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Michael Nyman

Publisher: Chester Music

I Sonetti Lussuriosi (2007)
Commissioned by the Venice Biennale
Text Writer
Pietro Aretino (1492-1556)
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Soloist(s) and Orchestra
Sub Category
Large Orchestra
Year Composed
2007
Duration
45 Minutes
Soloist
soprano
Alternate Orchestration
version available for Michael Nyman Band and piano quintet and voice
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Programme Note
Michael Nyman I Sonetti Lussuriosi (2007)
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  • Ensemble
    Michael Nyman Band
    Soloist(s)
    Marie Angel
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Reviews
I Sonetti Lussuriosi sets graphic erotic texts by the Renaissance poet and iconoclast Pietro Aretino...[The work] set the words in Nyman's straight-forward way for the equally down-to-earth soprano Marie Angel. The question was, what could the music add? In the end, it served to dissolve the male-female differences as Angel voiced both participants' demands and satisfactions with the same energy and delight. Composed around the same time as 50,000 Pairs of Feet..., it did similar time-bending things although the emotional climate was more heated, achieving an exultant grandeur.
Robert Maycock, The Independent,12/11/2007
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