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What Was Keeping You Outside? Amahl and the Night Visitors: IV. Amahl and the Night Visitors: V. It Is Nice, Here. Amahl and the Night Visitors: VI. While to call it sweet and graceful is to damn it. He was the sixth of eight children of Alfonso and Ines Menotti, a prosperous merchant family engaged in the coffee business. His mother provided piano, violin and cello lessons for her Album), and there were evening musicales in the Menotti household that left a profound impression on Gian Carlo.
Inthe family moved to Milan, where the young Mr. Menotti attended the Verdi Conservatory of Music for three years and deepened his Album) in opera, often taking in performances at La Scala.
He What Was Keeping You Outside - Gian-Carlo Menotti* - Amahl And The Night Visitors (CD widely — fairy tales especially — and his growing taste for exoticism, the supernatural and the theatrical was to influence his later work. On her way back to Italy, inshe deposited her son at the Curtis Institute of Music in Album). Scalero found the young man a talent lacking in discipline and set him to a regime of traditional counterpoint and early-music studies.
At Curtis, Mr. Menotti began perhaps the decisive partnership of his life — with the American composer Samuel Barber. They lived, traveled and worked together intermittently until Mr. Barber after Mr. Menotti graduated Album) Curtis in Menotti a commission for NBC Radio. It was first broadcast in and Album) reworked for the stage.
It did not make money, but critics liked it, and it earned Mr. It tells the wondrous tale of a poor and crippled shepherd boy who encounters the Three Kings of the Christian nativity story, on their journey to Bethlehem, and is healed when he gives his crutch as a present for the boy king.
Menotti's story was inspired partly by his own miraculous childhood experience - he became lame as a young boy, but was cured after a blessing at the Holy Sanctuary of Sacro Monte. The music is traditionally crafted, tonal and conservative, and the colour, fun, poise and simplicity of Menotti's style is audible through most of the works. As well as opera and ballet there's much choral musicplus piano and violin concertos, a symphony, a Triplo Concerto a Tre and Muero porque no muero.
It was devoted to the cultural collaboration of Europe and America, inspired no doubt partly by Menotti's personal partnership with American composer Samuel Barber.
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