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Published on Mar 9, 2012
excerpts from the world premiere of Louis Andriessen's La Girò, for violin and large ensemble. MITO Settembre Musica Festival, 5 September, 2011 in Milan, Italy. Monica Germino, violin/voice; David Atherton, conductor; London Sinfonietta; Sound Intermedia
Louis Andriessen's La Girò for violin and large ensemble features Monica Germino as soloist, and has a distinctly Italian theme as the composer explains: "When Enzo Restagno asked me to write a piece for this year's MITO Festival, I was honoured because in the early sixties I lived in Italy for a year, and ever since then I have felt a strong bond with that country. In La Girò I am musing about a composer I admire a lot: maestro Antonio Vivaldi. The title refers to Anna Girò, Vivaldi's favourite singer. The piece would not have become the 'performance' it is without its dedicatee, the violinist Monica Germino. The soloist (La Girò, perhaps?) does not only play the violin. She also sings an Italian song, whispers and talks, tells stories and dreams. The ensemble consists of a small chamber orchestra, with an added piano, harp, cimbalom and some percussion. The piece has four parts: the first three form a kind of concertino while the actual musical drama takes place in the fourth, slow part."
World premiere: 5 September MITO Settembre Musica Festival (2011), Milan and Turin, Italy Teatro Dal Verme; Milano, Italy - Live broadcast by Italian National Radio 3
6 September: Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi; Torino, Italy Monica Germino, violin/voice; David Atherton, conductor; London Sinfonietta; Sound Intermedia info London Sinfonietta: www.londonsinfonietta.org.uk info MITO: www.mitosettembremusica.it info Boosey: www.boosey.com
Netherlands premiere: 12 January 2012 Donderdagavondserie - PROMS: The dreams of Anna Girò; Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ in Amsterdam Monica Germino, violin/voice; Reinbert de Leeuw, conductor; Asko|Schönberg Live broadcast by Dutch National Radio 4 (NTR) info: www.muziekgebouw.nl info: www.askoschoenberg.nl
USA premiere: 28 February 2012 Green Umbrella Series: Walt Disney Hall, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A. Monica Germino, violin/voice; Cristina Zavalloni, voice; Reinbert de Leeuw, conductor; L.A. Philharmonic New Music Group info: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com