ÆVEA | AE16003 | 2016


Massenet, J.: Complete Piano Works
Maurizio Zaccaria, Piano

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Total duration: 60:09
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Amongst the operas, the orchestral works and the songs, for which he is very well known, Jules mile Frdric Massenet (1842-1912) also wrote a piano concerto and various piano pieces. These include a cycle of Improvisations, Ten pieces "de genre" (Op. 10), 2 Valses, 2 Impressions, and some other separated pieces. It can be identified with relative ease the Melodie, alas 'Elgie', the famous song. The CD also include the recording of two transcriptions derived from famous Massenet's melodies: the Meditation from 'Thais', and the 'Aragonaise' from 'Le Cid'. The character of Massenet's music here is mostly cantabile with some virtuoso and fast pieces which give a great variety to the series.
Maurizio Zaccaria is a young talenet from Bari with a great technical ease and interpretive ability. Aldo Ciccolini wrote about him: "This evening Ive had the great joy to play with young Maurizio Zaccaria performing Rachmaninoffs Third piano concerto, which is really very difficult. I think that Maurizio Zaccaria is a pianist endowed with rare technical and musical means. His interpretation was moving! I wish him a brilliant carrier. Hes worth of it".
The recordings has been captured in the wonderful theatre of Atri, Teramo, using 6 microphones (Neumann and Sennheiser) and Prism Sound top-class equipment.

Reviews

Zaccarias intgrale is well worth your attention [...] [Massenet']s complete solo piano works comprise 12 titles composed between 1867 and 1907 (they break down into 29 separate short works) and fit conveniently on to one CD. ‐Jeremy Nicholas (01/08/2016) 

Nevertheless, Zaccaria has a light touch well suited to Massenets underrated piano music. The delights come in many forms: Un momento musicale (1897) is a terrific piece, and deserves to be heard more. The delights come in many forms. ‐Colin Clarke **** (01/07/2017) 

Zaccaria has won prizes at many competitions and brings technical and musical abilities to this music. Performance and sound quality is very good. ‐James Harrington (01/01/2017) 

Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik (4/2016). Nominated @ Jury Klaviermusik category! (See more @ http://www.schallplattenkritik.de/component/docman/doc_download/162-longlist-42016/) ‐ Schallplattenkritik (01/10/2016) 

D'une extrme prcision, en parfaite adquation aver la virtuosit de la Toccata, impressionne plus encore dans la 'Valse lente'... Et Maurizio Zaccaria, en s'inscrivant dans cette ligne, apparat particulirement en phase avec la musique de Massenet. ‐Grard Cond ***** (01/07/2016) 

Complete Piano Works
Maurizio Zaccaria, Piano

ÆVEA
Prod. No.: 163 / 2016
Cat. No: AE16003
UPC: 634065037130
No. Album(s): 1

Recorded @ Teatro Comunale di Atri, Teramo, 2013

Sound engineer: Alessandro Simonetto
Photo/paint on cover: Umberto Lopez
Artwork: OnClassical

Equipment used: 6-mics
Instrument(s) used: Steinway & Sohns D-274 piano

An OnClassical prod., © 2013

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