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Quartetto Prometeo: Il Nuovo, L'Antico, L'Altrove at Bologna Festival

Bologna, Oratorio San Filippo Neri — Main Hall

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The Quartetto Prometeo's concert, Silver Lion at the 2012 Biennale Musica, showcased a unique intersection of the New and the Ancient. In Francesco Antonioni's Second String Quartet 'Surfarara,' the Ancient is represented by a Sicilian song of sulfur miners collected by Alan Lomax. Antonioni skillfully weaves this ancient melody into the polyphonic texture, creating a distant dialogue with the Sicilian singer and evoking the 'pain of memories' within his words. In Bartók's Quartet No. 4, however, the ancient is displayed through the exaggerated symmetries of its formal structures.

In collaboration with Ferrara Musica


  • Francesco Antonioni – Second String Quartet “Surfarara” (Italian première)
  • Béla Bartók – String Quartet No. 4
Program is subject to change


Quartet: Quartetto Prometeo


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