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Flavio Cucchi in recital
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Guitar Recital: Cucchi, Flavio - COREA, C. / BORGHESE, A. / GISMONTI, E. / CLEMENTI, G. / DUARTE, J.W.
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The jazz legend Chick Corea and world-renowned Italian guitarist Flavio Cucchi have known each other since the late 1980s. This recording features Corea’s only work written expressly for the guitar, Six Ruminations, heard in a new version by Cucchi, as well as Cucchi’s arrangement for two guitars of the magical, haiku-like 12 Children’s Songs. The album continues with Alfonso Borghese’s charming Habanera d’Autunno, the famous Egberto Gismonti piece, Agua e vinho, Giulio Clementi’s evocation of bygone dance hall days and the folk-infused English Suite by John Duarte.

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Chick Corea’s Six Ruminations
Alfonso Borghese’s Habanera d’Autunno

About
the Artist

Flavio Cucchi has given hundreds of recitals all over the world and participated in radio and TV broadcasts for the BBC, RAI, ZDF, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Televisa (Mexico), the Television Corporation of Singapore and Radio Prague, among others. Many composers have dedicated works to him, including the jazz legend Chick Corea. He has held masterclasses for the most important music societies and universities all over the world, and has collaborated with artists from different fields including theatre, cinema and literature. The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa dedicated his Ode to the Guitar to Cucchi, presented at the Genova International Festival of Poetry.

For more information, please visit www.flaviocucchi.com.

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