It was 1971 when 4 young Italian musicians recorded a groundbreaking album together with Academy Award Winner, Maestro Luis Enriquez Bacalov, combining classical/baroque music with rock progressive. The very first experiment of its gender in music history. Before them, some tried the experiment of playing their music with an orchestra and a few other artists featured orchestras in their album tracks. Concerto Grosso per i NEW TROLLS was conceived expressly as a combination of classical and rock, revisiting the Concerto Grosso formula played in royal courts as a duel between strings and soloists often on opposed stages. It was some kind of Prog Manifesto, back then.
The 2014 season opens
with a project or re-staging in selected countries other than Italy the successful 4 albums dedicated to the Concerto Grosso written by Luis Bacalov and New Trolls.
Project Leader Vittorio De Scalzi puts together a very strong group of musicians (among which guitarist Andrea Maddalone of Point of View and additional special guest Roberto Izzo, of Gnu Quartet, first violin and orchestra director on FULL version).
The set list features all the movements from Concerto Grosso 1, 2 and 3 (total 9) plus most of the Seven Season material plus some rock/prog hits of the 70’s New Trolls production. Concerto Grosso original lyrics are in English.