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Ana Sokolović: Short Stories Bozzini Quartet

Prix Opus 2019-20: Album de l’année — Finaliste

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In most of Ana Sokolović’s work, an extra-musical element serves as a source of inspiration. This particular compositional process is intimately linked to the importance of “pluralities” for Sokolović; a diversity of approaches, putting different art forms in dialogue. Short Stories by Sokolović’s long-term collaborator, Quatuor Bozzini, enables us to listen to the encounter taking place between the composer’s artistic sensitivity and four of her sources of inspiration. In the realm of visual arts we discover the composer’s interest in sculpture; her miniatures, Ghost 1 and Ghost 2, were inspired by Verina Baxter and Klaus Duschat’s Enzo’s Tumpkin and Scetch II. Triggered by a contemplation of Guido Molinari’s pictorial universe, the theme and variations Blanc dominant offers a musical connection to the artist’s paintings; a sounding tribute, the “recording of an enchantment.” With Troisième page après le soleil, Sokolović enters the universe of a short film by Theodore Ushev. The music for this frenetic tableau takes on quasi-narrative qualities. The final piece is a three-part fresco work, Sokolović’s Commedia dell’arte, which includes a commission by the Quatuor Bozzini. The characters that share the stage of the Commedia and their archetypal personalities have fascinated Sokolović since childhood, and the theatricality of the genre still vividly resonates with the composer’s entire musical production: a direct and intelligible discourse, music that is at once rich, complex, bringing forth archetypes that can be understood and transposed to any age and any nation. — Emanuelle Majeau-Bettez

  • Collection QB
  • CQB 1925 / 2019
  • UPC/EAN 771028372522
  • Total duration: 62:20


  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits
  • Collection QB
  • CQB 1925_NUM / 2019
  • UPC/EAN 771028372584
  • Total duration: 62:20


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Ana Sokolović: Short Stories

Bozzini Quartet

Ana Sokolović

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