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Gioachino Rossini: Overtures, Piano Transcriptions

14.09 10.20

Composer(s): Gioachino Rossini

Artist(s): Cristiana Pegoraro, Piano

Barcode: 0793597061843

  • EAN Code: 0793597061843
  • Format: 1 Cd
  • Genre: Instrumental
  • Instrumentation: Piano
  • Period: Romantic
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FROM ALBUM NOTES by Edmondo Filippini:

Transcription: an arrangement of a piece of music for a different instrument. The interpretation of one musician’s work by another is a time-honored tradition. Since the 1700’s with the advent of new instruments and changing tastes in the Western musical world, the art of musical transcription rose to a new level of importance and gave musicians a respected vehicle in which to interpret and express original forms and content. Originally, a primary characteristic of this autonomous musical style was an approach that paid homage to the original. […] (Translation by Felicia de Sanctis)

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Gioacchino Rossini: (b Pesaro, 29 Feb 1792; d Passy, 13 Nov 1868). Italian composer. No composer in the first half of the 19th century enjoyed the measure of prestige, wealth, popular acclaim or artistic influence that belonged to Rossini. His contemporaries recognized him as the greatest Italian composer of his time. His achievements cast into oblivion the operatic world of Cimarosa and Paisiello, creating new standards against which other composers were to be judged. That both Bellini and Donizetti carved out personal styles is undeniable; but they worked under Rossini’s shadow, and their artistic personalities emerged in confrontation with his operas. Not until the advent of Verdi was Rossini replaced at the centre of Italian operatic life.

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Pegoraro, Cristiana (Pianist), hailed by The New York Times “An artist of the highest caliber” Italian-born pianist Cristiana Pegoraro has consistently entertained and enlightened audiences with her inspired performances and original programming. She has performed on the world’s most prestigious stages, including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the United Nations (New York); the Sydney Opera House; Festspielhaus (Salzburg); Musikverein (Vienna); Royal College of Music (London); Auditorium Parco della Musica, (Rome); Amici del Loggione del Teatro alla Scala (Milan); Centro Cultural de Belem (Lisbon); Theatro Municipal (São Paulo); Theatro Municipal (Rio de Janeiro), the Opera House (Manaus), Budapest Spring Festival, Umbria Jazz, Umbria Jazz Winter, St. Petersburg Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Klavierfestival Ruhr (Germany), Shabyt Festival Astana (Kazakhstan), Aichi World Expo (Japan) and Saragoza World Expo (Spain), among others. Over the years Cristiana has appeared in front of the highest world dignitaries. She played for the President of Italy, Mr. Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, the Governor of New York, Her Royal Highness the Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, the Italian Minister of Economic Development, the Governor of British Columbia, Canada, and the President of the Austrian Senate. She is the first Italian female pianist to perform classical concerts in Bahrain, Yemen and Oman as well as to perform all 32 Sonatas for piano by Ludwig van Beethoven. Her piano artistry can be heard on 26 compact discs. Her latest CD “Astor Piazzolla Tangos”, released in 2016, received the Gold Medal at the prestigious Global Music Awards in two categories: Album and Instrumental. Since 2011, she is the Artistic Director of Narnia Arts Academy and Narnia Festival. She supports various international organizations such as UNICEF (for which she is a testimonial), Amnesty International, World Food Programme, Emergency, Lions Clubs International, and Rotary International in their humanitarian efforts. Ms. Pegoraro graduated with highest honors from the Conservatory of Terni, Italy, at the age of sixteen. She continued her studies with Jörg Demus in Vienna and Hans Leygraf at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. She later studied with Nina Svetlanova at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.

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