Carlo Forlivesi (1971)

To journey into these works is like taking a stroll in an imaginary, flourishing middle-age garden where a multitude of contained aromas blend together to surprise and prepare the beholder to refine his senses. Just as the host of unique species within create marvel, so one is struck by the eclecticism that is at the core of this collection, starting from the different textures of which the works are made. The internationally acclaimed young composer Carlo Forlivesi moves in a geographical and temporal space led by electronic, orchestral, chamber music and ethnic instruments, digging the past of the ancient Latin hymns, Bach and Haydn, and exploring a traditional culture completely different and far from ours like the Japanese one. Vivid, multi-faceted thoughts lie underneath this music and reflect Forlivesi’s attitude towards life: deeply curious, inspired to research, tireless traveller and cosmopolitan soul (just note the six different languages in which the compositions are titled).


1. Elements
2. Through the Looking-Glass
3. Ugetsu
4-6. En la Soledat i el Silenci
7. Chinmoku no Tsuki / Silenziosa Luna
8-9. Two Ornaments
10. Rosenleben I (Module B)
11. Rosenleben II
12. La Pointe à la Droite du Coeur
13. Spem in Alium
14. Petite Prière
15. Audivi Vocem
16. Ave Maris Stella (after Codex Faenza)
17. Stella Splendens (after Llivre Vermell)
18. The Unanswered Question (after Charles Yves)
  • Composer: Carlo Forlivesi (1971)
  • Performers: Samuel Dunscombe, clarinet · Lluisa Espigolé, piano · Carlo Forlivesi, organ Saira Frank, soprano · Judith Hamann, cello · Satoshi Inagaki, piano · Yosuke Irie, shakuhachi · Bettina Leitner, organ · Kyoto Chamber Orchestra «Le Jardin du Temps et d’Espace» · Eva Macaggi, soprano · Lolla Petrovitsch, viola · James Rushford, piano Norio Sato, guitar · Ayako Shigenari, koto · Kumiko Shuto, voice and biwa Yukio Tanaka, biwa · Miloro Vagnini, trumpet · Ingolfur Vilhjalmsson, clarinet · Joshua Whitman, trombone · Luigi Zardi, trumpet
  • Musicological Text: Cristina Scuderi
  • Historical Period: Contemporary
  • Code: TC 970601
  • Edition: May 2019
  • Barcode: 8007194106978
  • Set: 1
  • Total tracks: 18
  • Total duration: 01:11:10
  • Notes: World Premiere Recording

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