> Loved the Chopin. As for the
> Beethoven, first and third movements were very good
Too much kind, really.
Having read your amazing curriculum (the mine is microscopic in the comparison, for quality and quantity) and heard your recordings, your words make me happy as few other things in these last months.
> -- particularly the third.
Which was written by J.S. Bach. A sort of "2 voices invention".
> But for me. it was a bit too slow and seemed a bit labored.
To me too it seems weaker than others. At a faster tempo I’m not able to preserve the same
“mood”, but I can try to work about it… I’m obsessed by the problem of musical tempo:
load bearing structure or variable depending from expressive intents? I’m so fascinated by
that old generation (Rosenthal, Pderewski, Cortot) that have chosen the second answer.
And recently I admit I was striked by Pogorelich thinking and realization of tempo: so extended,
almost ritual, hieratic. Not the “rubato” (he not use ) but it’s like a translation on another
surface. But I think that general indications by composer are to be respected.
> I would love to know more about you. Please tell me about yourself.
Piano and human studies in Turin. Music silence. Employ as technical analyst of financial
markets (trading systems, neural networks), and now as a basic music teacher in public school
(funny work, one can speak and make music with a certain lightness…). Since 3-4 years I
have begun again to practise and play piano (about 1 hour X day, 1 and a half), and I’m
enjoying much more than when I was student.
I live too in a mountain town (n/w of Italy, the zone of the last winter olimpic games),
I’m a scarcely decent bridge and tennis player, and a good reader (among your compatriots
I prefer Salinger, Carver, Philip Roth, Frost and James Hillmann)…
> you ever come to America?
Sorry, I didn’t.
> Jf so, how would like yo have a nice little vacation in the beautiful Catskill mountains
where I reside?.
It is a wonderful idea. If and when it will be possible…
But obviously is the same for you here in Italy.
Thank you again, I’m very honoured to be listed in this site in the same list with you
(with the utmost respect for all pianists listed here).
Are there some of your works translated in italian?
This evening I’ll be able to hearing your Bach-Liszt.