Italian Composer 7 Letters
Italian Composer 7 Letters – Ferruccio Busoni, visionary Italian composer, pianist, conductor, teacher, I G. Kogan has obsessed me since the age of ten when I first read a book about him. Since then, I have been studying his recordings, reading his writings and letters, learning and performing his music. One of my highlights was playing Busoni’s Fantasia Contrapuntistica with Sir Andras Schiff. Here is an excerpt from our performance from the Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival a few years ago:
I grew up listening to Busoni’s Piano Concerto on recordings by John Ogdon and Garrick Ohlson, and it’s always been on my list of dream pieces. A couple of years ago an opportunity came up to do a concerto with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Boston was one of the cities where Busoni taught and was the starting point of his career in the US. Sakari agreeing to conduct Oramo is particularly remarkable and heart-warming. Sakari and I have played together several times and he is close to Busoni’s music. Busoni is important in the history of Finnish music, and the Sibelius Academy, where Sakari studied and now teaches, is another place Busoni mentored.
Italian Composer 7 Letters
Our concerts in Boston were captured for radio. A few months later when I heard the recordings I had the feeling that I could publish it as an album. In a studio setting, I couldn’t hope to replicate the concert adrenaline, the acoustics of Boston’s Symphony Hall, and the luxury of the BSO’s orchestral sound, led by Sakari, in this highly symphonic concerto. myrios classics agreed to release it and allowed me to put together an 88 page booklet with the physical release. Two Busoni experts, Larry Sitsky and Albrecht Reithmüller, have kindly contributed articles on Busoni’s piano music and his creative arc, and the Busoni Archive at the Staatsbibliothek Berlin has provided some previously unpublished photographs and illustrations.
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Next season, Garrick Ohlson and I are touring the US and Fantasia Contrappuntistica is on the program again. In future seasons, I am planning back series on this
On Wednesday 23 November, Kirill Gerstein begins a three-concert residency at Wigmore Hall focusing on the pianist, composer, philosopher, writer and educator Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924). Busoni and His World is the first series at the Hall to take an in-depth look at Busoni’s musical world, exploring the life and legacy of the Italian musician who performed at the Hall’s inaugural concert in 1901.
Season 6 of Kirill Gerstein invites launches on Wednesday October 19. Alan Gilbert joins Kirill for a conversation about whether or not conducting can be taught. Register here.
On Tuesday 19 July, Kirill Gerstein gave the public debut of the Mayne-Vinoly Concerto for Grand Piano at the 2022 Verbier Festival. His performance was broadcast live here on Medici.tv.
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Kirill Gerstein is this season’s BRSO artist-in-residence. His residency begins on Wednesday when he plays a jazz band version of Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ and continues on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd October when Gerstein plays works by Rachmaninov and Strauss with Alan Gilbert. The concert on Friday 21st October will be broadcast live on BR Classic.
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In December 2020, Mirga Grassinit-Tyla conducted Kiril Gerstein and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen in Weinberg’s Symphony no. 7 performed at the Konzerthaus Dortmund. This performance marked Kirill Gerstein’s harpsichord debut and is now available through Deutsche Grammophon. Pietro della Valle (2 April 1586 – 21 April 1652) was an Italian composer, musicologist and author who traveled throughout Asia during the Renaissance. His travels took him to the Holy Land, the Middle East, North Africa and India.
Pietro della Valle was born in Rome on 2 April 1586 into a rich and noble family. His early life was devoted to the pursuit of literature and arms. He was a cultured man who knew Latin, Greek, classical mythology and the Bible. He became a member of the Roman Accademia degli Umoristi and gained some reputation as a versifier and orator. When Pietro is disappointed in love and begins to consider suicide, Mario Shipano, a professor of medicine in Naples, suggests the idea of traveling east. Shipano was the recipient of a sort of diary in letters from Pietro’s travels.
Pietro Della Valle
Before leaving Naples, Pietro vowed to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. So, at the age of 28, he left Vice by boat on 8 June 1614 and reached Constantinople; He remained there for more than a year and acquired a good knowledge of Turkish and a little Arabic. On September 25, 1615, he left for Alexandria. Being a nobleman of distinction, he traveled with a suite of nine persons and with all the advantages due to his rank. From Alexandria he proceeded to Cairo and, after an excursion to Mount Sinai, left Cairo for the Holy Land. He arrived in Jerusalem on 8 March 1616 in time to attend the Easter celebrations.
After visiting the holy places, Pietro traveled from Damascus to Aleppo. After seeing a portrait of the beautiful Assyrian Christian Sitti Mani Georida, he went to Baghdad and married her a month later. While in the Middle East, he made one of the first modern records of the location of Ansit Babylon and provided “remarkable descriptions” of the site. He brought back to Europe some of the first examples of cuneiform available to modern Europeans, inscribed bricks from Nineveh and Ur.
At that time Baghdad was contested between Ottoman-Persian wars between the Turks and Iran, so they had to leave Baghdad on 4 January 1617. Accompanied by his wife Mani, he traveled to Persia and visited Hamadan and Isfahan. In the summer of 1618, he joined Shah Abbas on a campaign in northern Persia. Here he was well received at court and treated as the Shah’s guest.
On his return to Isfahan he began to think of returning home through India, rather than risk it again in Turkey. However, the state of his health and the war between Persia and the Portuguese in Ormuz caused problems. In October 1621 he left Isfahan, visited Persepolis and Shiraz, and proceeded to the coast. But it was not until January 1623 that he found passage to Surat in the Glish ship Whale,
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He lived in India till November 1624, with his headquarters at Surat and Goa. In India, Pietro della Valle was introduced to Vekatappa Nayaka, the Keladi king of southern India, by Vithal Shoi, the chief ruler of those territories. Accounts of his travels are one of the most important sources of history of the region.
He was in Muscat in January 1625 and Basra in March. In May he started by the desert route to Aleppo and embarked on board the Frch at Alexandretta. He reached Cyprus and finally Rome on 28 March 1626. There he was received with many honors, not only in literary circles, but also by Pope Urban VIII, who appointed him Gutleman to his bedchamber. The rest of his life was uncertain; He married his second wife, Mariusia (Tinatin de Ziba), a Georgian orphan from a noble family. She was adopted by his first wife as a child, traveled with him and was the mother of four children. He died on 21 April 1652 in Rome.
By 1665 the portion of his “Travels” dealing with India and his return had been translated into Glish. Accounts of his debates with “Hindu” Brahmins about whether Egyptians or Indians came up with the concept of reincarnation first, a conversation with a woman who invited him to an upcoming sati, a description of a barefoot ‘queue of olaja’, a man out on an embankment giving directions to his genies—and many other bits of first-rate ethnography.
Apart from his activities as an ethnographer, Della Valle was a composer and writer of theoretical treatises on music. He composed several dialogues (actually short speeches) on biblical subjects. His only surviving work is the oratorio composed for L’oratorio del croficiso di San Marcello, where he experiments with musical methods and scales inspired by hypnotic music theory. For this purpose, he developed two new instruments like “Violone Panharmonico” and “Cembalo Triharmonico”. Among his theoretical writings on music (e.g. “Della musica dell’eta nostra che non punto inferiore, angie migliore de quelle dell’eta passata”, Rome 1640, and “Note … sopra la musica antica e moderna, direczito al Sig.r Nicolò Farfaro”, 1640/41), who praised the modern musical culture in contemporary Rome and defended modern music against the criticisms of Italian musicians of his time, Niccolò Farfaro.
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Pietro della Valle wrote texts and librettos for several musical spectacles, such as “Il caro di fedelta d’amore”, (performed to music by his harpsichord teacher, Paolo Quagliati.