Baglioni in Caracalla, “Twelve Notes” Between Life and War

Baglioni in Caracalla, “Twelve Notes” Between Life and War

With his love, his betrayals, his emotions, his reflections, his victories and defeats, and today also with him The

to me
…the concert Claudio Baglioni in the Baths of Caracallatonight at the “world premiere” of the official opening of the summer season in Opera House in Rome – which will be followed by eleven more nights in his city this month, until June 19, then the mini-tour in July at two other special places such as Greek theater in Syracuse And theArena Verona – Contains in his musical suggestion ideas ranging from the most hidden feelings to the most fascinating dramas of today. “Twelve Notes – All!” is the address that refers to “Twelve Notes – Solo!” For the voice and piano concert that was held at the beginning of the year at the Teatro del Opera in Rome

The Romanian singer-songwriter prefers to let his lyrics speak, from the song “borrowed” from the Romanian poet. Trilusawhich – which War lullaby Where we read and sing about “people slaughtering themselves for a madman is coming”…but also in ‘will own’ He evokes “a radio to hear that the war is over.” And the audience almost spontaneously stands on their feet and their minds and hearts turn to the real war you are fighting not far from the borders of our homeland.

The “lineup” includes thirty expressive songs from a career that are difficult to fit into one concert, including historical successes and titles from the last album. “this is my story”, although the event lasted more than three hours. It starts with “I’m here” and ends with “Life Now” in a kind of perfect scrolling of the stick between the two songs.

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On stage, with Claudio Baglioni, he was 123rd among my musiciansitalian cinema orchestra Led by Danilo Menotti, fans Giuseppe Verdi Choir and dancers, classical and modern, with
artistic direction Giuliano Pepparini
. Classical and modern music is the music proposed, not in the “pure” sense of the term but because of the songs Claudio Baglioniwhich tells of our modernity, is now “classics” in itself.

“to me RomeMy city, I have played a little everywhere: from the square in Centocelle where I lived as a boy to St. Peter’s Square, on trams and stadiums, on a truck in Ostia, in the hall, in the hospital, and in prison… Sooner or later it had to be played in Caracalla: however, what a responsibility to open the bulletin board for the summer season of the Opera House! To begin what he described as “a huge global scene, in a space unique in the world, for a new adventure between sounds, lights, sounds and dreams.”

Among other things, this is the first time ever that the summer season of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in the Baths of Caracalla has opened with a composer and translator of modern, pop or light music, whichever you prefer. But he is the supervisor himself Francesco Giamproni – together with Baglioni at the conference at the Hotel Parco dei Principe – to make it clear that the conditions should not seem strange, to stay on topic … “Music is only one, it can be good or bad; but this barrier must be broken down. Claudio Baglioni He is the artist of the house.” Conversely, the artist said: “There is no separation between cultured music and ‘uncultivated’ music… The 12 notes with those 12 bricks, combining them in different ways, according to skills, artistic intuition, compositions and all. Music is revived.”

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Returning to the site, Baglioni asserts, “Places change the show,” referring to the Baths of Caracalla from the night in Rome, and from the perspective of Greek theater in Syracuse and Verona Square. “Not everything can be done everywhere.” For ‘Dodici note – Tutti su!’ , the Romanian singer-songwriter suggests “concert, gestures, projections, bodily and ambience”, sung and played more than “saying”, also marking the interpretation of songs that can bring to mind the sad timing of war.

Because, explains Baglioni, “Words that tell the realities and failures of the world are the simplest, and everything else would be mere rhetoric, or the desire to find noble justifications for the successes of artists, as if they were. Somewhat unforgivable. In a hypothetical and idealistic ‘army’ of good Intention, representing the artist trumpet player, what makes him feel: But then, war is fought and foot soldiers win…! “.

(From Enzo Bonayoto)

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