Liszt | Sciarrino
PIANO Jean-Pierre Collot
LISZT Excerpts from Years of Pilgrimage, second year, Italy (Petrarch Sonnet, Dante Sonata,…)
SALVATORE SCIARRINO Sonata I (1976), II (1983), III (1987)
The second part of this playful and fascinating weekend that puts into perspective music from past and present takes us to the transalpine peninsula. First, a few pieces excerpted from the most famous collection by Franz Lizst, The Years of Pilgrimage, from the second book devoted to Italy, the land of art from which the Hungarian composer took inspiration from sources as diverse as Petrarch’s sonnets and Dante’s Divine Comedy. Next, three sonatas for piano from Salvatore Sciarrino, the atypical and self-taught Italian composer from Palermo, who continues to draw connections with the great masters of the past. As with Liszt, for him virtuosity is an essential factor of the composition, in particular as a means to renew instrumental sounds and technique, as can be heard in the first sonata, where the speed of execution transforms the pianistic figures into sonic filaments.