constructed in such a way as to leave room for genuine virtuosity, inherent in chamber music, in their sound palette, eagerly extended beyond classical combinations.