Sinfonia n. 1 (2019-2021)

Firenze (Italy), May 15, 2021. Orchestra della Toscana, Paolo Bortolameolli (cond.)

Una sinfonia sexy, che può scandalizzare per la sua impudenza
– Gregorio Moppi, la Repubblica, ediz. di Firenze. May 17, 2021

In questo omaggio alla forma sinfonica per eccellenza di gusto – diciamo per estrema approssimazione – neo-neoclassico nelle qualità melodiche e armoniche, è stato l’Allegro iniziale a colpirci particolarmente per invenzioni melodiche spontanee ed eleganti affidate agli archi ma vivacemente punteggiate e quasi contrastate dai pungenti interventi degli strumentini, e la limpidezza del movimento finale, un largo ben respirato e quieto (…). Successo vivissimo.
– Elisabetta Torselli, Il Giornale della Musica. May 29, 2021

Suggestioni ritmiche, coloristiche e vivacità descrittiva, caratteristiche assai apprezzate dal pubblico. Era presente l’autore, molto festeggiato dagli spettatori
– Fabio Bardelli, OperaClick. May 18, 2021

First version: Sochi (Russia), February 23, 2020. Russian National Youth Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Vandelli (cond.)

A 4 movements short symphony, full of energy and colours.

Composer’s notes:
«For centuries, writing a symphony has meant doing an hard gesture. And a beautiful one. Then the practice, that worked perfectly from Haydn to Shostakovich, came to a halt. And after the World War II just a very few composers wrote symphonies.
Nowadays I think that the times we’re living in, so amazing, intense, tragic and vital, deserve to be fixed again in a symphony. So, after having composed a lot of orchestral music, I decided to take up the challenge of the History and I tried to compose my Symphony no. 1. That is short, happy, positive and – if it’s played as I wrote it – full of energy.»
(nicola campogrande)

Instrumentation

2.2.2.2 – 2.2.0.0 – timp – perc (1) – str

alternative version:
3.2.2.2 – 4.2.3.1 – timp – perc (2) – hp – str

Details

Duration 15′

Commission 
Sochi Winter International Arts Festival 2020

World Premiere
February 23, 2020
Sochi (Russia)
Russian National Youth Symphony Orchestra
Claudio Vandelli (cond.)

Published by Breitkopf & Härtel
Breitkopf MM 2311114

Performances

Sinfonia n. 1

November 19, 2021

Cáceres (Spain)

Orquesta de Extremadura
Daniel Smith (cond.)

Sinfonia n. 1

November 18, 2021

Badajoz (Spain)

Orquesta de Extremadura
Daniel Smith (cond.)
Spanish Premiere

Sinfonia n. 1

May 15, 2021

Firenze (Italy)

Orchestra della Toscana
Paolo Bortolameolli (cond.)
Italian Premiere

Sinfonia n. 1

February 23, 2020

Sochi (Russia)

Russian National Youth Symphony Orchestra
Claudio Vandelli (cond.)
World Premiere

September 27, 2019