Duration: 75 minutes
An actor (Nicola Ciaffoli, also director, Ed), a musician (Luca Franzetti, Ed) and a cello bring life to a dialogue of music and words, beginning a journey between the past and the present lead by the cello Suites composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. The Suites, a fundamental chapter in the production of one of the most important masters in the history of music, are the starting point for a recounting of the life of this very grand musician, in order to poetically study the man behind the severe and surly face of the portraits.
It is not a simple execution of pieces, nor is it an academic lesson on the life of Bach, but more a voyage to discover his humanity and genius; a journey through his works and the great legacy that he left and which, in a more or less conscious manner, still echoes and is expressed nowadays in our musical DNA.
This journey is for everyone. We all take it and live it in the same way, without differences or separation between those who lead and those who are led, between the expert listener and the beginner.
A journey of notes and words through Bach, through his music, through the secret passage of listening to the individual notes, their succession and precision (after all, what better way that through music to understand a man who made music his life).
A journey to bring life to the grumpy portrait of the German composer, to drag his work out of the dusty museum archives where it is all too often enclosed.
A journey to let it fly free into the present, free to communicate to us that classical music, understood as an exemplary model, has no era and is destined to always be a source of inspiration. Universally used, enjoyed and loved.
A journey: return to the present included.
Piccolo Teatro Strehler/Scatola Magica
30 January 2017 and 6 February 2017, 7.30 pm
9 and 10 February 2017, 10.30 am (for Schools),
Back to Bach
dalle Suites per violoncello a oggi e ritorno
dramaturgy by Giovanna Scardoni
directed by Nicola Ciaffoni
costumes by Roberta Mangano
with Nicola Ciaffoni e Luca Franzetti (cello)
a Società del Quartetto di Milano, Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d'Europa production