Wednesday 28 April 2021

ANDREA LUCCHESINI 3rd Schubert CD review

Beautiful reviews by American Record Guidxe:

"This is the final volume of these fantastic sonatas. They are also magnificentlyplayed by this Italian pianist, who has given us a threedisc series that grows instature with repeated hearings.It was a bold move on Schubert’s part to follow the long, concentrated, and deeplymoving ‘Molto Moderato E Cantabile’ opening movement of Sonata D 894 with an‘Andante’ slow movement. That it works is testament to the intensity of Schubert’screativity. Lucchesini is a master of every gesture and produces a beguilingly crystalline tone without forcing his sound. The final two movements hold one’sattention with their natural flow of dynamics.The same can be said for D 958. I was forced to listen again to the other CD of thisseries in my collection, and I decided that purchasing the remaining disc would be amust. The Steinway D sounds terrific, and it remains difficult to accept that thislife-affirming music has only emerged from the shadows during my lifetime"   BECKER

Monday 26 April 2021


After weeks of preparation Saturday was THE night: the world premiere of Toshio Hosokawa’s GENESIS at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg with the wonderful Staatsorchester Hamburg, conducted by Maestro Kent Nagano.
This music has never been played before, never been absorbed by an audience, never been performed by an orchestra in all its glory.
To breathe life into every note for the first time has been one of the biggest joys for me as a musician.
I’m deeply honored and full of gratitude for
Toshio Hosokawa, who has dedicated his new violin concerto GENESIS to me.
To bring his work to life is incredibly joyous and super exciting for all of us, even though there was no audience at the premiere due to Covid restrictions. However, with full hearts we played for each other - and the cameras, to still bring this to you.
Tuesday 20 April 2021

Enrico Onofri

We are glad to announce that Enrico Onofri has been appointed associate conductor of the Orchestre National d'Auvergne, forming a trio of conductors with principal conductor Thomas Zehetmair and the other associate conductor Christian Zacharias.
Onofri will enrich the orchestra with his refined experience in the field of baroque music and historically informed interpretation, but it's good to remember that in recent years he has dedicated himself with excellent results to the symphonic repertoire of the classical and romantic periods, so much so that he was appointed principal conductor of the Filarmonica Toscanini of Parma and principal guest conductor of the Haydn Philharmonie of Eisenstadt (Austria).
 His latest discographic awards:
- Diapason d'or de l'année 2020 for "Into Nature" CD
- Diapason d'or for "Seicento" CD
- Choc! Classica for "Seicento" CD

Tuesday 13 April 2021

Raffaele Pe

For those who missed the live broadcasting, here is the link to the full episode to appreciate Raffaele Pe, Stefano Bollani and Valentina Cenni talking about music and exploring pieces from Handel to Purcell... to the Beatles!
And here the amazing extract of Handel "Lascia che io pianga".
Not to be missed!
Wednesday 20 January 2021

Jaume Santonja

Jaume Santonja conducts this evening the BOS Orkestra Sinfonika de Bilbao in one of the few concerts with audience still going on!
A beautiful festive program:
F. Schubert: Rosamunda, obertura (10’)
P.I. Tchaikovsky: Concierto para piano y orquesta nº 1, op. 23 (35’)
Z. Kodaly: Danzas de Galanta (15’)
[Adrian Hodor, piano]


Thursday 14 January 2021

Benedetto Lupo playing with RAI Orchestra in Torino conducted by Kent Nagano

I concerti d`inverno n. 2 - Nagano / LupoRAI NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
KENT NAGANO conductor
Béla Bartòk Music for strings, percussion and celesta, BB 114,
Johannes Brahms Concerto No. 2 in B flat major op. 83

The concert is broadcast live on Radio 3 for Il Cartellone di Radio3 Suite and on Euroradio circuit,
it is in live streaming on and will be broadcast on Rai 5 at a date to be decided.

Monday 11 January 2021

Enrico Onofri

After the Diapason d’or de l’année 2020 for “Into Nature”, Enrico Onofri and Imaginarium Ensemble have been now awarded one more Diapason d’or for their last CD “Seicento!” (Passacaille Records)

Monday 4 January 2021

Raffaele Pe & La Lira di Orfeo

We are happy to share a little gem that Raffaele Pe offered to the audience of Rai5 a few days ago (#nessundorma).
It is a sign of hope for our beloved Music through the wonderful notes that from the past guide us towards a future that never forgets its roots.
Raffaele Pe countertenor
Maria Calvo, Cello & Elisa La Marca, Theorbo
Tuesday 1 December 2020

Enrico Onofri

Enrico Onofri’s "Into Nature" CD recorded with the Imaginarium Ensemble for Passacaille receives the Diapason d'or de l'année 2020:

"25 years after his recording with Il Giardino Armonico, Enrico Onofri demonstrates unparalleled maturity and artistic wisdom. Far from making Vivaldi the main hero of this recording, Onofri pays tribute to Mother Nature, to her saving power and to inspire art through sounds, images, scents, tastes and sensations. The music that accompanies "Le Stagioni" in this album is part of the Italian instrumental repertoire of the seventeenth century and offers a collection of gems that opens the way to Vivaldi's masterpiece.”