GIUSEPPE ALBANESE

Il pianista Giuseppe Albanese in concerto alla Fazioli Concert Hall
Friday, 21 February 2020 - 20:45

Winner of the "Venice Prize" in 1997 and Special Prize for the best performance of contemporary work at the "Busoni Competition" in Bolzano, Giuseppe Albanese definitely came to the attention of international critics in 2003 with the first prize at the prestigious "Vendome Prize". Since then, his concert career knows no boundaries. He has been invited for recitals and concerts by authoritative international institutions: to name just a few, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Philharmonic of St. Petersburg, the Salle Cortot in Paris, the Konzert Haus in Berlin. In Italy he played for all the most important concert seasons and theaters. Remarkable are the awards for his recording activity. In 2014 he began his collaboration with Deutsche Grammophon, publishing "Fantasia", "concept album" with music by Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann. Again for DG, in 2015, he released "Après une lecture de Liszt", entirely dedicated to the Hungarian composer. In March 2016 his world premiere recording of the "Valtozatok" (Variations) was chosen by Decca for the box on Bartók's opera omnia. Liszt's Concerti nn. 1 and 2 and "Malédiction" for Universal Music have recently been published. In January 2020 he released his third CD for Deutsche Grammophon: "Invitation to the dance", the subject of this evening's program. Graduated in Philosophy with full honors, at the age of 25 he was a contract professor of "Methodology of musical communication" at the University of Messina. He is piano Professor at the "Tartini" conservatory in Trieste.

 "...uno dei più straordinari pianisti italiani emersi negli ultimi anni.”  

James Conlon

INVITO ALLA DANZA

Carl Maria von Weber (Eutin, 1786 – Londra, 1826)
“Invito alla danza”
trascrizione di Carl Tausig (Varsavia, 1841 – Lipsia, 1871)

Léo Delibes (St. Germain-du-Val, 1836 – Parigi, 1891)
Valzer dal balletto “Coppelia”
trascrizione di Ernst von Dohnányi (Bratislava, 1877 – New York, 1960)

Pëtr Il'ič Čajkovskij (Votkinsk, 1840 - San Pietroburgo, 1893)
Suite da “Lo schiaccianoci” 
trascrizione di Michail Pletnëv (Arcangelo, Russia, 1957)

1. Marcia - Tempo di marcia viva
2. Danza della Fata Confetto - Andante ma non troppo
3. Tarantella - Tempo di Tarantella
4. Intermezzo - Andante
5. Trepak (danza russa) - Molto vivace
6. Danza cinese - Allegro moderato
7. Passo a due - Andante maestoso

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Igor Stravinskij (Lomonosov, 1882 – New York, 1971)
Suite da “L’uccello di fuoco”
trascrizione di Guido Agosti (Forlì, 1901 – Milano, 1989)

1. Danza infernale del re Kastcheï - Allegro feroce
2. Berceuse - Andante
3. Finale - Lento maestoso

Claude Debussy (Saint-Germain-en-Laye, 1862 – Parigi, 1918)
Prélude à l’Après-midi d’un faune
trascrizione di Leonard Borwick (Walthamstow, 1868 – Le Mans, 1925)

Maurice Ravel (Ciboure, 1875 – Parigi, 1937) 
La Valse 
 

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