Sauro Berti bass clarinet, clarinet, basset horn
Davide Bernaro pandeiro
Mario Ciaccio tenor saxophone
Gianluca Nanni drums
Peter Rose narrator
Achille Succi bass clarinet
Luca Velotti clarinet

Release Date: October 14, 2014
Catalog #: RR7894
Format: Digital & Physical
21st Century
Solo Instrumental

SOLO NON SOLO, the debut Ravello Records release of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma’s bass clarinetist Sauro Berti, presents contemporary works for solo bass clarinet as well as for traditional and unusual duos, including those with percussion, saxophone, narration, and electronics.

Reconciling Berti’s passions for classical and jazz music, pieces such as Blue Buk and Cosmic Turtles Sidekick are inspired by the swing and improvisation of jazz while Due Pezzi Brasiliani uses two popular, distinctive Brazilian rhythms, baiao and choro, as its primary motifs. The latter work shows Berti’s faculty of other woodwinds, specifically the basset horn, the instrument also employed in Adagio e Allegro. Spasm proves a remarkable piece for Berti by displaying his comfort with challenging scores, stretching the limits of his bass clarinet, and using electronic accompaniment.


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Sauro Berti


Sauro Berti, bass clarinetist of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, has collaborated with the most important Italian orchestras (Teatro alla Scala, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, RAI National Orchestra), the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and the Sinfonia Finlandia Jyvaskyla. He has played under G.Prêtre, R.Chailly, M.W.Chung, R.Muti, W.Sawallisch, V.Gergiev, L.Maazel, P.Boulez, and Z.Mehta.