A November 2018 called out the complete works for cello and piano, in WORLD PREMIERE, Rene de Boisdeffre, French composer of the previously unknown 1800, together with pianist Jakub Tchorzewski.
Song without Words op. 109
The beautiful “Song Without Words by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy performed by Luca Fiorentini on Antonio Stradivari cello “Stauffer” former Christians 1700 Lisa belonged to Christians and exhibited at the Museo del Violino floor Stefania Redaelli This piece was composed by Mendelssohn for Lisa 800 Christians a young French musician from dazzling career very short but at the same time, due to premature death in 1853 just 26 years.
Del duo cello and piano Fiorentini – Tchorzewski
POLISH THE TRIAD III Thursday 25 September 2014 ore 20.30 Oratorio San Filippo Blacks Luca Fiorentini cello – James Tchorzewski pianoforte. 1) Karol Szymanowski Sonata in D minor for cello and piano op.9 2) Witold Lutos?awski Sacher Variation for solo cello 3) Krzysztof Meyer song op.56 for cello and piano 4) Fryderyk Chopin Sonata in sol minor op.65 for cello and piano Sonata for cello and piano is one of the highlights of the last Chopin. It is the time when the Polish composer renunciation of poetic fragment or explicit rapsodismo, interested in a particular construction density and to a widening of the linguistic resources. The Sacher Variation for solo cello is the extreme tip of the radicalism of Lutos?awski, op.9 while the Sonata for violin and piano or cello and piano (1904) The Szymanowski, is a youth page linked to the German late Romanticism. Complete program Canzona (1981) di Christopher Meyer, one of the most important Polish contemporary composers. Luca Fiorentini has been principal cellist at the La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra of Riccardo Muti reporting. Jakub Tchorzewski is an emerging Polish pianist of the new generation. For the complete program of the cycle, info, tickets: www.bolognafestival.it. Pictured photo above are in order from left: Jakub Tchorzewski, Luca Fiorentini
Andrea Ferrante, the famous composer, He wrote and dedicated to Luca Fiorentini fantastic compositions
Andrea Ferrante, the famous composer, He wrote and dedicated to the Luca Fiorentini “Concert Blue” for Cello and Orchestra and “Concerto Playful” for cello and Orchestra string that will be executed in first absolute in 2014 in Italy and abroad.
For Tournee’ Korea in January 2014
What a beautiful experience with musicians in Korea, I had so much fun.
On the prestigious American magazine online “Musicweb International”
The first thing that struck me about this disc is that while we may usually think of Brilliant Classics -well named in my opinion – only in terms of reissues of discs originally released on other labels this disc was recorded by them only at the beginning of this very year. In fact the sessions took place the day after New Year’s Day. The results reflect a real labour of love from a time of the year when most of us are still recovering from our celebrations! The next thing to strike you is that this is a showcase for the cello being played here. It is the first time this particular and very special instrument has ever been recorded in its 312 year existence. That makes the disc something special even before you listen to it and this is confirmed when you do. This cello, one of the over 600 instruments made by Antonio Stradivarius that still exist, was once owned by Lise Cristiani, hence its name. Lise Christians (1827-1853) was the first female cellist of note. Even at the age of 18 in 1845 her playing had such an impact on Mendelssohn, who saw her in concert, that he wrote the Lied ohne Worte in D Op.109 (track 14) for her. They played it together in Leipzig on 18 October that year; I’d have loved to have been present at that concert! Lise had bought this cello from luthier Bernardel. It must have been expensive since even in Stradivarius’ day his instruments commanded large sums of money, enough to afford him an extremely comfortable existence, including a house costing £40,000. Lise toured all over Europe and sadly died at the tragically early age of 26 from cholera contracted in Tobolsk. This was during an extensive 40 concert 20,000 kilometre tour through Siberia (!) fulfilling her aim of taking music to places where no-one had had the chance of hearing it before. So then to the music. The disc begins with Mendelssohn’s Variations concertantes in D, op.17. From the very first notes the richness of the cello sound is evident. It makes for a truly delicious experience; in fact the sound is so silky smooth you can almost taste it. The main theme is a beautifully mellifluous floating melody that the 20 year old Mendelssohn treats to eight variations, each showing the composer at his inventive best. The piano is no mere accompanist to the cello but shares the statements equally. As the booklet notes explain sonatas were less popular in the 19th century than concertos, despite the impact that Schubert’s 1824 sonata for arpeggione and piano as well as Beethoven’s op.5 cello sonatas had had. Mendelssohn’s sonatas were the state of the art for that time and they led the way for sonatas for cello and piano. That is proven in spades on this disc and the opening of Cello Sonata No.2 in D Op.58 is surely so well known you can’t help smile at the recognition it brings. It was composed by the then 34 year old Mendelssohn, and dedicated to the Russo-Polish cellist Count Michal Wielhorski. The sonata was first performed with his sister Fanny at the piano. I’d have loved to have been present at that concert too as I’m a great admirer of hers. She had such an uphill struggle to be accepted as a composer even by her brother, though that sentiment appears not to have been extended to Ms Cristiani – I wonder why! The well known main theme which opens the sonata is revisited in the second of the four movements; the only one of Mendelssohn’s divided in such a way, and given in variation form. The third movement shows the composer’s love for and fascination with Bach in that it is a really gorgeous piano chorale, the cello being given some beautifully long held notes recitative-like. It is then accompanied by the piano which is made to sound so much like a harp with its ascending arpeggios that it is a perfect musical definition of the word “arpeggiare” which means “to play on a harp”. The final movement is bright and breezy rounding off a wonderfully judged and highly satisfying performance of this marvellous work. The “Song without Words” written for Lise Cristiani as mentioned above is well named as it is quite literally too beautiful for words. It was composed in the same year as the Second Sonata and both give the lie to the belief held by some that Mendelssohn had lost his gift for a good tune by this stage. It is heartbreakingly ravishing. Written five years before the Second Sonata the First comes next on this disc. Iis there a technical reason for this as there’s only 1½ minutes difference in length. I’d much prefer to have them the other way round to see if I could determine how much he’d developed his skill between those years, though I doubt I could. He composed it for his brother Paul who was an amateur cellist before becoming a banker. It certainly doesn’t sound as if this was his first excursion into writing such a sonata. That said it was written for private performance and Schumann said that with its dignified nature it was “a sonata for the most refined family circle, to be enjoyed at its best, perhaps, after some poems by Goethe or Lord Byron”. This gives a whole different meaning to the concept that “in those days people had to make their own entertainment”. It certainly beats playing cards or draughts as my brothers and I did as children! Though it doesn’t have the same beauty as the second it is a lovely work nevertheless. The final piece on this disc is the short Albumblatt (page from a book) which is another heartfelt work that is beautifully simple and simply beautiful and which ends intriguingly mid-phrase. Fortunately this fabulous cello is in the keeping of the Fondazione Walter Stauffer in Cremona but if it ever came up for auction and one was able to hear this disc as a supplement to its catalogue description then there would be an even greater number of would-be collectors encouraged to bid for it. Luca Fiorentini was very privileged to be loaned it and the magnificent Teatro Ponchielli was the recording venue. His playing is splendiferous and Stefania Radaelli is a dazzlingly matched partner for him. Together they have made a sumptuous feast of a disc that I can’t imagine could be bettered.
Guest prestigious in this new installment of Veneto A Classical, cellist Maestro Luca Fiorentini. Introduced in our studies by master Giorgio Sini, Venetian Luca Fiorentini ideally has celebrated with us 25 years of collaboration with “mythical” Wiener Philharmoniker. In addition to the various stories we will hear some of his fine performances. Good listening!
The exceptional tool, a Stradivari 1700 the value of 9 million euro, offering amazing emotions Olimpico. “Eva Purelli VICENZA Whether a treasure it is undeniable: with his 9 million euro is risky and also challenging to move a few meters. Yet the cello “Stauffer former Christians”, courtesy of the Walter Stauffer Foundation came from Cremona to Vicenza, starring in a wonderful concert for the Music Weeks. With an escort worthy of a high official rank and which protects its valuable safety. Nothing too, If you think it is a Stradivarius which he did in 1700 and it is unanimously considered one of the finest cellos in the world. Still in a state of exceptional preservation it is distinguished by the beauty of the maple, spruce soundboard and paint from the red-brown color so bright not prove to have over 3 centuries. This outward appearance. But what characterizes each of the Baroque instrument and “award-winning factory” luthiers from Cremona is the stamp, ie its soul. Rather, this is real voice. To sing this absolute prima donna, on stage at the Teatro Olimpico was the cellist Luca Fiorentini with the pianist Stefania Redaelli has offered the complete works for cello and piano by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. an authentic “treat” double peculiarity: because of these, a composition, “song without Words”, He was dedicated to him at the same Lise Christians, first woman cellist of history and so authoritative as to give his name to this jewel of Italian violin making. Of Italian descent but born in Paris on 24 December 1827 was great virtuous, just 18 he became a professional and performed throughout Europe by bringing his art to the extreme southern Russia, where he died of cholera just 24 years old at Nowo-Tscherkask. His instrument is returned to speak at the Olimpico and if it is true that every instrumentalist gives and leave something of his talent in the wood he uses during his career, at times, with a thrill out of time, It seemed to hear the inner voice of this artist, who then played with the Mendelssohn “Song Without Words” op.109. The concert, however, was a continuous succession of emotions and intimate vibrations from the initial Variations concertante op.17 and then touch the Sonata op.45, extremely romantic page, loads of momentum but deeply classic, with a predominant use of the keyboard and where the Andante is a beauty “indecent”. Fiorentini Redaelli and show the best of their cohesion, in a dialogue which now claims the other's evolution, now anticipates, with a softness of sound and expressive variety that leaves nothing to chance but that transmits immediate freshness. Brilliant their interpretazion. Warm public participation and melancholy and ethereal encore: “Albumblatt” for piano and cello, written in the 1835 for use “familiar” and published only recently. © ALL RIGHTS RESERVED”