Inventionis Mater | Does Humor Belong in Classical Music?

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Does Humor Belong in Classical Music?

by Inventionis Mater

Frank Zappa's music as you never heard it before. In this album you can get the essence of Frank's immortal music played "simply" with a classical guitar and a clarinet/bass clarinet.
Genre: Classical: Twentieth Century
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Lumpy Gravy: Overture
4:14 $1.29
2. Brown Shoes Don't Make It
8:18 $1.49
3. Let's Make the Water Turn Black
2:08 $1.29
4. Peaches En Regalia
3:06 $1.49
5. Mom & Dad
4:00 $1.29
6. Absolutely Free
3:54 $1.29
7. Mother People
2:34 $1.29
8. Sofa N°2
3:29 $1.29
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Album Notes
"I like the selection I've seen. I appreciate the effort you have put into your performances. Nice "odd" musical duo." - Dweezil Zappa

The Inventionis Mater - Zappa Duo is a project born of the encounter between the clarinetist Pierpaolo Romani and the guitarist Andrea Pennati. The purpose is write down the Zappa gigantism for a duo so little frequented as the clarinet and guitar duo is.

The Inventionis Mater takes the bright and eccentric rock of Frank Zappa and return it back to the audience in a duo transcription reduced to the need of essentiality.

A transcript that is translation, never distortion.

A trip between stylistic and timbre versatility, from rhythm 'n blues to dodecaphonic atmospheres. A duo that tells a story in which the protagonist is an American composer who was able to draw from rock music of the XX century what the great romantic composers drew from folk music. One of the few who knew how to use the difficult simplicity resulting from the purification of complexity.

The Inventionis Mater tells you about Zappa: an acrobat on the thin line between Art music and Pop music. A genius who has managed to create a language - a truly contemporary music - mirror of the postmodern eclecticism, not forgetting the pleasure of irony and intellectual taste for hearing.

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Mark Watson

Simply Beautiful
I cannot say enough about this CD , it is zappa's music stripped down to it's basics, but done in such a way it really comes across and sounds beautiful , it really enhances the complexity of zappa's music at it's rawest ,
Also played beautifully by Inventionismater , all credit to them for there work ( can't stop playing it)

Mark watson

Not sure if 1st review worked , a beautiful CD and inventionismater interpretation of zappa's music is a masterpiece , stripped to it's simplest form it shows the detail of zappa's work,all credit to them for creating such musical beauty .. Music is the best :-)