La Dolce Maniera
@ 17 Rue Beautreillis, 75004 Paris, France
La Dolce Maniera is a vocal ensemble specialising in the interpretation of 17th- and 21th- century music. The group is in permanent residence Académie Supérieure de Musique in Strasbourg, where Luigi Gaggero (musical director) and Silvana Torto (mezzo-soprano) teach. The name of the ensemble has a double meaning, explaining its aesthetic program: on one side, a constant... Meer bekijken
La Dolce Maniera is a vocal ensemble specialising in the interpretation of 17th- and 21th- century music. The group is in permanent residence Académie Supérieure de Musique in Strasbourg, where Luigi Gaggero (musical director) and Silvana Torto (mezzo-soprano) teach. The name of the ensemble has a double meaning, explaining its aesthetic program: on one side, a constant searching for the “soft, lovely manner”, along with careful attention to the prosody, as well as the splendor, of the Italian poetry; on the other, the representation of the “well-loved mannerism”, exploring its lights and darks, its living colors and theatricality, characteristics of a large part of 16th- and 17th-century Italian music. Another characteristic of La Dolce Maniera is their use of scores retranscribed for the occasion - this, while respecting the details of the original manuscripts, proposes an innovative metric organisation. Giving particular importance to these rhythmic and contrapuntal aspects contributes to a fresh and lively interpretation of this music. The qualities of the young ensemble have brought LDM to perform in important European Festivals and have inspired composers such Ambrosini, Antignani, Gervasoni, Maestri, Politano, Solbiati and Yeznikian to write and dedicated pieces for the ensemble. LDM has published for the Italian label Stradivarius Monteverdis 4th book of Madrigals which has been acclaimed by the critic. ARTISTIC DIRECTIONLuigi Gaggero (Genova 1976): after having studied percussion in Genoa with Andrea Pestalozza and cimbalom in Budapest with Márta Fábián, and after his solist Diploma at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin with Edgar Guggeis and Rainer Seegers, he performed as soloist and in chamber groups all over Europe (Philharmonie in Berlin, Prinzregententheater in Munich, deSingel in Antwerpen, Royal Festival Hall in London, Konserthuset in Goteborg, Scala di Milano, Biennali of Venise and Salzburg), in China and in New York (Carnegie Hall). He plays with the best European orchestras (Berliner Philharmoniker, Münchner Philharmoniker, Münchener Kammerorchester, London Philharmonia Orchestra, Filarmonica della Scala di Milano, Radio Filharmonisch Orkest Holland, Orchestre du Théâtre de La Monnaie in Bruxelles) under the direction of Abbado, Barenboim, Boulez, Harnoncourt, Jordan, Muti, Nagano and Rattle. Luigi Gaggero has made several CD recordings; he is guest conductor of many Ensembles, mostly with ancient and contemporary repertoire. He founded and conductes the vocal Ensemble La Dolce Maniera with which he recently recorded Monteverdis Quarto Libro di Madrigali. Luigi Gaggero is professor of cimbalom and conductor of the New Music Ensemble of the Conservatoire and of the Superior Academy of Music in Strasbourg (France).