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Albums by Duo Gazzana

Five Pieces - Takemitsu / Hindemith / Janáček / Silvestrov
Poulenc, Walton, Dallapiccola, Schnittke & Silvestrov
1
Distance de fée (1951) Distance de fée (1951) 6:28    
Album only
Track length:6:28
Artist: Duo Gazzana
Performer: Duo Gazzana
Genre: Classical
Publisher: Schott Musik International GmbH
Composer: Toru Takemitsu
ISRC: DEB331123801
2
Sonata in E (1935): Ruhig Bewegt Sonata in E (1935): Ruhig Bewegt 3:32    
Album only
Track length:3:32
Artist: Duo Gazzana
Performer: Duo Gazzana
Genre: Classical
Publisher: Schott Musik International GmbH
Composer: Paul Hindemith
ISRC: DEB331123802
3
Sonata in E (1935): Langsam - Sehr Lebh… Sonata in E (1935): Langsam - Sehr Lebhaft 5:56    
Album only
Track length:5:56
Artist: Duo Gazzana
Performer: Duo Gazzana
Genre: Classical
Publisher: Schott Musik International GmbH
Composer: Paul Hindemith
ISRC: DEB331123803
4
Sonata (1914, rev. 1921): Con moto Sonata (1914, rev. 1921): Con moto 5:05    
Album only
Track length:5:05
Artist: Duo Gazzana
Performer: Duo Gazzana
Genre: Classical
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Leos Janácek
ISRC: DEB331123804
5
Sonata (1914, rev. 1921): Ballada. Con … Sonata (1914, rev. 1921): Ballada. Con moto 4:21    
Album only
Track length:4:21
Artist: Duo Gazzana
Performer: Duo Gazzana
Genre: Classical
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Leos Janácek
ISRC: DEB331123805
6
Sonata (1914, rev. 1921): Allegretto Sonata (1914, rev. 1921): Allegretto 2:25    
Album only
Track length:2:25
Artist: Duo Gazzana
Performer: Duo Gazzana
Genre: Classical
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Leos Janácek
ISRC: DEB331123806
7
Sonata (1914, rev. 1921): Adagio Sonata (1914, rev. 1921): Adagio 4:16    
Album only
Track length:4:16
Artist: Duo Gazzana
Performer: Duo Gazzana
Genre: Classical
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Leos Janácek
ISRC: DEB331123807
8
Five Pieces (2004): Elegie. Andante lar… Five Pieces (2004): Elegie. Andante larghetto 2:59    
Album only
Track length:2:59
Artist: Duo Gazzana
Performer: Duo Gazzana
Genre: Classical
Publisher: M.P. Belaieff Musikverlag
Composer: Valentin Silvestrov
ISRC: DEB331123808
9
Five Pieces (2004): Serenade. Moderato Five Pieces (2004): Serenade. Moderato 3:08    
Album only
Track length:3:08
Artist: Duo Gazzana
Performer: Duo Gazzana
Genre: Classical
Publisher: M.P. Belaieff Musikverlag
Composer: Valentin Silvestrov
ISRC: DEB331123809
10
Five Pieces (2004): Intermezzo. Moderato Five Pieces (2004): Intermezzo. Moderato 2:38    
Album only
Track length:2:38
Artist: Duo Gazzana
Performer: Duo Gazzana
Genre: Classical
Publisher: M.P. Belaieff Musikverlag
Composer: Valentin Silvestrov
ISRC: DEB331123810
11
Five Pieces (2004): Barcarole. Andantino Five Pieces (2004): Barcarole. Andantino 3:13    
Album only
Track length:3:13
Artist: Duo Gazzana
Performer: Duo Gazzana
Genre: Classical
Publisher: M.P. Belaieff Musikverlag
Composer: Valentin Silvestrov
ISRC: DEB331123811
12
Five Pieces (2004): Nocturne. Larghetto Five Pieces (2004): Nocturne. Larghetto 3:08    
Album only
Track length:3:08
Artist: Duo Gazzana
Performer: Duo Gazzana
Genre: Classical
Publisher: M.P. Belaieff Musikverlag
Composer: Valentin Silvestrov
ISRC: DEB331123812

This is the recording debut of Italian sisters Natascia and Raffaella Gazzana, named for the “Five Pieces” for violin and piano by Valentin Silvestrov which conclude the album. These works – a gently-pulsing elegy, a serenade, an intermezzo, a barcarole, a ghostly nocturne - receive their international release here in a context which combines the familiar and the far-flung, as Duo Gazzana finds creative affinities between the music of four very different composers. “The programme as a whole is typical of the duo’s inquiring and sensitive approach to repertory”, writes Paul Griffiths in the liner notes. “What we hear here is a vital freshness”.

Natascia Gazzana violin
Raffaella Gazzana piano

Toru Takemitsu
Distance de fée

Paul Hindemith
Sonate in E
I Ruhig bewegt
II Langsam – Sehr lebhaft

Leoš Janáček
Sonata
I Con moto
II Ballada. Con moto
III Allegretto
IV Adagio

Valentin Silvestrov
Five Pieces
I Elegie. Andante larghetto
II Serenade. Moderato
III Intermezzo. Moderato
IV Barcarole. Andantino
V Nocturne. Larghetto

Recorded March 2011

ECM New Series 2238

About Duo Gazzana:

The first Italian chamber musicians to record for ECM New Series, Duo Gazzana is formed by sisters Natascia and Raffaella Gazzana. Both were born in Sora, near Rome. Although their first ‘official’ concerts as Duo Gazzana dates back to the mid 1990s, they have been playing together from the beginning of their musical educations, their parallel musical experience and a love of chamber music enabling them to develop their shared sense of harmony. It may be equally significant that their cultural background is more than just musical, both of them having graduated from Sapienza, the University of Rome, in arts subjects: Natascia in visual arts, Raffaella in Italian literature.

The two artists, individually and together, have enjoyed encouragement and support from teachers of the first eminence: Bruno Canino and the Trio di Milano, Yehudi Menuhin, Corrado Romano, Uto Ughi, Piero Farulli, Pierre Amoyal, Pavel Gililov, Ruggiero Ricci among others in Rome, Geneva, Brussels, Siena...