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Episode #1838

Program #1838

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Sunday, October 13, 2002

The Church of San Mercuriale in Forli, Italy is some 1000 years old, but it has been host to some very modern--and cosmopolitan--music. This live recording from July 18, 2000 features Federico Mondelci and the Mainz Chamber Orchestra Solists performing several works including Philip Glass's "Facades," heard here in the version for sax and flute. Astor Piazzolla's "Milonga del Angel" is a seemingly sentimental work but with a decidedly modern edge. And the noted young Italian composer and cellist Giovanni Sollima is represented by the world premiere of his Contrafactus and excerpts from his solo cello work "Hell."

PROGRAM # 1838, from the Festival Da Bach A Bartok, Italy (First aired on Tues, 10/10/00)

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Federico Mondelci & the Mainz Chamber Orchestra Solists

Live, July 18, 2000, at the Church of San Mercuriale, Forli, Italy

Astor Piazzolla: Milonga del Angel [5:30]

There are dozens of recordings of this piece, including many by Piazzolla himself. Try his albums "Adios Nonino," "Tango Zero Hour," or "Selection" - all available in stores or online. Versions by Gary Burton (Libertango-Music Of Astor Piazzolla) , Al DiMeola (Heart Of The Immigrants), and many others are also readily available.

Massimo Mercelli, Federico Mondelci & the Mainz Chamber Orchestra Solists

Live, July 18, 2000, at the Church of San Mercuriale, Forli, Italy

Philip Glass: Facades, version for sax and flute (Italian premiere) [6:30]

Available on the Philip Glass Ensemble CD "Glassworks" (Sony # 37265).

Massimo Mercelli & the Mainz Chamber Orchestra Solists

Live, July 18, 2000, at the Church of San Mercuriale, Forli, Italy

Giovanni Sollima: Contrafactus (world premiere) [20:00]

Sollima's US release Aquilarco is on Point Music (www.pointmusic.com ); two earlier Italian releases are available at www.cdnow.com as well.

Giovanni Sollima

Recorded at Teatro Pliteama, Palermo, Italy, January 2000

Hell, Part I [4:00], Part V, excerpt [2:00]

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For more information on the annual Festival Da Bach A Bartok, check out their website at www.festivaldabachabartok.com

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