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I migliori anni della nostra vita

from an idea by
Alessandro Baricco, Gloria Campaner
Lingotto auditorium, Turin
2021
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I migliori anni della nostra vita

from an idea by
Alessandro Baricco, Gloria Campaner
Lingotto auditorium, Turin
2021
production
Lingoto musica
with
Alessandro Baricco, Gloria Campaner, Alessandro Carbonare, Sergej Krilov
direction and edition
Luca Scarzella
photography
Alessandro Verrazzi
sound
Andrea Taglia, Paolo Brandi, Giorgio Casati
cameras
Pietro Caraci, Doriano Costantino, Enzo Mansueto, Giuseppe Pezzullo
director assistant
Stefano Giovannini
lights console
Laura Trompetto
executive production
Ing.entilmente
production director
Giuseppe Baldari
2021, Lingotto auditorium, Turin

Broadcast at Lingotto Musica youtube channel

The best years of our lives is an evocative journey between music and literature, which from episode to episode, stops the time line on a different decade of our history, illuminating it from different perspectives, with readings from the immortal pages of universal literature and the playing of milestones from the musical repertoire of the period. Our reader is Alessandro Baricco while the musical pieces are performed by Gloria Campaner / piano, Sergej Krilov / violin, Alessandro Carbonare / clarinet and Enrico Dindo / cello. Our journey begins in the 1930s with the pairing of Francis Scott Fitzgerald with George Gershwin, proceded by the discovery of new analogies between Montesquieu and Johann Sebastian Bach during the incubation years of the European Enlightenment. Memory and omen confront each other in the work of Marcel Proust and Aleksandr Skrjabin, while the painful years of war condition the work of Ernest Hemingway and Olivier Messiaen. The weight of history is the basis of the selection from Henry James and Richard Strauss while those of Hermann Melville and Johannes Brahms demonstrate different perspectives of the nineteenth century world via a visionary from New York City and a Viennese by adoption steeped in the cult of European tradition.