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Emilia Vancini, Augusto Pirodda: And If You Fall, You Fall

Read "And If You Fall, You Fall" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Duetto tra musicisti nostrani che ormai da tempo vivono all'estero, questo breve album—mezz'ora scarsa di musica—è un fulgido esempio di come si possa ancora trattare del materiale tradizionale donandogli freschezza e originalità. Siamo infatti di fronte a un “semplice" duo tra voce femminile e pianoforte all'opera su un repertorio di notissimi standard; e tuttavia i protagonisti, cioè la cantante residente in Olanda Emilia Vancini e il pianista cagliaritano residente in Belgio Augusto Pirodda, si prendono i rischi necessari per offrire ...

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Emilia Vancini: And If You Fall, You Fall

Read "And If You Fall, You Fall" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


There is a post-modern, deconstructive spirit in music existing within the anabolic-catabolic dichotomy of composition and performance. This spirit manifests in the same impetus that compels inquisitive minds to take things apart and put them back together differently, if not improving them, then revealing, from a different cleave, some previously unseen aspect of the whole. A master of such is pianist Martial Solal, who has spent a career casually dropping notes here and there, stringing them together, slowly, into a ...


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