Flavio Cucchi Classical Guitar Concert
Concert performed by guitarist Flavio Cucchi at the Sala Umberto in Rome. The program opens with the transcription of Vivaldi’s Concerto in D major for lute, two violins and bass, which Flavio Cucchi worked on based on the original manuscript. Another transcription of his follows, the aria “Lascia ch’io pianga” by G.F. Handel, to close this first baroque section of the concert. The one dedicated to the theme of dance opens with the transcription of Seasons (4 dances for a year), a work by Alfonso Borghese, which offers a refined and ironic vision of Habanera, Tango, Waltz and Siciliana. To follow, Cucchi’s interpretations by two contemporary authors: Giulio Clementi and Stefano Mainetti with two pieces: “Habanera per Maria” a 2004 piece originally written for piano by Mainetti is dedicated to his daughter on the occasion of her birth, subsequently transcribed for guitar in collaboration with Flavio Cucchi. Mainetti’s other work is “Todas las mujeres del mundo” a tango composed in 1991 originally written for accordion for the soundtrack “Eurocops” and subsequently transcribed for guitar by the composer himself. To conclude the concert, two pieces by Astor Piazzolla, the great Argentine musician and father of Tango Nuevo: Oblivion and Chau Paris.