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Chopin and surroundings

design and realization by the Associazione Musicale Muzio Clementi in Roma
with the collaboration of the Festival International "Piano aux Jacobins" in Toulouse

11 concerts dedicated to works for solo piano by Fryderyk Chopin
and pages from Elsner, Field, Filtsch, Kalkbrenner, Hummel, Moscheles, Ogiński, Maria Agata Szymanowska

Pietro De Maria, Nicolas Bourdoncle, Vincenzo Maltempo, Sandro De Palma, Maurizio Baglini, Dana Ciocarlie


Wednesday 2 July
Opening Concert

pianist Pietro De Maria

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Mazurka in F minor, Op. 7 no. 3
Mazurka in C major, Op. 56 no. 2
Mazurka in C sharp minor, Op. 63 no. 3
Ballade no. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
Ballade no. 2 in F major A minor. Op. 38
Ballade no. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47
Ballade no. 4 in F minor, Op. 52
Berceuse in D flat minor, Op. 57
Polonaise in A flat major, Op. 53

Thursday 3 July

pianist Nicolas Bourdoncle

John Field (1782-1837)
Nocturne no.1 in E flat major, Molto moderato
Nocturne no. 2 in C minor, Moderato and molto espressivo
Yearning Waltz, Op. 51

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
4 Mazurkas Op.30
1. in C minor
2. in B minor
3. in D flat major
4. in C sharp minor
12 Studies Op.10
1. in C major, Allegro
2. in A minor, Allegro
3. in E major, Lento ma non troppo
4. in C sharp minor, Presto
5. in G flat major, Vivace
6. in E flat minor, Andante
7. in C major, Vivace
8. in F major, Allegro
9. in F minor, Allegro molto agitato
10. in A flat major, Vivace
11. in E flat major, Allegretto
12. in C minor, Allegro con fuoco

Friday 4 July

pianist Vincenzo Maltempo

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Fantasia in F minor, Op. 49
Impromptu no. 3 in G flat major, Op. 51

Ignaz Moscheles (1794-1870)
Polonaise brillante, Op. 53
Friedrich W. Kalkbrenner (1785-1849)
Brilliant variations on a Mazurka by Chopin, Op. 120

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
3 Mazurkas, Op. 50
1. in G major
2. in A flat major
3. in C sharp minor
Scherzo no. 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 39

Saturday 5 July

pianist Sandro De Palma

Maria Agata Szymanowska (1789-1831)
Nocturne in B flat La Murmure
Contredance in G flat (Marche Jean de Paris)
2 Anglaises

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Nocturne in A flat major, Op. 32 no. 2
3 Ecossaises Op. post 72 no. 3
1. in D major
2. in G major
3. in D flat major

Michał Kleofas Ogiński (1765-1833)
Polish no. 5 in A minor L’Adieu à la Patrie

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Grand Valse Brillante Opus 18 in E flat major
Impromptu no. 2 in F sharp major, Op. 36
Four Mazurkas, Op. 33
1. in G sharp minor
2. in D major
3. in C major
4. in B minor

Joseph Anton Elsner (1769-1854)
Rondo à la Krakowiak

Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)
Rondo in E flat major

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Scherzo no.1 in B minor, Op. 20 

Carl Filtsch (1830-1845)
Mazurka in E flat minor, Op. 3 no. 3

Sunday 6 July

pianist Pietro De Maria

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Sonata in B-flat minor, Op. 35
Grave - Double movement
Scherzo. Più lento - Tempo I
Marche funèbre: Lento
Finale: Presto
Nocturne in E major, Op. 62 no. 2
Polonaise in F-sharp minor, Op. 44
Scherzo no. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31

Monday 7 July
Gian Carlo Menotti’s Birthday
(7 July 1911 1 February 2007)

pianist Pietro De Maria

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
2 Nocturnes, Op. 27
1. in C sharp minor
2. in D flat major
Tarantella, Op. 43
in A flat major
Variations in A Major, Souvenir de Paganini
Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60
Sonata in B minor, Op. 58
Allegretto maestoso
Scherzo. Molto vivace
Finale: Presto non tanto

Wednesday 9 July

pianist Maurizio Baglini

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Nocturne Op. 9 no. 2
in E flat major
4 Mazurkas, Op. 24
1. in G minor
2. in C major
3. in A flat major
4. in B flat minor
12 Studies, Op. 25
1. in A flat major, Allegro sostenuto
2. in F minor, Presto
3. in F major, Allegro
4. in A minor, Agitato
5. in E minor, Vivace
6. in G sharp minor, Allegro
7. in sharp minor, Lento
8. in D flat major, Vivace
9. in G flat major, Allegro assai
10. in B minor, Allegro con fuoco
11. in A minor, Lento - Allegro con brio
12. in C minor, Allegro molto con fuoco
Variations in B flat major, Op. 2
upon a theme from Mozart’s Don Giovanni

Thursday 10 July

pianist Maurizio Baglini

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
3 new Studies
for the Method of Methods by Fétis and Moscheles
1. in F minor, Andantino
2. in D flat major, Allegretto
3. in A flat major, Allegretto
2 Nocturnes, Op. 48
1. in C minor
2. in F sharp minor
Scherzo no. 4 in E major, Op. 54
2 Nocturnes, Op. 55
1. in F minor
2. in E flat major
Fantaisie-Impromptu Op. post 66
in C sharp minor
Allegro de Concert in A major, Op. 46

Friday 11 July

pianist Dana Ciocarlie

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Rondo à la Mazur in F major, Op. 5
3 Mazurkas, Op. 59
1. in A minor
2. in A flat major
3. in F sharp minor

Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)
2 Bagatelles Op. 107
1. Scherzo
2. Rondoletto russe

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Nocturne in G minor, Op. 37no. 1
Impromptu no.1 in A flat major, Op. 29
Polonaise - Fantasy in A flat major, Op. 61

Saturday 12 July

pianist Dana Ciocarlie

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Introduction and Bolero in A minor, Op. 19
4 Mazurkas, Op. 17
1. in B flat major
2. in E minor
3. in A flat major
4. in A minor

John Field (1782-1837)
Nocturne in B flat major, no. 5
Nocturne in F major no. 6

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
3 Waltzes, Op. 64
1. in D flat major
2. in C sharp minor
3. in A flat major
Nocturne in C minor
(Nocturne in C sharp minor) Lento con gran espressione
3 Valses brillantes Op. 34
1. in A flat major
2. In A minor
3. in F major

Sunday 13 July

pianist Sandro De Palma

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
24 Preludes, Op.28
1. in C major, Agitato
2. in A minor, Lento
3. in G major, Vivace
4. in E minor, Largo
5. in D major, Molto allegro
6. in B minor, Lento assai
7. in A major, Andantino
8. in F sharp minor, Molto agitato
9. in E major, Largo
10. in C sharp minor, Molto allegro
11. in B major, Vivace
12. in G sharp minor, Presto
13. in F sharp major, Lento
14. in E flat minor, Allegro
15. in D flat major, Sostenuto
16. in B flat minor, Presto con fuoco
17. in A flat major, Allegretto
18. in F minor, Molto Allegro
19. in E flat major, Vivace
20. in C minor, Largo
21. in B flat major, Cantabile
22. in G minor, Molto agitato
23. in F major, Moderato
24. in D minor, Allegro appassionato
Prelude in C sharp minor Op.45

Continuing along the project line drawn in 2013 with the Cycle of Noontime Concerts dedicated to Debussy and surroundings which was hailed with great interest and increasing participation, the Association Muzio Clementi proposes a similar in-depth and fascinating path again, with the 11 piano concertos of Chopin and surroundings. The concerts start with the most famous and loved works by the great musician, then widen to explore the environment and cultural climate of his country of origin - Poland to then highlight the similarities and ties with different composers and European countries. Thus "framed" in its authentic, but little-known - and in some cases even ignored - artistic context, Chopin’s complex, innovative, even revolutionary personality stands out in an extraordinary way and his music - thanks to a group of six refined interpreters who are exceptional and passionate enthusiasts - goes straight to the heart of the listeners once more.

Chopin interpreter par excellence, after the Critics Prize at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, he won the Dino Ciani - Teatro alla Scala (1990) and the Géza Anda in Zurich (1994). In 1988 at the Geneva Conservatory he obtained the Premier Prix de Virtuosité with distinction and in 1997 he was awarded the Mendelssohn Prize in Hamburg. First Italian pianist, he performed the complete works of Chopin in public, whose recording (DECCA) has received important recognition (Diapason, International Piano, Pianiste). In the bicentenary of Chopin’s birth (2010), he played in the most important international forums: Berlin, Paris, Warsaw, Zurich, Rome, Festival de Nohant, Peking, etc. He teaches at the Fiesole School of Music and the Academy of Pinerolo.

Born in Aix -en-Provence in 1998, he comes from a musical family - his father Michel is a well-known concert performer. He has always dealt with strict studies, first with his father, then in 2005, at the Conservatory of his hometown. He then transferred to the Conservatory of Marseille and attended various master classes with musicians such as Bernard d’Ascoli, Daniel Wayenberg, Dominique Merlet, Carlos Roqué Alsina, Dang Tha Son, Frédéric Aguessy, Jean-Marc Luisada, Konstantin Lifshitz and Vladimir Viardo. At ten years of age he made his first appearance playing the Concerto by Jean Franais with the Philharmonic Orchestras of Odessa, Chisinau and Tiraspol. He got a degree in 2012 from the International Competition in Hanoi (Vietnam), in 2013 he was admitted unanimously to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris.

After winning the 2006 "Premio Venezia" at the Teatro La Fenice, he embarks on a rapid and brilliant career in Italy and abroad. He is a guest of institutions such as the Bologna Festival, MiTo Festival, Sagra Musicale Malatestiana, Liszt Festival (Raiding), Festspiele-sdtirol (Dobbiaco) and collaborates with prestigious orchestras and major conductors. He develpos a special relationship with Gustav Kuhn who invites him to his Academy of Montegral in Lucca. His first album, dedicated to Liszt (2008) is presented with a concert at the Vienna Bsendorfersaal. The three CDs devoted to Charles Valentin Alkan (2012) obtain Five Stars from the magazine Diapason. In 2013 he made his debut in Japan with the integral of Etudes Op. 39 by Alkan. His U.S. debut is in 2014 at the Miami International Piano Festival. He teaches at the Imola Piano Academy - Talent development Eindhoven (the Netherlands), which was established in collaboration with the Academy Incontri and the Maestro in Imola.

Sandro De Palma is considered one of the most interesting performers on the European scene. Born in Naples, he was trained in the school of Vincenzo Vitale and later studied with Nikita Magaloff who had appreciated his talent when listening to him as a child. In fact, De Palma was presented in public for the first time at the age of nine with a program of music by Bach, Chopin and Schubert. At the age of 19, he won first prize at the International Competition "Alfredo Casella" in Naples and two years later he won First Prize of the "Foundation Bruce Hungerford" in New York that opened the doors of the famous Carnegie Hall for a concert which was welcomed with enthusiastic acclaim from audiences and critics alike.
Among the most significant stages of his career, we highlight, in 1983, the complete performance of Chopin’s Etudes at the "Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli" International Festival in the offices of Brescia and Bergamo; in 1998 the brilliant success of his debut at the Wigmore Hall in London with the 24 Preludes by Chopin. In 2000, upon invitation of Yuri Temirkanov, he performed Concerto no.1 by Franz Liszt with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic.
In October 2001, with Andrea Bocelli and Ilia Kim under the baton of Donato Renzetti, he performed the premiere of ... malinconia, ninfa gentile for voice, two-pianos concertante and string orchestra by Azio Corghi, who later dedicated the SuiteDi bravura taken from this composition, to him and Kim.
The ... malinconia, ninfa gentile recording on disc was published by the President of the Senate in Italy. He also performed in the premiere of Concerto for piano and orchestra by Michele Dall’Ongaro.
Among the major successes obtained with the Berlin Philharmonic, he played the Franck Quintet with the "Quartet Amarcorde", and the tour of Concerto no. 1 for piano and trumpet by Shostakovich with the strings of the famous German orchestra.
He has been a guest at the most important European festivals: "Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli" Festival (1983, ’88, ’93, ’94, ’95, ’97, 2002 editions), the Beethoven Festival in Bonn, Ljubljana Festival, Ravenna Festival, September Music of Turin, Ravello Festival, Emilia Romagna Festival. He has also gone on several tours, as a soloist and with orchestras, throughout Europe, in the United States, Mexico, Japan - in 2002 and 2006 - and in China, where he also played in the Forbidden City. He is also very busy with chamber music activities.

He is one of the most brilliant musicians on the international scene. At twenty-four years of age, he was winner of the World Music Piano Master in Monte Carlo; his assets include an extensive career in Europe, America and Asia: over 1,200 concerts as a soloist and 1,000 of chamber music in prestigious venues such as the Salle Gaveau in Paris, Victoria Hall in Geneva, the Kennedy Center in Washington. Recordings: solo Liszt, Schumann, Scarlatti; as a duo with Silvia Chiesa (cello): Brahms and Schubert. He is artistic director of the Amiata Piano Festival and the French Chamber Festival Les musiques de Montcaud. Since 2013 he has been a consultant of the Verdi Municipal Theater of Pordenone for music and dance.

Heir to the Romanian school of Lipatti, Clara Haskil and Radu Lupu, she studied at the Paris Conservatoire with Dominique Merlet and Georges Pludermacher, and also examined Schubert with Christian Zacharias. With an exuberant and captivating temperament, she masters a solo and chamber music repertoire from Bach to the contemporaries. She was awarded in various competitions - Schumann (Zwickau), Geza Anda, Pro Musicis, YCA European Auditions (Leipzig) and is a graduate of prestigious Foundations and has played in the U.S.A., Canada, China and all over Europe. She has recorded CDs devoted to Schubert, Debussy, Lekeu, Dvořk and Romanian music. Critics emphasize her interpretative maturity, naturalness and expressiveness. She is a Professor at the Conservatory of Lyon, and also teaches at the Ecole Normale Alfred Cortot in Paris.
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