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L' Arpeggiata

 

L' Arpeggiata

L'Arpeggiata is a Baroque music ensemble directed by the Austrian-born harpist and lutenist Christina Pluhar. Since its foundation in 2000, l'Arpeggiata has earned an exceptional response from both audiences and critics. The group’s particular focus is on Italian music of the 17th century.  Its performances are marked by daring instrumental improvisations, exploiting rich textures created by the blending a variety of plucked instruments, and a vocal style strongly influenced by traditional music. l'Arpeggiata’s philosophy is to bring together artists from diverse musical backgrounds around projects cleverly crafted by Christina Pluhar according to careful musicological research --and an open spirit. The distinct sound and style of the ensemble, formed around a rich core of plucked stringed instruments, is unmistakable.  Its members, all leading European soloists, join forces with exceptional singers from the worlds of both Baroque and traditional music.
 
Winner in 2009, 2010 and 2011 of the Echo Klassik Preis in Germany, the Edison prize in Holland in 2009 and the VSCD Musiekprijs in 2008, l'Arpeggiata has won consistent critical acclaim for its recordings, with rewards such as the Cannes Classical Awards, Platinum of International Opera Magazine, and CD of the Month of BBC Magazine, among many others.
 
Their new album, Los Pájaros perdidos, forthcoming in January 2012, is devoted to traditional and Baroque music of Latin America.
 
The French film Tous les Soleils, released in March 2011 and directed by Philippe Claudel, was inspired by the music from their album La Tarantella.


Programme:

Maurizio Cazzati Ciaccona Cazzati

Instrumental

Traditionnel Stu’ Criatu

Vincenzo Capezzuto

Traditionnel (Venezuela) Montilla

Luciana Mancini

Improvisation Tarantella Napoletana

Instrumental

Traditionnel La Carpinese

Vincenzo Capezzuto

Anonymous Popular Venezuela Pájarillo Verde (Pájarillo)

Luciana Mancini

Marcello Vitale Tarantella a Maria di Nardo’

Marcello Vitale

Improvisation La Dia Spagnola

Instrumental

Astor Piazzolla Los Pájaros perdidos (Canción)

Vincenzo Capezzuto

Juan Bautista Plaza El Curruchá

Vincenzo Capezzuto, Luciana Mancini

Otilio Galindez Caramba

Luciana Mancini

Luis Mariano Rivera La Cocoroba (Joropo oriental)

Vincenzo Capezzuto

Improvisation Sfessania

Instrumental

Constantino Ramones La embarazada del viento (Gaita Margariteña)

Luciana Mancini

Pancho Cabral Ay ! este azul

Vincenzo Capezzuto

Improvisation Percussion solo

Sergey Saprichev

Hamlet Lima Quintana Zamba para no morir

Vincenzo Capezzuto

Traditionel Polo margariteño

Luciana Mancini

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