The Classical Instruments Ensemble of Il Teatro della Memoria has performed music from the most famous Italian 19th century ballets
On 5 december the magnificent Salone Borromini at Biblioteca Vallicelliana in Rome hosted the celebration of dance scholar José Sasportes on the occasion of his 75th birthday. The event, organized by AIRDanza (Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sulla Danza), featured the ensemble with classical instruments of Il Teatro della Memoria – Giancarlo Ceccacci (violin), Federico Marincola(Schrammelgitarre), Angela Paletta (oboe), Andrea Toschi (bassoon and orchestration) – in the instrumental concert Les Fleurs animées. Pagine musicali dai balletti italiani dell’Ottocento. The program included music by some of the most widely known composers of music for Italian 19th century ballets – Cesare Pugni, Paolo Giorza, Peter Ludwig Hertel and Costantino Dall’Argine –performed on replicas of classical period instruments.
In the video, a short music clip: the second figure of Flick and Flock’s Quadrille. The italian version of the ballet was staged by the coreographer Paolo Taglioni to music by Peter Ludwig Hertel at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan during the Carnival season 1862 and obtained a resounding success throughout Italy (see the post by Rita Zambon The Charge of the Galloping Bersaglieras)
Photos by Paola Torrani
Click here for the program of the event