- A. CORGHI Tra la carne e il cielo
- L. v. BEETHOVEN Egmont Ouverture
- A. DVOŘÁK Symphony No.7
- Daniel Harding conductor
- Maurizio Baglini piano
- Silvia Chiesa cello
- Valentina Coladonato soprano
- Sandro Lombardi speaker
ABOUT THIS CONCERT
The Mahler Chamber Orchestra's yearly collaboration with its conductor Laureate Daniel Harding brings them to Bologna, Ravenna and Saint-Denis this spring. Rooted in years of trust and friendship between the MCO and Daniel Harding as well as between the MCO and the venues, they bring a colourful program filled with themes such as reunion, nostalgia and resistance.
At the core of the program, we find Dvořák's 7th Symphony. The work depicts the personal and political crisis the composer was going through at the time of composing it. Losing both his mother and eldest child in a short timeframe makes the composer expose himself in a more vulnerable and nostalgic way, reaching back to the Slavonic melodies of his youth in the Czech Republic.
Especially for the Ravenna Festival, the program is completed with Tra la carne e il cielo by A. Corghi. Written for the remembrance of A. Pasolini, the composer drew inspiration from the "Carne" of Pasolini's poetry and the "Cielo" of the music by J.S. Bach, a composer that received great admiration from Pasolini.