The pianistic repertoire includes, without exception, some works by Franz Liszt, therefore the renowned Italian pianist Marcello Mazzoni once again consecrated himself on the international piano scene with his new record material: “Liszt Noir”.
The program of the Marcello Mazzoni’s interesting Live contains an extremely significant cross section of Liszt’s immense piano production. Some of the latest piano works were taken from a Recital held in Nancy in August 2019; and now the project sees the light thanks to a new collaboration with the Swiss record label BAM Music, after the success obtained with the previous album with Mazzoni “Alberto Franchetti Chamber Music“.
In the words of Mazzoni himself, “the Late piano works also explore unknown sound levels, in the less beaten registers of the keyboard, almost on the edge of infrasound and ultrasound, as if one wanted to go “beyond” the 88 keys, but especially they investigate harmonic paths at that time not fully known and presaging shocking news”.
The “last Liszt”, that of the final decade of his long existence, has been the object of study and research for some years now, but he is not always understood and performed. Instead it is a special music, pure virtuosity, it is not different from the production of some previous decades. The difference is that what in the past was -also, but not only- finger virtuosity and sometimes effects research, is now harmonic and timbral virtuosity.
The album is made up of 8 music tracks, while the last one is the presentation in Italian of M° Luca Ciammarughi who presents an interesting phase of Liszt
OPINIONS ON MARCELLO MAZZONI
“I really appreciate the performances and compositions of Marcello Mazzoni, a very talented musician and pianist”
“Listening, my thoughts turn to Edwin Fischer’s recordings: the same dynamic fluidity and mutability. In addition, the control, the modern distance”
DINO VILLATICO, La Repubblica Journal music critic.
“I have collaborated several times with Mazzoni and I can say that he is a pianist with a great technique and an exquisite musical sensitivity”
FRANCESCO MANARA, First Violin and Soloist of the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala.
ABOUT MARCELLO MAZZONI
Marcello Mazzoni was born in Reggio Emilia. He graduated at the Monteverdi’s Conservatory in Bolzano and continued his intensive studies at the Imola Academy with renowned professors and concertists such as F. Scala, L. Berman, A. Lonquich, R. Risaliti, L. Lortie, J. Achucarro and P. Rattalino. He also attended the Masterclasses of some of the most famous musicians of our time (S. Richter, M. Pollini, A. Schiff ecc.).
He frequently plays as a soloist with renowned ensembles including Berliner Philharmoniker Soloists, Camerata Royal Concergebow Orchestra, Wiener Symphoniker, Savaria National Hungarian Orchestra, Brasov National Filarmonic Orchestra, Salzburg Orchester Solisten, I Virtuosi Italiani, I Solisti Filarmonici Italiani, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana etc.
In May 2019 he made his debut with the complete Bach Concertos for Keyboard and Strings. In 2013 he was named permanent member of the Steinway Artists, together with notable musicians such as Vladimir Horowitz, Martha Argerich and Maurizio Pollini. Marcello Mazzoni is a piano professor at “G. Tartini” Conservatory in Trieste and at the “A. Peri” Conservatory in Reggio Emilia, member of C.D.I. of Valli Teatre (Reggio Emilia), artistic director of “Incontro alla musica” season in the Cavallerizza Theatre in Reggio Emilia and the founder of the successful “Festival dei pianisti Italiani” and the Academy of Italian Pianist in the same city.