Viva Piano – Viva Forte
The new “Viva Piano-Viva Forte” project highlights the latin spirit and juxtaposes works ranging from the baroque era to the present day. The repertoires of Bach, Scarlatti and Galuppi happily rub shoulders with the folk and popular works by Ginastera and Villa-Lobos, the more intimate world of Mompou and the poetic world of Debussy and Ravel. The contrasting colours, the profusion of rhythms, sometimes perceptive, sometimes languorous, characterize this passionate and unusual musical itinerary.
Compiled with my students at the Bern University of Arts, this CD is dedicated to the association « Soliday » in the Canton of Aargau with a wish to contribute to the well-being of children in this region of Switzerland.
Our thanks go primarily to the Music Department of the Bern University of Arts, the Yamaha Music Europe-GmbH and to “Tasti’Era-Projects” for their generous support.
Works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Domenico Scarlatti, Antonio Soler, Baldassare Galuppi, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Frank Martin, Federico Mompou, Bohuslav Martinu, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Alberto Ginastera, Ernesto Lecuona, Ernesto Nazareth
With Nadia Coquoz, Simon Huonder, Fabienne Mittaz, Nikola Pesic, Cassie Brecheisen, Arman Grigorian, Tanja Biderman, Mickaël Dolci, Xinyi Wang, Dominik Berchten, Simone Cagnasso, Carla Garcia, Chao Gao, Patricia Pagny
Recorded 2015 at Bern University of the Arts, Large Hall
YAMAHA CFX Concert Piano
Recording Engineer: Benoît Piccand, Samuel Gfeller
More information : www.tastieraprojects.com