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The Kurtág's music concluded the spring prologue to the Trieste Prima 2017 festival

On May 20 at the Museo Revoltella Auditorium three young pianists concluded the Aspettando Trieste Prima spring contemporary music festival. Alessia Cecchetti, Riccardo Bisatti and Erik Bertsch, selected by the milanese Rondò concert saison, played Kurtág's Játékok, a series of brief piano pieces. The important Hungarian composer has begun it in 1960 and is still finishing his work. The three artists evoked these Kurtag's memories with great skill. Játékok includes picturesque music images, e. g. echoes of Rumanian folk tunes or portraits of various composers, where Kurtág invents his characteristic, subtle sound effects world. Lenghty applause. The next appointment is going to be on October 27 at 6pm at the Museo Revoltella Auditorium. The first Trieste Prima 2017 autumn festival concert is approaching.

Riccardo Bisatti testing the Museo Revoltella Auditorium grand piano

 

The Cantus Ensemble played at the first "Aspettando Trieste Prima 2017" concert

On May 14 at the Chiesa Luterana of Trieste the Zagreb Cantus Ensemble, conducted by Berislav Sipus, played for "Aspettando Trieste Prima". Our audience listened to Jelaska's "music colours" (Butterflies), to the kaleidoscopic Kelemen's style (Die sieben Plagen for voice, soloist Martina Gojceta Silic), to the Sipus' music theatre (Ten hotti) and to the famous Chamber Symphony by Boris Papandopulo. There was a first performance of a piece written by Giampaolo Coral, the founder of the festival: the Cantus Ensemble performed Nergal and Ereshkigal changing the original instrumentation for flute and string orchestra to flute and string quintet. Standing ovation. The next concert is at the Museo Revoltella Auditorium on May 20 at 6 pm: a piano evening with Kurtág's music. (Photo: Berislav Sipus before the concert)

Berisalv Sipus before the concert

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Aspettando Trieste Prima 2016
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The 2015 Trieste Prima festival opens its spring prologue

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The 2014 Trieste Prima festival opens its season on October 31st.

This year, once again our city will be able to enjoy what’s new in the field of serious contemporary music. Friday, October 31st in fact, in the prestigious setting of the “Sala Victor De Sabata” in the “Giuseppe Verdi”, Theatre, sees the opening of the Trieste Prima festival concert season. But that’s not all. The very same evening also sees the announcement of the winners of the “Premio Trio di Trieste - Giampaolo Coral Award 2014” International Composition Competition.