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Smaldone, Edward: L'Infinito 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    L'Infinito
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  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    10
  • Year of composition: 
    2015
  • First performance (year): 
    0
  • First performance (venue): 
  • First performance (performers): 
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Notes

  • Program notes: 

    'L’Infinito' was inspired by a trip the composer took to Spoleto in Summer 2013.  Having just shared a lovely meal under the Umbrian sun, a small group rested on chairs on a hill, under chestnut trees, and at the edge of the hill was a small hedge, and beyond the beautiful Italian landscape.  The scene inspired an Italian colleague to quote the first line of Leopardi’s poem, “Sempre caro mi fu quest’ermo colle,” “I have always love this lonely hill.”  In that one phrase (and the poem from which it comes) there is a stunningly beautiful and complex metaphor for the Italian aesthetic.  There is an appreciation of the simple beauty of a bucolic country scene, but at the same time, (as expressed later in the poem) there is a deep understanding of the immensity of the world in which one stands to contemplate such simple beauty.  In my setting of this richly detailed poem I have tried to capture both the straightforward beauty of that simple scene, and also reflect some of the complexity that is expressed by the enormous world to which it is attached.  The piece was composed in 2015 and is dedicated to Harold Rosenbaum and The New York Virtuoso Singers.

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
15
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
1
Oboe
2
Clarinet
2
Saxophone
2
Bassoon
2
Trumpet
2
Trombone
2
Musicians1st player2nd player
Double Bass
2

 

 

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