Myths of the past and present
The proposed performance is intended to celebrate the myths of Dido, Hero, Leander and tha actual myth of machine. The evening opens with the intense “Dance of the blessed spirits” from Gluck’s Orpheus followed by the performance of the extraordinary piano sonata “Dido abandoned” by Muzio Clementi inspired by Dido’s love story in the fourth book of Virgilio’s Aeneide. The first part is completed with the engine myth celebration with a contemporary piece “Rumbling gears” by the young and already well-known Italian composer Silvia Colasanti. Inspired by the Shakespeare’s Tempest, the Beethoven Sonata op.31 n.2 opens the second part. The concert goes on with Liszt’s “Dream love” and closes with the betrayed expectations of Hero and Leander (Liszt - Ballata n. 2).From the Greek mythos - tale – myth is a narration, ridden with sacredness, the story of events occurred in a far off past, that of the origins of the world. The mythological model is part of the history of every people and, in some way, it has been kept alive to our days, just changing in appearance and adapting to globalization. Once the myth was narrated orally, nowadays it is circulated through mass media, ready to impose itself in every corner of the world. Also the word "myth" has become fashionable: a concert, a personality, a sport, a book, a song are thus labeled to emphasize their dimension. The idea is that, with this expression, events or products are in some way exceptional, designed to remain in time, to be remembered forever. Dido, Orpheus, Hero and Leander’s stories move us because they tell of betrayed expectations. The characters are dimmed by love and overcome by passion or fate.