Laura Mondiello – Laura Plays Laura (2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Laura Mondiello - Laura Plays Laura (2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz] Download

Laura Mondiello – Laura Plays Laura (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 58:05 minutes | 989 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Stradivarius

This album offers a vivid picture of the diverse and varied spirits that characterised the twentieth century, as told in music. A milestone of twentieth ­century guitar literature, Nocturnal after John Dowland, Op. 70 (1963) by Benjamin Britten (1913­-1976) joins hands here with two pieces, Fantasia per Laura (2010) and Suite per chitarra (2016), by Giancarlo Facchinetti (1936-­2017), a composer from Brescia who “with his biographical and artistic story, sums up the fragmented and contradictory course of twentieth­ century music”.

Alongside the mainland represented by the works of Britten and Facchinetti, the former unanimously historicized and the latter undoubtedly on the way to being so, five well­known songs belonging to the tradition of pop music have been inserted, like a small and intricate archipelago. Seemingly isolated, far removed from the seriousness of the classical context just described, yet dense with their own poetic originality. Thanks in part to the inventiveness of the musicians who have succeeded so well in making guitar arrangements of them, the songs surface like water lilies among the leaden atmospheres elicited by Britten and Facchinetti, like an invitation to free our mind and soul from the meditative introversion characterising the Nocturnal, as well as the Fantasia and Suite. The pieces in this programme alternate as if wishing to lead the listener through the meanderings of an emotional journey that culminates in the concluding Nocturnal.


1-1. Laura Mondiello – Laura (From “Laura”) [Arr. L. Almeida for Guitar] (03:50)
1-2. Laura Mondiello – I. Preludio (03:16)
1-3. Laura Mondiello – II. Scherzo (01:54)
1-4. Laura Mondiello – III. Adagio (02:40)
1-5. Laura Mondiello – IV. Finale (03:37)
1-6. Laura Mondiello – Fantasia per Laura, FZ 261 (07:37)
1-7. Laura Mondiello – Alfonsina y el mar (Arr. F. Alonso for Guitar) (06:31)
1-8. Laura Mondiello – Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (From “Roberta”) [Arr. F. Alonso for Guitar] (02:43)
1-9. Laura Mondiello – Amours perdues (Arr. T. Takemitsu for Guitar) (03:40)
1-10. Laura Mondiello – The Last Waltz (Arr. T. Takemitsu for Guitar) (03:43)
1-11. Laura Mondiello – Nocturnal After John Dowland, Op. 70 (18:28)


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