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BORCIANI Quartetto - Razzmatazz
BORCIANI Quartetto

Fy 7003
Newtone Records

1 CD

«Razzmatazz is a strange American word, related in some ways to the dawn of jazz. Its root is the verb "to razz" - to make fun of someone - and that, in a friend of mine opinion it could mean "a big mess". It seems that is was screamed by charleston dancers, but to me it also sounds like a word from Trieste that it could mean disorder, a disorder that often our things have, intense and funny, creative in his more far and intimate corners. A word with the taste of fun and irony of that land but also a little bit melancholic. » (Fulvio Luciani)

The music of this CD is not a programmatic answer, does not look for a coherence, does not try to demonstrate a theory. These scores are simply music written by «not-academic» composers (whatever it can mean). They go from folk tradition of the four districts area (Northern Italy) (Cadmio) to the very extreme repetitive movements of the machine, like in Luce-Ombra (Light - Shadow) where the sampled QUARTETTO BORCIANI plays with the real (!) Quartetto Borciani. Passing through exotic folk reminiscences (Chatwin and Caucaso), literature memories (La nave dei folli and Chatwin) or existentialist questions (La via - The way). The medium to presents this assemblage of music and sounds is the String Quartet, the most classic ensemble in the Western chamber music. The workshop of the most esoteric researches of the last three centuries. The recording technique is the most classic, as for the recording of the Beethoven Quartets.
The result is a big «mess», a mix of old and popular flavors and modern and urban hysteria, of sense of memory and feelings to be part of a tradition, even a very far away one, and the nervous breakdown of contemporary daily life, some consider the highest symbol of being modern. A combination «read», and taken along by a short story of the Italian writer Dario Voltolini.

In 1984 PAOLO BORCIANI, first violin of the famous Quartetto Italiano, allowed some of his students to form a string quartet named after him to indicate its connection to an excellent instrumental and music school. It was the sign of continuity of the lesson of the unforgettable Quartetto Italiano. Since then the QUARTETTO BORCIANI has been the guest of the most prestigious Italian music institutions and festivals. It appeared for the first time in London at the Purcell Room in 1990 and in Salzburg at the Grosser Saal of the Mozarteum in 1992 on the occasion of the Mozart bicentennial celebrations. It was invited to the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto in 1991 and again in 1992. In 1996 it was invited to the Festival of Wexford in Ireland. The RAI (Italian National Broadcasting Company) recorded two public concerts on video, one of which was broadcast all over Europe via satellite.
The QUARTETTO BORCIANI will also play a major role in Milan during the next two seasons of the complete cycle of Beethoven quartets, the utmost challenge for a string quartet. Besides the more traditional and well-known works, the QUARTETTO BORCIANI cultivates the pleasure of curiosity.

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Quartetto Borciani

Fulvio Luciani
Elena Ponzoni

Roberto Tarenzi

Claudia Ravetto


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23 August 2017
Festival arts de rues,

24 August 2017
Festival arts de rues,

25 August 2017
Festival arts de rues,

01 September 2017 - h:21.00
Palazzina Liberty
Stresa (VB) - Italy

02 September 2017 - h:21.00
Birkin Tree
Piazza Battisti
Pavullo nel Frignano (MO) - Italy

03 September 2017 - h:21.30
Yo Yo Mundi
L'ultima luna d'estate
Villa Greppi
Monticello Brianza (LC) - Italy

03 September 2017 - h:21.00
Liguriani e Silvio Riolfo Marengo
"Musica e poesia ligure"
Oratorio di Santa Maria Maggiore
Via San Nicolò
Albisola Superiore (SV)

04 September 2017 - h:21.30
Tre Martelli
Carmagnola (TO)- Italy

07 September 2017 - h:21.00
Birkin Tree
Oratorio di San Sebastiano
Quiliano (SV) fraz. Valleggia

09 September 2017 - h:20.45
I Violini di Santa Vittoria
Piazzale della Biblioteca
Preganziol (TV) - Italy

15 September 2017 - h:21.00
Yo Yo Mundi
Cool Tour
Rovato (BS) - Italy

16 September 2017 - h:21.30
Tre Martelli
Casale M. (AL) - Italy

16 September 2017 - h:21.30
Yo Yo Mundi
II Festa Anpi
Pavia - Italy

17 September 2017
Quintetto Nigra
"Folkermesse Festival"
Casale Monferrato (AL)- Italy

30 September 2017 - h:21.30
Melech Mechaya
Forum Romeu Correia
Almada - Portugal

01 October 2017
Cherasco, fiera

12 October 2017 - h:20.00
Blaue Haus Doellnitz
Kasendorf - Germany

13 October 2017 - h:20.00
Kulturhammer e.v.
Thierstein - Germany

14 October 2017 - h:20.00
Gasthaus “Zum Roten Ochsen”
Rechberghausen - Germany

15 October 2017 - h:20.00
Esslingen am Neckar - Germany

27 October 2017 - h:20.30
Rätschenmühle e.V. Geislingen Schlachthausstraße 22
Geislingen - Germany

28 October 2017 - h:20.30
Feuerschloesschen Bad Honnef
Bad Honnef - Germany

04 November 2017 - h:21.30
Tre Martelli
40 years anniversary concert
Teatro Ambra
Alessandria - Italy

04 December 2017 - h:21.00
Birkin Tree
Cinema Teatro Don Natale Leone
Albisola Superiore (SV) - Italy

17 December 2017 - h:17.00
Tre Martelli
Auditorium Gambarina Museum
Alessandria - Italy

23 December 2017 - h:21.00
Liguriani & Mario Pirovano
“Invexendo de Natale”
Teatro Sociale di Camogli
Camogli (GE) - Italy

27 December 2017 - h:21.30
Melech Mechaya
Tivoli BBVA
Lisbon - Portugal

29 December 2017 - h:21.30
Melech Mechaya
Casa da Música
Porto - Portugal

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