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PRESS
ROBERTO PROSSEDA
Mendelssohn  Edition
Complete Piano Works


" [...] He especially makes clear, that Mendelssohn is not a Kitsch-composer!
His play is so clear, that even on modern pianos, the sound possibilities of the 19th century remain still apparent. Prosseda discovers middle voices and second lines, integrates them intelligently and takes transitions with great care.
At the same time, he renounces to giant rubati and doses the use of pedal.
His sparkling touch (which also distinguishes his recent Mozart recordings) is always convincing.
[...]
 In summa, Prosseda 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 contrasts.

[...] a music who, almost as Chopin, tells stories in an utmost small space. … “
FONO FORUM,  Juli/17

" [...] Prosseda has recorded these pieces with supreme pianistic mastery, but also, however, with a sens for the respective microcosm, the atmospherique picture into which he engages 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.
Playing Mendelssohn is difficult
[...] And this is exactly what makes this complete recording so worth listening. An immense empathy, an outstanding refinement of play and the deep understanding of the music arising from the knowledge about Mendelssohn as a human being. An unconditional recommendation for this 10 Cds-Box, not only because of the actual uniqueness with reference qualities.
" MDR Kultur 2017


Mozart
Piano Sonatas 1 - 6




“ …  a performance  which sets, more uncomprimisingly than all his spiritual predecessors, on sensible articulation and phrasing, colourfulness, agility and flexibility.

However, the instrument he chose was not a historical fortepiano, but a Fazioli grand piano from 2015, delicately tuned in one of the historical unequal temperaments, which allowed him to realize amazingly well Mozart’s piano writing in a lean way, with an extreme richness of nuances and a soft piano down to a breathed-like pianissimo.

Thus, he realized an interpretation […] which is free from professoral or historicizing rigidity, but still less from the smart ‘modern’ one-track-ideology with which Mozart can still often be heard.

On the contrary, I have the impression that, here, it has been succeeded to convey the whole musical wealth of these Sonatas more lively and more powerfully than ever.

Prosseda always remains close to the text, but presents it by a colour palette applied in an excitingly imaginative way and constantly opening new perspectives: a recording which has to become a new reference.    Ingo Harden, Fono Forum

" ... the choice of the instrument plaid a major role. Even though he plays a modern grand piano, it’s mechanic and soundboard allow him to explore effects reminding a pianoforte. And moreover, he chose the tempered Valotti tuning still common in the 19th century.

The combination of these 3 elements for the recording of the first 6 piano sonatas leads to an extremely remarkable and impressive sound experience.

Thus, we’re really looking forward to how the pianist will approach the next works by the Salzburg master. " DR-Kultur


Pedal Piano - Project
   
   Charles Gounod
Works f. Pedal Piano
 
Complete Pedal Piano Recital    


" ... the sound world is fascinating: a multi-textured tapistry woven by an empowered soloist... "  Int. Piano
"... Gounod's music for pedal piano: great stuff!  [...] This disc really does represent a revelation ..."   Classics Today / Major Discoveries

"... among the very jolliest of piano and orchestra recordings that had coem my way for some time [...] a real winner [...]  an unexpected delight."   Gramophone

Playing heart, soul and feet: Italian pianist Roberto Prosseda revives a lost art, recreating the haunting melodies of a pedal piano [...]  there is the almost architectural quality of the sound, created by the interplay of the two vertically stacked soundboards. .. "   Wall Street Journal

" ... charming and witty, sometimes massive and sometimes delicate. [...]  Prosseda plays all of the solo parts with Gallic elegance ... "
Int. record review













BETTY
OLIVERO







(...) There were many more beautiful moments in Merkavot by the Israeli composer Betty Olivero. In its first movement, quiet communications among solo strings survived sudden single events: percussion impulses or huge chords that had a somewhat Messian- like shine and seductiveness, but within a far more fluid musical world. The second, with warbling flute and clarinet, the constant, again swayed and bulged unpredictably. Here was one composer to ask back (...)"  The New York Times

"(...) The major discovery was Betty Olivero`s Batnun, a single-movement Concerto for double bass and orchestra that stands as one of the few fully convincing solo pieces for double bass I've encountered (...)"   The New York Times

"Betty Olivero`s song-cycle, Cantes Amargos, is one of the most beautiful works of its kind heard in recent memory (...)"  Daily News


"(...) The combination of the old German film Der Golem from 1920 with the music written by the Israeli composer Betty Olivero, has created a whole which is bigger than its components. The sounds not only enrich the film, they are magnificent music which combines the Klezmer elements with the Baroque, all plane without any disguise, to create a convincing sound."
Ha'retz

"(...) In Olivero's hands, the Hosha'ana sounds commanding, insisting. It cries for God in a protest manner, with the pain of dissonant chords, with Piccolo and Bells and screaming strings. A heart penetrating scream, an unforgettable music. (...)Presenze by Olivero was thrilling with its wonderful bravery and its orchestral and melodic innovation."  Ha'retz

"(...) The ensemble presented the world premiere of a profoundly beautiful work by the Israeli composer Betty Olivero Achot Ketana ("In Memoriam"). A mezzo-soprano intones a Hebrew prayer from 13th century Spain to music based on the opening harmonies and gestures of Bach's "Chaconne" for solo violin. The piece is full of echoes: three solo violinists and a clarinetist stand behind the string ensemble, introducing ideas and providing commentary, all directed by Olivero's sense of drama and precision of ear." Globe Staff  
 
AUDIO
ROBERTO PROSSEDA

Mozart

Piano Sonatas 7-12
         Sonate Nr.7 in C, KV 309, Rondeau Allegretto Gracioso

      
  Sonate Nr.9 in D, KV 310, Presto

         Sonate Nr.10 in D, KV 330, Andante Cantabile

          Sonate Nr.11 in D, KV 331, Andante Gracioso

      
  Sonate Nr. 12 in F, KV 332, Allegro

      
       
Release:   October 2017, DECCA Italy



LUCA LOMBARDI
"Warum?"  

       String Quartett
          
3rd mov  "Wilder Reiter"   *  5th mov   "Scherzo (SHoA2)"  * 
               7th mov  
"SHAlom"

         Live-recording 2006, Nomos Quartett




"Mendelssohn at the Jewish Museum Berlin"

        
  Live recording  2016

         Roberto Prosseda
, piano


BETTY OLIVERO
"Neharo't, Neharo't"



        
   Live recording 2015  
              


         Kim Kashkashian, viola, 
Münchner Kammerorchester
  

VIDEO
ROBERTO PROSSEDA
Live in concert






W.A. Mozart
Piano Concert  KV 721,
3rd mov
with I Virtuosi Italiani

F. Mendelssohn
   Variations sérieuses, d-moll, op. 54
Live, Lodi 2015

CD "Mendelssohn Complete Piano Works"




ROBERTO PROSSEDA
Pedal Piano Project




Charles Gounod
  Conc. p. Piano-pédalier et Orchestre, 3.Satz 
Live in Pordenone

Ch.V. Alkan
  Grand Prélude op.66, n.4 pour piano pédalier,
*** DVD  "Pedal Piano Recital"

J.S. Bach
   Passacaglia , c-moll, BWV 582,
KV 608
 


JEAN JACQUES
LEMETRE
Babel Orkestra


   Video Clipping
World Premier
Montreal, Satosphere

INTERVIEWS
ROBERTO PROSSEDA
   Interview



Upon Music ...
SKY Classica
Nov 2016


ROBERTO PROSSEDA
  Interview


Upon Mozart Sonatas
w. David Warn
pianostreet.com