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 “Antartica” CD Wirripang Wirr 059

Immagine copertina_Antarctica CD

New music for toy piano and/or piano played by Antonietta Loffredo.
Another exciting University of Western Sydney project of newly composed works inspired by the landscapes and atmospheres of one of the most fascinating continents on the planet.  Antarctica is considered an inhospitable continent but it has fascinated and inspired not only travellers, scientists, researchers but musicians and writers.  This program of eleven composers from five countries draws on the sounds of the piano, and the clear, distinctive sound of two toy pianos, into their works. This music been performed by Antonietta in Australia and Italy.
Antarctica volume of the scores also available online.

 

 

[1]  Sara Carvalho (Portugal) Inside Silence
[2]  Diana Blom (Australia) The Blue Ice Cave
[3]  Mercedes Zavala (Spain) Implacable Ice
[4]  Francesco Schweizer (Italy) “A” As Antarctica
[5]  Stefano Procaccioli (Italy) Percorso A
[6]  Chris Adams (New Zealand) Erebus
[7]  Nathan Wilson (Australia) HeartBroken Star In The Dream Winds Of Endless Night
[8]  Paolo Longo (Italy) Isola di memorie
[9]  Gian Gaolo Luppi (Italy) Antarctica Suite
[10] Antonio Giacometti (Italy) Icewhite (penguin’s steps in the eternity of nothing)
[11] Paul Smith (Australia) Iceberg Variations

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“Shadows and Silhouettes” CD Wirripang Wirr 047

Shadows and SihouettesNew piano compositions celebrating a Chinese-Western confluence played by Antonietta Loffredo.
A University of Western Sydney project this interesting CD is the third by Antoinetta in a collaboration with the composers who have been encouraged to write new pieces for this project.
It consists of piano pieces which draw on such influences as Chinese bird song; stylistic characteristics of Chinese instruments on an Australian folk tune; impressions of Shanghai; a phrase from Yijing (l-ching); teracotta figures of a travelling orchestra on horseback; a Chinese nursery rhyme; the concept of Qi; a Hong Kong market early in the morning; a poem by Chinese poet Po Chu (772-846); the musics of the three cultures of Malaysia; and from a Chinese perspective, winter days and a funeral in Australia.

 

 

[1] Diana Blom The Travelling Chinese Orchestra
[2] Michael Hanan Birds Calling in Cloud Valley
[3] Valerie Ross Regaslendro
[4] Ann Boyd Market Gardens and Musicians
[5] – [7] Massimo Priori A flower and not a flower (P’u – Hua Fei Hua) – Tre contrappunti
[8] Julian Yu Three Variations on Waltzing Matilda
[9] Phoon Yew Tien Winter days
[10] Phoon Yew Tien A Funeral
[11] Bruce Crossman Qi Colour from Hidden Resonances
[12] Francesco Schweizer Lakes resting one on the other
[13] Caroline Szeto Moon Rhyme
[14] John Peterson Impressions of Shanghai

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‘‘CHILDHOOD IN MUSIC’’ CD Wirripang Wirr 042

Childhood in music“Piano music by contemporary Australian and Italian composers played by Antonietta Loffredo.
A University of Western Sydney project this interesting CD is the second by Antoinetta in a collaboration with the composers who have been encouraged to write new pieces inspired by chilhood, simplified only in its instrumental components without linguistic or aesthetic compromises to enhance the different poetics that mark the contemporary art music panorama.

Scores by the Wirripang composers-  Sofia Marita, Ji Yun Lee, Michael Atherton and Diana Blom are available online.”

http://www.australiancomposers.com.au/

 

 

[1] Sofia Marita Swinging for Ari
[2] – [3] Paul Smith Kawaii Suite – Ponyo, Mokona
[4] Holly Harrison A’ is for Alice
[5] Ji Yun Lee Colour Variation I
[6] Michael Atherton Nanna told me so
[7] – [13] Massimo Priori  Sette piccoli pezzi
[14] Francesco Schweizer Music for a snowy day
[15] Stefano Procaccioli Fogli dall’album – baluginii e distorsioni per pianoforte solo
[16] Diana Blom and Adrian Barr The Cat’s Meow

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GIOCHI E RIFLESSI DAL ’900

L’INFANZIA IN MUSICA” CD Phoenix PH 08137

Pianoforte2Alcuni anni fa iniziai una ricerca di brani adatti ai primi anni di studio del pianoforte, nel tentativo di trasmettere agli alunni il mio interesse per il repertorio contemporaneo. Ovviamente, per condividere non solo l’interesse personale, ma anche il piacere e il divertimento che scaturivano da un repertorio troppo spesso giudicato complesso e destinato inevitabilmente a un pubblico “preparato”… Erano brani scelti per i primi anni di studio, perché ritenevo importante far conoscere fin da subito linguaggi e ambiti estetici molto diversi, così che gli alunni potessero sperimentare tutte le possibilità di estrarre un significato dalla propria esperienza musicale. I brani proposti in questo CD vogliono essere soltanto un esempio di quanto sia interessante ed eclettico il  panorama che ha connotato la scrittura pianistica degli ultimi quarant’anni: non necessariamente musica da far suonare ai bambini, ma tante e innovative strade musicali che vedono nell’infanzia un simbolo, il nuovo da cui gettare un ponte verso il futuro.
© 2008  Antonietta Loffredo 
 
[  1] – [14] Sophia Gubaidulina (1931) Musical Toys
[15] – [21] Helmut Lachenmann (1935) Ein Kinderspiel
[22] – [23] György Kurtág (1926) Játékok I – Perpetuum mobile (Objet trouvé), Hommage à Tschaikovsky
[24] – [32] Mercedes Zavala (1963) Mirada*
[33] – [36] Stefano Procaccioli (1960) Quattro Grès per T.*
[37] – [46] Paolo Longo (1967) Jeux et Berceuses*
[47] – [51] Bent Lorentzen (1935) Five easy piano pieces
[52] – [53] Toru Takenitsu (1930 -1996) Piano pieces for Children
* Prima registrazione mondiale

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