Nicola Campogrande (*1969) Sinfonia n. 1
[orch] 2020 Duration: 15'
18.104.22.168. – 22.214.171.124. – timp.perc – Str
World premiere: Florence, May 15, 2021 (Orchestra della Toscana, cond. Paolo Bortolameolli)
Commissioned by the Sochi Winter International Arts Festival
For centuries, writing a symphony has meant doing an hard gesture. And a beautiful one. Then the practice that worked perfectly from Haydn to Shostakovich came to a halt. And after the World War II just a very few composers wrote symphonies. Nowadays I think that the times we are living in, so amazing, intense, tragic and vital, deserve to be fixed again in a symphony. So, after having composed a lot of orchestral music, I decided to take up the challenge of the History and I tried to compose my Symphony no. 1. That is short, happy, positive and – if it’s played as I wrote it – full of energy.
Nicola Campogrande, February, 2021
|1. Allegro, light|
|2. Largo, peaceful|
|3. Allegro, playful|
|4. Largo, but fraught with tension|