Wednesday, 7th August, 11.00pmNel Giardino di Wagner
Ylenia Cimino, flute
Alberto Ferro, piano

Sala dei Cavalieri di Villa Rufolo

Wednesday, 7th August
Nel Giardino di Wagner
Sala dei Cavalieri di Villa Rufolo, 11.00pm
Ylenia Cimino, flute
Alberto Ferro, piano
Music by Bach, Gaubert, Doppler, Prokofiev
Unique seat € 25

Programme

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Sonata in G Major Wq.133 “Hamburger” for flute and piano
Allegretto – Rondò

Philippe Gaubert
Nocturne et allegro scherzando for flute and piano

Sergej Prokof’ev
Sonata in re maggiore op.94 per flauto e pianoforte
Moderato – Allegretto Scherzando – Andante – Allegro con brio

Albert Franz Doppler
Fantasie Pastorale Hongroise, Op.26 for flute and piano

The flute is the protagonist in the concert of two young artists: Ilenya Cimino, from the Salerno area (Polla), born in 1997, graduated in flute at only sixteen with the highest grades, praise and honourable mention at the Gesualdo Conservatory in Potenza and then perfected at the Perosi Music Academy of Biella with Davide Formisano; and Alberto Ferro, Sicilian from Gela, born in 1996, graduated from the Bellini Conservatory in Catania, who has attended masterclasses with Michel Béroff, Dina Yoffe, Leslie Howard, Elisso Virsaladze, Joaquín Achúcarro, Richard Goode, Jörg Demus and Vladimir Ashkenazy, winner of the “Venezia” Award and second prize and jury award at the “Busoni” of Bolzano in 2015. The programme features great composers who have dedicated themselves to the flute, such as Bach’s second son, Carl Philipp Emanuel (1714-88), a key figure in the abandonment of the gallant style for a formal rigor that does not exclude the due space to the “sentiment” and Sergej Prokofe’v (1891-1953), who wrote his splendid flute sonata (1943) while he was a war refugee with other artists in Alma-Ata in Kazakhstan. The great violinist David Oistrakh, after having heard it in the first performance (Nicolaj Karkovskij, flute, Sviatoslav Richter, piano) in Moscow, wanted the composer to transcribe it for violin, thus also becoming his second violin sonata. Alber Franz Doppler (1821-83) and Philippe Gaubert (1879-1941), were composers who were born as flautists. The first, famous in a duo with his brother clarinettist Karl, was the first flute of the Budapest Opera and then director of the Vienna Opera. Known above all as a pupil of Liszt, to whom the great Hungarian scholar entrusted, under his strict supervision, the instrumentation of the six Hungarian Rhapsodies; the latter became a famous conductor (for twenty years at the head of the prestigious Concerts of the Paris Conservatory, 1919-38), after having been the first flute of the Paris Opera.