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Monday, 25 February 2008
Guitars and Mandolins for a real orchestra
The "Il Plettro" orchestra – that Thursday evening, in the cloister of Sant’Agostino’s church opened the guitaristic review organized by the "Benvenuto Terzi" association – offered pleasant surprises to the ones who expected to hear just popular songs, maybe Neapolitans from a mandolin orchestra: a wide repertoire, that spaced from the Renaissance atmosphere to the Contemporaneous one, a serious musical preparation, a good understanding.The organic is made up of twentyfive elements: classical guitars, mandolins, mandolas, mandocellos, acoustic bass and double bass, with a wide, lively and silvery sonority. Directed by Maestro Alberto Bugatti, the orchestra executed some 700s pieces, like the suite from the "Don Juan" by Gluck and a suite of Irish ballades - drawn from the "O’Carolan" repertoire and written down by a contemporary, Bruno Szordinowskij - which have been given a characteristic note by the homesick pipe and the xylophone’s intervention. Very enchanting "The Song Of Japanese Autumn", written by Y. Kuwahara for a plecrtum orchestra. A light guitar arpeggio evoked a subtile rain, the mandolins the blowing of the wind. A piece maybe too descrictive and "tonal" if we think that it has been composed in this century; anyway the public appreciated the scheming atmosphere created. Quick, meddlesome and sensual the "Czardas" by Monti. Very original from the compositive point of view the "Rondo su Temi di Brahms" by Massimo Priori – present in hall. The concert was concluded by two jazz-flavoured pieces: "Blue Rondo a la Turk" by Brubeck and "J.P.R. Suite" by C. Mandonico.


(Sabrina Penteriani, Eco di Bergamo, 27 June 1998 ) Thanks to CHIARA for the translation!

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