WILTZ (Lux) July - 6 - 2000


ASSISI     April 7                                          ANTWERP  December 4

FIESOLE   June 20                                      MILANO   October 20

CASERTA  July 29                                        BASILEA  November 5

GRAZ  July 17                                             FRANKFURT Nov 20

STUTTGART  Jenuary 7                               OSTENDE   May 30 

MUNCHEN June 30 -2001                            COLDRERIO*  Aug. 25 - 2001

WINTERTHUR* Sept 28 - 2001                      BASILEA  Sept. 29 - 2001

 

* Thanks to europAMICI

 


Photographs By Patrice Gruben

 

          

 

at

At the reception in Wiltz

David and Angelo

The stage in the  Anphitheatre

                                                 

          Mimi                                                                                                              Patrice


Hello everyone


The concert in  Wiltz was great in open air. Thank you  Stephania  for the
nice warm sunny weather.Your dance seems to work :o) After the concert we
met Angelo ...Wah
Patrice has take some pictures...and will send more details Mattias ..you
have missed something ...

a nice vacantion to all of you

Mimi


Ciao amici,
Here is my version of the concert in Wiltz.
At first I thought Stefania had misunderstood me and had focused her sun-dance on Holland, because I left in the morning with fantastic sunshine. Then in Belgium the weather was grey and cloudy. But Steph cought up with us while we were nearing Luxembourg and it was really warm and sunny there. Thanks Stefania, I Hope we can use your skills yet another time :-)
We arrived in Wiltz about 17.00 and after we had checked in at the hotel we decided to go for a walk to see if we could find Angelo. Judging on the map the short-cut to the Castello would only be a 5 minute walk. But we had not anticipated that we would have to climb all the way, it was a footpath going up a mountain. When we arrived at the top, we could hear Angelo playing, so we knew he had not forgotten to go to this concert, but we could not get near him :-( .
A few hours later we went to the 17th century castello by car, much quicker and easier. The concert was in a open air theatre in front of the castello. We should not have worried about umbrella's, because there was a <shield> over the chairs. There was room for about 900 people. We had nearly the last tickets, so we were in the back, but still it was not so far from the stage, we could see everything very well.
On our way to our seats we passed a stall were they were selling champagne and we decided this was a very sophisticated way to drink to Angelo's health and a good concert.
Well, about the concert, there is not much more to tell than I did about Oostende and many other members about other concerts. It started with the Italian lady reciting the words of San Francisco. Angelo spoke in perfect French, explaining about the music. He sang two songs partly in French, Cogli la prima mela (va o le vent va?) and Pulce d'acqua (demoiselle). He got a bit confused with the two languages and could not remember the Italian words :-). Also he needed some assistance from the audience to translate Paludi in French. My highlights were again the very rythmic parts with the percussion and the beautiful Sposa Rubata, as Angelo explained, based on a story from an old and very thick book from Bretagne in France. The last song was a repetition of l'Infinitamente piccolo, this was new for me, because he had not repeated this in Oostende.
When the concert had ended, as always with a standing ovation, Mimi and I stayed behind for a while, waiting to see if we could find Angelo somewhere. We spoke to Davide, he seemed to recognize me, this is a nice feeling. I asked him to wave at me in Frankfurt and he promised to do so :-)
In the meantime Mimi suddenly saw Angelo disapprear into a very dark corridor in the castle, but we could not find him. After a while we decided to leave and go back to the car. We passed the Town Hall, there were lights on and there seemed to be a small party going on. We could easily go in there, nobody stopped us, and there we were suddenly on the side (not in the middle) of a small reception, Angelo and his musicians were there drinking and talking with some people, maybe people of the organization or other highplaced people. We stood there and watched, I secretely made some photo's and then Angelo was saying goodbye to the people and leaving. At that moment he was standing right in front of my camera and he was so kind to wait untill I had made the photo. Then Mimi and I shook his hand and thanked for a great concert, and then he walked out of the door like any normal man, not the artist, the dreammaker, the sorceror we had seen on the stage for two hours.
Mattias, you will be sorry that you had to study. Murielle, you will be sorry you had to work. We felt very happy and content, a fantastic concert and "a happy ending".
Only 4 more months ............
Patrice
Ciao amici--ecco la mia versione (traduzione, ndr)del concerto di Wiltz.
All'inizio credevo che Stefania avesse sbagliato tiro e mandato la sua danza antipioggia all'Olanda;sono partita con un tempo bellissimo,il quale pero' nel Belgio divenne grigio e nuvoloso.Ma ci raggiunse un caldo sole mentre ci avvicinammo al Lussemburgo.
Siamo arrivate a Wiltz verso le 17.00.Lasciate le nostre cose all'albergo abbiamo fatto una passeggiata"alla ricerca di Angelo".Sulla mappa trovammo una  breve scorciatoia per il Castello,la quale pero' si rivelo' un ripido sentiero su per la montagna!
Arrivate in cima,lo sentivamo cantare;ma purtroppo non potevamo avvicinarci.
Qualche ora piu' tardi ritornammo al castello settecentesco in macchina(molto piu' veloce e facile!).Il concertio era in un teatro all'aperto davanti al castello.Potevamo anche non preoccuparci degli ombrelli--c'era una tettoia sopra le poltrone.C'era posto per circa 900 persone.Noi avevamo posti nelle ultime file ma lo stesso abbastanza vicino al palcoscenico,e si vedeva bene tutto.
C'era anche uno stand dove vendevano champagne--ci sembrava una cosa molto festiva e di buon'augurio per il concerto di Angelo.
Il concerto in s era molto simile a quello di Oostende e a altri descritti dai nostri listmembers.Inizio' con la lettura in Italiano delle parole di San Francesco.Poi Angelo parlo' al pubblico in perfetto francese;canto anche due canzoni parzialmente in francese("Mela"e"Pulce");poi si confuse un po',non ricordava le parole in Italiano,e chiese aiuto al pubblico per tradurre in francese"Paludi".I miei pezzi preferiti erano ancora quelli ritmati con molte percussioni, e la bellisiima"Sposa Rubata"--Angelo spiego' che quest'ultima tratta da uno spesso tomo antico bretone.L'ultimo pezzo era la ripetizione di"Cantico"(non l'ha ripetuto a Oostende).
Finito il concerto,come al solito con  lunghi applausi in piedi,io e Mimi siamo rimaste nelle vicinanze per scoprire se potevamo vedere Angelo.Abbiamo parlato con Davide--mi sembra mi abbia riconosciuta--ha promesso di salutarmi con la mano a Francoforte!
Nel frattempo a Mimi sembro' aver visto Angelo sparire in un'oscuro corridoio del Castello;l'abbiamo inseguito ma non trovato,allora abbiamo deciso di tornare alla macchina.Strada facendo abbiamo passato il Comune--sembrava ci fosse una festa.Siamo entrate con facilita,nessuno ci ha fermate--e ci siamo trovate vicine ad un ricevimento,dove c'era Angelo e suoi musicisti a bere e parlare con forse gli organizzatori o altri VIP.Abbiamo osservato per un po',io ho fatto delle foto"clandestine",poi Angelo salutava e faceva per andarsene.Si trovato proprio davanti alla mia macchina fotografica ed stata cos gentile da aspettare che gli facessi una foto.Allora Mimi ed io gli abbiamo stretto la mano e ringraziato per un grande concerto.E poi s n' andato,come un uomo qualunque,non l'artista, il mago,il fabbricante di sogni di prima.
Mattias,ti dispiacera' che dovevi studiare!Murielle,ti dispiacera' che dovevi lavorare!Eravamo felici e contente--un fantastico concerto...e un"lieto fine"!
Ora,solo quattro mesi ancora....

 

Subscribe to branduardi-ans
Powered by www.egroups.com