Artemandoline & Meike Herzig, recorder

Alla Ciaccona

Balli & ciaccone

« Alla Ciaccona » is a program prepared by the musicians of ’Artemandoline and the recorder player Meike Herzig to explore all the sonorous and technical aspects that the recorder and the mandolin have to offer.

Works by: Falconieri, Capricornus, Uccellini, Caroso, Susier...Performers: 6 musicians & Meike Herzig, recorder

Upon a ground, and other ostinatos, standards in the 18th century musical repertoires, the performers challenge is to combine their inspiration and their creativity in their way of playing enabling them to showcase their virtuosity while competing in ingenuity. The passionate outbursts of Italian music can be found in this program mixing improvisation with the experimental. The contrast of soft, smooth melodies with brilliant passages full of impetuosity leave the listener amazed and surprised. The typical ambivalence of the alternating binary /ternary of the basso allows the performer to be more flexible in interpretation and form. A journey full of surprises led by lively, colorful and varied music taking the listener along the pathways of the Italian musicians in their search for both a soft smoothness and expressive force.


[...] Artemandoline is distinguished by its harmonic turns, for the many ornamental details and by its great melodic ingenuity [...]

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