Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Daniel Harding

Palazzo Mauro De André | Available from 7 June to 31 December 2022

Tribute to Pier Paolo Pasolini

Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Daniel Harding conductor

Azio Corghi
…tra la carne e il cielo
poetical dramaturgy Maddalena Mazzocut-Mis from Pier Paolo Pasolini
for concertante cello, male narrator, soprano, piano, and orchestra

First performed on Nov 2, 2015, as a commission of the Giuseppe Verdi Theatre in Pordenone for the 40th anniversary of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s death

Silvia Chiesa cello
Maurizio Baglini piano
Valentina Coladonato soprano
Sandro Lombardi narrator

Ludwig van Beethoven
Egmont Overture in F minor Op. 84

Antonín Dvořák
Symphony No. 7 in D minor Op. 70

A male narrator and a soprano, in stereo, and a solo cello offering the incipits of Bach’s six Suites for cello, piano and orchestra. This is how one of the most prominent contemporary composers, Azio Corghi, has imagined the “impossible” encounter between Bach and one of the greatest Italian intellectuals. This symphonic-poetic work evokes Pasolini’s life and thought, starting from his early infatuation with music, which came with the Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin. The title stems from Pasolini’s brilliant definition of Bach’s struggle «between Flesh and Heaven», corporeal matter versus sublime spirit, which contributed a new key for the interpretation of the Kantor’s music (also in his films).

The Programme