Artist(s): Trio Tiberini – Malerba – Corrado
The composers of the works on this CD use the glass and do things with water. They believe that an author does not necessarily have to exercise his will on the elements of language in order to confirm his individuality. They consider the language as a piece of information convention) and act on the objects combining them in the most original way possible, and conforming to their individual personalities as well. They drink water, break the glass, play it, fill it with earth, use it to water a flower pot that miraculously appeared at their side.
The memory of the twentieth-century classicism seems to be the basis of Federico Biscione’s music, even if it never reaches a neoclassical style. The confidence in the continuity (not to be confused with nostalgia) becomes a fluid narrative that emanates a genuine Italian sense of the beauty of the melody and clarity of the presentation, even if it represents more a contrasted classicism than an Apollonian beauty. Alberto Cara’s style does not disdain the musical contamination, but it is very obvious that he does not want to reduce everything to a mere citation. The irony is connatural to his music, always deliberately expressive and open to a dreamlike and paradoxical daily epic story. If Biscione and Cara could be considered neo-humanist composers, the uneasiness and painful condition that can only take shelter in the redeeming dimension of nature is at the center of the almost neo-pagan conception in Paolo Coggiola’s music. His naturalism is far away from the cold musical studies, for example, of the French style. The depth of the abyss or the force of the winds is an impressive screen on which to project the turbulent feeling of a contemporary ego. […]
Alberto Cara, composer Born in Tivoli in 1975, currently resides in Milan. After completing his Secondary School, he completes his musical training at the Conservatory with a diploma in Piano and Composition. He is also graduated in Literature. He composes symphonic, chamber and operatic works. In 2007 he composed Il colore di Cenerentola, fiaba metropolitana in Quattro scene. The opera was premiered during the 2007 – 2008 seasons at the Piccolo Regio Laboratorio (Teatro Regio - Torino) and L'Altrocomunale (Teatro Comunale - Bologna). His chamber and symphonic works have been performed both throughout Italy and internationally in various seasons. In 2015, along with the director and librettist Stefano Simone Pintor he founded The Social Opera House, which is the first fully virtual opera theatre. At the same time, he composed the music of the pilot episode of The Banker, the first Web-Opera-Series ever conceived.
Federico Biscione: In his work, which goes beyond the avant-garde, Federico Biscione seeks to interact with the audience: his musical language moves in a free-tonal environment, accommodating, and appealing to contemporaneity and tradition in equal measure. Federico Biscione was born in Tivoli in 1965. He graduates the Tivoli Humanities High School in 1983, and obtains shortly after, at the "A. Casella" Academy of Music in L'Aquila diplomas in Piano, Composition and Orchestral Conducting. His first performed composition (Sonatina Giocattolo for trumpet and piano) was later published on two CDs (Beat Records Company and Nar Records, Japan). Under the guidance of Vieri Tosatti and his pupil Alessandro Cusatelli, he acquires the fundamental skills of composing, and some of his compositions begin to be performed in Italy and broadcast on the radio. These works include Jabberwocky for soprano and nine instruments, Dell'intimità for clarinet, cello and harp, Tredicesimo Canto for vocalist and classic/rock ensemble and the chamber opera Mamma Laser, commissioned by the Fondazione Arena in Verona, as well as the television programmes for RAI 1, which air Biscione’s performances of a selection of his piano pieces. From 1997 to 1999, he focuses particularly on studying and practicing orchestral conduction. He occasionally teaches Composition and Harmony at the Academy of Music and, in 1999, wins the national competition for professorship in Italian music academies, in the field of Fugue and Composition. From 2001 to 2005 he lives in Milan, where he composes music performed at the Regio Teatro in Turin (the ballet The Pied Piper, which is conducted by the composer) and the Parco della Musica in Rome (Passacaglia and Symphony with Sarcasm for strings). He writes works for the Pomeriggi Musicali Orchestra of Milan (Dalla soffitta for orchestra), the Milano Classica chamber orchestra (Tropic of Scorpio for marimba and strings, Alter Ego for strings, conducted by Massimiliano Caldi), the Milan State University Orchestra (Hanno for piano and strings performed by Davide Cabassi and conducted by Christopher Franklin, Aus Rilkes Bildern for soprano and strings), as well as Forse Lontano and B-612 for orchestra performed in Romania and conducted by Federico Longo. He has also transcribed and adapted several pieces by other composers, including a reduction for seven instruments of Mozart’s The Magic Flute (staged at the Regio Theatre of Turin in 2006). Between 2005 and 2007, Biscione lives in Leipzig, where he composes various pieces which are performed there (Myricae for three voices and five instruments; Verkündigung for soprano and trio performed in the Thomaskirche; Mozart. Eine Biographie, Windmühlen – these last two in Chemnitz, commissioned by the Robert Schumann-Philharmonie). The German public radio station Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR) devotes an hour-long programme to Biscione, with interviews and extracts from some of his work. In April 2007, he becomes Head of Musical Services of the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, where he is responsible for the coordination of the orchestral and choral masses. At the end of 2009, Biscione moves to Milan and becomes tenured teacher of Composition at the "Niccolò Piccinni" Academy of Music in Bari. Some of his most recent work includes: Evocations and Songs for string orchestra (first performed in Mikkeli, Finland), Divertimento on Popular Christmas Themes for piano and string orchestra (commissioned by the Silesian Chamber Orchestra in Katowice, Poland), Catering for trio, Concertino sul nome Bach for two pianos and wind-orchestra, Bravo Niccolò! for piano and orchestra, Britten Diversion for small orchestra. Available on CD, besides the aforementioned works, Serenata Breve for woodwind quartet (also on Beat Records), cadences for the sonatas and the concertos for piano and orchestra by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, recorded by pianist Ana-Marija Markovina for the Leipzig-based label Genuin Classics, Constellations favorables for soprano-sax and piano (Preludio Records); Preludio, Notturno e Finale for Clarinet, cello and piano, Sarabanda e Giga performed by Giuseppe Chiaramonte and Microsuite for piano performed by Annie Corrado (Da Vinci Classics).
Paolo Coggiola was born in Milan in 1967. He studied with Bruno Bettinelli, Franco Donatoni and Paolo Vaglieri, graduating in composition, choral music and choir direction, as well as completing his degree in law. He is winner of the “2 August” international competition in Bologna. His compositions were performed by the Arena di Verona Orchestra, the Pomeriggi Musicali, the Symphonic Orchestra of Emilia Romagna “Arturo Toscanini”, the European Symphony Orchestra, the Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte of Montepulciano and the Sentieri Selvaggi as well as at La Scala Theater and Bang on a Can Marathon in New York. He wrote two monographs devoted to Schubert and Debussy for Skira-Corriere della Sera. In addition to Sonzogno, he has published a text about compositional techniques, The Abacus and the Rose. His extensive catalog of compositions is published by Sonzogno Music Publisher and Preludio Edizioni.