VELUT LUNA CVLD330
01 - Farewell my Dreams Op.9, 6:42
02 - Siberian Blizzard Op.10, 11:31
03 - Waltz of the Fairies Op.11, 7:54
04 - Dusk Spirits Op.12, 11:53
05 - Gloomy Sparks Op.16, 11:47
06 - The Devil in Love Op.14, 15:33
total time: 65:22
All compositions by Edoardo Brotto
88kHz / 24bit digital recording made at Magister Area Recording, Preganziol, Italy, on September 15, 16, 2020. Analog mix & mastering made at Velut Luna Studio, Padova, Italy, on October 17, 2020
Edoardo Brotto plays on STEINWAY & SONS D274 CONCERT GRANDPIANO, serial number: 592126 granted, tuned and prepared by Silvano Zanta
Marco Lincetto choose RIBERA R12 tube microphones, Millennia Media HV 3C mic preaplifier, and Rupert Neve Design 5059 summing mix
Production: VELUT LUNA
Executive producer: Marco Lincetto
Musical producer: Edoardo Brotto
Recording, mix & mastering engineer: Marco Lincetto
Cover photo: Edoardo Brotto
Inside photo: Claudio Dalla Costa
Design: Francesca Brotto
Questo album è il mio omaggio ad un compositore e pianista che amo profondamente, Sergej Rakhmaninov. La bellezza nel senso più ampio del termine, della natura, di un viso, del profumo del vento invernale, è stata fonte di ispirazione di tutti i brani qui presentati. L’assidua ricerca della stessa, dell’armonia ideale al momento ideale, della forma e della logica della struttura di ogni brano, dei contrasti, delle melodie e delle vivaci note danzanti, mi ha portato ad un attento e lungo lavoro sui più minuziosi dettagli, spesso stravolgendo interamente ciò che era, a favore dell’incertezza del nuovo. Ogni tessera di un puzzle è stata costruita minuziosamente e adattata all’immagine nella sua interezza. Nessuno di questi lavori è scritto su carta ma, al mio solito, è stato composto e “scritto” nella mia mente. Questo processo mi permette, letteralmente, di osservare i piccoli pezzi ed i grandi pezzi da una visuale preferenziale, ove posso giocare con le varie tessere, ricombinarle a mio piacimento creando un vastissimo numero di possibili soluzioni. È poi questa stessa visuale, simile a quella che si prova dall’alto di una vetta, o di un grattacielo, che mi permette di scegliere l’insieme di elementi che secondo me raggiungono la forma più bella.
This album is my homage to a composer and pianist whom I deeply admire, Sergei Rakhmaninov. All works presented here have been inspired by the notion of beauty in the broadest sense, of nature, of a face, of the scent of winter wind. An assiduous quest for musical beauty, of the ideal harmony for a particular moment, of form and structural logic, of contrasts, of melody and lively figuration have led me on a path of meticulous detail upon which I have frequently altered course, leaning towards the uncertainty of the new. Each piece is realised in such a manner as to depict the titular image in its poetic entirety. As is usual to my artistic process, none of these works have been notated; rather, they have been fully worked out in my mind. This process allows me to visualise both small and large ideas that constitute a work as tiles to be played with, moved and recombined according to spontaneous preference, and thus resulting in a vast number of potential manifestations. From such a vantage point, similar to a mountain peak or atop a skyscraper, I am able to arrange elements to conform to the most beautiful overarching shape.
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).