Press release

Musica Meravigliosa 2011 (6th edition)

November 25 - 26 - 27, 2011

Italy&USA, Alba Music Festival · Centro Culturale San Giuseppe
Musica Meravigliosa

dedicated to Franz Liszt in the bicentennial of the birth

6th edition from November 25 to 27, 2011
Chiesa di San Giuseppe, piazzetta Vernazza, Alba
Artistic Direction: Giuseppe Nova, Jeff Silberschlag and Larry Vote

The calendar

Friday, November 25, 2011
9,00 PM Alba, Chiesa di San Giuseppe
The transcendental Studies
Marco Pasini, piano
Music of Liszt

Saturday, November 26, 2011
9,00 PM Alba, Chiesa di San Giuseppe
Liszt and his age
Francesco De Angelis, violin
Lorena Portalupi, piano 
Music of Liszt, Schumann, Brahms

Sunday, November 27, 2011
11 AM Alba, Chiesa di San Giuseppe
Canticle of love and death
Maria Gloria Ferrari, piano
Music of Liszt, Wagner

5,00 PM Alba, Chiesa di San Giuseppe
Liszt au Salon
Chiara Nicora, Ferdinando Baroffio, four hands piano
Music of Liszt, Brahms and the transcription of the Beethoven's Fifth Symphony

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Announcing the sixth edition of Musica Meravigliosa, an annual concert series featuring a weekend-long, in-depth exploration of a specific musical theme.
This year’s concerts will pay homage to the bicentennial of the birth of Franz Liszt. The Chiesa di San Giuseppe in Alba, known for its excellent acoustics in addition to the beauty of the church itself, will host four concerts, each highlighting a different aspect of Lizst’s life and work.
The series opens Friday, November 25 at 9pm, with pianist Marco Pasini and one of the signature bodies of work in the piano repertoire, the Transcendental Etudes—the ultimate test of many a pianist, as much for technical virtuosity as for the interpretive maturity they demand.
The second concert, to be held Saturday, November 26 at 9pm, features violinist Francesco De Angelis, concertmaster of the Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, with pianist Lorena Portalupi. The duo will explore Lizst’s works in the context of his contemporaries, passing from Robert Schumann to Clara Wieck Schumann, Brahms, and finally Liszt himself.
The series concludes with a pair of concerts on Sunday, November 27. The first, at 11am with pianist Maria Gloria Ferrari, presents several of Liszt’s lesser-known pieces alongside masterworks including the Années de pèlerinage (Years of Pilgrimage). The second, at 5pm, features piano duo Chiara Nicora and Ferdinando Baroffio playing Liszt’s Festklänge, followed by a transcription of Beethoven’s magnificent Fifth Symphony arranged by renowned piano pedagogue Franz Czerny, a student of Beethoven’s who later taught Liszt.


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