Massenet: Piano Works Maurizio Zaccaria

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Label: Aevea Classics

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Instrumental

Artist: Maurizio Zaccaria

Composer: Jules Massenet (1842-1912)

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  • Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
  • 1Valse folle02:44
  • 2No. 1. Nocturne02:30
  • 3No. 2. Marche03:00
  • 4No. 3. Barcarolle02:17
  • 5No. 4. Rigodon01:47
  • 6No. 5. Melodie02:01
  • 7No. 6. Saltarello01:11
  • 8No. 7. Vieille chanson02:01
  • 9No. 8. Legende02:34
  • 10No. 9. Fughetta01:39
  • 11No. 10. Carillon01:40
  • 12Musique pour bercer les petits enfants02:39
  • 13Toccata02:02
  • 14No. 1. Eau dormante03:49
  • 15No. 2. Eau courante02:09
  • 16Valse tres lente05:55
  • 17No. 1. Papillons noirs01:28
  • 18No. 2. Papillons blancs02:44
  • 19Un memento musicale04:00
  • 20I. Andantino01:52
  • 21II. Allegretto con grazia - con moto03:01
  • 22III. Triste et lent02:12
  • 23IV. Allegretto scherzando05:01
  • 24V. Andante cantabile espressivo02:18
  • 25VI. Allegro deciso con moto03:12
  • 26VII. Allegretto04:18
  • 27Devant la Madone03:25
  • 28Le Cid: Aragonaise (arr. for piano)01:31
  • 29Thais, Act II: Meditation (arr. for piano)04:56
  • Total Runtime01:19:56

Info for Massenet: Piano Works

Amongst the operas, the orchestral works and the songs, for which he is very well known, Massenet also wrote a piano concerto and various piano pieces. These include a cycle of Improvisations, Ten pieces "de genre" (Op. 10), 2 Valses, 2 Impressions, and some other separated pieces.

The album includes the recording of two transcriptions derived from famous Massenet's melodies: the Meditation from 'Thais', and the 'Aragonaise' from 'Le Cid'. The character of Massenet's music here is mostly cantabile with some virtuoso and quicker works which give a great variety to the series.

Maurizio Zaccaria is a young talent from Bari who possesses great technical ease and interpretive ability.

The recordings has been captured in the wonderful theatre of Atri, Teramo, using 6 microphones (Neumann and Sennheiser) and Prism Sound top-class equipment.

This evening I‘ve had the great joy to play with young Maurizio Zaccaria performing Rachmaninoff‘s Third piano concerto... Maurizio Zaccaria is a pianist endowed with rare technical and musical means. His interpretation was moving! I wish him a brilliant carrier. (Aldo Ciccolini)

Maurizio Zaccaria, piano

Maurizio Zaccaria
After a diploma in piano at "Niccola Piccinni" Conservatory of Music in Bari under the guidance of Gregorio Goffredo and a master at "Nino Rota" Conservatory of Music in Monopoli under the guidance of Benedetto Lupo, he attended the masterclasses of Marisa Somma, Cristian Zaccarias, Joaquin Achucarro, Francois J. Thiollier, Konstantin Bogino et Aldo Ciccolini.

He went on to win several national and international piano competitions: Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition, Liszt International Piano Competition (the famous Argentine pianist Martha Argerich was in the jury), Thalberg International Piano Competition, International Music Competition in Ibla, "San Nicolaus" International Piano Competition International, Piano Festival in Osnabruch (Germania), Cliburn Piano Competition in Texas (USA). In 2008 he was awarded the "Umanitaria" Society price in Milan (president Maestro Abbado); during the same year he was also awarded the Arts Price of the Italian Cultural Ministry, after which he played at the Parco della Musica in Rome. He plays in Italy and abroad in some important halls: Auditorium della Radio Televisione Svizzera (Lugano); Salle Cortot (Paris); Institut Italien de Culture (Paris); Sala Gaber (Milan); Parco della Musica (Rome); Sala Scarlatti (Naples); Teatro delle Muse (Ancona); Teatro Piccinni et Kursaal Santa Lucia (Bari); Teatro Bibiena (Mantova); Villa Ruffolo (Ravello); Teatro Wan Vesterhout (Mola di Bari); Auditorium V. Falco (playing two pianos with Aldo Ciccolini); Teatro Curci (Bari). Maurizio Zaccaria plays for important associations: Fondazione Petruzzelli (Bari); URTIcanti contemporary music festival; Ravello festival; PianoFestival (Grosseto); A.R.A.M. (Rome); Gaeta Festival; Accademia dei Cameristi (Bari). In March 2007 he debuted in the USA, during a series of concerts playing Bartok's compositions, among which his Sonata for two pianos and percussions. His last concerts with Bari Concert Society orchestra and Taranto Magna Grecia orchestra, respectively devoted to Shostakovic's Concerto Op. 35 and Rachmaninoff's Third Concerto Op. 30 have fascinated audience and critics. He played as a soloist with Petruzzelli Symphonic Orchestra, (Bari), "Nino Rota" orchestra (Monopoli, Bari) conducted by Filippo Maria Bressan, with Cosenza Symphonic orchestra, Bacau symphonic orchestra, Matera Duni Orchestra (there he played Gershwin's best symphonic pieces for piano, Concerto in Fa and Rapsody in Blue) and with Bari Metropolitan Symphonic orchestra. He was invited by the Italian embassy in Pogdorica where he played music by Fauré, Debussy and Schostakovic. He is also a composer, and he debuted some compositions by Goeffroy Drouin, Luca Lombardi, Lera Auerbach, Luca Mosca, Andrea Marena and Fabio Vacchi. He also pays chamber music and he collaborates with flutist Leonardo Grittani.

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