Marco Ciccone

March 13, 2010 - Bergamo - hall "Alfredo Piatti" 4pm

BRAHMS Ballata in G minor op.118 n.3; three intermezzi op.117; Capriccio op.76 n.5
HINDEMITH Sonata n.2
PAOLO ROSATO Sonata 53 to Ferdinand von Waldstein again op.99 (first performance)
MESSIAEN Le baiser de l'Enfant-Jésus (da Vingt régards sur l'Enfant-Jésus)
BARTOK Twelve pieces from Mikrokosmos (In the style of a folk song; Bulgarian rhythm I; Chords together and opposed; Bagpipe; Minor seconds, major sevenths; Ostinato; six dances in bulgarian rhythm)


Il pianoforte trova casa agli Incontri europei - by Bernardino Zappa

L'Eco di Bergamo – March 16, 2010

In the course of almost thirty editions, "Incontri europei con la musica" did not give much space to piano recitals. The reasons are the characteristics of the event, most attentive to explore unfrequented fields, and that Bergamo's citizens generally enjoy piano recitals in other places, even at high levels. But the concert of Marco Ciccone, very unusual, had the prerogative to find room even in the event hosted in Sala Piatti. On the one hand the pianist has traditionally set his concert with a number of wellknown authors, on the other has proposed pieces of the XXI century, one of them has been played for the first time in the concert...
...Ciccone has proved to have a perfect feeling with the "objectivity" cold and yearning, almost a frozen tenderness, in the Sonata n. 2 of Hindemith, finding lightness and sharpness very precise...
...still Ciccone - who performed the entire program from memory, a no common thing for this kind of repertoire - has shown full harmony with the soft hypnosis of Messiaen (Le Baiser de l'Enfant-Jésus), in the flow of varied sound...


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