On the podium performing a melodious masterpiece with the conduct of a famous orchestra. Fateful dedicate this death to Giuseppe Sinopoli, the great Italian conductor, who fell at the age of 55 by a heart attack on the evening of April 20 twenty years ago at Deutsche Oper in Berlin, during his performance. Who da.
Santa Cecilia National Academy, which had reserved one of the rooms of the Parco della Musica Auditorium for him, paid homage to him for his forthcoming book, ‘The gods are far away. Giuseppe Sinopoli: a biography ‘, the Italian version of the booklet by German musicologist Ulrike Kienzle, professor at the University of Frankfurt, published by Königshausen & Neumann in Würzburg in 2011.
“This is the first Italian biography dedicated to the Venetian master who passed away on April 20, 2001. For the Academy, this is a very important project. We really want it. remember a character that is fundamental, special and precious to Italian and other cultures. only for music and for Accademia di Santa Cecilia, “said president Michele dall’Ongaro. The book captures Sinopoli’s life, musical career and archeological passions: from childhood to medical studies, to music studies at the Venice Conservatory and then with Maderna and Donatoni, active as a composer, his career as a conductor. orchestra, the main conductor of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia Orchestra (1983-1987) and of the London Symphony Orchestra, the Bayreuth Festival, artistic and musical direction of the Opera House in the late 90s and years standing on the podium of Dresden Staatskapelle.
The chapter devoted to archeological passion recounts that since the 1980s Sinopoli promoted the collection of a precious collection now housed in the Aristaios museum, adjacent to the room named after him in the Auditorium. Parco della Musica room in Rome. On April 23, 2001, the day of his funeral, he was supposed to discuss his thesis in Archeology at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, where a few years later, he was awarded his mind.
As part of the celebration, the Academy will publish an excerpt from Symphony n. Tchaikovsky’s 5 was directed by Sinopoli on February 25, 1996 at the Pio Auditorium in Rome, while on Rai5, Rai Cultura presented two episodes of “Prima della Prima” from 5:15 pm, both featuring Sinopoli is the main character. For the first time, the musician took part in rehearsal of Beethoven’s Concerto for violin and orchestra, with Uto Ughi and the Santa Cecilia Orchestra, recorded in January 1997. In the second, at 5:45 pm, again with the Santa Cecilia Orchestra – where Sinopoli was music director from 1983 to 1987 – rehearsals by Wagner, Beethoven, Strauss, Haydn and Tchaikovsky were proposed.
Sinopoli made her debut on the podium of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia on December 17, 1978, in the Pio Auditorium, in a program with music by Manzoni, Berg, Bussotti and Skrjabin, which designated the profession. career as an interpreter. The second appointment began February 6, 1983, when he was in charge of Symphony n. 9 by Mahler. This is the first performance of Mahler’s last symphony in seasons of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia (the previous performance was by the Moscow Philharmonic led by Kirill Kondrashin). “We made a performance that I will never forget, only comparable to another performance I did with the Israel Symphony Orchestra,” the conductor, the main mention Accidentally making his Tel Aviv debut in 1982, has repeatedly said that the Mahlerian experience in Israel was the most touching moment of his career up to that point. Sinopoli has been up 174 times on the Academy’s podium developing a performance that made a significant difference to the Cecilian program and focusing on late Austro-German romance, especially with its discovery. the Mahler and Bruckner symphony that the Orchestra had faced. several times in its history. For contemporary music, the conductor recommends performances by Manzoni, Bussotti, Vlad, Giuranna, Petrassi, D’Amico, Arcà, Nono, Sciarrino. With the Santa Cecilia Orchestra and Choir, he made Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto recording for Philips recently re-released by Decca. (HANDLING).