Mozart Italia Castelli Romani and Off the Hook Arts are pleased to present:


Bösendorfer-Recitals


Join us this spring for six remarkable free concerts live-streamed straight to you. On the magnificent Bösendorfer 280 Vienna Concert piano in the beautiful concert hall Casa Delle Culture e Della Musica in Velletri, pianist Carlo Grante will perform Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, and more. Prior to each recital, special guest Bruce Adolphe will join Grante for a short discussion and Piano Puzzler based on each concert’s repertoire and composer. You won’t want to miss it!

 

25th July 2021: BRAHMS

19:30 - Piano Reportee with Bruce Adolphe & Carlo Grante: Episode 6: Brahms, the progressive conservative

20:00 Carlo Grante, piano

Ballades op. 10

Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Händel op. 24

17th April  2021: SCHUBERT

19:30 - Piano Reportee with Bruce Adolphe & Carlo Grante: Episode 4: Schubert's "gemütliche" piano Sonatas

20:00 - Carlo Grante, piano

Sonata in a-minor D 784

Sonate in B-flat major D 960

4th June 2021: SCHUMANN

19:30 - Piano Reportee with Bruce Adolphe & Carlo Grante: Episode 5: Schumann: Piano and Literature

20:00 - Carlo Grante, piano

Papillons, op. 2

Kreisleriana, op. 16

 

17th December 2020 : BEETHOVEN

19: 30 - Piano Reportee with Bruce Adolphe & Carlo Grante : Episode 1: Beethoven's Variations

20:00 - Carlo Grante, piano

32 Variatons in c-minor  WoO 80

15 Variations and Fugue in E-Flat-Major op. 35 "Eroica" 

Variations on an original theme op. 76

23rd January 2021: SCARLATTI

19:30 - Piano Reportee with Bruce Adolphe & Carlo Grante: Episode 2: Domenico Scarlatti's Keyboard-Sonatas

20:00 - Carlo Grante, piano

15 Sonatas

20th February 2021: MOZART

19:30 - Piano Reportee with Bruce Adolphe & Carlo Grante: Episode 3: Mozart at the piano

20:00 - Carlo Grante, piano

Sonata in B-flat major K 281

Fantasy in c-minor K 475

Sonata in c-minor K 457

 

 

 

I grew up with Bösendorfer .

For me, Bösendorfer ist a friend, a brother a companion.

I trust this instrument.

 

 

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 Carlo Grante is one of Italy’s foremost concert pianists. He has performed in such major venues as the Vienna Musikverein, the Berlin Philharmonie’s Chamber Music Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall and Barbican Hall, Rome’s Santa Cecilia Hall, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Dresden Semperoper, the Stuttgart Opera, Prague’s Rudolfinum, as well as at Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center in the US. He has appeared as soloist with major orchestras including the Dresden Staatskapelle, London’s Royal Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony, Orchestra of St. Cecilia, MDR Leipzig, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and Concertino Wien. Grante gave the first live performance of all 53 of Godowsky’s Studies on the Études of Chopin at the Newport Festival. In 2014-15 his series “Masters of High Romanticism”, featuring three recital programmes each devoted to Chopin, Schumann and Brahms, was taken to major halls in New York, Vienna and Berlin. Though best known perhaps for his Scarlatti, Mozart, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Busoni, Debussy and Godowsky, Grante has had many contemporary works dedicated to him, including Adolphe’s Chopin Dreams. He has brought out over 60 CDs; his most recent discs have been devoted to the works of Scarlatti, Busoni, Schubert, Brahms, Godowsky and Adolphe. He gave the world premiere of Bruce Adolphe’s piano concerto in Zurich in July 2016.

 

 

"Carlo Grante is one of the most astonishing artists I have ever known and worked with.” (Fabio Luisi)

 

The principal critic of Vienna’s Die Presse dubbed him “a knight of the piano, without blemish and without fear.”  

 

 


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Composer Bruce Adolphe — known to millions of Americans from his public radio show Piano Puzzlers, which has been broadcast weekly on Performance Today since 2002 — has created a substantial body of chamber music and orchestral works inspired by science, visual arts, and human rights. Mr. Adolphe has composed several works based on writings by neuroscientist Antonio Damasio: Body Loops (piano and orchestra); Memories of a Possible Future (piano and string quartet); Self Comes to Mind (solo cello and two percussionists); Obedient Choir of Emotions (chorus and piano); and Musics of Memory (piano, marimba, harp, guitar).  Yo-Yo Ma premiered Self Comes to Mind in 2009 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Mr. Adolphe’s other science-based music include Einstein’s Light for violin and piano, recently recorded by Joshua Bell and Marija Stroke on Sony Classical, and his tribute to NASA scientist and astronaut Piers Sellers, I saw how fragile and infinitely precious the world is, which received its world premiere at the Off the Hook Arts Festival in Colorado in 2018 and was performed at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in March, 2019. Among his human rights works are I Will Not Remain Silent for violin and orchestra and Reach Out, Raise Hope, Change Society for chorus, wind quintet, and three percussionists. Mr. Adolphe is the resident lecturer and director of family concerts for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the author of several books, including The Mind’s Ear  (OUP). He contributed the chapter “The Musical Imagination: Mystery and Method in Musical Composition” to the recently published book Secrets of Creativity: What Neuroscience, the Arts, and Our Minds Reveal (OUP, 2019), an anthology of writings by neuroscientists and artists.