Few elements are at the base of the piece; two fragments that acquire different meanings depending on their position on the stave, and processes of micro-variation which cause the material to appear always new with each listening. Its structure, loosely based on Brahms’ “Intermezzo op.117 n.1” assumes, in this case, the meaning of “waiting”, resulting in an air of anticipation that continues throughout the piece. Hence its title, “Preludio” (Prelude).
Enrico Maria Riccardo Fallea (born in 1993 in Agrigento, Sicily, Italy) currently studies in his 7th year of composition and 10th of violin at the Conservatorium “V. Bellini” of Palermo with Marco Betta and Roberta Di Marco respectively. His portfolio includes chamber music (for example, “Trio quasi un intermezzo” for violin, cello and piano, “Punto di partenza” for string quartet, “Duo” for solo flute, and various other studies and piano pieces), choral pieces (“Ave Maria” for SATB chorus and orchestra), and symphonic pieces (“Preludio”, “Preludio 2”, “Preludio 3” for classical orchestra, “Inno all’amicizia” for chamber orchestra, “Coro muto” for string orchestra). He has also studied with Academy Award winning composer Luis Bacalov at “Accademia Chigiana” in Siena and he regularly collaborates with directors of the main Italian school of Cinema (Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia) composing soundtracks using vastly different ensembles.