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LECTURE BY ROBERTO PROSSEDA ABOUT FRANZ LISZT'S PIANO WORKS INSPIRED BY DANTE AND PETRARCA
Roberto Prosseda’s (Latina, 1975) sensational discovery of new Mendelssohn works made headlines in Europe and led to three Decca releases. His albums have won much acclaim in the press, including the CHOC from Le Monde de la Musique Classique, the Diapason d’Or and Chamber Music CD of the Month in the UK’s Classic FM magazine. In 2010, Deutsche Grammophon selected twelve recordings by Prosseda to add to the box set, “Classic Gold”, released in May 2010. In 2013 Prosseda completed his 10-years project of recording all Mendelssohn’s piano works for Decca in 9 CDs.
Roberto Prosseda has performed regularly with some of the world’s most important orchestras, such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, Moscow State Philharmonic, Bruxelles Philharmonic, Calgary Philharmonic and the mighty Leipzig Gewandhaus. With the Gewandhaus, conducted by Riccardo Chailly, he recorded the 3rd Piano Concerto in E minor by Mendelssohn, released on the Decca International label in September 2009. In Italy he performs regularly for the prestigious Serate Musicali di Milano and the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, and is frequently invited to the major concert series, including La Scala Milan, Unione Musicale in Turin, Accademia Filarmonica Romana in Rome and the Teatro la Fenice in Venice.
Other than Mendelssohn, whose piano music he is considered to be a leading interpreter of today, Prosseda’s interpretations of Mozart, Schubert, Schumann and Chopin have been particularly praised, and these composers have in fact featured in Prosseda’s recent Decca recordings. An active proponent of Italian music, Prosseda also recorded the complete piano works of Petrassi, Dallapiccola and Aldo Clementi.
In September 2011, Prosseda gave his debut on the pedal piano, performing the Concerto for Pedal Piano by Gounod in the world premiere version for modern instrument. Concerts are planned in the next seasons on this instrument, rediscovering the original compositions by Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt and Charles Valentin Alkan. Several composers, including Ennio Morricone, have already written new pieces for pedal piano for Roberto Prosseda, and a recording of the four Gounod's pieces for pedal piano and orchestra with Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana conducted by Howard Shelley, were released on the Hyperion label in autumn 2013.
Roberto Prosseda is also very active in musical divulgation. He wrote the book “Il Pianoforte” for Curci Editori (2013) and realized three documentaries dedicated to Mendelssohn, Chopin and Liszt (Euroarts). He is also giving concert-lectures about the difference between reproduction and interpretation, featuring the new Robot-Pianist “TeoTronico”.
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Date: Friday, May 30, 2014
Opening hours: At 6.00 pm
Location: Italian Cultural Institute
organised by: Italian Cultural Institute