The characters in these stories find themselves in dire circumstances. They need to make important choices that will influence their lives. They feel despair. They fear loss. They feel hope. They feel desire. Their emotions are enlarged so that we can see what happens in their souls. It is up to the artists to convey these feelings to us, the audience. To move our souls so that we can put ourselves in the other’s position. Experience our own feelings and dilemma’s. To grow as human beings. To feel alive.
The music of these characters is often fiery, intense. Despite the emotional turmoil, the music is also intended to be beautiful. Tasteful. Elegant. Within the limitations of style, because it is art and not real life. The music represents the inner world of the characters in the story. The music is their salvation.
This is the philosophy of Due Venti. To move the soul with art. To follow the artist where she or he leads us, in freedom of choice of repertoire. Serving the music as the composer wrote it down, so that it communicates directly to us.