the first European festival on creativity

2012 Programme

Event #33

Mario Brunello

CELLO AND... hidden voices, revealed voices. A concert

Bach’s suites for cello solo are a mystery. In almost three centuries, these works have not yet revealed themselves, or offered a key to their interpretation that could be shared by the thousands of cellists who work on them every day. Why? One answer lies in the cello’s nature and soul. This is an instrument that approximates the expressive and technical possibilities of other better known ones such as violin and piano, but that entails unique difficulties. Yet by composing his Suites J.S. Bach has projected the cello into the future. The notes that can be played take on the instrument’s warm, deep color, but it is up to the listener (and to the performer) to imagine the rest of the polyphony. Since such gaps can partly be filled with the help of present-day technologies, during the performance Mario Brunello will play music of various origins that reveals the polyphony by means of electronics.


Mario Brunello

Mario Brunello, cellist, is the first Italian musician to win Moskow’s Čajkovskij Competition. Invited to perform with the most prestigious orchestras, he has worked with directors such as V. Gergiev, R. Muti, T. Koopman and C. Abbado. His repertoire ranges from Baroque music and Bach to contemporary sounds and jazz. He plays a 17th century Maggini instrument. He has always participated in I Suoni delle Dolomiti, a yearly calendar of classical music concerts held in mountain locations. He is the author of Fuori con la musica (Rizzoli, 2011) and Silenzio (Il Mulino, 2014).



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