26 May 2018

Sound Lounge: Italy XX Century and Composer Spotlight: Shulamit Ran

From Sound Lounge, 9:00 pm on 26 May 2018


Italy XX Century

Luca Manghi

Luca Manghi Photo: Supplied

Ex pat Italian friends, flutist, Luca Manghi and pianist, Flavio Villani got together to give New Zealanders a taste of flute music by 20th century Italian composers. Luca says that after the Second World War there was a renaissance in music composition in Italy. The country really turned around after the legacy of Mussolini and that was reflected in the work of composers like Luciano Berio and Salvatore Sciarrino. (Recorded by RNZ Concert at St Matthews in the City, Auckland)

ALFREDO CASELLA: Barcarola e Scherzo per flauto e pianoforte; FRANCO MARGOLA: Tre Pezzi per flauto e pianoforte; LUCIANO BERIO: Sequenza per flauto solo; ADRIANO LINCETTO: Sonata per flauto e pianoforte; GILLIAN WHITEHEAD: Taurangi for flute and piano; SALVATORE SCIARRINO: Anamorfosi per pianoforte solo; NINO ROTA: Cinque pezzi facili per flauto e pianoforte; GIORGIO FERRARI: Sonata per flauto e pianoforte - Luca Manghi (fl), Flavio Villani (pno)

THOMAS ADES: Oh my nation prepare, from America: A Prophecy - Susan Bickley (mezzo), City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and Orchestra/Thomas Adès

TLAOTLON: Spetra (from the Ektomists EP) - Jeremy Coubrough (electronics)

11:05 Relevant Tones - Composer Spotlight: Shulamit Ran

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Shulamit Ran crafts music of an intimately personal nature, making her one of the most often performed composers of her generation. We’ll talk with Shulamit about her music, the Contempo music series, and her legacy at the University of Chicago, where she was a highly regarded professor for many years. (WFMT)

Shulamit Ran

Shulamit Ran Photo: Supplied