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Ombre nel mattino di Piero

From the first rehearsal to the last take, the making of this world premiere recording of Sciarrino’s Ombre nel mattino di Piero happened without the use of spoken words. During five days of recording, the quartet, a recording producer and two filmmakers lived and worked together on the windswept Norwegian coast – in silence.

Released May 24, 2019

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The music of Salvatore Sciarrino is taking place along the edges between sound and silence, between noise and sound. The players who need to choose the points of action very precisely and carefully are confronted with results that highly elude reproducibility and absolute definition. They have to be found, explored, adjusted anew in the very moment they are played.

“It is the instruments themselves that breathe, wheeze: not who plays or who writes.”
— from Salvatore Sciarrino's notes on 'Ombre nel mattino die Piero'

From the first rehearsal to the last take, the making of this world premiere recording of Sciarrino’s Ombre nel mattino di Piero happened without the use of spoken words. During five days of recording, the quartet, a recording producer and two filmmakers lived and worked together on the windswept Norwegian coast – in silence.

Released May 24, 2019


LASSUS QUARTETT 
Joel Bardolet — Violin | Antonio Viñuales — Violin | Adam Newman — Viola | David Eggert — Violoncello 

Produced and recorded by Johann Günther 

Cover image — Dan Abbott | Design — Daniel Schnatterer 
Recorded from 6th to 10th August 2018 at Valestrand Church, Valestrand, Norway 

Publisher Sciarrino: Rai trade 

This production is a part of the fellowship program #bebeethoven, a project by PODIUM Esslingen for the Beethoven anniversary 
2020, supported by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and was also supported by Stiftung Basler Orchester-Gesellschaft. 

Special thanks to Mathias Susaas Halvorsen, Lene Rudbæk Romseland, Max Hauck, Eilleen and Stephan Walliser, Anna Wirz-Justice and Hans Wirz, Hubert Wendel, Rainer Schmidt and Saiko Sasaki, Dan Abbott and Rupert Truman.