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Ricordi: Piano Works / Roberto Piana

Ricordi / Piana
Release Date: 04/09/2013 
Label:  Tactus   Catalog #: 841801   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giulio Ricordi
Performer:  Roberto Piana
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A man and his music, a hundred years later. Bewitching, prescient notes, sometimes suspended, sometimes vehement and combative, full of echoes yet original, worldly and dreamy, “garden of delights” for their author, who is caught in the manifold daily maelstroms of a rapidly growing city, Milan. Precisely a century separates us from the death of Giulio Ricordi, the most gifted musical publisher of all time, who was born in 1840 during the Risorgimento and died on 6 June 1912 when the Belle Époque was ending; who plunged into the Scapigliatura, came close to Wagnerism, worshipped Verdi and was fascinated by young Puccini. And a musician. Actually, in Verdi’s opinion, he was “the only one among the young people to be really well-versed Read more in music”. During the last decades of his life, almost every evening, Giulio shed his role of “important person”, sat down at the piano and composed, using music almost as a therapy, as a sort of receptacle for emptying out his brain, where notes by various composers lingered and eventually agglomerated almost by themselves, as in a kaleidoscope, creating delightful new patterns. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Romance Poudrée by Giulio Ricordi
Performer:  Roberto Piana (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
2. Il racconto della nonna by Giulio Ricordi
Performer:  Roberto Piana (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
3. Fantaisie Hongroise by Giulio Ricordi
Performer:  Roberto Piana (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
4. Aquarelles by Giulio Ricordi
Performer:  Roberto Piana (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
5. Le rêve de l’Odalisque by Giulio Ricordi
Performer:  Roberto Piana (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
6. Almanacco Musicale by Giulio Ricordi
Performer:  Roberto Piana (Piano)
Period: Romantic 

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