MP3 Giovanni Velluti - The Piano Of The Golden Age
Romantic Piano classics played according to the pre-war tradition on the parallel-strung 19° Century Erard piano they were conceived for.
15 MP3 Songs in this album (63:14) !
Related styles: CLASSICAL: Piano solo, CLASSICAL: Romantic Era
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The Erard Piano was to 19° Century Composers what Steinway is today to modern performers and composers. It was the piano which was used and composed for by every musician of the time. Liszt, Chopin, Ravel, Debussy, Wagner, Paderewski and countless others identified the Concert Piano ‘sound’ as being the Erard sound.
This recording attempts to capture the Erard sound and the particular playing style which the Erard imposes on the performer. Paderewski mentioned that only a few pianists could make an Erard ‘sing’ whereas a Steinway ‘sung by itself’. He continued to use Erard in every country but the USA to obtain the ‘fine sound’ which could not be obtained by the larger and heavier-sounding Steinway.
The Italian pianist Giovanni Velluti has forged a distinguished international career as soloist, chamber musician and accompanist. He has enjoyed a particularly important close association with Katia Ricciarelli, whom he has partnered since 1994 in many tours and television broadcasts throughout Europe, America, Africa and the Middle East, and in many television broadcastings. Other leading singers with whom he has worked regularly are Andrea Bocelli, Gianfranco Cecchele, Kristian Johansson, Daniela Barcellona, Roberta Canzian, Carlo Lepore, Giacomo Prestia and Gianluca Terranova. He has also performed poetry and music programmes with the actors Michele Placido and Piera Degli Esposti.
This recording was entirely made using vacuum-tube preamplifiers and microphones directly into the analog-digital converter with no further processing.