Tag Archives: Aldo Ciccolini

great compositions/performances: Aldo Ciccolini: Aida, danza sacra e duetto finale, S.436 (Verdi-Liszt)

Aldo Ciccolini: Aida, danza sacra e duetto finale, S.436 (Verdi-Liszt)

Vincent d’Indy – Symphony on a French Mountain Air, Op. 25

great compositions/performances: Erik Satie – 3 Gymnopedies (Ciccolini) video from Rene Clair – Entr’acte (1924)

Erik Satie – 3 Gymnopedies

(piano:  Aldo Ciccolini)

Erik Satie – 3 Gymnopedies
piano: Aldo Ciccolini
1. lent et douloureux 0:00
2. lent et triste 3:05
3. lent et grave 5:30

video from Rene Clair – Entr’acte (1924)

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Aldo Ciccolini plays Granados Goyescas no.1 : Los requiebros 1966

Aldo Ciccolini (1925 ~ ), Italian-French pianist

Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
no.1 : Los requiebros

Recorded in 1966

Mozart Piano Sonata No 11 K 331 A major ‘Turkish March’ Aldo Ciccolini

From Wikipedia:
“Alla Turca” redirects here. For the general Turkish-inspired trend in European Music so called, see Turkish music (style).
The Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K. 331 (300i), by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a piano sonata in three movements. It is uncertain where and when Mozart composed the sonata; however, Vienna or Salzburg around 1783 is currently thought to be most likely (Paris and dates as far back as 1778 have also been suggested).

All of the movements are in the key of A major or A minor; therefore, the work is homotonal. A typical performance of this entire sonata takes about 20 minutes[1]

  1. Andante grazioso – a theme with six variations
  2. Menuetto – a minuet and trio
  3. Alla Turca – Allegretto

The last movement, “Alla Turca”, popularly known as the “Turkish Rondo”, is often heard on its own and is one of Mozart’s best-known piano pieces; it was Mozart himself who titled the rondo “Alla Turca”.[2] It imitates the sound ofTurkish Janissary bands, the music of which was much in vogue at that time. Various other works of the time imitate this Turkish style, including Mozart’s own opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail. In Mozart’s time, the last movement was sometimes performed on pianos built with a “Turkish stop“, allowing it to be embellished with extra percussion effects.

The theme of the first movement was used by Max Reger in one of his best known works, the Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Mozart (1914) for orchestra.

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