Adriano

Biography

Born: July 10, 1944   Country: Switzerland  
Born to Italian and Swiss-German parents and looking like both a strong-featured matinee idol and a stern Continental artiste, the single-named Adriano worked in many different areas of the arts, primarily theater and graphic design, before settling on music, a field in which he was largely self-taught. Around 1962, Adriano first heard the music of Ottorino Respighi on a radio quiz show and was captivated. Respighi's music eventually came to be Read more one of his primary fields of interest. As a baritone, Adriano sang some of Respighi's songs; he also orchestrated four of the composer's song cycles and a suite for piano four hands, prepared a large Respighi exhibition for the 1979 Lucerne Festival, and befriended Respighi's widow, Elsa, who gave him access to manuscripts and correspondence. Starting in the 1990s, Adriano -- this time as a conductor -- recorded several obscure Respighi scores for the Marco Polo label. In the 1960s, Adriano informally studied with conductors Ernest Ansermet and Alberto Erede. But before taking up conducting, he focused more on composing for stage and film (and later, chamber and orchestral ensembles) and producing for his own label, Adriano Records. In the 1980s, he promoted a variety of little-known Italian music, not just Respighi's; among his theatrical productions during that period was Galuppi's Il filosofo di campagna for the 1988 Stuttgart Music Festival. Adriano himself appeared as an actor in a theatrical prologue he prepared for the opera. Starting in the mid-'80s, Adriano primarily supported himself as an Italian and French language coach, teacher, and stage assistant at the Zurich Opera House and its opera studio. He also became a frequent guest conductor with the Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra of Bratislava, with which he began recording for Marco Polo; he also made several recordings with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra. He has recorded not only Respighi, but French film scores by the likes of Honegger, Ibert, and Auric; as well as substantial concert works by such forgotten figures as George Templeton Strong, Silvio Lazzari, and Albert Fäsy; Adriano has edited the complete orchestral works of the latter composer. Read less
American Classics - Strong: Ondine, Etc / Adriano, Moscow So
Release Date: 01/21/2003   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8559078   Number of Discs: 1
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American Classics - Strong: Le Roi Arthur, Etc / Adriano
Release Date: 11/20/2001   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8559048   Number of Discs: 1
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Film Music Classics - Ibert: Macbeth, Etc / Adriano
Release Date: 05/17/2005   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8557607   Number of Discs: 1
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Respighi: Suite In E Major, Etc / Adriano, Slovak Radio So
Release Date: 10/18/2005   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8557820   Number of Discs: 1
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Pilati: Concerto For Orchestra, Suite For Strings And Piano / Adriano
Release Date: 08/26/2008   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8570873   Number of Discs: 1
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  • 1.
    The Bergman Suites: Classic Film Music of Eric Nordgren
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8573370 Release Date: 04/08/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Erik Nordgren
    Conductor:  Adriano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    Herrmann: Jane Eyre / Adriano, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8572718 Release Date: 01/31/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Bernard Herrmann
    Conductor:  Adriano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    Brun: Symphonies 6 & 7 / Adriano, Moscow Symphony
    Label: Guild   Catalog: 7372 Release Date: 01/10/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Fritz Brun
    Conductor:  Adriano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Symphony Orchestra
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    Bliss: Christopher Columbus, Seven Waves Away / Adriano
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8572226 Release Date: 11/17/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sir Arthur Bliss
    Performer:  Sylvia Cápová
    Conductor:  Adriano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Slovak Philharmonic Chorus
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    Brun: Symphony No 5, Symphony No 10 / Adriano, Moscow Symphony Orchestra
    Label: Guild   Catalog: 7320 Release Date: 01/13/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Fritz Brun
    Conductor:  Adriano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Symphony Orchestra
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    Respighi: La Primavera, La Pentola Magica / Adriano, Slovak Radio
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8570741 Release Date: 12/16/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ottorino Respighi
    Performer:  Miroslav Dvorsky,  Jana Valŕskovŕ,  Vladimir Kubovcik,  Richard Haan  ... 
    Conductor:  Adriano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Chorus Bratislava,  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    Film Music Classics - Honegger: Les Démons De L'himalaya
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8570979 Release Date: 10/28/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Arthur Honegger
    Performer:  Jacques Tchamkerten
    Conductor:  Adriano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Slovak Philharmonic Choir
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    Pilati: Concerto For Orchestra, Suite For Strings And Piano / Adriano
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8570873 Release Date: 08/26/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mario Pilati
    Performer:  Tomás Nemec
    Conductor:  Adriano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    Brun: Symphony No 9 / Moscow Symphony Orchestra
    Label: Guild   Catalog: 7306 Release Date: 09/05/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Fritz Brun
    Conductor:  Adriano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Symphony Orchestra
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    Film Music Classics - Shostakovich: The Fall Of Berlin, Etc
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8570238 Release Date: 08/29/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
    Performer:  Ellena Alekseyeva
    Conductor:  Adriano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Capella,  Moscow Symphony Orchestra
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    Respighi: Suite In E Major, Etc / Adriano, Slovak Radio So
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557820 Release Date: 10/18/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ottorino Respighi
    Performer:  Ferdinand Klinda
    Conductor:  Adriano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    Film Music Classics - Ibert: Macbeth, Etc / Adriano
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557607 Release Date: 05/17/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jacques Ibert
    Conductor:  Adriano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    Film Music Classics - Auric: Beauty And The Beast
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557707 Release Date: 02/22/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Georges Auric
    Conductor:  Adriano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Symphony Orchestra,  Axios Chorus
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    Pilati: Concerto For Orchestra, Etc / Adriano, Nemec, Et Al
    Label: Marco Polo   Catalog: 225156 Release Date: 03/25/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mario Pilati
    Performer:  Tomás Nemec
    Conductor:  Adriano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    American Classics - Strong: Ondine, Etc / Adriano, Moscow So
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8559078 Release Date: 01/21/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Templeton Strong
    Conductor:  Adriano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Symphony Orchestra
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    American Classics - Strong: Le Roi Arthur, Etc / Adriano
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8559048 Release Date: 11/20/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Templeton Strong
    Conductor:  Adriano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Symphony Orchestra
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    The Classic Film Music Of Georges Auric 3 / Adriano, Et Al
    Label: Marco Polo   Catalog: 225070 Release Date: 06/13/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Georges Auric
    Performer:  Irina Stepanova,  Oxana Zadoenko,  Lubov Burtchakova,  Andrei Rein  ... 
    Conductor:  Adriano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Symphony Orchestra
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    The Classic Film Music Of Georges Auric 2 / Adriano, Et Al
    Label: Marco Polo   Catalog: 8225066 Release Date: 11/30/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Georges Auric
    Performer:  Vera Rasková,  Jacques Tchamkerten
    Conductor:  Adriano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
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  • 19.
    American Classics - Templeton Strong: Symphony No 2 /Adriano
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8559018 Release Date: 12/15/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Templeton Strong
    Conductor:  Adriano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Symphony Orchestra
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  • 20.
    Nordgren: The Bergman Suites / Adriano, Slovak Radio SO
    Label: Marco Polo   Catalog: 223682 Release Date: 10/27/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Erik Nordgren
    Conductor:  Adriano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
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  • 21.
    Lazzari: Symphony In Eb Major, Maritime Pictures / Adriano
    Label: Marco Polo   Catalog: 223853 Release Date: 11/19/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sylvio Lazzari
    Conductor:  Adriano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Symphony Orchestra
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  • 22.
    Around The World In 80 Minutes - Musical Journey
    Label: Marco Polo   Catalog: 223003 Release Date: 06/18/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Engelbert Humperdinck,  Ottorino Respighi,  Arthur Sullivan,  Edward MacDowell  ... 
    Performer:  James Barbagallo,  Tamas Koo,  András Kiss,  Ilona Prunyi  ... 
    Conductor:  Martin Fischer-Dieskau,  Adriano,  Andrew Penny,  Wilfred Lehmann  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava,  Dublin RTE Concert Orchestra,  Melbourne Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 23.
    Marco Polo - The Label Of Discovery - Sampler 1
    Label: Marco Polo   Catalog: 223001 Release Date: 12/17/1992   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alexander Glazunov,  Ottorino Respighi,  Reinhold Gliere,  Louis Spohr  ... 
    Performer:  Takako Nishizaki
    Conductor:  Ondrej Lenárd,  Daniel Nazareth,  Keith Clark,  Libor Pesek  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra,  Rhenish Philharmonic  ... 
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