Aldo Ciccolini

Biography

Born: August 15, 1925; Naples, Italy   Died: February 1, 2015; France  
Italian pianist Aldo Ciccolini enjoyed a long and varied career, but to many music lovers his name is most readily associated with the music of Erik Satie. Ciccolini was raised in Naples, where he studied at the Conservatory under pianist Paolo Denza, himself a onetime student of Ferruccio Busoni; Ciccolini made his debut there in 1942. In 1949 Ciccolini traveled to Paris to complete in a Long-Thibault contest -- after he won first prize, Read more Ciccolini decided to stay in Paris and continue his studies with Marguerite Long. Ciccolini made his New York debut in 1950. It was probably through Long that Ciccolini got to know the music of Satie.

Ciccolini started playing a wide range of Satie works on his programs of the 1950s, including many pieces that had been forgotten since the composer's death. This attracted attention among the musical cognoscenti in Paris, including some of the most forward-thinking musicians of the time. They recognized in Ciccolini's interpretations of Satie's works elements in keeping with current-day avant garde approaches that had been previously overlooked. Ultimately this led to a revival of Satie's music and to Ciccolini's recorded versions of it for EMI; while the earliest of these recordings have proven the best sellers over time, Ciccolini has recorded the entire keyboard output of Satie twice over.

It is not fair to Ciccolini's talent, however, to limit him only to Satie, even as this association is the best known in his particular case. Ciccolini also recorded the complete piano sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven, and performed the sonatas of Mozart and was renowned for his work with the music of French composers other than Satie, such as Chabrier, Saint-Saëns, Ravel, Debussy, and Gabriel Fauré. Ciccolini was also an expert interpreter of the music of Franz Liszt, and was equally well situated in concerto literature in addition to solo piano repertoire. Ciccolini was highly regarded as a teacher, holding a chair at the Paris Conservatoire from 1971 to 1989. In 2000 Ciccolini was named honorary president of the Associazione Musicale Aldo Ciccolini, an organization devoted to promoting the cause of cultural and musical events in his native city of Naples. Read less

Biography

Born: August 15, 1925; Naples, Italy   Died: February 1, 2015; France  
Italian pianist Aldo Ciccolini enjoyed a long and varied career, but to many music lovers his name is most readily associated with the music of Erik Satie. Ciccolini was raised in Naples, where he studied at the Conservatory under pianist Paolo Denza, himself a onetime student of Ferruccio Busoni; Ciccolini made his debut there in 1942. In 1949 Ciccolini traveled to Paris to complete in a Long-Thibault contest -- after he won first prize, Read more
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Le Carnaval des animaux, grande fantaisie zoologique : Introduction et marche royale du lion
Le Carnaval des animaux, grande fantaisie zoologique : Poules et coqs - Hémiones
Le Carnaval des animaux, grande fantaisie zoologique : Tortues - L'éléphant - Kangourous
Le Carnaval des animaux, grande fantaisie zoologique : Aquarium
Le Carnaval des animaux, grande fantaisie zoologique : Personnages à longues oreilles - Le coucou au fond des bois
Le Carnaval des animaux, grande fantaisie zoologique : Volière
Le Carnaval des animaux, grande fantaisie zoologique : Pianistes - Fossiles
Le Carnaval des animaux, grande fantaisie zoologique : Le cygne
Le Carnaval des animaux, grande fantaisie zoologique : Final
Trois Gymnopédies (1888): I: Lent et douloureux
Trois Gymnopédies (1888): II: Lent et triste
Trois Gymnopédies (1888): III: Lent et grave
Consolations S.172: I. Andante con molto
Consolations S.172: II. Un poco più mosso
Consolations S.172: III. Lento placido
Consolations S.172: IV. Quasi adagio
Consolations S.172: V. Andantino
Ludions (Lon-Paul Fargue) : Air Du Rat
Ludions (Lon-Paul Fargue) : Spleen
Ludions (Lon-Paul Fargue) : La Grenouille Amricaine
Ludions (Lon-Paul Fargue) : Air Du Pote
Ludions (Lon-Paul Fargue) : Chanson Du Chat
Trois Pomes D'amour (Erik Satie) : Ne Suis Qu'un Grain De Sable
Trois Pomes D'amour (Erik Satie) : Suis Chauve De Naissance
Trois Pomes D'amour (Erik Satie) : Ta Parure Est Secrte
Fantaisie (for Piano and Orchestra) (1998 Digital Remaster): I: Andante - Allegro
Fantaisie (for Piano and Orchestra) (1998 Digital Remaster): I: Andante - Allegro
Goyescas 'Los Majos enamorados' (1990 Digital Remaster): Los Requiebros (compliments galants)
Goyescas 'Los Majos enamorados' (1990 Digital Remaster): Coloquio En La Reja (duo d'amour)
Goyescas 'Los Majos enamorados' (1990 Digital Remaster): El Fandango De Candil (Le Fandango)
Goyescas 'Los Majos enamorados' (1990 Digital Remaster): Quejas O La Maya Y El Ruiseñor (Plaintes ou la jeune fille et le rossignol)
Goyescas 'Los Majos enamorados' (1990 Digital Remaster): El Amor Y La Muerte (balada)
Goyescas 'Los Majos enamorados' (1990 Digital Remaster): Epilogo (serenta del espectro)
Iberia (1990 Digital Remaster), Ier Cahier: Evocation
Iberia (1990 Digital Remaster), Ier Cahier: El Puerto
Iberia (1990 Digital Remaster), Ier Cahier: Fête Dieu à Séville
10 Pièces de genre Op.10 (1992 Digital Remaster): I.Nocturne:Andante con moto
10 Pièces de genre Op.10 (1992 Digital Remaster): II.Marche:Allegro con molto di moto
10 Pièces de genre Op.10 (1992 Digital Remaster): III.Barcarolle:Andantino quasi andante
10 Pièces de genre Op.10 (1992 Digital Remaster): IV.Rigodon:Allegro non troppo
10 Pièces de genre Op.10 (1992 Digital Remaster): V.Mélodie (Élégie joueé par les erinnyes):Lento ma non troppo
10 Pièces de genre Op.10 (1992 Digital Remaster): VI.Saltarello:Allegro vivace
10 Pièces de genre Op.10 (1992 Digital Remaster): VII.Vieille chanson:Andante quasi andantino
10 Pièces de genre Op.10 (1992 Digital Remaster): VIII.Légende:Allegretto - Presto
10 Pièces de genre Op.10 (1992 Digital Remaster): IX.Fughetta:Andantino quasi allegretto
10 Pièces de genre Op.10 (1992 Digital Remaster): X.Carillon:Allegro
7 Improvisations (2003 - Remaster): I.Andantino (calme et soutenu sans lenteur)
7 Improvisations (2003 - Remaster): II.Allegretto con grazia - con moto
7 Improvisations (2003 - Remaster): III.Triste et lent
7 Improvisations (2003 - Remaster): IV.Allegretto scherzando
7 Improvisations (2003 - Remaster): V.Andante cantabile espressivo (Quasi recitative)
7 Improvisations (2003 - Remaster): VI.Allegro deciso con moto
7 Improvisations (2003 - Remaster): VII.Allegretto (calme et simplement)
6 Danses (2003 - Remaster): I.C Major:Avec entrain
6 Danses (2003 - Remaster): II.G Major:Très animé
6 Danses (2003 - Remaster): III.B Flat Minor:Expressif et triste, sans lenteur
6 Danses (2003 - Remaster): IV.D Flat Major:Tres animé
6 Danses (2003 - Remaster): V.C Major:Avec élan
6 Danses (2003 - Remaster): VI:F Major:Avec ampleur, sans lenteur
3 Marches (2003 - Remaster): I.B Minor:Modéré et bien rythmé
3 Marches (2003 - Remaster): II.G Major:Allegretto, avec delicatessen
3 Marches (2003 - Remaster): III.C Major:D'une allure franche et gaie, mesué cependant
Première Suite, Op.11 (1992 Digital Remaster): II.G Major:Allegretto quasi allegro
Première Suite, Op.11 (1992 Digital Remaster): II.G Major:Allegretto quasi allegro
Première Suite, Op.11 (1992 Digital Remaster): III.D Flat Major:Andante
Première Suite, Op.11 (1992 Digital Remaster): III.D Flat Major:Andante
2 Berceuses (2003 - Remaster): I.E Flat Major:Très calme avec un sentiment intime
2 Berceuses (2003 - Remaster): II.G Major:(Sans indication de movement)
Le Carnaval Des Animaux, Grande Fantaisie Zoologique : Introduction Et Marche Royale Du Lion
Le Carnaval Des Animaux, Grande Fantaisie Zoologique : Poules Et Coqs - Hémiones
Le Carnaval Des Animaux, Grande Fantaisie Zoologique : Tortues - L'éléphant - Kangourous
Le Carnaval Des Animaux, Grande Fantaisie Zoologique : Aquarium
Le Carnaval Des Animaux, Grande Fantaisie Zoologique : Personnages À Longues Oreilles - Le Coucou Au Fond Des Bois
Le Carnaval Des Animaux, Grande Fantaisie Zoologique : Volière
Le Carnaval Des Animaux, Grande Fantaisie Zoologique : Pianistes - Fossiles
Le Carnaval Des Animaux, Grande Fantaisie Zoologique : Le Cygne
Le Carnaval Des Animaux, Grande Fantaisie Zoologique : Final
Trois Gymnopédies (1888): I: Lent et douloureux
Trois Gymnopédies (1888): II: Lent et triste
Trois Gymnopédies (1888): III: Lent et grave
Six Gnossiennes (1889-1897) (2000 Digital Remaster): No.1 Lent
Six Gnossiennes (1889-1897) (2000 Digital Remaster): No.2 Avec étonnement
Six Gnossiennes (1889-1897) (2000 Digital Remaster): No.3 Lent
Six Gnossiennes (1889-1897) (2000 Digital Remaster): No.4 Lent
Six Gnossiennes (1889-1897) (2000 Digital Remaster): No.5 Modéré
Six Gnossiennes (1889-1897) (2000 Digital Remaster): No.6 Avec conviction et avec une tristesse rigoureuse
Croquis et agaceries d'un gros bonhomme en bois (1913) (2000 Digital Remaster): I: Tyrolienne turque (Avec précaution et lent)
Croquis et agaceries d'un gros bonhomme en bois (1913) (2000 Digital Remaster): II: Danse maigre (à la manière de ces Messieurs) (Assez lent si vous le voulez bien)
Croquis et agaceries d'un gros bonhomme en bois (1913) (2000 Digital Remaster): III: Españaña (Sorte de valse)
Embryons desséchés (1913) (2000 Digital Remaster): I: d'Holothurie (Allez un peu)
Embryons desséchés (1913) (2000 Digital Remaster): II: d'Edriophthalma (Sonore)
Embryons desséchés (1913) (2000 Digital Remaster): III: de Podophthalma (Un peu vif)
Avant-dernières pensées (1915) (2000 Digital Remaster): I: Idylle (à Debussy) (Modéré, je vous prie)
Avant-dernières pensées (1915) (2000 Digital Remaster): II: Aubade (à Paul Dukas) (Pas vite)
Avant-dernières pensées (1915) (2000 Digital Remaster): III: Méditation (à Albert Roussel) (Un peu vif)
Véritables préludes flasques (pour un chien) (1912) (2000 Digital Remaster): I: Sévère reprimande (Vif [sans trop])
Véritables préludes flasques (pour un chien) (1912) (2000 Digital Remaster): II: Seul à la maison (Pas vite)
Véritables préludes flasques (pour un chien) (1912) (2000 Digital Remaster): III: On joue (Aller)
Cinq Nocturnes (1919) (2000 Digital Remaster): No.1 Doux et calme
Cinq Nocturnes (1919) (2000 Digital Remaster): No.2 Simplement
Cinq Nocturnes (1919) (2000 Digital Remaster): No.3 Un peu mouvementé
Cinq Nocturnes (1919) (2000 Digital Remaster): No. 4 Mystérieux et tendre
Cinq Nocturnes (1919) (2000 Digital Remaster): No. 5
Trois Morceaux en forme de poire (1903) (2000 Digital Remaster): I: Manière de commencement (Allez modérément)
Trois Morceaux en forme de poire (1903) (2000 Digital Remaster): II: Prolongation du même (Au pas)
Trois Morceaux en forme de poire (1903) (2000 Digital Remaster): 1) Lentement
Trois Morceaux en forme de poire (1903) (2000 Digital Remaster): 2) Enlevé
Trois Morceaux en forme de poire (1903) (2000 Digital Remaster): 3) Brutal
Trois Morceaux en forme de poire (1903) (2000 Digital Remaster): III: En plus (Calme)
Trois Morceaux en forme de poire (1903) (2000 Digital Remaster): IV: Redite (Dans le lent)
La Belle excentrique (1920): I: Grande ritournelle (Pas trop vite)
La Belle excentrique (1920): II: Marche <>
La Belle excentrique (1920): III: Valse du <> (Mouvement de valse)
La Belle excentrique (1920): IV: Can-can grand-mondain (Galop)


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