Gesang of a ((melo) melodramatically) perduto amour


Gesang of a ((melo) melodramatically) perduto amour


Gesang of a ([melo] melodramatically) perduto amour, d’après Giovanni Papini (a.k.a a great soundtrack for a humdrum movie) (2012)

Premiered by Duo Cardassis at Federal University of Espirito Santo, April, 2015

Duration: 5’12’’

Duo CardAssiS is a Contemporary music duo for piano four-hands formed by Brazilian pianists Ana Claudia de Assis and Luciane Cardassi. Individually, Ana Claudia and Luciane are avid supporters of contemporary classical music, with long histories of collaborations with composers and the commissioning of new works for piano by Brazilian and international composers.

Building upon their depth of experience, they created Duo CardAssiS in 2014, with the goal of expanding the contemporary repertoire for piano four-hands, particularly with works involving extended techniques, voice, electronics and video.

“Gesang of a ([melo] dramatically) perduto amour, d’après Giovanni Papini (a.k.a a great soundtrack for a humdrum movie)” is inspired by “Gesang of a perduto amour” by Giovanni Papini (1881-1956) – Italian journalist, essayist, literary critic, poet, and novelist poetry:

Beloved carinho, mein Weltschmerz
Égorge mon âme en estas soledades.
My tired heart, Raju presvétlyj
Muore di gioia, tel un demon au ciel.
Lieber Himmel. Castillo de los Dioses,
Quaris quot durerà this fun desespéré?
Λαμπάδα Θείζ, drévo zizni…

Scored for Piano 4 hands, the composition is deliberately melodramatic. The repetitive melodic motif is presented sometimes in a very calm manner, other tempestively against a polyrhythmic and very unstable background and very simple harmonies.

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