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ECO

three small pieces for cello and piano

degree of difficulty: medium-low
duration: 9’ approx.
year of composition: 1980
first performance: Siena, Accademia Chigiana, 25.8.1981
vc. A. Meunier, pf. M. I. De Carli
edizioni Suvini Zerboni, Milano
available the live recording
WORK REGISTERED AT SIAE (Italian Authors and Publishers Association)

In Eco the memory of music from infancy continually blooms, set in a context in which the is modelled upon the arcane sonority of the carillon. The role of the 'cello is to evoke a surreal acoustic, frozen into some few notes that make up queer melody, that is bereft of any real consistency and is heard as though it were a dreamy nocturnal echo.
The probable levity of the end product also comes from the rigorous ordering of the pitches (which are always the same in every 'zone', which limits each one to be proposed in a single register only). This is a linguistic cypher in Anzaghi's works. They are all based on an analagous connection, in which diatonicity and the organisation of pitch, which has a structural ascendency, can find a point of confluence.

This piece, which was written on request for the 'cellist Alain Meunier, is dedicated to this instrument, to which some rare and evocative notes are entrusted.