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Music in Two Dimensions – Works for Flute
Bruno Maderna

Music in Two Dimensions – Works for Flute

Bruno Maderna

Label: Mode Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 0764593026020
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Catalog number: MODE 260
Releasedate: 08-09-17
 - First complete CD of Maderna’s music for flute.

- Performed by new music specialist Roberto Fabbricciani
In honor of the 40th anniversary of great composer/ conductor Bruno Maderna’s (1920-73) death, Mode is pleased to release the first complete CD of Maderna’s music for flute.

The flute played an important part in Maderna’s oeuvre due to his friendship with the exceptional flutist Severino Gazzelloni, who had premiered almost all of the flute compositions.

Musica su due dimensioni is among the earliest examples to make live music interact with electro-acoustic sounds recorded on tape. There are two versions of this piece, both with the same name but different tapes. The first, for flute and cymbals, was premiered at Darmstadt, the later version conceived for flute and tape. The tape part of the latter benefits from the progress in the possibilities for electronic music, and offers the flutist “random” choices in performance, while requiring the active participation of the sound engineer as well, foreshadowing the use of “live electronics.”

In Honeyrêves, a complementary relationship is made between flute and piano, the pianist is required to use extended techniques (clusters, harmonics on strings and the use of beaters).

Serenate per un satellite was written for the launch of the satellite Boreas, the music was performed at the launch site moments before its launch. The graphic score is arranged here for various flutes by Fabbriciani.  

Per Caterina and Serenade für Claudia are miniatures written for his twin daughters, with all of the affection of a father.
Roberto Fabbriciani is an international soloist and specialist in contemporary flute repertoire.
Roberto FABBRICIANI is an innovator of flute techniques developed through personal research of the flute’s sonorous possibilities. He has collaborated with some of the major composers of our time: Berio, Cage, Clementi, Dallapiccola, de Pablo, Donatoni, Ferneyhough, Françaix, Krenek, Kurtág, Ligeti, Messiaen, Morricone, Nono, Petrassi, Pousseur, Rihm, Rota, Scelsi, Schnebel, Sciarrino, Stockhausen, Takemitsu, Yun, performing their premiers, many of which were dedicated to Fabbriciani. He worked for many years with Luigi Nono in the experimental studio of the SWF in Freiberg, blazing new and unusual trails in music.

Fabbriciani has performed as soloist with conductors including Abbado, Berio, Bour, Chailly, Comissiona, Eötvös, Fedoseyev, Gielen, Halffter, Klee, Jurowsky, Maag, Maderna, Masson, Muti, Peskó, Pons, Sinopoli, Zagrosek and with orchestras including Orchestra della Scala di Milano, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestre della Rai, London Sinfonietta, LSO, RTL Luxembourg, BRTN Brussel, WDR Köln, SWF Baden-Baden, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Bayerischer Rundfunks, Münchener Philharmoniker.

He has performed at prestigious theaters and musical institutions worldwide and has frequently participated in festivals like the Venice Biennale, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Ravenna, London, Edinburgh, Paris, Brussels, Granada, Luzern, Warsaw, Salzburg, Wien, Lockenhaus, Donaueschingen, Cologne, Munich, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Tokyo.