“Metamorfosi sonore” is the title of the first concert at the Rocca Sforzesca in ERF’s hometown, Monday 27 July (9 pm), with Silvia Chiesa on the cello, a leading name in the international scene, and the Roma Tre Orchestra, a university orchestra that from the University of Roma Tre has been able to win the attention of world stages and the curiosity of famous soloists.

“Metamorfosi sonore” covers music between the 1700s and 1800s, years in which the “musical metamorphosis” passed from classical to romantic aesthetics, up to modern music. And each of the pieces selected for this programme contains a small metamorphosis. Starting with the Prelude and Death of Isolde – in a version for string orchestra – taken from the immortal Tristan and Isolde by Wagner, which will simultaneously highlight the characteristics that make it at the same time a masterpiece of German romanticism and one of the cornerstones of  the modern music.

In programma ci sarà poi Holberg Suite op. 40 di Edvard Grieg, il celebre compositore norvegese ricordato soprattutto per aver composto le musiche di scena per il Peer Gyn di Ibsen, ma di cui proprio la Holberg Suite è stata riconosciuta dai critici contemporanei come uno degli esempi più scintillanti del suo genio. Infine, della partita sarà anche Haydn, con il suo Concerto n.2 in re maggiore per violoncello e orchestra. Haydn, considerato padre della sonata classica, con questo concerto approfondì le virtù di uno strumento che fino ad allora fu abbastanza trascurato per il ruolo di solista: il violoncello.

In the programme also the Holberg Suite op. 40 by Edvard Grieg, the Norwegian composer famous for the composition of the incidental music for Ibsen’s Peer Gyn, but his Holberg Suite has been recognized by contemporary critics as one of the most sparkling examples of his genius. Finally, Haydn will also be part of the concert, with his Concerto No. 2 in D major for cello and orchestra. Haydn, considered the father of the classical sonata, with this concert he studied the virtues of an instrument that until then was quite overlooked for the role of soloist: the cello.