Alraune is an ensemble founded by Mario Sollazzo and Stefano Zanobini with the aim of bringing together in a single group the eclectic characteristics of the two founders. Founded on a group of five musicians in addition to other collaborators for individual projects, the ensemble has as its guiding principles a great openness to a wide repertoire, the absolute attention to historical informed performance, the study of the sources, long-term and multidisciplinary projects. This brings to a natural interest in performing on original instruments and a very personal dimension of musical interpretation that is reflected in the formulation of the programs and in the interpretative line.
Alraune’s activity follows two main strands: the performance on original instruments, which led to projects such as Dario Castello | Sonate Libro Primo, Tuscania, Strues with Anna Fusek, Le Fate | 1736, Pergolesi | San Guglielmo, Il Combattimento, Dido & Aeneas; and the long-term project Musica & Regime that is born from the humanistic idea of Alraune and examines the links between musicians and dictatorial regimes through the rediscovery, the recording and the performance in concert of composers persecuted and denied.
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Alraune played for: Amici della Musica Modena, Agimus Firenze, Concerti del Quirinale, Ekhof Festival, Teatro Comunale Pavarotti-Freni Modena, TheaterRuine StPauli Dresden, Villa Pennisi in Musica Festival, Musica sulle Apuane Festival, Ullmann Festival, Casa Buonarroti Firenze, Monteverdi Tuscany Festival, San Martino a Natale Festival, Centro Confucio dell’Università Normale of Pisa, Università Statale of Milan, Festival Brahms a Milano, Concerti a Palazzo Marino, Alte Musik Festival Bernau, Festival Passaggi. Alraune has been live broadcasted on: RadioTre Rai, MDR, RSI, and Radio Toscana Classica and received positive reviews by: BR-Klassik, Das Orchester, RadioTre RAI, Opernwelt, Opernfreund, GB Opera, RSI Radio Svizzera Italiana, Adagio Assai, Alte Musik Forum, La Repubblica, MDR, Musikansich.de, Diapason, Radio France, Concerto. Alraune has been awarded with the Cultural Prize of the Italian Republic President.
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Check the Website or contact us for more informations and projects: www.ensemblealraune.com
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