Angèle Dubeau founded La Pietà in 1997, an all-female string ensemble featuring some of Canada’s best musicians. What she could not have known at the time was that this experiment, originally [...]
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They spoke about it
What do we remember from these journeys? Not only the landscapes, the local cuisine and the museums we visited, but also the music from the particular country, written by the people born there and those who have chosen to stop over.
Italy has always proved to be a fertile land for the emergence of artistic forms, whether they are in architecture, painting or music. In the baroque era already, this country ruled, due to the golden age of stringed instrument makers, Vivaldi’s virtuosity and the rise of opera, a genre that would continue to attract fans two centuries later with Verdi and Puccini. Beyond styles, landscapes repeatedly inspired composers, who would transmit their tiniest details. Tchaikovsky
yielded to the charms of Florence, Alain Lefèvre to those of Milan, whereas Stravinsky
passed on the delicate volutes of the serenade. Viva l’Italia!
© Lucie Renaud
Translation: Annie P. Prothin