SYMPHONIC

 

COMPOSITIONS

 

SYMPHONY N. 5 (L'inquietudine di essere umani)  (2016) for symphony orchestra. Duration 20'

(2·2·2·2 - 2·2·1·1 - Timp. ·2 - 12·12·8·8·4)

 

ODE BY THE EARTH (SYMPHONY N. 4)  (2016) for large symphony orchestra. Duration 18'

(3·3·3·3 - 4·3·3·1 - Timp. ·3 - Harp - Celesta – 16·14·12·10·8)

Commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University

World première: 10-11/11/2017, San Antonio, Texas, USA

San Antonio Symphony

Conductor: Brett Mitchell.

Published by BMG Ricordi – Milano.

 

SERENADE SUR LA MODULATION DES VENTS  (2015) for symphony orchestra. Duration 10'

(3·2·2·3 - 4·2·2·1 - Timp. ·1 - Harp - Piano – 14·12·10·8·6)

Commissioned by Radio France

World première: 11/02/2016, Festival Presence, Maison de la radio, Paris, France

Orchestre National d’Île de France

Conductor: Enrique Mazzola.

Published by BMG Ricordi – Milano.

 

OUVERTURE POUR L’EVEIL DES PEUPLES (2013) for symphony orchestra. Duration 5'30"

(2·2·2·2 - 4·2·3·1 - Timp.·3 - 14·12·10·8·6)

Commission: Orchestre National d’Île de France

World première: 19/01/2014, Salle Pleyel, Paris, France.

Conductor: Thomas Søndergård

Published by BMG Ricordi - Milano

 

SYMPHONIE DES PRODIGES (Troisième Symphonie) (2012) for symphony orchestra. Duration 18'

(2·2·2·4 - 4·4·3·2 - Timp.·3 - 16·14·12·10·8)

Commission: Orchestre National d’Île de France

World première:  28 Aprile 2013, Salle Pleyel, Paris, France.

Conductor: Enrique Mazzola

Published by BMG Ricordi - Milano

 

NOCTURNAL TEARS (2010) for three guitars and orchestra. Duration 8'

(0·0·0·0 - 2·2·1·0 - 1 - 8·6·4·4·2)

World première: 12/02/2010 The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, NY, USA.

Albany Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: David Alan Miller, Piñeiro Nagy guitar Trio

Published by BMG Ricordi - Milano

 

3º CONCERTO PER PIANOFORTE E ORCHESTRA (2009) for piano and orchestra (2 horns and strings). Duration 18'

World première: 14/12/2009, G. Verdi Conservatory, Torino, Italy.

De Sono Orchestra

Conductor and piano: Gianluca Cascioli

Published by BMG Ricordi - Milano

 

DIVERTIMENTO PER ORCHESTRA (2009) for orchestra. Duration 6'30"

(2·2·2·2 - 2·2·0·0 - Timp. - strings)

Commission: Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano

World première: 09/02/2010 - Bolzano, Auditorium, Italy.

Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano

Conductor: Johannes Wildner

Published by Sonzogno - Milano

 

CONCINNITHERIUM - il richiamo del grande sauro  (2008) for clarinet and large symphony orchestra. Duration 12'

Duration 11’40’’.

(3·3·3·3 - 4·3·3·1 - Timp. ·2 - Arpa - 16·14·12·10·8)

World première: 24/04/2009 Zagreb Biennal Music. Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall - Big Hall, Zagreb, Republic of Croatia.

Beijing Symphony Orchestra (China).

Conductor: Tan Lihua, clarinet: Giampiero Sobrino

Published by BMG Ricordi - Milano

 

MUSICA PER ARCHI (2006) for string orchestra (from Colla's 1st String Quartet, II movement). Duration 11'

World première: 7/11/2006, G. Verdi Conservatory, Torino, Italy.

Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino.

Conductor: Marilena Solavagione.

Published by BMG Ricordi - Milano

 

RIFRAZIONI – VERTICI – DISSOLVENZE (2005) for string orchestra and two horns. Duration 13'

World première: 10/05/2005, G. Verdi Conservatory, Torino, Italy.

Commission: OFT - Echos.

Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino.

Published by BMG Ricordi – Milano.

 

LE CENERI DEL VESUVIO (VESUVIUS’ ASHES)  (2004) for orchestra. Duration 14'

(2·2·2·2 - 2·2·1·0 - Timp. ·1 - Harp – Piano - Celesta – 8·7·4·3·2)

Commission: Albany Symphony Orchestra.

World première: 17/02/2005 Canfield Casino in Saratoga Springs, NY, USA.

Albany Symphony Orchestra.

Conductor: David Alan Miller

Published by BMG Ricordi – Milano.

 

PRIMA SINFONIA  (2004) for symphony orchestra. Duration 45'

(3·3·3·3 - 4·3·3·1 - Timp. ·3 - Harp - Celesta – 16·14·12·10·8)

II movement world première: 08/05/2010, Saint-Quentin en Yvelines, France

Orchestre National d’Île de France

Conductor: Enrique Mazzola.

Published by BMG Ricordi – Milano.

 

L’OCCHIO DEL SILENZIO  (2003) for wind quintet and string orchestra. Duration 16'

Commission: Quintetto Bibiena

World première: 31/03/2004 Unione Musicale, Torino, Italy.

Orchestra d'archi Italiana

Conductor: Andrea Chenna.

Published by BMG Ricordi

 

QUASI UNA ROMANZA  (2003) for flute and string orchestra. Duration 28'

Commission: Teatro Lirico di Cagliari

World première: 11/01/2004 – Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Italy.

Conductor: Rino Marrone, flute Raffaele Trevisani (recording: R. Trevisani, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, R. Duarte)

Published by BMG Ricordi – Milano.

 

CANTUM MOVERE (2003) for flute orchestra. Duration 13'30"

World première: 6/03/2005 Den Bosch, Muziekcentrum - Holland

Het Nederlands Fluitorkest.

Conductor: Jorge Caryevschi

Published by Accademia Perosi - Biella.

 

A ORIENTE DEL SOLE  (2003) for symphony orchestra. Duration 11'

(3·2·2·3 - 2·2·3·0 - Timp. - 10·8·6·5·4)

Commission: Cantiere Internazionale di Montepulciano.

World première: 3/07/2003 Cantiere Internazionale di Montepulciano, Italy.

Manchester Royal Northern College Of Music Orchestra.

Conductor: Enrique Mazzola.

Published by Universal Edition – Wien.

 

STARLIGHTS (Luci stellari) (2002) for symphony orchestra. Duration 14'

(3·3·3·3 - 4·3·3·1 - Timp. ·3 – Harp - Celesta 16·14·12·10·8)

World première: “Lepo Sumera international Competition” Tallin – Estonia (2003)

World première: 5/04/ 2003 Tallin, Estonia.

Estonian National Symphonic Orchestra.

Conductor: Olari Elts

Published by BMG Ricordi – Milano.

 

SCHEGGIATURE DA BRAHMS (2002) for chamber orchestra. Duration 6'

(2·2·2·2 - 2·2 - Timp. perc. - 7·5·4·4·2)

Commission: I Pomeriggi Musicali - Milano.

World première: 20/02/2003, Pomeriggi Musicali, Milano, Italy.

Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali

Conductor: Aldo Ceccato

Published by BMG Ricordi - Milano.

 

LA COLOMBA DI PIETRA (2002) for symphony orchestra. Duration 16'30"

(3·2·2·2 - 4·3·3·1 - Timp. ·1 - 10·8·6·5·3)

Commission: Cantiere Internazionale di Montepulciano.

World première: 4/07/2002 Cantiere Internazionale di Montepulciano, Italy.

Manchester Royal Northern College Of Music Orchestra.

Conductor: Enrique Mazzola.

Published by Sonzogno – Milano.

 

LO SQUARCIO DELLE ANIME (2001-2002) for large symphony orchestra. Duration 20'

(3·3·3·3 - 4·3·3·1 - Timp. ·3 - Arpa - Piano – 16·14·12·10·8)

World première: 28/03/2005 Cheliabinsk Opera Theatre. Russia.

Symphony Orchestra of the Chelyabinsk Opera

Conductor: Raffaele Mascolo

Published by Sonzogno – Milano.

 

LITURGIA (2000) for piano and string orchestra. Duration 12'

World première: 16/06/2000 Alessandria, Italy.

Orchestra Compagnia d’Opera Italiana

Conductor: Sergej Ferulov, piano: Sergio Marchegiani

Published by Sonzogno – Milano.

 

LE ROVINE DI PALMIRA (1999) for large symphony orchestra. Duration 12'

(4·4·4·4 - 6·4·4·1 - Timp. ·2 - 16·14·12·10·8)

1st Prize: "Prix International de Composition 'Abu Ghazaleh'" Paris (2000)

World première: 22/07/2000 Salzburg Festival, Austria.

Mozarteum Symphony Orchestra.

Conductor: Marc Piollet.

Published by Universal Edition - Wien.

 

ARIA DEL QUETZAL  (1999) for symphony orchestra and oboe concertante. Duration 20'

[2·2 (1º concertante)·2·2 - 4·3·3·1 - Timp. ·3 - Harp - Piano - 14·12·10·8·6]

1st Prize: "The Dimitris Mitropoulos International Competition" Athens (1999) 

World première: 8/11/1999, Athens Concert Hall, Athens, Greece.

Orchestra of Colours

Conductor: Miltos Logiadis.

 

2º CONCERTO PER PIANOFORTE E ORCHESTRA (1998) for piano and symphony orchestra. Duration 10'

(2·2·2·2 - 2·2 - Timp. ·2 - 12·10·8·6·4)

World première: 28/03/2006, Torino, Italy.

Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino

Conductor: Mario Ancillotti, piano: Sergio Marchegiani

Published by BMG Ricordi - Milano.

 

CACCIA DEL CATOBLEPA  (1998) for large symphony orchestra. Duration 19'

(5·5·5·5 - 8·5·4·1 - Timp. ·4 - Celesta - 2 Harps - Piano - 18·16·14·12·10)

 

PASSACAGLIA DEL LEVIATANO (1998) for large symphony orchestra. Duration 16'

(4·4·4·5 - 6·5·4·1 - Timp. ·3 - Celesta - Harp - Piano - 14·12·10·8·6)

1st Prize: "BMW Kompositionspreis der Musica Viva" München (1998)

World première: 8/10/1999, "Musica Viva" season, in München, Germany.

Bayerischer Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Lucas Vis.

Published by BMG Ricordi - Milano.

 

1º CONCERTO PER PIANOFORTE E ORCHESTRA (1997) for piano and symphony orchestra. Duration 20'

(3·2·2·2 - 4·3·3 - Timp. ·2 - 12·10·8·6·4 )

1st Prize: "Third International E. Grieg Memorial Competition for Composers" Oslo (1998)

World première: 31/05/98 Grieg Concert Hall, Bergen, Norway.

Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Oslo.

Conductor: Ari Rasilainen, piano: Jorunn Marie Bratlie.

 

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