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Migrant music - Salvatore Sclafani, piano

23SETT12:00Migrant music - Salvatore Sclafani, pianoCristofori Room12:00(GMT+00:00)

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Bridge between cultures and peoples, music has the ability to facilitate exchanges and contacts, especially when it employs instruments, materials, and practices inspired by places and territories. Even in the case of Western classical tradition. The history of Western music is often, in fact, also a history of migrations: in the journeys and travels of composers, it is not uncommon for elements of folk repertoires to become intertwined with the forms of so-called ‘classical’ music. The repertoire I present in this concert-lecture showcases traces of migrant cultures, where the interaction (or sometimes collision) between peoples forms the foundation of their artistic intensity. As an Italian musician abroad, I have often reflected on the aspect of making music and migrating; many artists, both of today and of the past, have lived or are living the experience of migration. I have therefore thought to construct a musical project dedicated to this theme, aiming to gather in a concert program vivid examples taken from the piano repertoire of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. The repertoire for the solo piano in the concert-presentation consists mainly of classical works (although there are nods to blues and choro), tied together by the common thread of their composers’ migration stories.


Carlos Guastavino (1912-2000): Bailecito

Ottorino Respighi (1879 – 1936): Villanella

Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909): El Albaicín (from the Third Book of Iberiasuite)

George Gershwin (1898-1937): Preludio n. 2 (from the Three Piano Preludes)

Amélia Brandão Nery (1897-1983): Paulistano

Vardapet Komitas (1869-1935): Shushiki (from the Six piano dances)

Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983): Suite de danzas criollas, Milonga



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