A Voice From The Past

In 1995 the Istropolis Quintet (Slovakia) recorded my woodwind quintet, Gli intrighi d’amore (The Intrigues of Love), for the MMC label. Due to some unforeseen problems the CD containing this work (and my orchestra piece, Seven, A Suite for Orchestra) was not released until 2002.

Recently, Marian Turner, leader of the Istropolis Quintet, contacted me about the quintet’s plan to release a two CD album in late 2013 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the founding of the group. I am honored that the quintet intends to include my Gli intrighi d’amore on the album.

Mr. Turner informed me that, after they made the recording in 1995, they gave a number of performances of Gli intrighi d’amore during the quintet’s tour of Spain. The group gave concerts in Barcelona, Girona, Lerida, Tarragona, Sabadell and other cities of northern Spain. The quintet is done with narration. In the performances a Spanish actress did the narration using various masks to represent the different characters involved in the composition.

Also the group performed Gli intrighi d’amore several times in Bratislava (the capital of Slovakia) for its concerts for young audiences. Mr. Turner said, “It was always accepted with a big success.”

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