John Williams, among the greatest soundtrack composers, is for sure also one of the most refined contemporary orchestrators. Here now the challenge of shifting the pages of well-known movies such as Jaws, Close Encounters of the third kind, Memoirs of a Geisha, Schindler's List till actual cult movies of the cinema: Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back from the orchestra to an instrument like the organ.
And I underline he is not using an ordinary organ, but the grand organ of the Auditorium "Cesare Pollini", in the premises of Padua Music Conservatory.
A really unique repertory, that allows to make the most of all the registers of this instrument, from pianissimo to the symphonic "tutti", considering that we chose to give room to John Williams’ various musical languages, from the most celebrative and epic to the more intimist and meditative, in order to please the taste of those who know the more blockbuster Williams, but also who know or wish to deepen the knowledge of a less known but nevertheless brilliant Williams.
Original composition by George Gershwin. Hallo Mr. Sax, saxophone orchestra / Mario Marzi, conductor / Paolo Zannini, grandpiano 24Bit / 96 kHz Digital Recording. Live in studio at Chiuppano Public Auditorium (Vicenza, Italy) April, 2003 A new ensemble of classical saxophones, directed by Mario Marzi, first sax of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the theatre "La Scala", offers an original interpretation of authentically outstanding masterpieces like Rapsody in Blue, The Cuban Ouverture, Porgy and Bess, I Got Rhythm. Twelve saxophones manage to reproduce perfectly all the different tones of the classical symphonic orchestra, while the piano and percussion sections are the same as originally written by Gershwin.
VENTIQUATTRO MELODIE E ALTRI RACCONTI
CLASSICAL FROM 20th CENTURY: original compositions by Leopoldo Armellini, bassoon / Paolo Muggia, guitar / Ugo Orlandi, mandolin / Fabiano Maniero, trumpet / Luisa Giannini, soprano / Lorella Ruffin, piano / Maura Mazzonetto, piano 20 Bit Digital Recording. Live in studio at Hotel Ritz (Abano Terme), SS.Felice e Fortunato Church (Noale) . January 1997 This is a collection of previously unreleased chamber music by Adriano Lincetto for piano and bassoon, piano and guitar, piano and mandolin, organ and trumpet, organ and soprano. The composition is of great power and sensibility and finds a perfect place within the traditional Mitteleuropean history of the Twentieth Century and among the echoes of Debussy, Malipiero and Omizzolo.
MUSICA PER PIANOFORTE
CLASSIC FROM 20th CENTURY: original compositions by (1905 - 1991) Giovanni Tirindelli, Grandpiano / Romano Zancan Dall'Alba and Annalisa Ogeniti, four hands Grandpiano. 20 Bit Digital Recording. Live in studio at Pollini Auditorium (Padova, Italy). June - October, 1997 These ten studies on the Trillo could be easily called "Transcendental Studies for a Concert", due to their unique artistic virtues and the absolute skill of their talented interpreter, Giovanni Tirindelli. With this work Tirindelli becomes a solid and clear point of reference for those who dare to interpret this fascinating score which represents a consistent continuance of Debussy's work.
MUSICA DA CAMERA
CLASSICAL FROM 20th CENTURY: original compositions by Silvio Omizzolo (1905 - 1991) Ezio Mabilia, Edoardo Lanza, Ines Scarlino, Franco Angeleri, Grandpiano / Giovanni Guglielmo, violin / Elio Peruzzi, clarinet / Giambattista Valdettaro, cello / Tiziana Zoccarato, soprano / Chamber Ensemble: Andrea Danese, flute, Francesca Guerra, hautebois, Ivan villanova, clarinet, Steno Bosso, basson, Eugenio Pegoraro, french horn, Pietro Juvarra, violin, Fulvio Bertagnin, viola, Giordano Pegoraro, cello, Mario Caldieron, doublebass. 20 Bit Digital Recording. Live in studio at Pollini Auditorium (Padova, Italy). June - August, 1997 This other work by Omizzolo, no less interesting than the other, reveals even more the capabilities and the creativity of this multi-talented artist who here presents a journey through his most significant production of chamber music: sonatas for violin, clarinet, violoncello, all accompanied by piano, the solo protagonist of another passage and two pieces for a small chamber music ensemble (9 and 11 instruments) with the addition of a soprano.
Short songs from Italian Renaissance, French 16th Century, English Renaissance Ensemble Juveniliter: six solo vocals, Federico Zandonà conductor 20 bit Digital Recording. Live in studio at Cappella di S.Martino, Campiglia dei Berici (Vicenza, Italy). October, 1997 Brevi e piacevolissime canzoni tratte dal repertorio polifonico tardo medioevale e rinascimentale inglese, francese e italiano interpretati da una formazione vocale composta da sei solisti, tre donne e tre uomini, in grado di proporre una tale varietà di timbri e colori che non fanno rimpiangere l'assenza di strumenti comunemente intesi. Alcuni brani, molto noti, sono divenuti patrimonio storico della musica europea. Short and very pleasant songs taken from the late polyphonic repertoire of the English, French and Italian Middle Ages and Renaissance. All the pieces are interpreted by a vocal band of six soloists, three women and three men, capable of proposing such a great assortment of different timbres and musical colours that you will not even notice the absence of instruments. Some of the most famous pieces have already become part of the historical legacy (heritage) of European music.
CLASSICAL FROM 20th CENTURY: original compositions by Tommaso Vittorini, Giorgio Gaslini, Corrado Pasquotti, John Rea, Terry Riley, Ex Novo Ensemble, John Celona. Ex Novo Ensemble: Daniele Ruggeri, flute / Davide Teodoro, clarinet / Carlo Lazari, violin / Giovanni Petrella, viola / Carlo Teodoro, cello / Aldo Orvieto, piano / Nunzio Dicorato, percussions / Special guest: Pietro tonolo, sax / Conductor: Claudio Ambrosiani / 20 Bit Digital Recording. Live in studio at Studio Papillons (Padova, Italy). January, 1998 At the beginning of the 90s the International Centre of Instrument Research of Venice, directed by Claudio Ambrosini, promoted a project whose aim was to encourage the exchange and mutual integration among different instruments and cultures. This project was called, significantly, "Ouverture" alluding to the strong desire to "open" and stimulate the communication between different worlds and traditions, from ethnical music to jazz, progressive, etc...
ALBENIZ, LINCETTO: PIANO SOLO
â€œRecuerdos de Viajeâ€?, Isaac Albeniz; â€œSchizzi per pianoforteâ€?, Adriano Lincetto Alberto Boischio, grandpiano 20 Bit Digital Recording. Live in studio at Taio Public Auditorium (Trento, Italy). August, 1997 Isaac Albeniz, in his widely famous composition, masterfully performed by Alberto Boschio. The CD also includes some formerly unreleased pieces by the prematurely deceased M° Adriano Lincetto.
ROTA, FRANCAIX, MARTINU - TRIOS FOR PIANO, FLUTE AND VIOLINS
Classical from 20th Century: music from Nino Rota, Jean Francaix, Bohuslav Martinu. Trio Marinetti: Lorella Ruffin, grandpiano / Stefani Maffizzoni, flute / Riccardo Malfatto, violin 20 Bit Digital Recording. Live in studio at "Large Empty Hall" (Padova, Italy). February, 1999 The Marinetti Trio mean to express through "...force, love, courage, cunning and rude will, without hesitation nor rest, by fury, impatience, running at a breakneck speed..." their dynamic, plastic, blazing hot concept of Music.
CLASSICAL FROM 20th CENTURY: original compositions by Claudio Mandonico Orchestra di Mandolini e Chitarre CittÃ di Brescia, Claudio Mandonico, conductor / Alessandro Bono, solo guitar / Ugo Orlandi, solo mandolin / Elena Contin, solo flute / Quintetto a Plettro Raffaele Calace 24Bit / 96 kHz Digital Recording. Live in studio at Rehearsal Hall (Brescia, Italy). October - November, 1999 This CD will be a great and sweet surprise for anyone who will listen to its fantastic content. A new concept of band joining in plectrums and several guest instruments (flutes, harmonica, solo guitar, percussions). The notes range from the atmosphere of great Authors of film music to classical chamber pieces to authentic explosions of rhythm and joy. A sumptuous journey that makes its way along a path of diverse genres like stomp, blues, mambo and concludes with a peculiar "Elegy and Dance" for solo guitar and orchestra.
IMAGENES DE TANGO Remastered V L H D
CLASSICAL FROM 20th CENTURY : original compositions by Astor Piazzolla Modern Saxophone Quartet / Simone Zanchini, accordeon 24Bit / 96 kHz Digital Recording. Live in studio at Chiuppano Public Auditorium (Vicenza, Italy) May, 2000 Radu Lidijenko, famous and esteemed east European musicologist, describes this original study for saxophone and accordion quartet of eternal works like Libertango, Fear, Asleep, and Oblivion as "the result of love and gratitude towards Astor Piazzolla, a human being whose magnificent gift was the capability of provoking endless joyful moments in other human beings."
CLASSICAL FROM 20th CENTURY: original compositions by Ennio Morricone, Luciano Berio, Giovanni Bonato, Francesco Erle. Mario Brunello, cello / Nuovo Gruppo Italiano di Percussioni, percussions / Schola S.Rocco, vocal ensemble / Vita Nova, vocal ensemble / Saverio Tasca, marimba / Luigi Marasca, clarinet / Conductor: Francesco Erle 24Bit / 96 kHz Digital Recording. Live in studio at Cava Arcari (Vicenza, Italy) September, 2000 The special feature of this CD, a collection of previously unreleased contemporary works of some of the most important Italian Artists, is made even more interesting by the place that was chosen to record it: a huge, dark and humid stone cave.
CLASSICAL / CROSSOVER: original compositions by Martin Marais, Sofia Gubaidulina, Astor Piazzolla, Johann Sebastian Bach, Francesco Paolo Tosti. Ivano Battiston, accordion / Mario Brunello, cello 24Bit / 96 kHz Digital Recording. Live at Villa Ca' Amata, Castelfranco Veneto (Treviso, Italy) October, 2000 Recorded in the oval shaped hall of Ca' Amata Villa through the usual "Live with no audience" technique, this work abounds with peculiar colours and sounds. Peculiar as this freshly unusual cello-accordion duet that takes us into a magnificent repertoire of works that range from Bach (Sonata in sol min. BWV 1029) to Piazzolla (Le Grand Tango) to Marais (La Folia) and to Tosti (A' Vucchella).