clarinet, violin, cello and piano
degree of difficuty: medium-low
duration: 12’ approx.
year of composition: 1982
I perform.: Cremona, Spazio Novecento, 10.11.1990, Ens. Musica
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni, Milano
(the parts can be hired out)
available a live RAI recording
WORK REGISTERED AT SIAE (Italian Authors and Publishers Association)
for five performers, is one of the last compositions of the euphonic phase from which the author took leave in the second half of 1983, writing certain works (Segni e suoni, for piano; Rapsodia, for two pianos; Halpith, for solo flute) which, coinciding with a subjective change, are vigorous and dialectic results.
Soliludio attests, apart from the aforemention euphonic influence, to an attitude towards the simplification of compositional procedures. This is all the more surprising if one keeps in mind that this piece, analogously to others of the same season, was written with a deserted concert hall in mind, in which the composer sat in solitude, the only spectator. The only listener of himself, the author, instead of moving in the direction of radical solipsism, thinks of clear and limpid solutions.
Soliludio consists of two brief pieces. The first, which is very short, has an arcane and questioning aura, based on the tendency of the sounds to fall into first centrifugal and then centripetal directions, with respect to one note. The second, at the outset more lively, proposes ecstatic figurations in which the sounds are subtracted from any dialectic prospective, whose absence is announce by a melody from infancy which, dreamily given a setting, saturates the closing of the piece with itself.
In both movements a fairy-tale atmosphere is breathed. The author's horrorfor a music of clammy expressiveness led him to the choice of the 'unreality' of deams whose language speaks with an authenticity unknown to wakefullness. Elegy and eulogy for loneliness, which spreads out descreetly and without any hopeless connotations.