Mariani, Maria Gabriella: Fun-Tango, for Piano


  • Composer(s): Maria Gabriella Mariani
  • Edition: Da Vinci Edition
  • ISMN: 9790216208307
  • Format: A4 - Hardcover
  • Genre: Instrumental
  • Instrumentation: Piano
  • Pages: 76
  • Period: Contemporary
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Composition in three movements, written in 2008, at the same time as the novel Imperfect Consonances. The subtitle, Three radiant flowes of a single matrix, is indicative of the combination of the three movements that come from a basic module – VIII and VII degree of the tonal scale – which is then reproposed and elaborated. Each movement consists of two themes, but the second movement also includes the themes of the first, as well as the third movements the themes of the second and the first, and then make them also in the form of variation and simultaneously. It is not improbable to see in the three movements an existential path where the first and the second movement represent two possible horizons of events and the third is the actual life of the Author. But anyway the three radiant flows are linked to a single matrix, and so all three dimensions belong to a single understanding: to accept the present as it is and to live your own “imperfect consonances”. The music presents a tonal setting, but the intent of creating a summation and a synthesis of all exposed themes transcends the search for a temperate harmonic approach and precedes the reasons for counterpoint and formal consistency

First ever performance: | Radio Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, June 2010
Awards: 3 Global Music, USA, September 2017


Maria Gabriella Mariani: Italian pianist, composer, and writer, she studied first in Italy, then in France. Since 2008, in addition to holding concerts, she has also dedicated herself to the activity of composer. Her first CD Presenze (2008) contains seven solo piano works inspired by her first novel with the same title. In the same year she composes Fun Tango.Three radiant flows of a single matrix, a piano work in three movements, with which in 2017 won 3 Global Music Awards in Los Angeles both as an composer and a san interpreter. Her novel Imperfect Consonances is linked to Fun Tango, both published in 2010. In 2009 she composed Il Cielo s’inabissa (The sky sinks) and Traces, a piano sonata in three movements, and in 2014 recorded Riflessi (Reflections), solo piano pieces connected to the homonymous collection of stories written by her, focused on a fantastic wheel of time. In 2011 she dedicated to her Maestro Aldo Ciccolini the sonata Pour jouer (the only existing work written for the great Italian - French pianist) that performed in 2014 in his presence on the occasion of the institutional event “Tribute to Aldo Ciccolini”. The latter, after her performance, so expressed himself publicly: “I recognized myself very often during the execution of this piece, a masterly performance, which at the same time reveals a personality, like that of the Mariani, that is truly exceptional, with extraordinary pianistic means. I express my emotion, all my pathos in hearing to this monumental work dedicated to me”. In 2013 is the turn of Solo and In the name of the father and the son; the latter composition, a work for two voices, piano and chamber orchestra, is connected to the theatrical booklet of the same name written by Mariani also in the form of a novel. Her recent compositions are: Hologram - Theme, 17 Variations and Finale with improvisation (2014) and Kinderliana (2017), a collection of pieces connected to the Fairy Tales of Doracia, equally written by her. She has performed her compositions in the major Italian theaters, music conservatories, festivals and associations. Her music has been broadcast on RAI TRE, of Lugano, Radio Classica (“Il Pianista”) and have obteined flattering appreciations and reviews on authoritative music magazines. Some of her scores are published by Da Vinci Publishing in Osaka.