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Giovanni Sollima: Portrait of an Italian

Second webcast of the season for Manchester Camerata: the orchestra invites the internationally-renowned Italian cellist and composer Giovanni Sollima as guest director and soloist.

A performer quite unlike any other, Giovanni Sollima has a rock musician's energy and directness of communication, and a musicality that sits happily across many genres.

Put together around his personality, this programme, blending the traditional and the more modern, features two of his own works, the lyrical Violoncelles Vibrez! for two cello soloists and strings, and LB Files, a mini dramatisation of the life of Luigi Boccherini, a work that embraces jazz, world, contemporary and rock all in one. This programme also features original works by Respighi and Boccherini.

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Broadcast date : Nov. 18, 2011, 7:30 p.m.

Manchester Camerata
Giovanni Sollima cello
Hannah Roberts cello

Location : RNCM Concert Hall (Manchester, Great Britain)
Production date : 2011

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