74, there was so much lyricism in the adagio movement in Joaquin Rodrigo's 'Concierto de Aranjuez' with Aaron Aguila as soloist, while banduria soloist Nikki Zen Obmasca was a big revelation in Paganini's 'Moto Perpetuo
Gorilla and Orange Sun with its somewhat hallucinatory title reveals Latimer's vivid imagination for orchestral colours, its hobgoblin opening progressing into a moto perpetuo
of irresistible momentum and New World jazziness.
After taking in such a feast, I found several artists for whom I now have a more than passing appreciation: Manlio Rho, who, working in the 1930s in a mode related to Bauhaus reductivism, placed blunt colored rectangles one beside the other with an incontrovertible assertiveness; Luigi Veronesi, whose compositions of transparent planes and energetic diagonals also typify the Bauhaus paradigm (the artist as architect of ideal communities) and suggest El Lissitzky or Laszlo Moholy-Nagy miraculously transferred to Italy; Enrico Prampolini, the best known of this largely underrecognized contingent, wonderfully represented by his Apparizione biologica, 1940; or Gianni Monnet, whose Moto perpetuo
, 1949, recalls Paul Klee at his most Bauhaus-like.
Switching between outrageous parody and intense expression, it hopped from baroque dance to pompous march, swooning waltz to dizzying moto perpetuo
with manically strummed cellos giving way to Mahlerian elegy, all delivered in pristine detail and superb tone.
Audience participation became the order of the day in Barry's Keep Going, with hand-clapping and foot-stomping in this "Toccata in moto perpetuo
", which was commissioned by the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
The first movement, something of a moto perpetuo
, showed her - and the orchestra's - considerable energy.
Contents: Bernhard Vinaty, "Moro inerziale e moto perpetuo
. Si implicano oppure si escludono a vicenda?"; Pietro De Vitiis, "Civilizzazione mondiale e societa' mondiale.
Apart from pauses, this is a moto perpetuo
building to two cluttered crises, and then comes a throw-away coda of distinctly good humour.
The next two concerts bring works by the Matthews brothers, with David's Piano Trio no.1 from the Leonore Piano Trio (October 16) and Colin's Chaconne with Chorale and Moto Perpetuo
in a concert from violinist Katie Stillman and pianist Simon Lane which also features the Elgar Violin Sonata (November 6).
Her tone solitary and vulnerable at first, growing in assertion and spinning a tensile narrative line which nothing could snap, Benedetti charted us confidently through the music's meandering structure, culminating in efficient, exhilarating delivery of the finale's gruelling moto perpetuo
. The technique is remarkable, not least her ability to bring out multiple voices in double-stopping (stunning octaves, for example), and her energetic cross-string bowing.