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Promotional Video

Octets
I Solisti della Scala
Andrea Vitello, conductor
Excerpts from the CD:

0:00 - 1:02 Igor Stravinsky: Octet for wind instruments
©  Boosey & Hawkes, London; represented in Italy by CASA RICORDI, Milano

1:02 - 1:34 Peter Eötvös: Octet
© G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH; represented in Italy by CASA RICORDI, Milano

1:34 - 2:29 Alessio Elia: Octet
© Editio Musica Budapest - Universal Music Publishing Classical; represented in Italy by CASA RICORDI, Milano

2:29 - 3:02 Rita Ueda: Gargoyles in Love

3:02 - 3:36 Albertas Navickas: by heart

Recorded and mixed at Bartók Studio, Bernareggio (MB) in June 2017.
Recording engineer Raffaele Cacciola, assistant Gianluca Laponte.
Photos by Ernesto Casareto - Circuito Musica



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RAI - Radio 3 Suite

Radio broadcast about "Octets", Warner Classics CD.

Interview lead by Guido Barbieri to Fabrizio Meloni, first clarinet of La Scala, Andrea Vitello, conductor of I Solisti della Scala in the CD, and Alessio Elia, composer of Octet (2016).

Click here to listen to the Radio broadcast on the podcast of RAI Radio 3 (in Italian).





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PRESS



IL CORRIERE MUSICALE

Stefano Cascioli

"The performance of Stravinsky's Octet excels for a clarity that has rarely been achieved in the recordings of the past."

"The very original writing of Alessio Elia is an unicum in the compositional landscape of our times."

Read the article on the web here
(Italian)

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LA REPUBBLICA

Angelo Foletto

"An impression that owes to the instrumental bravura of the Soloists of La Scala but also to the sharp and accurate lead of Andrea Vitello"


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IL CORRIERE DELLA SERA

Enrico Girardi

"This CD is impressive for the high quality of the music that completes the programme as well as for the imposing performance of the Milanese ensemble"

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PIZZICATO

Remy Franck

"Under Andrea Vitello’s baton, I Solisti della Scala achieve highest  standards of intonation and blend. The performances are beautifully  lyrical and detailed."

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MUSICA

Roberto Zecchini

"In by heart by Albertas Navickas various  techniques are used like the blow, the pronunciation through the  breath, and others with a great impact, and the result is pure  transcendence."

"Gargoyles in Love by Rita Ueda is descriptive music, excellently displayed by the author."

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CLASSIC VOICE

Paolo Petazzi

"Under the baton of Andrea Vitello, I Solisti della Scala offer us a CD  under the sign of the variety, with a fine performance of Stravinsky's  Octet and equally persuasive performances of four new works."

"Eötvös and Elia: they are very different, but in common they have the solidity of the construction and the richness of the research."


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IL CORRIERE FIORENTINO

F. Ermini Polacci

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LIMELIGHT

Ben Wilkie

"Vitello presents and essentially modern program, conceptually and musically interesting as well as technically demanding."

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FANFARE

Colin Clarke

"It is a joy to experience this music played to such a high level by Andrea Vitello and his ensemble. [...]
The finale is an absolute delight; it feels like Vitello and the  players are discovering the joys of this piece for the first time."

"Alessio Elia’s Octet of 2016 uses different temperaments at the same time to create a rich soundworld"



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