Welcome to all. I conceived this newsletter to give the readers some hints about musical analysis, a topic which has always fascinated me as a composer, performer and passionate listener. An other purpose is to present extracts of my artistic activity including backstage and guides to my recordings and compositions. I decided to communicate mainly in English (not my language at all, so please be patient) just to reach and interest a wider audience. So I apologize with my friends and acquaintances from Italy, Argentina, Finland, Croatia and Greece, but I promise that I shall enclose something more personal also in Italian. Since the articles are quite technical and the musical words are standard in their use, I think there are no problems for understanding, however some discussion threads can be set up in order to answer to the questions which arise in the reading.
Here is my Curriculum as reported on my Personal Website, where one can find everything related to my activity. If you want to listen to my recordings please visit my profile on Bandcamp.
Alessandro Cesaro showed a strong grasp of musical language and a deep interest in composition since he was a child. He studied piano with Franco Angeleri at the Conservatory of Padua and graduated with highest honors at 16 years of age; he continued his studies with Paul Badura-Skoda and Aldo Ciccolini. Prizes in prestigious competitions such as the “Premio Venezia”, the “Amadeus Giovani” of Palermo, the “Yamaha Prize” in Stresa, and especially the 48th CIEM in Geneva brought him to international attention as an outstanding 18-year-old interpreter. He regularly performs in Italy for such presenters as Serate Musicali di Milano, Amici della Musica of Padua, Vicenza, Verona, Trieste, and Udine, Unione Musicale in Turin, and Alessandro Scarlatti Society in Naples. He has played in Germany (Bochum, Paderborn), Switzerland (Geneva, Bienne, Basilea), Belgium (Bruxelles) and Argentina, where he toured eight times, playing in Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Tucumàn and Salta. In May 2008 he completed a tour of Mexico (Federal Capital and Michoacan), where he played for the National Autonomous University (UNAM) and for the Teatro de la Ciudad, inaugurating a new Steinway piano. Especially well received were his performances of the complete works of Chopin and Schubert and of the 32 Beethoven sonatas on period instruments for the Festival Euganeo. In 2009 he collaborated in the Italian premiere of the recently discovered Cant de les estrelles by Granados. In 2011 he completed a three-year cycle of all the 32 Beethoven’s Sonatas in Adria and Feltre (Italy) and in 2014 he was invited to the 54° Septiembre Musical Tucumano, one of the most important festivals in South America. He performs regularly with such orchestras as I Solisti Veneti, the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, the Orchestra of the Suisse Romande, the Collegium Musicum Basel, the Chamber Orchestra of Bienne, the Orchestra of the Theater of Cordoba, the Orchestra of the Province of Tucumàn, and the Sicilian Symphonic Orchestra, collaborating with such musicians as Claudio Scimone, Paul Badura-Skoda, Anton Nanut, Pedro Ignacio Calderòn, and Sergio Balestracci. The Music Critics Association of Argentina awarded him the “Premio Revelaciòn 2015” for a recital organized by ALAPP (Latin American Association of Teaching Pianists) at the Art Museum “Isaac Fernández Blanco”. In 2017 he presented the program “Chopin a Palma de Mallorca” on a tour in the United States (Sud Carolina), while in 2018 he performed in Padua for the first time in the history of the associacion “Amici del Musica” the complete performance in consecutive evenings of the ten piano sonatas by Alexander Scriabin and recently in the 2021-2022 season the complete cycle of Beethoven's 32 Piano Sonatas. He has recorded for Rivo Alto and Azzurra Music (music by Beethoven) and recently a critically acclaimed 5 CD box set for the Velut Luna has been released, containing the 12 complete piano sonatas by Franz Schubert. Alongside his activity as an interpreter he is a composer and his production includes piano music, chamber music works and some orchestral works. His transcription for small orchestra of the music by Gorni Kramer for the comedy by Garinei and Giovannini “Un mandarino per Teo” is still on the repertory of the theater company “Il teatro dell’inutile”. His eclectic but personal style has changed profoundly over the years from neoclassicism to atonality, from the random style to structuralism.
New release: Franz Schubert, 12 Piano Sonatas
For details please look to this Page. Here is the presentation of the project with an interview in Italian.
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