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Michael Mantler
Cerco Un Paese Innocente

Mona Larsen voice
Michael Mantler trumpet
Bjarne Roupé guitar
Marianne Sørensen violin
Mette Winther viola
Gunnar Lychou viola
Helle Sørensen cello
Kim Kristensen piano
The Danish Radio Big Band
Ole Kock Hansen conductor
 
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Recorded January 1994
ECM 1556

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On “Cerco Un Paese Innocente”, trumpeter and composer Michael Mantler sets the works of Italian poet Giuseppe Ungaretti to music. One of the most influential of modern poets, Ungaretti's works deals with the broad themes of human existance-loneliness, love, nature and death. On this recording, Mantler creates an unconventional suite of songs and interludes for vocalist Mona Larson, the Danish Radio Big Band and guest soloists.