Il pianoforte americano al microscopio

La prima sensazione che si può ricevere dal libro di Emanuele Arciuli, Musica per pianoforte negli Stati Uniti (EDT), è quella di un oceano di suoni, di volti e di storie che s’intrecciano nel corso del tempo. Si viene quasi… Continue Reading

Pianisti del nostro tempo: Dustin O’Halloran

Nel mondo attuale ogni riferimento al pianoforte “classico” genera facilmente dei malintesi. Il pianoforte classico, infatti, ha ormai molti volti quanti sono i musicisti che lo suonano e dipende, quindi, sempre meno da regole universali quanto, semmai, da questioni di… Continue Reading

Listen to America

Speaking about of the American scene is not easy if you move away from names that are “classics” such as Charles Ives or George Gershwin. The contemporary world, in all the arts, is obscure and difficult to decipher. The ambition of… Continue Reading

Interview with Joel Hoffman

Eighth round with the project dedicated to the american composers today, Listen to America. This time we interview Joel Hoffman. Hoffman is Professor of Composition at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. He has been a resident composer at the Rockefeller, Camargo and… Continue Reading

Interview with Missy Mazzoli

Seventh round with the project Listen to America. We interviewed Missy Mazzoli at a fortunate time: recently the Carnegie Hall commissioned her to write a new work for the band Victoire. This new work, based on poems by Matthew Zapruder, will premiere at… Continue Reading

Color and Rhythmic Dexterity: interview with Arlene Sierra

American composer based in London, Arlene Sierra has had wide recognition for her music. Her first orchestral work Aquilo, for example, was awarded the 2001 Takemitsu Prize and recently her debut chamber CD with Bridge Records, Arlene Sierra, Vol. 1,… Continue Reading

Garden of delights: interview with Nicholas Urie

His music has been heard internationally at festivals and concerts in Peru, Syria, Spain, England, Germany, Holland and the United States. In this interview Nicholas Urie tells us of his many musical influences and his way of composing. 1.Your musical… Continue Reading

Through a glass darkly: interview with Lawrence Kramer

In this exclusive interview, the American composer and musicologist Lawrence Kramer tells how he became interested in music, the role that literature plays in his work and decisive encounter with the Masters (Schoenberg, Carter and others). 1. What have been… Continue Reading