OUT NOW | Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante Premiere Carlo Monza’s String Quartets


Entitled “Opera in Musica, the brand new launch options volinist Fabio Biondi and members of his Europa Galante ensemble — violinist Andrea Rognoni, violist Stefano Marcocchi, and cellist Alessandro Andriani.

Carlo Monza’s (1680-1739) string quartets embrace operatic kind and evocative subtitles, and will simply be mistaken for the youthful works of Mozart. Unsurprisingly, across the time of composition, 14-year-old Mozart was in Milan, immersed within the music of Sammartini, Lampugnani, and Monza himself.

“Audiences should know that Carlo Monza isn’t any stranger that we recovered from an obscure archive or library,” Biondi informed The Violin Channel. “Monza was a composer of significance, and within the Milan of the eighteenth century, he was well-known, identified by everybody then and within the years that adopted. For us, the title has vanished as a result of Monza has prior to now not often acquired the eye he has deserved from musicians and historians.”

Ten years in the past, Biondi chanced upon a catalog of manuscripts saved in a personal library, together with the six string quartets of Monza.

“We have now a flawed and incomplete data of musical historical past, so we should examine these composers whose names have light over time,” he added. “We have now excluded many musical personalities by persevering with to review and play only some, betraying the true historical past of music. Not managing to put many essential composers of their rightful locations within the canon.”

“To really perceive the writing of even the composers we carry out essentially the most, we should additionally know those that have been unjustly forgotten. I feel it’s an absolute prerogative, an obligation, to broaden the data of the historical past of music of every period to incorporate as many composers as attainable.”

A Grammy-nominated musician, Fabio Biondi labored with the Les Musiciens du Louvre and The English Live performance, earlier than founding the Italian interval ensemble, Europa Galante. The group performs at worldwide festivals and venues together with the Berlin Pierre Boulez Saal, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Wiener Konzerthaus, Enescu Pageant, and Edinburgh Worldwide Pageant.

After listening to his new launch, Biondi hopes listeners will “recognize the universality of musical language, one thing that doesn’t decay over time.

“This music describes scenes and conditions of assorted moods – to which we will all relate – with a very fashionable immediacy.”

Take heed to the album, right here.



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