Marc-Antonio Consoli: Vuci Siculani
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR735     Release Date: 1997-01-01

Daniel Grabois, French horn; Elizabeth Szlek, flute, friscalettu; George Fisher, piano; Cyrus Stevens, violin; Barbara Ann Martin, mezzo-soprano; David Leisner, guitar; Valerie Levy, violin; Katsuko Esaki, violin; Bernard Yannotta, B-flat clarinet; Daryl Goldberg, cello; Maryhelen Ewing, viola; Marc-Antonio Consoli, Conductor; Eric Moe, piano; Chris Washburne, trombone; Paul Cohen, alto saxophone; Esther Lamneck, B-flat clarinet; Richard Clark, Conductor; Lynn Klock, alto saxophone; Nadine Shank, piano

Marc-Antonio Consoli was born in Italy in 1941 and came to the United States when he was fifteen years old. Music was an integral part of his paternal family. His grandfather was a respected local amateur musician and the organist at one of the town's three churches, having his ten children as the choir. Consoli began his formal music studies in his early twenties, and went on to earn the Doctor of Music Arts from Yale University. While at Yale he founded, coached and conducted the Yale Players for New Music, which performed 20th century music in a variety of styles. It was a rich musical experience, one that in his formative years helped him to better understand the many styles available, and be a beacon in the search for his own.

Consoli strived to achieve a clear personal musical voice from early on. During the mid-seventies he began to develop his mature style by looking to his Italian heritage and its folk songs in particular. Consoli's musical aesethetic is the result of mulitple atonal melodic lines layered contrapuntally with each other, often without meters, creating a variety of lyrical yet complex textural sonorities.


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Track Listing

Varie Azioni: I. Cantilena
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Varie Azioni: II. Notturno Triste
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Varie Azioni: III. Salta Fuoco
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Vuci Siculani: I. Sturmentu I
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Vuci Siculani: II. In Festo Corporis Christi
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Vuci Siculani: III. Sturmentu II
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Vuci Siculani: IV. Epilogo
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Memorie Pie
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Di.ver.ti.mento: I. Pres and Ludes
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Di.ver.ti.mento: II. Imitations, Real and Otherwise
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Di.ver.ti.mento: III. Ostinati and Other Obsessions
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Di.ver.ti.mento: IV. Inventions and Interventions
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Saxlodie: I. Andante Comodo
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Saxlodie: II. Allegro Feroce
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