Wigmore Hall ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Le origini Londra ha una meravigliosa concentrazione di luoghi con un’ottima acustica per concerti di musica classica di tutti i tipi. I miei preferiti sono quelli piรน piccoli ed intimi, come la Wigmore Hall, perfetta per la musica da camera, con un programma vario di concerti di livello mondiale tutti i giorni della settimana. Originariamente chiamata Bechstein Hall, dal produttore di pianoforti, che aveva uno … Continue reading Wigmore Hall ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Frรฉdรฉric Chopin ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽน

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Born in Poland in 1810 Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin was very soon recognised as a child prodigy and, by the age of seven, he started giving public concerts as a pianist and composed his first piano pieces. In his early 20s he left Poland and made no return to his homeland, whereas he settled in Paris and acquired the French citizenship, also using the French version … Continue reading Frรฉdรฉric Chopin ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽน

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽต

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Born in Salzburg, today Austria, on 27th January of 1756 in a family of musicians Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart showed immediately his incredible capacities as a prodigious child. He started playing the clavier when he was four, thanks to the initiative of his father who was teaching also Wolfgang’s older sister, and started composing his first pieces when he was five. This extraordinary talent was … Continue reading Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽต

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ

Celebrating the 180th anniversary of Tchaikovsky’s birth in 1840 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งย  Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer – Born on 7/5/1840 and celebrating this year his 180th anniversary, here portrayed by painter Nikolai Kuznetsovย in 1893, the year of his death, when the composer was 53. In contrast to other Russian composers his contemporaries, known as the The Five, Tchaikovsky developed his own cosmopolitan style that included some … Continue reading Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ

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