Charles Camilleri Recordings
Charles Camilleri , born in 1931 in Hamrun, Malta, is today recognised as one of the most individual composers of our time. His early nationalistic works, already internationally known, are simply described by the composer as “music of my people to my people”, “I owe everything to my country, its people, its language and the sea that surrounds the island.” Camilleri’s journey has taken him from simple diatonic and modal folk melodies to complex yet communicative mature works in which the bar line often has little place, in which nothing is fixed and his compositions evolve from themselves with a sense of fluency and inevitability . Timelessness and universality are among the more recent inspirations for his recent music, as demonstrated by the piano works issued to celebrate the Millennium (“Celestial Harmonies” – Divine Art 25012).
At the heart of Camilleri’s music is his belief that “all is one”.
MAESTRO CAMILLERI DIED ON 3rd JANUARY 2009.
HE WILL BE SADLY MISSED.