Review: Coro Vocati sings intriguing songs from diverse cultures
William Ford | 30 SEP 2019
Artists, including musicians, have attempted to represent or otherwise portray cultures different from their own. Verdi, an Italian, gave us his take on Egypt in his opera Aida. Similarly two Slavic composers gave their impressions of Italy (Tchaikovsky in his Capriccio Italien) and Spain (Rimsky Korsakov in his Capriccio Espagnole). Some even gave us their impression of ancient times (Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe). We know that the Italian street band is not a 100-piece symphony orchestra, but we give license to the composer to share with us their thoughts, feelings, ideas of other cultures as represented in their music.