Saturday, August 21 the Arena San Domenico in Forlì hosts the welcome return to the Emilia Romagna Festival of Uto Ughi, one of the leading exponents of the Italian violin school, accompanied on stage by the piano of Elena Matteucci.
To open the concert of Forlì a classic with a great emotional impact and unusual tones for the baroque, the Chaconne in G minor for violin and basso continuo – in this case performed by the piano of Elena Matteucci. A composition generally attributed to Tomaso Antonio Vitali, one of the founders of the Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna, who knows an almost immortal popularity, full of fascinating melodies and great yearning.
The dialogue between Matteucci and Ughi finds a perfect balance in the Sonata in D minor for violin and piano op. 108 by Johannes Brahms, characterized by sudden tone changes in the first movement and then, in the second, let loose in a slow waltz step dominated by the beautiful melody on the violin, and then breaking into the third a rhapsodic joke and finally, in the fourth, where everything converges, through the return of the main theme and to an intense tarantella.
Beloved by the public also the Four romantic pieces for violin and piano op. 75 by Dvořák, strongly simplified song compared to the original idea of the author, which has enjoyed great luck thanks to its beautiful melodies inspired by different folk dances. In closing the most renowned work of the violinist of Pamplona, Pablo de Sarasate, Carmen Fantasy for violin and piano op. 25, brilliant fantasies on the Carmen of great executive difficulty marked by a taste of variation and a bow ability of certain emotional effect, in the name of a pleasant and soothing music.
On Friday 20 August, Maestro Ughi will perform at the Rimini Meeting accompanied by the Uto Ughi and Friends Orchestra with music by Vivaldi.