I miei compositori preferiti ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽถ

Frรฉdรฉrick Chopin รจ di gran lunga il musicista a cui mi sento piรน vicino, per sensibilitร  musicale ed espressione artistica. Ho adorato studiare e suonare le sue composizioni e mi piace ascoltare la mia collezione delle sue creazioni, interpretata da molti grandi pianisti, da Martha Argerich a Arthur Rubinstein, da Maurizio Pollini a Ivo Pogorelich. Antonio Vivaldi, il prete rosso, qui raffigurato con indosso abiti … Continue reading I miei compositori preferiti ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽถ

Palazzo Pesce-Martinelli ๐Ÿ›๐ŸŸ๐ŸŽถ

Originally an eighteenth-century urban villa with a large garden on the edge of the town of Mola di Bari, probably with a plant designed by the same director of the works of the Royal Palace of Caserta, Vincenzo Ruffo da Cassano. Built by the Roberti family and then inhabited by my family until 1810, now a centrally located bed & breakfast to serve growing tourism … Continue reading Palazzo Pesce-Martinelli ๐Ÿ›๐ŸŸ๐ŸŽถ

Puccini’s portrait ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Composer of some of the most popular operas put on stage around the world – Tosca, Madame Buttefly, Boheme, Turandot, Manon Lescaut – Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) also had world-wide recognised fame during his life. By the time of Puccini’s death in 1924, he had earned $4 million from his works. Still today, three of his operas (La bohรจme, Tosca, and Madame Butterfly) are amongst the … Continue reading Puccini’s portrait ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Teatro Petruzzelli, Bari ๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งOriginally inaugurated in 1903 and almost completely destroyed by a devasting fire in 1991, it took an enormous effort to be reconstructed and restored to its former glory. In 2009 the Teatro Petruzzelli, the cultural gem and largest theatre of Apulia, was re-inaugurated. Since then The Petruzzelli Foundation is managing the venue and its productions that span to opera, ballet, prose, classical and more contemporary … Continue reading Teatro Petruzzelli, Bari ๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

St Martin-in-the-Fields, London โ›ช๏ธ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ

An Anglican church in central London, on the north-east corner of Trafalgar Square, St Martin-in-the-Field is also a point of reference for sacred music in the capital. Given its central location, the church has always played a key role in religious life but also for the performace of sacred music and the provision of charitable activities, especially for the area’s homeless people. In recent years … Continue reading St Martin-in-the-Fields, London โ›ช๏ธ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Konzerthaus Berlin ๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿป

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fantastic venue for concerts on a lively square in central Berlin. Originally built as a theatre between 1818 and 1821, heavily damaged during the Second World War, was then rebuilt from 1977 onwards and converted into a concert hall, maintaining its original neo-classical design, both in its external architecture and its sumptuous interiors., . It changed its name to the current one in 1994 … Continue reading Konzerthaus Berlin ๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿป

Mozartโ€™s Portrait ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽต

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Particular of a Mozart family portrait with a young Wolfgang Amadeus playing the piano with his sister. This portrait by Johan Nepomuk della Croce is one of the few actually realised during Mozart’s life and may portray a realistic resemblance of Wolfgang as a young man in his early 20s in 1780. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Particolare di un ritratto di famiglia di Mozart con un giovane Wolfgang Amadeus … Continue reading Mozartโ€™s Portrait ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽต

Guitar concert @ St Jamesโ€™s Piccadilly ๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽถโ›ช๏ธ

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Brilliant classical guitar concert with talented Tom Gamble at St James’s Piccadilly, in London, ย featuring compositions by Giuliani, Scarlatti, Mangore and the guitarist himself. Hung from the ceiling a ‘Suspended’ installation by Arabella Dorman with clothes from refugees arrived on the Greek shores from the Middle East. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Brillante concerto di chitarra classica con il talentuoso Tom Gamble nella chiesa di St James’s Piccadilly, … Continue reading Guitar concert @ St Jamesโ€™s Piccadilly ๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽถโ›ช๏ธ