THE BÖSENDORFER RECITALS – CARLO GRANTE

THE BÖSENDORFER RECITALS – CARLO GRANTE Special Guest: BRUCE ADOLPHE

First series – 2020/21

At 19:30 PIANO REPARTEE

with BRUCE ADOLPHE from New York

and CARLO GRANTE from Velletri (Italy)

At 20:00 An incredible pianist
Plays six great composers
in six unmissable LIVE-STREAMED CONCERTS
On the magnificent BÖSENDORFER 280 Vienna Concert piano
in the spectacular Auditorium
of the CASA DELLE CULTURE E DELLA MUSICA
in VELLETRI

Live-streaming and available to watch via the following links: http://mozartitaliacastelliromani.it/2020/11/11/live-streaming/

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1. 1. BEETHOVEN
17th DECEMBER 2020
BEETHOVEN’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
19:30 Piano Repartee with Bruce Adolphe and Carlo Grante
Episode 1: Beethoven’s Variations

– 20:00 Carlo Grante, piano
32 Variations in C minor, Wo 80
Variations on an original theme, op. 34
Variations and Fugue, op. 35
Variations on an original theme, op. 76

2. SCARLATTI
23rd JANUARY 2021
– 19:30 Piano Repartee with Bruce Adolphe and Carlo Grante
Episode 2: : Domenico Scarlatti’s Keyboard Sonatas
– 20:00 Carlo Grante, piano
15 Sonatas

https://youtu.be/OVzobQMuKv0

3. MOZART
20th FEBRUARY 2021
– 19:30 Piano Repartee with Bruce Adolphe and Carlo Grante
Episode 3: Mozart at the Piano
– 20:00 Carlo Grante, piano
Sonata in B-flat major, K. 281
Fantasy in C minor, K. 475
Sonata in C minor, K. 457

https://youtu.be/h_G0XD92Qgc

4. SCHUBERT

NEW DATE !! Due to sudden indisposition of Maestro Grante, the concert scheduled for Saturday April 17th will probably be to May 2nd 2021.


– 19:30 Piano Repartee with Bruce Adolphe and Carlo Grante
Episode 4: Schubert’s “Gemütlich” Piano Sonatas
– 20:00 Carlo Grante, piano
Sonata in A minor, D 784

1. Allegro giusto 2. Andante 3. Allegro vivace

3 Klavierstücke, D946

No. 1: allegro assai, andante, allegro assai No. 2: allegre

https://youtu.be/8Apg7zOG43U

5. SCHUMANN
15 h MAY 2021
– 19:30 Piano Repartee with Bruce Adolphe and Carlo Grante
Episode 5: Schumann: Piano and Literature
– 20:00 Carlo Grante, piano
Papillons, op. 2
Kreisleriana, op. 16

https://youtu.be/5MIdKaFlo7c

6. BRAHMS
26th JUN 2021
– 19:30 Piano Repartee with Bruce Adolphe and Carlo Grante
Episode 6: Brahms, the Progressive Conservative
– 20:00 Carlo Grante, piano
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, op. 24 https://youtu.be/nqglZyr_vq4

Under the auspices of Bösendorfer, Vienna
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Con il patrocinio del Comune di Velletri
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Carlo Grante

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Carlo Grante is one of Italy’s foremost concert pianists. He has performed in such major venues as the Vienna Musikverein, the Berlin Philharmonie’s Chamber Music Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall and Barbican Hall, Rome’s Santa Cecilia Hall, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Dresden Semperoper, the Stuttgart Opera, Prague’s Rudolfinum, as well as at Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center in the US. He has appeared as soloist with major orchestras including the Dresden Staatskapelle, London’s Royal Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony, Orchestra of St. Cecilia, MDR Leipzig, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and Concertino Wien. Grante gave the first live performance of all 53 of Godowsky’s Studies on the Études of Chopin at the Newport Festival. In 2014-15 his series “Masters of High Romanticism”, featuring three recital programmes each devoted to Chopin, Schumann and Brahms, was taken to major halls in New York, Vienna and Berlin. Though best known perhaps for his Scarlatti, Mozart, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Busoni, Debussy and Godowsky, Grante has had many contemporary works dedicated to him, including Adolphe’s Chopin Dreams. He has brought out over 60 CDs; his most recent discs have been devoted to the works of Scarlatti, Busoni, Schubert, Brahms, Godowsky and Adolphe. He gave the world premiere of Bruce Adolphe’s piano concerto in Zurich in July 2016.

The New York Met’s Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi wrote of him in 2015 that “Carlo Grante is one of the most astonishing artists I have ever known and worked with.” The principal critic of Vienna’s Die Presse dubbed him “a knight of the piano, without blemish and without fear.”

Bruce Adolphe

Composer Bruce Adolphe — known to millions of Americans from his public radio show Piano Puzzlers, which has been broadcast weekly on Performance Today since 2002 — has created a substantial body of chamber music and orchestral works inspired by science, visual arts, and human rights. Mr. Adolphe has composed several works based on writings by neuroscientist Antonio Damasio: Body Loops (piano and orchestra); Memories of a Possible Future (piano and string quartet); Self Comes to Mind (solo cello and two percussionists); Obedient Choir of Emotions (chorus and piano); and Musics of Memory (piano, marimba, harp, guitar).  Yo-Yo Ma premiered Self Comes to Mind in 2009 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Mr. Adolphe’s other science-based music include Einstein’s Light for violin and piano, recently recorded by Joshua Bell and Marija Stroke on Sony Classical, and his tribute to NASA scientist and astronaut Piers Sellers, I saw how fragile and infinitely precious the world is, which received its world premiere at the Off the Hook Arts Festival in Colorado in 2018 and was performed at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in March, 2019. Among his human rights works are I Will Not Remain Silent for violin and orchestra and Reach Out, Raise Hope, Change Society for chorus, wind quintet, and three percussionists. Mr. Adolphe is the resident lecturer and director of family concerts for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the author of several books, including The Mind’s Ear  (OUP). He contributed the chapter “The Musical Imagination: Mystery and Method in Musical Composition” to the recently published book Secrets of Creativity: What Neuroscience, the Arts, and Our Minds Reveal (OUP, 2019), an anthology of writings by neuroscientists and artists. Newspaper Facebook

Bruce Adolphe - Off the Hook Arts

Off The Hook Arts

Our mission is to provide free and low-cost music performance education for students in our community while cultivating a love of the performing arts through public concerts featuring world-class musicians and interdisciplinary collaborations among the arts, sciences, and humanities.

Now in our seventh year of a growing music education program and eighth summer music festival, Off the Hook Arts was originally founded as PYCH (‘Pitch’) Project Youth and Chamber Music in 2012. Based in Fort Collins, we encourage life-long creativity and arts appreciation in Northern Colorado. We present unique and diverse events through the performance of classical music, collaborations with scientists and creative thinkers, and bring the experience of world-class music to new audiences of all ages. We support continued growth in performers and arts appreciators alike, and encourage audiences to champion a vibrant local arts culture.

Every season we select a different science oriented theme to combine with the arts for our music festivals – WinterFest and SummerFest. These collaborations result in unique and diverse events that feature topics such as neuroscience, human rights, the universal message of World Music and this year’s theme, climate change. All involve some new compositional project of our Artistic Director — NY based composer, Resident Lecturer and Director of Family Programs at The Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center — Bruce Adolphe.

From September through May, we work with string, woodwind and piano students, ages 8 to 18, in The Chamber Music Academy (CMA) — a significantly sponsored and reduced-fee chamber music program. Our Educational Residencies, STEAM workshops and summer programming allow us to serve students as young as 5 through college.

Bösendorfer

The ethos of Bösendorfer goes right back to 1828 and the founding of the company. Bösendorfer is passionate about crafting pianos, ultimately sharing a unique experience of sound, touch and – foremost – emotion. Uncompromising traditional handcrafting,
beauty, and the Viennese soul all bring the unmistakable depth of a Bösendorfer to life. 

Today Bösendorfer pianos are recognized as one of the premier performance pianos in the world. Contrary to all other manufactures Bösendorfer constructs instruments concentrating on the use of spruce; with about 80% of a finished piano comprised of the wood. Very similar to a violin, the whole body – not exclusively the soundboard – supports sound formation. When a note is played, the integrated spruce components become acoustically active, forming a complete resonating body that allows the whole instrument to project your play. This is what produces the Bösendorfer outstanding richness of tone color and legendary pure and brilliant sound. This complex construction is part of the Viennese tradition of piano making.