Giovanni Sollima is a contemporary composer and cellist whose music is at once fiercely modern and lushly romantic. Witness Daydream
: the first half is a rich, warm trio, and the second half
is a virtuosic cello solo that is, for lack of better words, punk as fuck
. His longer composition Violoncelles, Vibrez!
is a lush, pulsating piece that builds to an incredible climax. My favorite work of his, L. B. Files, is a four
that rapidly shifts styles and colors and textures – simply glorious all around.
posted by Rory Marinich
on Mar 6, 2013 -