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Alessandro de Marchi, conductor
Patrik Kleemola, guitar
Ottorino Respighi: Trittico botticelliano
Ottorino Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Concerto per chitarra e orchestra n. 1
Giuseppe Martucci: Notturno
Nino Rota: Concerto per archi (Concerto for strings)
This concert forms part of the Turku Guitar Festival and focuses on Italian music. Patrik Kleemola, an internationally acknowledged Finnish guitar player, appears as soloist in the melodic Guitar Concerto of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. The concert opens with Respighi’s Romantic ‘Botticelli Triptych’, where the composer depicts famous paintings such as The Birth of Venus. A similarly Romantic mood may be found in the Concerto for Strings by Nino Rota, best known as a film composer, and the mood piece Notturno by Giuseppe Martucci. Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances Suite is based on lute tunes from the 16th and 17th centuries.
The length of the concert is approx. 2 h.
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