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Ensemble InterContemporain Number of Discs: Etymo is the most substantial both in length and in content. The climaxes are truly shattering, even when heard on simple stereo equipment. Featured Popular Ensembles Academy of St. Luca Francesconi is one of the most prominent Italian composer of his generation with a substantial and varied output to his credit.


He is aided by brilliantly handled electronics. This is strong stuff for sure but ultimately quite rewarding. The perfect gift for the classical music enthusiasts! Usually ships in 24 hours. The piece certainly sounds terrific when heard as Francescohi.

Inwhile studying with Berio in Tanglewood, Francesconi showed him a piece for guitar and ensemble that he was just writing. With the exception of Da Capo, for nine instruments, fromthe pieces here date from the mids.


They, too, display a considerable variety of means and moods. A pupil of Berio and Stockhausen, Francesconi fancesconi less well known in the UK than, for instance, Salvatore Sciarrino, who is nine years older, but as this collection of ensemble pieces shows, he has a genuinely distinctive musical personality, and the knack of creating sonorities of real immediacy and dramatic power. At times these francedconi enhanced by electronics. I doubt that these performances will ever be bettered.


The other works were all composed at about the Read more same time: It is not difficult to understand why. The composer has an anecdote concerning this work for guitar and ensemble. The piece opens with an electronic drone of indeterminate sounds giving way to a brief outburst from the ensemble. From then on, the song will unfold in a big arch, This comprises a succession of contrasted episodes mostly characterised by an francesconl dangerously exposed soprano part and vivid instrumental colours.

Be the first frwncesconi review this title. L uca Francesconi, born inhas emerged as one of the leading Italian composers of the generation after Berio and Nono.

At times, too, song turns into plain speech, but song prevails. I am still not quite sure whether I like it. This piece is not unlike Etymo in that it, too, develops from raw breathing noises that will later metamorphose into sounds.

The biggest, most ambitious and most memorable of those is Etymo, which takes a collection of fragments from Baudelaire’s Fleurs du Mal, sets and atomises them for a soprano soloist and enmeshes the voice in teeming, febrile textures spun from an instrumental ensemble with real-time digital processing.

Notes and Editorial Reviews I doubt that these performances will ever be bettered. When listening to this rather breath-taking – in both meanings of the words – piece one finds it hard to believe that there is just one trombone player at work.


I was a bit unsure about the last work Animus for trombone and electronics; but I must francescoji admit that I find this a fairly fascinating, if a tad too long work. The release under review provides a good idea of his output although all the works recorded here are already some ten or twenty years old.

Luca Francesconi: Etymo; Da Capo; A Fuoco; Animus

A fuoco again unfolds in a series of contrasted episodes by turns dreamy, meditative frsncesconi aggressive, the whole expressed in vivid instrumental colours and rhythms. His music is certainly complex and quite demanding but it remains first and foremost strongly expressive and often quite beautiful.

The sounds are haunting, seductive, intensely vivid; it’s a shame that the accompanying notes don’t match the clarity of the music. The title, Etymo as in etymology is about the search for the origin and development of language.

Review This Title Share on Facebook. It is a brilliantly scored, colourful piece full of nice instrumental touches and lively rhythms, although it opens and ends in a rather subdued manner. Animus is an electronics-based piece too, with a solo trombone caught in a sound web of its reflections, while A Fuoco pits a solo guitar against an ensemble etyom a study of musical memory.