|1. Il Prologo: Alba|
|2. Il Mito: Toccata|
|5. Ninfe avernali|
|7. Frammenti orfici|
|8. Il Ballo: Intrecciar Ciaccone|
|9. Il Gioco Delle Seduzioni: "Pur ti miro"|
|10. "Stizzoso, mio stizzoso"|
|12. L'innamoramento: Profumo di Violetta - Part I|
|13. "Ah, fors'e lui che l'anima"|
|14. Profumo di Violetta - Part II|
|15. Violetta e le altre|
|16. Il Saltellar Gioioso: "È Piquillo, un bel gagliardo"|
|18. Antico Saltarello|
|19. Salterello Amoroso|
|20. "Largo al factotum"|
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Both titles carry double meanings: the Italian expression for "Trovesi at the opera" is equivocal with "Trovesi at work", while "Profumo di Violetta" simultaneously alludes to the protagonist of Verdi's "La Traviata" and to the flower's sweet perfume - while more religious and erotic associations linger in the background.
The importance of the Banda in Italian provincial society can hardly be overstated. These orchestras which played at all major civic and religious celebrations served as melting pot for the social classes. Traditional Banda repertoire, consisting of popular marches, waltzes, Neapolitan songs and - most important - operatic tunes served as a kind of cultural memory that handed on popular musical treasures from generation to generation.
Trovesi grew up listening to his local village banda near Bergamo and it inspired him to take up the clarinet as a boy. Like most Bandas today, Filarmonica Mousiké have shifted their focus to original contemporary compositions, so developing into a concert orchestra. It was Trovesi's idea to revisit Italian opera from an unconventional angle, juxtaposing famous and lesser known tunes and including orchestral excerpts that enhance the symphonic design. In Trovesi's ingenious work the popular and the sublime, irony and unrestrained pathos meet with an improvisational spirit conveying the pure joy of music making.
Gianluigi Trovesi - (piccolo clarinet, contra-alto clarinet, alto saxophone), Marco Remondini - (cello, electronics), Stefano Bertoli - (drums, percussion), Filarmonica Mousiké - (winds, percussion), Savino Acquaviva - (conductor)
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