A Piacere – Fahmi Alqhai
Fahmi Alqhai, a solo
“the viola da gamba is the perfect vehicle for the musical tapestry of Fahmi Alqhai’s extraordinary disc” (…) “he brings the instrument into a new realm of joyful potential” (…) “A merry tribute to all [the viola da gamba] could have been, and still can be”
Carolina Gill, Gramophone, May 2014
In this CD the viola da gamba looks at distant—in space and time—repertoires, without any artistic or technical self-limitation, fully exploiting his capabilities: from XVII Spanish music to the more classic French viol repertoire, from Bach to Rameau, reaching the popular and contemporary music, using the most appropriate model for each viola repertoire: so we find the key to penetrate the thousand sounds hidden in our instrument. Hard work and open attitude allow us to break any barrier, with the hope that the next generation pick up the baton and continue its path to grow.