Profumo Di Violetta (Spa)

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Review Text Italian reedman Gianluigi Trovesi's homage to Italian opera, PROFUMO DI VIOLETTA, is a most unusual entry in the ECM catalogue. No mere instrumental recitation of famous arias, PROFUMO finds the clarinetist/saxophonist collaborating closely with Filarmonica Mousike, a large woodwind and percussion "banda" much like the onstage provincial orchestras prevalent in Verdi's own day. The music is a deftly woven suite of arias and orchestral interludes taken from Verdi, Mozart, Rossini, Monteverdi, and Puccini, topped by Trovesi's fluent, mostly clarinet improvisations. And rather than a bloated concept album, the ambitious project has a jaunty, lighthearted air throughout, with some genuinely funny moments, like a fuzz-toned, electrified cello singing "Largo al factotum" from THE BARBER OF SEVILLE! Rossini himself would have approved.

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  1. 1. Alba, for clarinets, saxophone, cello, percussion, electronics & band - 2:31
  2. 3. Musa, for clarinets, saxophone, cello, percussion, electronics & band - 2:36
  3. 4. Euridice, for clarinets, saxophone, cello, percussion, electronics & band - 3:27
  4. 5. Ninfe avernali, for clarinets, saxophone, cello, percussion, electronics & band - 3:33
  5. 7. Frammenti orfici, for clarinets, saxophone, cello, percussion, electronics & band - 4:47
  6. 8. Intrecciar Ciaccone (based on "Ciaccona" by M. Cazzati), for clarinets, saxophone, cello, percussion, electronics & band - 4:30
  7. 11. Vespone, for clarinets, saxophone, cello, percussion, electronics & band - 4:46
  8. 15. Violetta e le altre, for clarinets, saxophone, cello, percussion, electronics & band - 2:50
  9. 17. Salterellando, for clarinets, saxophone, cello, percussion, electronics & band - 1:03
  10. 18. Saltarello - 1:32
  11. 19. Saltarello amoroso, for clarinets, saxophone, cello, percussion, electronics & band - 4:04
  12. 21. Aspettando compar Alfio, for clarinets, saxophone, cello, percussion, electronics & band - 5:03
  13. 23. Così, Tosca (based on finales of Acts 3 & 1 of "Tosca" by Puccini), for clarinets, saxophone, cello, percussion, electronics & Band - 9:52
  1. 2. Toccata - 2:49
  2. 6. Ritornello - 1:53
  1. 9. Pur ti miro - 4:15
  1. 10. Stizzoso, mio stizzoso - 2:40
  1. 12. [Part 1] - 2:35
  2. 14. [Part 2] - 3:35
  1. 13. Ah, fors'è lui che l'anima - 2:19
  2. 16. È Piquillo, un bel gagliardo - 1:42
  1. 20. Largo al factotum - 3:58
  1. 22. Il cavallo scalpita - 1:55

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1/13/09 

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