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Biography - Maurizio Baglini

The pianist Maurizio Baglini is one of the most brilliant and respected musicians on the international scene. He was born in Pisa in 1975 and at 24 he won the “World Music Piano Master” award in Montecarlo. His prolific career has taken him all over Europe, America and Asia, with over a thousand and two hundred concerts as a soloist and as many for chamber music, in major music venues, such as the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Kennedy Center in Washington, the Auditorium of the Louvre and the Gasteig in Munich. He has worked with eminent conductors, such as Antonello Allemandi, Giampaolo Bisanti, Massimiliano Caldi, Tito Ceccherini, Daniel Cohen, Howard Griffiths, Armin Jordan, Seikyo Kim, Emanuel Krivine, Karl Martin, Donato Renzetti, Corrado Rovaris, Ola Rudner e Maximiano Valdes. His wide repertoire ranges from Byrd to contemporary music, with special attention to Chopin, Liszt and Schumann. He also plays in duo with the cellist Silvia Chiesa: they are the dedicatees of pieces by Marco Betta, Nicola Campogrande, Gianluca Cascioli e Azio Corghi.

 

He is now recording exclusively for Decca/Universal: his most recent CDs have received great praise from the national and international press: in 2011, he published Rêves, a collection of Liszt masterpieces for solo piano (“Année Liszt en France” award). In the same year he also recorded, together with Silvia Chiesa, Cello Sonatas, with the Sonatas for cello and piano by Brahms and the “Arpeggione” by Schubert, and also Schumann: Carnaval; at the beginning of 2014, Domenico Scarlatti: in tempo di danza. In 2014 he released a new double CD with the whole piano works by Mussorgsky. In 2016 has released for Decca three new CDs: in January the first, dedicated to Schumann Sonatas no. 1 and 2, “Presto Passionato” and Toccata op. 7 – who launched the monographic project started with Carnaval –, in April the CD, recorded with Silvia Chiesa, with the complete works for piano and cello duo by Rachmaninov and in May the CD Tra la carne e il cielo, a tribute to Pier Pasolini, with music by Corghi, along with Silvia Chiesa, Valentina Coladonato, Omero Antonutti and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Turin, directed by Tito Ceccherini.

 

Since 2008 he has been promoting his project “Inno alla gioia” (“Ode to Joy”), which has taken him all around the world, performing Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in the transcendental transcription for piano by Liszt, both in the solo version and with choir and soloists. He debuted with it at the Musèe d'Orsay in Paris, with the choir of Radio France, broadcast live on France Musique and then he performed it in over fifty dates including Monaco, Tel Aviv, Rio de Janeiro, Beirut, and, in Italy, in Cremona (Teatro Pochielli) and Milano (seasons of Società dei Concerti and Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi).

 

Since 2012, together with the multi-media artist Giuseppe Andrea L'Abbate, he has pursued the project “Web Piano”, which marries the live performance of piano masterpieces – such as Schumann's Carnaval, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition or Debussy's Images  with a visual commentary of great impact, projected on a large screen. This audio-visual performance has toured to much success in Italy and abroad, for example at the festival La Roque d'Antheron in Provence, at the Teatro Comunale in Carpi and at the Teatro Comunale in Pordenone, in Italy.

Since 2005, Baglini has been the founder and artistic director of the Amiata Piano Festival, in Tuscany, Italy. From 2011 to 2013 he was artistic Director of the Lesson-concerts project at Palazzo Reale in Pisa and, from 2006 to 2013, of the French chamber festival "Les musiques de Montcaud". Since 2013, for dance and music at Teatro Comunale “Verdi” in Pordenone: in 2015 he had the support of the Italian Ministry for Cultural Activities for the project “Tribute to Pasolini” and was appointed as Cultural Ambassador of Friuli Venezia Giulia region.

 

He holds masterclasses in Fondi (Latina, “InFondi Musica”) and at Accademia Stauffer, Cremona.

 

Maurizio Baglini plays a grand piano Fazioli.

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SHORT BIOGRAPHY - Maurizio Baglini

The pianist Maurizio Baglini is one of the most brilliant and respected musicians on the international scene. At 24 he won the “World Music Piano Master” award in Montecarlo and his prolific career has taken him all over Europe, America and Asia in major music venues, such as Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Kennedy Center in Washington. He is now recording exclusively for Decca/Universal and his most recent CDs – that have received great praise from the national and international press – include piano masterpieces by Liszt, Brahms, Schubert, Schumann, Domenico Scarlatti and Mussorgsky.

He also plays in duo with the cellist Silvia Chiesa: they are the dedicatees of works by Marco Betta, Gianluca Cascioli and Azio Corghi and they recently recorded the complete works for piano and cello duo by Rachmaninov. Since 2005, Baglini has been the artistic director of the Amiata Piano Festival, and, since 2013, for dance and music at Teatro Comunale “Verdi” in Pordenone.  He holds masterclasses in Fondi (Latina, “InFondi Musica”) and at Accademia Stauffer, Cremona.

Maurizio Baglini plays a grand piano Fazioli.

PIANO CONCERTOS

Beethoven:   

n° 1op. 15

n° 2 op. 19

n° 3 op. 37

n° 4 op. 58

n° 5 op. 73

 

Betta Marco:

 Fragments by Il Manoscritto del Principe, for cello, piano and wind orchestra 

 

Brahms:    

n° 1 op. 15

n° 2 op. 83

 

Casella:         

Scarlattiana

 

Chausson:

Concert for piano, violin and strings

 

Chopin:

n° 1 op. 11, in e minor

n° 2 op. 21, in f minor

Variations op; 2 " là ci darem la mano " , from Mozart Don Giovanni

Krakoviak, op. 14

Fantasia on polish arias  op. 13

 

Corghi Azio:

Filigrane Bachiane

tra la Carne e il Cielo

 

De Falla:

Nights in the Gardens of Spain

 

Francaix:

Hommage à l'ami Papageno for piano and wind orchestra

 

Franck:

Variations Symphoniques

 

Gershwin:    

Rhapsody in blue

Piano Concert in F minor

 

Grieg:

Piano Concert op.16

 

Haydn:  

D major piano concert

G major piano concert

 

Hummel:

in B minor, op. 89

 

Liszt:  

n° 1 in E flat major,

n°2 in a Major,

Héxameron,

Totentanz

Malédiction

 

Martucci :

Piano Concert for piano and orchestra

 

Mendelssohn:   

 n° 1  op. 25

 n° 2 op. 40

 

Molinari Giuseppe:

Piano Concert op. 3

 

Mozart:  

Piano Concertos K 246;  K 271 Rondo’ K 382 ; K 413; K 414; K 415; K 449; K 450; K 451; K 453; K 456; K 459 ; K 466 ;K 467; K 488;K 491; K 503; K 537; K 595

 

Paderewski Ignacy Jan:

Piano Concert op. 17

 

Prokofieff:

Piano Concert n.° 1 op. 10

Piano Concert n° 3 op.26

Piano Concert n° 5 op.55

 

Rachmaninoff:   

 n° 1 op. 1

 n° 2 op. 18

 Rhapsody on a Paganini Theme

 

Ravel:

Concert in G major

 

Rota Nino: 

Concerto Soirée

Piano Concert in E minor "Piccolo Mondo Antico"

 

Saint Saëns:  

Piano Concert n. 2 op. 22

Piano Concert n° 5 op. 103 " the Egyptian "

 

Schumann:  

Piano Concert in a minor, op. 54

 

Schostakovic:

n° 1 op. 35, for piano, trumpet and orchestra

 

Skriabin:

Piano Concert op. 20 in F sharp minor

 

Strauss:

Burleske

Piano solo works

Albeniz, Isaac :

 Malaguena,

Asturias

Granada

 

Albeniz, Mattias:

Sonata 

 

J.S. Bach :

 12 Preludes and fugues , from the " Well tempered Harpsichord "

 

J.S. Bach -  F. Busoni:

 Complete works for piano

 

J.S. Bach –  Gèza Zichy:

Chaccone for left hand only

 

J. S. Bach – J. Brahms:

 Chaccone for left hand only 

 

Bèla Bartòk:

Allegro barbaro,

2 Romanian Dances op. 8a

14 Bagatellen op. 6

8 Improvisations op. 20

 

L. van Beethoven:

 Piano Sonatas op. 2 n° 2, op. 7,  op.10 n° 2, op. 27n° 1, op. 27 n. 2, op. 31 n. 2, op. 53, op. 57, op. 79, op. 81a,op.90, op. 101, op.111

Bagatelle op. 33

32 Variations in c minor

15 variations op. 35 “ Eroica “

 

Luciano Berio:

 Wasserklavier, Luftklavier, Erdenklavier, Feuerklavier

 

J. Brahms :

Rapsodia, op. 79 n. 1

Klavierstücke op. 76, n° 1 e n° 8

Intermezzo, op. 118 n° 2

Haendel Variations and Fugue op. 24

 

Bruckner: 

Errinerung

 

Ferruccio Busoni:  

 Sonatina Super Carmen

Chaconne en re mineur, d’ après Bach

Variations sur le prélude de Chopin

 

Alfredo Casella: 

11 Childrens’ pieces

 

F. Chopin:

Allegro de Concert, op. 46

Bolero op. 19

Ballade n° 1 op. 23

Polonaise op. 53

2 Nocturnes  op. 55;

2 Nocturnes  op. 48

Nocturne op. 9 n. 2

Barcarolle op. 60

Impromptu  -Fantasie op. 66

Grande Valse op. 42

Valse op. 18

Valse op. 69, n. 1

4 Mazurkas op. 24

4 Mazurkas op. 41

Berceuse op. 57

Preludio op. 45

Variazioni op. 2 ( piano solo version ), su " Là ci darem la mano ",

dal Don Giovanni di Mozart

Sonata in b minor op. 58

12 Studi op. 10

12 Studi op. 25

Trois Nouvelles Etudes

 

Muzio Clementi :

 Sonatas op. 25 n. 5 and 13 n. 6

Gradus and Parnassum études n. 41/ 50 included

 

Aaron Copland:

the cat & the mouse "

 

Azio Corghi:

Chansons d' elite

Ab Irato Etude

 

Luigi Dallapiccola:

 Sonatina canonica sui capricci di Paganini

 

Claude Debussy:

Images, l livre

Images, ll livre

Trois Etudes

Suite Bergamasque

L'Isle Joyeuse

Préludes, complete, book I and II.

 

Le tombeau di Debussy:

 by Dukas,Roussel,Goossens,Malipiero,De Falla,Schmitt,Bartok,Strawinski

 

Filippo Maria Gherardeschi:

Sonata in e major

 

Enrique Granados:

 El Pelele

Andaluza

 

Louis Moreau Gottschalk:

 Manchega

Jota Aragonesa

Souvenir de Puerto Rico

 

F. J Haydn :

 Sonatas n° 29, n° 50, n. 32. N. 37.

 

C. Koechlin:

12 Pastorales, op. 77

Paysages et marines

Les Heures Persanes op. 65 

 

Liszt:    

Années de pelerinage, deuxieme année, Italie ( complete )

Venezia et Napoli

Héxameron

Jeux d’ eau à Villa d’ Este

Bénédicion de Dieu dans la solitude

Complete Paganini études

Sospiri!

Bagatelle sans tonalité

Hungarian Rhapsodies n. 2 and 5

Méphisto Valses n. 1 and 4 .

Concert études

Complete transcendental études

A’ la Chapelle Sixtine ( Ave Verum Mozart ).

En reve nocturne

Nuages gris

Abschied

Valse d' Adele ( from Géza Zichy, included the original version for left hand only ).

Symphony n.9 ( Beethoven ): piano solo version and 2 pianos version

Foglie morte ( by Soriano)

Funeral March from  Don Sebastiano, Donizetti

Sultan March (Donizetti)             

 “Spirto gentil”

 Wagner:  Lohengrin Admonition and Elsa’ s Dream; Parsifal March.                           

  

F. Mendelssohn Barthòldy :

Variations Sérieuses, op. 54

 

Darius Milhaud:

Saudades do Brasil

 

W. A. Mozart:

 8 Variations K 613

12 Variations K 265

Sonatas K 280, K 284, K 309, K 310, K 311, K 330, K 331, K 457, K 545, K 576

 

Modest Mussorgsky:

Tableaux d’ une exposition

 

S. Prokofieff:

Piano Sonata n° 3 op. 28, 4 pieces op. 4

                   

S. Rachmaninoff:

Complete études Tableaux op. 39

 

M. Ravel:

Le Tombeau de Couperin, Suite pour piano

La Valse

 

Camille Saint-Saëns:

Etude de concert op. 52 n° 6

Complete Etudes op. 111 n° 1 , 4 et 6

  

D . Scarlatti :

16 Keyboard Sonatas

 

A.Schoenberg:

6 Kleine Klaviertücke op.19

Suite op. 25

  

Schubert:

Sonata in g major, D 894

Sonata in d major, D 853

Wanderefantasie, D 760, op. 15

6 Moments musicaux, D 780 Improvviso 90 n° 4

  

Robert Schumann:

Carnaval op. 9

Faschisschwank aus Wien, op. 26

In der Nacht, dai Pezzi Fantastici op. 12

Papillons op. 2

Abegg Variations op. 1

 

 Dmitri Shostakovic:

6 little Children Pieces

5 preludi ( 1920 )

 

Alexandre Scriabin:

Sonata ° 3 op. 23

Sonata n° 5 op. 53

 

Padre Antonio Soler:

Fandango

 

Joseph Suk:

 O Pràtelstvi' , op. 36

 

Wagner - Bulow :

 Ouverture dai Meister Singer

 

Wagner Liszt:

 Lohengrin and Parsifal

CHAMBER MUSIC

Bach :

Sonate for harpsichord  & viola da gamba

Sonate for flute & harpsichord

Sonate for violin and harpsichord

 

Bartok :

Sonata for 2 pianos & percussions (both parts)

Contrasti, Trio for violin, clarinet & piano

Folklore Dances for violin and piano

 

Beethoven :

Trio op. 1 n° 1, for piano, violin & cello

Trio op. 11, for piano, clarinet (or violin) & cello

Trio op. 70 n. 1 " Ghosts " for piano, violin & cello

Trio op. 97 for piano, violin & cello.

Sonata op. 23 for violin & piano

Sonata op. 24 for violin & piano

Sonata op. 30 n° 2 for violin and piano

Sonata op. 47 " Kreutzer " for violin and piano

Variations for cello & piano on " die Zauberflöte "

Sonatas op. 5 n. 1, 2  for cello and piano

Sonatas op. 102 n. 2 for cello and piano

 

                   

Brahms :

Sonatas op. 120 for alto (or clarinet) & piano

Sonata in a major op. 100 for violin & piano

Ungarian Dances, for piano, 4 hands

Trio op. 40 for piano, violin, & horn

Trio op. 8 for piano, violin and cello

Trio op. 114 for piano, clarinet and cello.

Sonata n° 1 for cello and piano op.38

 

Britten:

Cello and piano sonata

 

Busoni :

complete works for cello and piano

 

Nicola Campogrande:

150 decibel for cello and piano (dedicated to Silvia Chiesa & Maurizio Baglini)

 

Gianluca Cascioli:

Sonata for cello and piano (dedicated to Silvia Chiesa & Maurizio Baglini)

 

Chausson:

Concerto for violin, piano and strings quartet, op. 21

Piano Trio

 

Chopin :

complete works for cello and piano

 

Copland :

Sonata for clarinet & piano

 

Azio Corghi :

Un petit train de plaisir, Suite for 2 pianos (second piano).

Due movimenti per violino e pianoforte

D’ après cinq chansons d’ élite for cello and piano (dedicated to Silvia Chiesa & Maurizio Baglini)

 

 B.J. Dale :  

Romance for viola & piano

 

Debussy :

sonata for cello and piano

Piano trio

Sonata for violin and piano

 

Dvôrak :

Piano Quintett, op. 81

Romantic pieces, op. 75, for violin & piano

Slovenian Dances, piano 4 hands

Dumky Trio in e minor

Piano Quartet in e flat major

 

Elgar :

Piano Quintett in a minor op.84

 

Guido Alberto Fano:

Sonata in d minor for cello and piano

 

Fauré :

Piano Trio

Two Piano quartets

 

Graham Fitkin :

Hard Fairy, for two pianos and Soprano Saxophone

 

Franck :

Sonata in a major for violin & piano

Piano Quintet in F minor.

 

Grieg:

Sonata for cello and piano

 

Hindemith:

sonata for horn and piano in F major

 

Leonid Hoffman :

Trio for piano, violin & cello

 

J. N. Hummel :

Piano Quintett op. 87

 

C. Koechlin:

Sonata for cello & piano op.66

20 Chansons Bretonnes for cello & piano op.115

 

Messiaen:

Visions de l’ Amen, for two pianos

 

Medtner :

Piano Quintet

 

Mendelssohn:

complete cello and piano works

Complete piano trios

 

Milhaud :

Scaramouche for 2 pianos

3 Capricci da Paganini, for violin and piano

 

Mozart :

5 Sonate for violin and piano

Sonata for 2 pianos K 448

Trio K 502 for piano, violin & cello

Quintett for piano & wind K 452

 

Rachmaninoff :

Suite n° 1 op. 5 for 2 pianos (second piano)

Suite n° 2 op. 17, for 2 pianos (both parts)

Trio elegiàque n° 1 for violin, cello & piano

Sonata op. 19 for cello and piano

 

Ravel:

Tzigane, for violin & piano

 

Respighi :

Piano Quintett in f minor

Violin & piano sonata

 

 

Rota :

Trio for flute, violin & piano (1958)

Sonata for clarinet & piano

 

Saint Saens:  

two sonatas for cello and piano

Piano and Trumpet Septet

 

Schostakovic:

7 lyrics for soprano, violin, cello  and piano

Two piano trios

Preludes for flute and piano

Cello and piano sonata

 

 

Schubert :

Sonata "Arpeggione" for viola & piano

Trio Op. 99 for piano, violin and cello

Trio op. 100 for piano, violin and cello

 

Schumann :

Piano Quintet op 44

Sonata n° 1 op. 105 for violin & piano

3 Romanzen, op.94 per oboe (or clarinetto) & pianoforte

Adagio e Alegro op. 70 , for horn  (or cello) & piano

Fantasie Stücke op. 73

Piano Quartet op. 47

 

Szymanowsky:

3 Capricci da Paganini, for violin and piano

 

Strauss:

 Serenata for two pianos

 Sonata for cello and piano

 

Strawinsky :

Concerto for 2 pianos (1st piano)

 

Weber :

"Gran duo concertante" for clarinet & piano