SYMPHONY IN FOUR MOVEMENTS

SYMPHONY IN FOUR MOVEMENTS

Napoli is a symphony in four movements, each inspired by an area of the famous city. The work's length is roughly 50 minutes and it is written for a full symphonic orchestra

The first movement is titled Quartieri Spagnoli, it describes the area of Napoli created in the 16th century to house Spanish garrisons, hence the name, whose role was to quench revolts from the Neapolitan population.

The second movement is a love letter to the neighbourhood where I was born and raised. The audience explores the the gorgeous gulf from a bird-eye perspective and is warmed up by the sun shining on the ocean.

Santa Lucia is the title of the third movement. It's one of the most suggestive areas of Napoli and where, according to mythology, the city was born. This movement takes us back to a strongly Neapolitan soundscape; zooming through the breath-taking views of the gulf, the colorful "pallonetto" and the classic architecture of Castel dell'Ovo.

Vesuvio is the fourth and last movement. It describes the ancient volcano—solemn guardian and sleeping punisher—through the use of "tammurriata", a rhythmic pattern typical of the territory.

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