Cello philosophy

Thanks to an innate communicative and experimental instinct, Giovanni Sollima makes his cello converse with the OCM, deepening an aesthetic research that seems increasingly more and more ideal to him: a possible connection between the ancient voices of the popular song (in its own compositions) and the greatest grandeur of the highest European tradition; here from C. P. E. Bach, to Haydn, to the late Concerto of Schumann, here reworked for cello and strings by Sollima himself, who has long reflected on many of the last letters and sketches of the German master, aiming to find the sound of his ‘last words’.

(In collaboration with Lorenzo Baldrighi)

Giovanni Sollima cello
Orchestra da Camera di Mantova

Giovanni Sollima
Natural Songbook n. 1

Robert Schumann
Cello concerto op. 129

Carl P. E. Bach
Symphony n. 1

Giovanni Sollima
Natural Songbook n. 2

Franz J. Haydn
Cello concerto n. 2 in D major

giovanni sollima
orchestra da camera di mantova