ALIAS is a unique contemporary music project designed around what it’s considered one of the most fascinating Baroque instruments: the viola d’amore. It is the notes by composer Elvira Muratore, conveyed to the hands of Valerio Losito, tailored to suit the warm sound of the 1775 Ferdinando Gagliano’s viola d’amore, property of the Elsa Peretti Foundation.
But 2019 is full of news for ALIAS music project: ALIAS’ pieces will be near to the best known Suite solo cello by J. S. Bach, in a special version for viola d’amore, written by the same Elvira Muratore.
As cello suites are a turning point in cello history, this project definetly leads the viola d’amore, from his “natural” time (in which we thought it could better express itself) to nowadays: viola d’amore is an instrument that deserves to be re-discovered, celebrating all its pecularities hidden in time by forgotten literature. An instrument with incredible resonances and huge possibilities offered by an incredibly flexible tuning.
Some of the available programs:
1) ALIAS meets Bach – Recital
J. S. Bach Suite II in D minor
E. Muratore ALIAS: Beyond the death
J. S. Bach Suite VI in D major
E. Muratore ALIAS: Vivamus…
2) ALIAS meets Bach – Viola d’amore and strings (orchestra or quartet)
one piece from historical repertoire for viola d’amore and strings
E. Muratore ALIAS: Beyond the death (version for viola d’amore and strings)
one piece from historical repertoire for strings
J. S. Bach/E. Muratore Suite II in D minor (version for viola d’amore and strings)