2017 / 2018
looking forward to our cooperation
with the Italian composer Luca Lombardi.
Comprehensive information will follow soon
Mendelssohn complete Piano Works -
edition published by DECCA/Universal
Recording of Gounod's complete piano works finished
Release of 2nd album of the
recordings of Mozart piano sonatas postponed to automn 2017
"GOLEM" in Erfurt
Management for Apap has finished
Calendar of ART WORKs concerts
with Apap in 2017 + 2018
New music for "The Wind"
New music for "Casanova" in 2018
Workshop "le Corps Musical" in
New Théâtre du Soleil
production "Une Chambre en Inde"
live in concert 2017
W. A. Mozart
piano & orchestra
Verona, Teatro Filarmonico, March 19, 2017
Conc. f. Piano-Pédalier & Orch.
recorded in Pordenone/Italy
Concerto f. piano & orchestra
(Gewandhausorch. Leipzig, R. Chailly,
Decca Cd 2009 )
live in concert
d-moll, op. 54
*** "Mendelssohn Complete Piano
Solo Sonatas f. piano
nr. 2 F Major, KV 280,
Sonata nr.4 E flat
KV 282, 2.Satz,
Pedalflügel" op. 58 n. 3
* Prelude op.66, 3
Passacaglia c-moll, BWV 582
Pedal Piano Recital
Works by Schumann, Boely, Gounod , Alkan
It is not without reason, that on the left side
you'll find a video presenting Prosseda live in concert with a Mendelssohn
refers to a long expected CD release:
In April 2017, a collector's box
piano works with 10 CDs incl. a CD with all
works for four hands or 2 pianos has been published by DECCA.
Thus, for the first time, twelve
hours of music -
Mendelssohn complete piano works - including 59 frst recordings
of forgotten, unknown or not yer published compositions are now
available in a single edition.
This unique possibility to come to
a new classification and appreciation of Mendelssohn's importance in
the history of classical music, long time denied to him, is a result
intense engagement over more than 10 years.
The edition is
completed by Prosseda's comprehensive
essais upon each composition.
And, based on the new catalogue by
the booklet offers a complete listing of all of Mendelssohns piano
works combined with hyperlinks to all tracks of the box.
first time, the edition is available at DECCA Italy
and amazon and jpc as well as at the shops of the Gewandhaus Leipzig
and the Mendelssohn Haus Leipzig.
"... Prosseda has recorded these pieces, with
supreme pianistic mastery, but also, however, with a sens for the
microcosm, the atmospherique picture (ambiance, mood), into which he
himself for every piece – how small it may be.
His range reaches from brilliant
virtuosity through pensive moments with
long lasting tones to playful roguishness or also melancholic moments.
And this is exactly what makes this
complete recording so worth listening. An immense empathy, an
refinement of play and the deep understanding of the music arising from
knowledge about Mendelssohn as a human being.
recommendation for this 10 Cds-Box, not only because of the actual
with reference qualities. "
Prosseda has everything a distinguished
interpreter needs: a sens for the arioso, for melodic phrases; clarity
of touch [...] And finally, Prosseda shows an infaillible
sens for the
curves of this music ... "
... a pianistical major achievement [...]
[...] The whole spectrum of Mendelssohn is
shown [...] This way, travelling throughout
Mendelssohn's cosmos is a great pleasure - some exciting revelations
" ... Proseda succeeds in great many aspects! [...]He
makes clear, that Mendelssohn is not a Kitsch-composer! [...]
play is so clear, that even on modern pianos, the sound
possibilities of the 19th century remain still apparent. [...]
achieves a major success: he combines a sens for
melodic arcs with intelligent increasements (as for example in the 1st
Fugue from op.35) and he shows, how subltly Mendelssohn joins
That’s not an idyllic
music, that is, on the contrary, a music which tells stories in an
utmost small space. "
In favour of the Mendelssohn edition, the
release of the 2nd
with the sonatas 7-12. of Prossedas complete recordings of all Mozart sonatas,
has been postponed to automn 2017.
For the 2nd part of his Mozart
series, Prosseda has slightly changed the mechanic of his Fazioli which
shall enable him to use a 'sordino' effect similair to the one of
historical pianos at Mozart's time.
Concerning the challenges and awardings of his Mozart conception,
Prosseda gave an interesting interview to the online-magazine piano street.com: read more
The 1st Mozart album presenting the Sonatas 1-6 and released by DECCA in April
2016 was nominated for ICMA 2017 and
chosen among the best new recordings
1/2017 by German critics.
The album is available at DECCA/Universal in Italy, Germany and France and on i-tunes and amazon and
listed by spotify
Some audio samples can be
found at left side.
He're are some excerpts from critics:
recording which has to become a new reference.
... one listens with awesome
fascination how Mozart’s music, liberated from any sentimantalism,
speaks to us
with an utmost purity"
I had heard the Mozart Sonatas performed that beautifully. Roberto Prosseda speaks Mozart’s
an award-worthy way. ..."
" ... Prosseda's
interpretations are marked by unusual and expressive colors. The
dynamic nuances are as striking as the razor- sharp but enver chilling
clarity of his play, which is [...
] full of
expression without being pathetic.
Meanwhile, Roberto has
also finished the recording of the complete piano works
by Charles Gounod for DECCA. The album will be
published for the 200th birthday of
Gounod in 2018
Prosseda's concert calendar for
2017/18 will include numerous
concerts to be performed with
international symphonic orchestras,
sonatas and "Romances
sans paroles" , a
newly conceived program combining Mendelssohn's
"Lieder ohne Worte" with compositionsn by Gounod and completed by works of other French
Romantic composers .
birthday in 2018, Prosseda will
the Renaissance of the Pedal Piano, performing
Europe and abroad the
concert for piano
pédalier by Gounod
and several recitals as well.
Playing Heart, Soul and Feet'
" ... Italian
pianist Roberto Prosseda revives a lost art, recreating the haunting
melodies of a pedal piano. The Italian pianist is on a one-man mission
to revive the music of the pedal piano, a monstrous double-decker grand
piano that was popular in the late-19th century but has long since
fallen out of fashion. In addition to the theatrical element, there is
the almost architectural quality of the sound, created by the interplay
of the two vertically stacked soundboards. In the works for pedal piano
by Schumann, that spatial element is given an emotional dimension.
Corinna da Fonseca Wollheim, The Wall
"... Gounod's music for
pedal piano: great stuff! [...]
disc really does represent a revelation ..." Classics Today / Major Discoveries
'" ... a real
winner … one of the very jolliest of piano-and-orchestra
recordings to come my way for some time … being Gounod, it is
supremely well-crafted melodic music, but the kind of material that can
collapse like a soufflé without the right cast to show it in its
best light … Hyperion's cast is top drawer … given exactly
the right light touch and deft execution, abetted by Howard Shelley's
stylish accompaniment, Gounod's box of bonbons is an unexpected delight
Our longtime activity as general management of Apap have ended.
bye and good luck!
preparing, planning and realisation of all concerts
already agreed with ART WORKs nothing will change.
For any information+questions we will remain in full charge.
Till end of season 2016/17, that
running concert negotiations already engaged.
Calendar of Apap concerts with ART WORKs:
Rosa (USA) * 7.-10.3. Atelier
Cergy-Pontoise (Conserv.) * 11.3. Cergy
Pontoise (F) * 12.3.
Pontoise (F) * 14.3.
Cergy-Pontoise (F) * 19.3. Calais
(F) * 22.3.
Izmir (Tk) * 24.3.
Winterthur (CH) * 25.3.
Haag (NL) * 12.-15.6.
Villa Musica (G), Masterclasses *
(D) * 17.6.
Edenkoben (D) * 18.6. Schloss Engers (D) * 19.6. Villa
Musica, Mastercla. 24.6.
Reims (F) * 31.7. + 1.8. Lunéville (F) WS *
Tour Schweden *
w. Giora Feidman & Arditti String Quartett)
Chap. 4, The fire
"Zeks Yiddishe Lider un
(CD Feidman & Arditti String
Quartett: Der Golem)
Kim Kashkashian & Munich
We're happy to renew our
collaboration with Betty Olivero, one of the most admired
composers in Israel.
Betty has become
known for her exquisite expressions of Jewish and Israeli cultural and
identity in her music. Her career developed largely in Europe during
residence in Florence, Italy between 1983 and 2001.
her return to Israel in 2002, she became the first woman composer in Israel to
assume the post of
a professor of composition at Bar-Ilan
In 2004, the Jerusalem Symphony
her as the first woman in Israel to
assume the post of composer in residence.
Above and beyond her professional successes, the quality of her music,
especially its emotional impact, established her as a leading composer
generation in Israel and a worldwide acclamed artist.
Thus critics in Israel
showered her with superlatives.
Lucio Berio said
I think that [Betty
Olivero] is one of the most authentic musical forces now, one of the
self-aware and deeply connected to today’s Jewish music. … As a
is a most impressive voice in Jewish culture and an important presence
worldwide perspective as well. [...] What is great about her
that she does not use the tradition as an ideological tool or, worse,
as a political
tool. She uses the spiritual dimension... "
Among the many works she composed for great
international orchestras and chamber music ensembles, there's the
soundtrack for the German silent movie "Der
Golem" commissioned by ART WORKs Berlin in
1996 for Giora Feidman and the Arditti String
The ART WORKS production
"Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam" combining a restored copy of
the famous silent movie by Paul Wegener with Olivero's multicolored and
somptous soundtrack has been premiered at the Vienna Konzerthaus with Giora Feidman and the Arditti String Quartett and since
then the film and the music continue to be shown worldwide.
Since Olivero's composition which combines different contemporary musical styles with Jewish Folk and Klezmer as
well as with very old Jewish
liturgical music, has proved to have such a musical impact that
it also can stand alone - without the film - Betty Olivero has composed
out of her sound track several chamber music versions to be
performed without the screening of the film.
The 2 suites
for clarinet and string quartett or string orchestra
include all themes of the film and elements of the deeply touching
liturgical chants, but also the jazzy and explosiv yiddish dances.
On October 19,
2017, the GOLEM film will be shown together with Olivero's
music at the theatre Erfurt in teh
frame of the Jewish-Israeli
information and material for both formulas -
the silent movie with Olivero's soundtrack and the 2 chamber music
- are available
will also be happy to provide you with the contact data
of the editor for getting the rental
Another of Oliver's chamber music works, gets an
increasing, but deeply said importance in our period of worldwide wars
and struggles and is worldwide performed: "Neharo't,
She chose elegies by mothers,
widows and sisters who had lost their loved ones as a point of
reference for her composition.
Betty Olivero taped women in mourning, all living in Mediterranean
countries, as well as elegies and love songs
performed by dedicated Israeli singers. The material was then
edited and adapted to a sequence of vocal and instrumental tape
soundings, which are heard in the piece at set times, as an addition to
the live playing of the soloist and the string orchestra.
bringing this dialogue between musical styles, stemming from the past
and the present, Betty Olivero emphasizes and accentuates the universal
character of the mourning elegies. Neharo't
Neharo't is a dedication to all those women and children living in
areas of war.
The title Neharo't
Neharo't, means 'Rivers Rivers'
in Hebrew, and refers to the rivers
and floods of tears which are too often shed by mourning women
in disastrous situations. On the other hand, the title contains also an
element of hope:
the root of the Hebrew word 'nahar' (river) resembles the word 'nehara', meaning 'ray of light'.
A recording of
this composition can be heard on the left side.
original soundtrack by
"SUMIKO - Clip"
"Dance of Swordas" & "Carneval
new music composed
"THE WIND" a silent movie from 1928 with
Hollywood movie star Lillian Gish: will be
premiered on July 22, 2017 in Cividale del Friuli on the occasion of the Italian
festival "Mittelfest". Two moer screenings will follow on July 24 in
Pordenone and July 25. in
The film, rated by the
National Film registry to be "culturally, historicallyl and aesthetically significant, was made by the Swedish
film director Victor Sjöström,
the Swedish actor Hanson played the male lead.
Buchwald sound track is based on a dialogue
between parts of composed music for
strings and sequences of improvised music
played by an ensemble the instrumentation of which is not determinated,
but can be chosen on location. A piano will
link both elements to each other.
original sound track
a French-Russian silent movie from
1927 will be premiered
at the 1st
International Freiburg Filmmusic
Festival in April 2018.
Francaise will release a DVD with Buchwald's new sound track.
The German soloist, conductor and composer
A. Buchwald is one of the pioners of the renaissance of
silent movie music and recognized as a master of that genre, especially regarded as one of the finest
interpreters, and sought
after worldwide for silent movie
performances with live music.
Based on his repertoire of more
films, he as appeared at film festivals in
abroad, being invited to special events in New York, Tokyo,
Paris, Tel Aviv and Munich and has
performed more than 2900 movie concerts as a soloist, with his Silent Movie Music
Company or by conducting symphony orchestras.
numerous new original symphonic soundtracks,
among which "Faust"
and "Nosferatu" by Murnau," Paris
qui dort" by Rene Clair or the Japanese
legandary silent movie"A girl named Sumiko".
DVD copies of
a screening with Buchwalds new soundtracks are now available."
restored version of the longtime lost Japanese classic "The girl Sumiko" has been shown by ARTE
together with the music by Buchwald,
commissioned by Goethe-Intitut Kyoto and premiered at the Filmfestival
premiere of a new score for the silent classic NOSFERATU, the first
Dracula thriller, truly a wonderful symphony of horror, which totally
seduced its public. The score is as melodious, effective and
rhythmically enthralling for the images of the mighty
Carpathians, as for the eerie sea voyage, with the symphony
orchestra´s full of verve revised Wagnerian sound and then
reflecting fright, anxiety, the horror, the spectre of the plague with
all the harrassing possibilities of dissonances ! " Jürgen
“This music is
the essential key for the modern interpretation of
Brian Stoker´s Dracula story, brilliantly working out the ups and
psychological human behavior. Congratulations !” (SWR Radio):
ovation (…) for
an outstanding, highly interesting and congenial interpretation.” (radio
The scores for "Nosferatu", "Faust" and "Sumiko" are
available for further performances with Günter Buchwald conducting.
performance - it was great!“
Chaplin Association Paris
seine Fähigkeit, dem Filmgeschehen einen großen
musikalischen Rahmen zu geben...“
Chambre en Inde"
Photos: 2016 © Anne Lacombe
Music from theatre productions
Naufragés du Fol espoir" :
* Scot Rag * Valse à trois
Atrides" Danse nr.1
from Lemêtres Cd series
now, Lemêtre is doing a workshop
in South-America with
for theme "Le Corps
Musical", working with musicians, actors and dancers.
new production of
Mnouchkine's Théâtre du Soleil, Une
chambre en Inde" with the music of Lemêtre.
Performances are scheduled every day
every Monday + Tuesday) .