Gruppo Fiati Musica Aperta

Gruppo Fiati Musica Aperta

Founded in 1976 by Pieralberto Cattaneo; winner of Concorso Internazionale di Stresa 1981; concerts in Italy and abroad: U.S.A., Brazil, Germany, (Hohenloher Kultursommer, Internationale Musiktage Dom zu Speyer, Kammeroper Frankfurt a.M., Tage der Neuen Musik Würzburg, Simon Mayr-Tage Ingolstadt), France, Belgium (Festival van Vlaanderen), Austria (Feldkircher Schoß- und Palaiskonzerte), Czeck & Slovak Republics, Slovenia (Ljubljana Festival, Festival Radovljica), Croazia (Ljetni Festival Rovinj), Jugoslavia, Malta (Teatro Manoel)... .
Recordings: sacred & chamber music by G.Donizetti and G.S.Mayr; many first modern performances of Italian XIX century music.
Contemporary music: many creations of Italian composers; participations in two CD.

base-group: from the Octet (2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassons, 2 horns) to bigger ensembles (with flutes, double-bass...), till 15 musicians

Suggestions for programmes:

  1. Masterpieces of the Classic Era (9 instruments):
    Mozart Serenade K.373/K.388, Beethoven Septett op.20 (arr. Druzecky, 1812)
  2. The Symphony (11 instruments):
    Haydn Symphony n.92 "Oxford" (arr. Triebensee, XVIII Century), Beethoven Symphony n.7 (arr. 1816)
  3. Austria & Bohemia (11 instruments):
    Haydn Divertimento Chorale St.Antonii, Myslivecek Octett, Hummel Partita, Dvorak Serenade op.44
  4. From the Stage, highlights (10 instruments):
    Mozart Don Giovanni (arr. Triebensee, sec.XVIII), Così fan tutte (arr. Wendt, sec.XVIII), Die Zauberflöte (arr. Heidenreich, sec.XVIII), Mayr Saffo, Lodoiska (arr. sec.XIX), Beethoven Fidelio (arr. Sedlak, 1815), Weber Der Freyschütz (arr. Flachs, 1821), Rossini Tancredi (arr. Legrand, sec.XIX), Il Barbiere di Siviglia (arr. Sedlak, sec.XIX), Donizetti Les Martyrs, Verdi Aida, Bizet Carmen, Offenbach Orphée aux Enfers, Bernstein West Side Story
  5. The European Romanticism [selection] (10 instruments):
    Schumann Album für die Jugend, Rheinberger Rhapsodie op.166, Gounod Petite Symphonie, Gouvy Petite Suite Gauloise, Cajkovskij Kinderalbum op.39, Grieg Morgensstimmung (from Peer Gynt), Brahms 2 Ungarian Dances, Variations op.9, Dvorak 2 Slavonic Dances
  6. Ballet & Incidental Music (11 instruments):
    Mendelssohn Ein Sommernachtstraum op.61, Cajkovskij Ballet Suite, Prokof'ev Romeo and Juliet

  7. The Romanticism & the Classic Heritage (14 instruments):
    R.Strauss Serenade op.7, Suite op.4, Brahms Haydn-Variationen op.56a













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