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Franco, Alfredo
Madrigali dell’Estate on Lyrics from D’Annunzio’s “Alcyone” for Voice and Guitar (2013)


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Product Details

Author: Alfredo Franco (*1967)
Publication Date: 11-30-2014
Pages: pp. 24
Size: 230x310 mm
Binding: Saddle stitching
ISMN: 979-0-2153-2289-9
Code: CH 211

Biographical Notes

Born in Torino in 1967, Alfredo Franco experiences several non-classical musical contexts in his youth before studying classical guitar; he subsequently deepens his musical competences in the historical and critical fields at the Dams faculty of the Universtiy of Turin (Department for Art, Music and Theatre). The choice to abandon the concert activity leads to the decision to study composition, which has been his primary commitment in the recent years and gets concrete in the writing of a series of guitar works performed and recorded by valuable interpreters (Cristiano Porqueddu, Alberto Mesirca, Duo Giulio Tampalini and Joanna Klisowska, Marcello Rivelli, Ermanno Brignolo, Leonardo de Marchi, Sergio Sorrentino, Duo Giri, Duo Scarlatti, Giacomo Palazzesi) and released on CD (Cahier des chansons anciennes nn. 1 e 2, Marcello Rivelli, Ermanno Brignolo – dotguitar; Music from a parallel world vol. 4, Sergio Sorrentino - Map).

Reviews

Classical Guitar Magazine (Winter 2015)
... The work for voice and guitar is based around poetry from turnof-the-20th-century Italian writer Gabriele D'Annunzio's paean to nature, Alcyone, and is in 11 sections. A soprano would seem to be needed, as high B is required at one point, and the guitarist needs to be able, but not too technically advanced, to cope. The writing itself is in a tonal, but unusual, idiom, which surprises the player at times with its unique use of harmonies, although as Franco Is a player, all the writing is perfectly guitaristic. ... Both works are difficult to like at first, as the idiom is hard to come to grips with, but in due time the beauty of the writing emerges, and as such I can recommend them both as works interested players/singers should get to know. (C. Dumigan)

Seicorde (aprile-giugno 2015)
... il lavoro di Alfredo Franco è scritto con grande perizia e intensità poetica. Il compositore coglie in maniera colta, ma anche emotiva, gli stupendi versi di un vate come D’Annunzio. ... è un lavoro che ha la dignità, l’eleganza e lo spessore artistico per essere inserito a pieno titolo nei programmi di questo specifico duo. (F. Cavallone)

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