Opus 111

Fabrizio Cassol

From Beethoven to jazz


Aka Moon Fabrizio Cassol Saxophone
Michel Hatzigeorgiou Electric bass
Stéphane Galland Drum kit
Invités Fredy Massamba Vocals Fabian Fiorini Piano Joao Barradas Accordion

For this new repertoire, Fabrizio Cassol explored Piano Sonata No. 32, Op. 111 – one of Beethoven’s most iconic works. Its remarkable structure is surprising for its radical modernity, beginning the deconstruction of the sonata form, and is considered by some to be one of the premises of jazz, with its new approach to constructing musical phrases. His trio Akka Moon has invited singer Fredy Massamba for the occasion, who introduces his expressive force as an African storyteller, as well as the rising star of Portuguese accordion music, Joao Barradas, who brings a touch of urban modernity, and pianist Fabian Fiorini, who acts as a "mirror musician" of Beethoven’s sonata. At this crossroads of meaning with multiple resonances, Fabrizio Cassol approaches this very particular sonata by synchronising emotional spaces, going beyond periods, cultures, and social or aesthetic points of view.