Italian première of Pierangelo Valtinoni's Rhapsody - Giovanni Costantini conductor
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Italian première of Pierangelo Valtinoni’s Rhapsody

It is a pleasure and an honor to be able to put my head and hands on the score of Pierangelo Valtinoni’s Rhapsody, which I consider my first great teacher.
The performance of the Rhapsody which I will conduct on Friday 27 October will be the Italian première.
The concert will be held in the “M. Pobbe” hall of the Vicenza Conservatory of Music, as part of the “Dopo il rumore”.
The Rhapsody is a tasty suite of pieces for orchestra taken and re-orchestrated by the opera “The Snow Queen”, by Valtinoni himself, on a libretto by Paolo Madron, from the homonymous fairy tale by H. C. Andersen.
The richness of colors and effects that the score expresses restores the variety of the narrative, condensing a wide range of trends and emotions in just over 15 minutes of music.
In agreement with the composer, I wanted to add two scenic elements: an off-screen voice, on a recorded audio track, which introduces listening and history, and a choreography for a dancer… the Snow Queen!
Rhapsody has already been performed in Berlin. This first Italian performance is possible with the kind permission of Boosey & Hawkes.