Compositions by the so-called minor authors form one of the sectors of the cultivated music of the Eighteenth century in Piedmont still little investigated. These composers played roles which were not minor in the Piedmontese music panorama of the XIX-XX centuries, their compositions being published and played in the major theatres and concert halls all over Northern Italy, but soon forgotten after the authors death. Apart from waltzes, mazurkas, and Monferrinas, fashionable dances in the Eighteenth century, more classic works were written, such as string quartets or chamber romances. Drawing from this repertoire, this band wants to re-propose the compositions transcribed for the most classic among the classic kinds of ensemble: the string quartet, and sometimes quintet with doublebass. Alongside with this reperoire, a wealth of folk songs in Piedmontese was handed down to us first by Costantino Nigra and eventually by Leone Sinigaglia. Quartetto Tamborini is born from an idea by Bruno Raiteri, violinist of Ciapa Rusa, a well-known band of the Piedmontese folk music.

Barbara Careggio, Antonio Sacco - violins 

Bruno Raiteri - viola

Marco Pasquino - cello

(Paola Brancato - doublebass)

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Discography:

"QUARTETTINO GIOCOSO"  -  2000, 40'

Prod. Folk Club - Ethnosuoni   ES5307          

 

                                  

 

"You could perhaps call this the traditional music of the educated classes. It's probably a bit too far off the beaten track to become noticed by the classical music industry, so lots of classical music fans who would enjoy it will probably miss out. But there's no need for you to, so if you like string quartet music, do get hold of this!"
Anja Beinroth - www.folkworld.de


"...Il risultato Ŕ davvero sorprendente: sotto gli archetti del Quartetto Tarnborini i ritmi vivaci di Monferrine e Contraddanze assumono colori inediti e affascinanti, non di rado pervasi da una sottile vena di trattenuta malinconia, caratteristica peculiare dei piemontesý d'antÓn, mentre i ballabili pi¨ usuali ( valzer e polka) rievocano oleografie da cartolina dei tempi passati. ... Una proposta interessante e sicuramente al di fuori dei soliti sentieri."

G. Tasso - "Il Giornale della Musica"  -  n░ 171, maggio 2001

"...L'estrema pulizia del suono da camera e la maestositÓ di violino,  viola, violoncello, rende questo lavoro molto godibile, estremamente rilassante, un vero toccasana per le nostre povere orecchie ormai disabituate al puro suono che una corda tesa pu˛ creare."

Loris Bohm - "Trad-Arr"

"...esemplare per ora unico nello scenario italiano, di forte commistione tra colto (inteso nel senso di "classico") e popolare. E' un disco assolutamente delizioso, soprattutto per la consapevole levitÓ e la simpatica freschezza...."

Enrico Lucchesi - "Folk Bullettin"