| Empassioned Modernity

Flute, Piano and String Orchestra

Francesco Gilio, conductor

Eléonore Pameijer, flute

Blandine Waldmann, piano

Modern music for String Orchestra

Palermo, Shöenberg, Rota, Britten, Schulhoff

| Programme

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
Verklärte nacht

Vincenzo Palermo (1967-
Fontane d’aria – Concerto per archi n°2 (1998)


Nino Rota (1911 – 1979)
Concerto per archi

Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976)
The Young Apollo for piano and orchestra

Erwin Schulhoff (1894 – 1942)
Concerto for flute, piano, two horns and orchestra

From the overture of this concert, the tone is set by one of the major pieces of the transitionary Venetian repertoire from the beginning of the XX century – none other than the “Transfigured Night” by Schoenberg. This eclectic journey continues with some discovered pieces by Vincenzo Palermo and Nino Rota; famous Italian film composers. We then travel through several heroic passages of Britten and finishing with a highly valued composer, rejected by the Nazi regime, none other than Schulhoff.

This is an eclectic programme concentrating on the XX century, which is a key period in musical history. It honours these ‘modernised hearts’, these modern people of the late romantic period who never rejected human feelings and expressions.