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Stefano Scodanibbio
Reinventions

Quartetto Prometeo
Giulio Rovighi violin
Aldo Campagnari violin
Massimo Piva viola
Francesco Dillon violoncello
 
Contrapunctus I (2007)

Quattro Pezzi Spagnoli (2009)
Lágrima
El testament d’Amelia
Andante
Studio

Contrapunctus V (2009)

Canzoniere Messicano (2004-09)
Cuando sale la luna
Canción Mixteca
Sandunga
Bésame mucho
Canzone popolare: La llorona

Contrapunctus IV (2008-09)


Recorded January 2011
ECM New Series 2072
 
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The “Re-inventions” heard here comprise the last dream project of Stefano Scodanibbio (1956-2012), new arrangements for string quartet of three Contrapunctus from Bach’s Art of the Fugue, plus popular Mexican songs and Spanish guitar music, brought into a compelling unity. “What is intriguing about these arrangements is that they are indeed ‘Re-inventions’ as Stefano manages to impinge his own personal style of writing, in harmonics, so that they are unmistakably the work of his hand” (Irvine Arditti in the liner notes). Scodanibbio’s writing for strings was informed by his extraordinary prowess as a player, a virtuoso bassist, interpreter, improviser and a composer whose own work was beyond the “traditional” avant-garde.