The Foundation of the Festival of Two Worlds dedicates a special jazz concert to the memory of Claudio Cavazza, offered to viewers and to the town of Spoleto to remember the founder of Sigma-Tau, his passionate commitment in favor of the diffusion of scientific culture, and to pay tribute to his generous dedication to the Festival. He was an entrepreneur outside the box, a pioneer of the Italian pharmaceutical industry who had the future of the sector and of his country at heart, acute mediator in the political-institutional world, a cultured man, fond of modern art and jazz music. In 1989 Claudio Cavazza established a cultural sodality with the Festival of Two Worlds. His innovative attempt to create dialogue between Science and the Arts, conceiving and promoting Spoletoscienza, the scientific section of the Festival which emerged from its onset, was asserted as one of the major events dedicated to the scientific and epistemological issues of our times for about twenty years.
Since his first appearances in the distant ’70s, Enrico Pieranunzi has maintained a privileged relationship with the piano solo, which has been his place of reflection, terrain of experimentation and effective communication instrument. In his various songbooks he nonchalantly puts together his original compositions, improvised pieces, well-known American standards and diversions in the classical sphere. Pieranunzi’s latest recorded work is My Songbook which gathers 11 compositions by the pianist, also author of the texts. In some pieces, he is flanked by the singer Simona Severini.