Bruno Maderna

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Bruno Maderna

I read Philip Clark's contribution (January 2011 pag. 44-45) about the music, the life and the importance of Bruno Maderna for the music of the XXth Century.

I had the chance to see and speak with Maderna during his life both in Darmstadt and in Milan and then to meet many times his wife Chrisitine who explained me the reason and the values of Maderna's compositions.

As a man and a composer, Maderna is now a recognized authority for everyone ready to experience innovation and tradition.

Alberto Cantoni

Alberto

RE: Bruno Maderna

Thank you for your memory, Signore Cantoni - your remark about innovation and tradition is well taken. I have been fascinated by the man and his music since hearing Grande Aulodia in a live concert (how much depends upon experiencing modern music live to enter into its world!) at the Hessischer Rundfunk about 3 decades ago - now the orchestra of that radio station has recorded his complete orchestral works under the very competent direction of Artur Tamayo - I am dying to hear those 5 CDs (when I can afford them). Apart from the orchestral works, such late vocal pieces as Hyperion and Satyricon are marvellous. I also recommend his few (available) recorded interpretations of others' and his own music (some is on line) - his Lulu, despite being the truncated version, is matchless, and his Mahler #9 overwhelming.

mjwal
RE: Bruno Maderna

Maderna was a regular guest conductor in the Netherlands and in the archive of the Dutch radio there are numerous performances that still need to be digitised. Some of these performances surface from reel-to-reel tapers like this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKlQnl_-GSc

(Beethoven 2nd piano concerto with Kempff, 1964)
I hope the following years will more recordings will be unlocked.

Rolf

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