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Gemini Variations

Musics by Niccolò Castiglioni, Nino Rota, Maurice Ravel, Benjamin Britten
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Gemini Variations

In tribute to Niccolò Castiglioni
supported by Fondazione Giorgio Cini

Like that of every artist, the formation of a composer is studded with more or less uncertain attempts, model emulations, strength tests. A whole map of youthful explorations, sometimes contradictory, sometimes intimately coherent, which precedes and prepares the emergence of the public work, that “opus 1” from which everything seems to have to start. But where does the “work” of an author really begin? How to recognize that moment when the personal footprint finally comes to dominate the creative act? It is an arbitrary, oscillating boundary that the composer himself will redraw over the years, revealing or hiding the traces of his own maturation path.


Niccolò Castiglioni (1932-1996)
Sonata (1953)
for violin


Nino Rota (1911-1979)
Trio (1958)
for flute, violin and piano


Niccolò Castiglioni (1932-1996)
Gymel (1960)
for flute and piano
Partita (1953)
piano for four hands


Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Ma mère l’oye (1908-10)


Niccolò Castiglioni (1932-1996)
Sonatina (1952)
for flute and piano


Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Gemini Variations (1965)

Ex Novo Ensemble

Daniele Ruggieri flute
Carlo Lazari violin
Aldo Orvieto piano
Daniele Roi piano

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