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Albums by Duo Gazzana

Five Pieces - Takemitsu / Hindemith / Janáček / Silvestrov
Poulenc, Walton, Dallapiccola, Schnittke & Silvestrov
1
Suite im alten Stil: I. Pastorale Suite im alten Stil: I. Pastorale 3:42    
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Track length:3:42
Artist: Duo Gazzana
Performer: Natascia Gazzana (violin)
Raffaella Gazzana (piano)
Genre: Classical
Publisher: Musikverlag Hans Sikorski
Composer: Alfred Schnittke
ISRC: DEB331335651
2
Suite im alten Stil: II. Ballett Suite im alten Stil: II. Ballett 2:21    
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Track length:2:21
Artist: Duo Gazzana
Performer: Natascia Gazzana (violin)
Raffaella Gazzana (piano)
Genre: Classical
Publisher: Musikverlag Hans Sikorski
Composer: Alfred Schnittke
ISRC: DEB331335652
3
Suite im alten Stil: III. Menuett Suite im alten Stil: III. Menuett 2:46    
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Track length:2:46
Artist: Duo Gazzana
Performer: Natascia Gazzana (violin)
Raffaella Gazzana (piano)
Genre: Classical
Publisher: Musikverlag Hans Sikorski
Composer: Alfred Schnittke
ISRC: DEB331335653
4
Suite im alten Stil: IV. Fuge Suite im alten Stil: IV. Fuge 2:31    
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Track length:2:31
Artist: Duo Gazzana
Performer: Natascia Gazzana (violin)
Raffaella Gazzana (piano)
Genre: Classical
Publisher: Musikverlag Hans Sikorski
Composer: Alfred Schnittke
ISRC: DEB331335654
5
Suite im alten Stil: V. Pantomime Suite im alten Stil: V. Pantomime 2:59    
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Track length:2:59
Artist: Duo Gazzana
Performer: Natascia Gazzana (violin)
Raffaella Gazzana (piano)
Genre: Classical
Publisher: Musikverlag Hans Sikorski
Composer: Alfred Schnittke
ISRC: DEB331335655
6
Sonate pour Violon et Piano: I. Allegro… Sonate pour Violon et Piano: I. Allegro con fuoco 6:42    
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Track length:6:42
Artist: Duo Gazzana
Performer: Natascia Gazzana (violin)
Raffaella Gazzana (piano)
Genre: Classical
Publisher: Editions Max Eschig
Composer: Francis Poulenc
ISRC: DEB331335656
7
Sonate pour Violon et Piano: II. Interm… Sonate pour Violon et Piano: II. Intermezzo 6:22    
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Track length:6:22
Artist: Duo Gazzana
Performer: Natascia Gazzana (violin)
Raffaella Gazzana (piano)
Genre: Classical
Publisher: Editions Max Eschig
Composer: Francis Poulenc
ISRC: DEB331335657
8
Sonate pour Violon et Piano: III. Prest… Sonate pour Violon et Piano: III. Presto tragico 5:55    
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Track length:5:55
Artist: Duo Gazzana
Performer: Natascia Gazzana (violin)
Raffaella Gazzana (piano)
Genre: Classical
Publisher: Editions Max Eschig
Composer: Francis Poulenc
ISRC: DEB331335658
9
Hommage à J.S.B. Hommage à J.S.B. 5:16    
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Track length:5:16
Artist: Duo Gazzana
Performer: Natascia Gazzana (violin)
Raffaella Gazzana (piano)
Genre: Classical
Publisher: M.P. Belaieff Musikverlag
Composer: Valentin Silvestrov
ISRC: DEB331335659
10
Toccata for Violin and Pianoforte Toccata for Violin and Pianoforte 14:06    
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Track length:14:06
Artist: Duo Gazzana
Performer: Natascia Gazzana (violin)
Raffaella Gazzana (piano)
Genre: Classical
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Composer: William Walton
ISRC: DEB331335660
11
Tartiniana seconda: I. Pastorale - II. … Tartiniana seconda: I. Pastorale - II. Tempo di Bourrée - III. Presto, leggerissimo - IV. Variazioni 11:04    
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Track length:11:04
Artist: Duo Gazzana
Performer: Natascia Gazzana (violin)
Raffaella Gazzana (piano)
Genre: Classical
Publisher: Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Composer: Luigi Dallapiccola
ISRC: DEB331335661
Digital booklet Album only

Duo Gazzana's second album for ECM New Series unites works from the 20th and 21st centuries with striking narrative character and retrospective glance at music history. Composers from France, Great Britain, Italy, Russia and Ukraine present earlier musical forms - toccata, suite, canons, variations - in the light of new developmental techniques, thereby revealing similarities and relations across centuries, geographical boundaries and contrasting forms of expression.
Alfred Schnittke's “Suite in the Old Style” is indeed a playful if unconventional allusion to compositional style of the past.Hommage à J.S.B., by the Ukrainian living composer Valentin Silvestrov, evokes variations on themes of the Leipzig master. Similarly Luigi Dallapiccola, in his divertissement Tartiniana seconda, responds with contrapuntal mastery to the music of the Baroque composer Giuseppe Tartini. William Walton's rarely heard Toccata, written when he had just turned 20 years old, virtually overflows with structural ideas related to the virtuosic demands of traditional toccata form. The cadenzas for both the violin and the piano call for quasi-improvisational skills that draw rhythmic impetus from jazz. Vitality and vehemence inform also Francis Poulenc's dramaticSonate, here representing the evolution, on a structural and formal basis, of the simplest and earliest musical forms (toccata, suites, divertissement and variations) used in the compositions of this album. Written in 1942-43 it is dedicated to the memory of the Andalusian poet Federico García Lorca. 
The album was recorded in the Auditorio Radiotelevisione svizzera in Lugano in June 2013 with Manfred Eicher producing.

Natascia Gazzana violin
Raffaella Gazzana piano

Recorded Juni 2013

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...