PRESS REVIEWS 2013
... Bacchetti favorece una aproximación lírica a estas piezas (muy alejada
de la interpretación de Gould) con un sonido muy bello, más rico en texturas que Schiff o
Hewitt, dando mucha animación al contrastar velocidades de ejecución entre piezas de una
misma suite con energía rítmica y elegancia. ...
Belleza es el calificativo más apropiado
Amazon.es - customer reviews, 11 de enero de 2013, Piotr Petrovich
... Bacchetti's touch, really remarkable for its clarity and limpid accuracy of sound,
with a thinly veiled timbre of the beautiful Fazioli entrusted to him, has exalted as best one can
the Viennese essence of the score, seconded by the breaking of tempos chosen by Rimonda. But at the
same time, the execution given by Bacchetti has known to value with efficacy, concerning the dynamic
and timbre aspect, those expressive moments that stand out the general atmosphere of this composition ...
Long and warm applauses by the large audience that Bacchetti has wanted to thank with four encores ...
Andrea Bacchetti and the Camerata Ducale in Vercelli
www.corrierebit.com - January 8-13th - 2013, Bruno Busca
The Genoese pianist Andrea Bacchetti will not miss to astonish again, just as it happened
last year: tomorrow evening Bacchetti will be once more on the stage of Teatro Civico, for an appointment
of Viotti Festival, with the Camerata Ducale Orchestra which with he will play the Concert n. 2 in B-flat
major for piano and Orchestra, op. 19 ... Bacchetti was enchanted by this score: with this concert, he
gained a gratifying success in Mexico in 2011 ...
Beethoven "Allegro con brio" there's Bacchetti at Viotti Festival
La reviews - January 11th, 2013 - Giovanni Barberis
... a pleased return, the one of the Genoese pianist ... a great execution. ... At the end,
encore's requests were not made to wait and the audience has repeatedly recall with enthusiasm on the stage
the pianist, that has offered an overall of four unscheduled pieces, both sonatas and variations, with
splendid interpretations of Soler, Scarlatti, Mozart and Bach ...
The Civic Theatre bows to Bacchetti, eternal little boy
La reviews - January 15th, 2013 - Giovanni Barberis
FULL ARTICLE (italian)
The evening of the last december 21st was really exceptional considering music and
interpretation ... Andrea Bacchetti offered an impressive, unforgettable try ... in his personality,
what impress are his desire to find a dialogue with his listeners and his will to make himself clear
and to tale who he is with humility (a very rare gift) and irony. Also these qualities help to
appreciate completely his art, that tends to - we say it again - excellence, to absolute.
And, so, he will be difficult to forget.
Best concert in last ten years
L'Ancora, January 20th, 2013, G.Sa
Andrea Bacchetti, a fanciful talent able to very tense, highly strung lectures,
«starts again» from the Concert in D minor BWV 1054 on monday 21st, in Conservatory,
for the «Serate Musicali» (Music Evenings), as soloist with strings of the Philharmonic
Orchestra of Turin and the direction of Sergio Lamberto. He goes on with the Concert in G minor BWV 1058,
a re-elaborated version of the Concert for violin BWV 1041; in line with Bacchetti's inspired and sharp
personality, here it comes a «suddenly» Suite (but, obviously, always by Bach) ...
Shows - Classic music
Vivi Milano - January 16th, 2013 - g.m.b.
Serate Musicali (Music Evenings) do love marathons. In Nineties, Oppitz had been
playing Brahms for more than four hours; in last seasons, the most tenacious pianist-runner surely
was Schiff, who went over the goal of integral by Schubert, Schubert and Beethoven. Tomorrow instead
Andrea Bacchetti will be the leading actor of the «Bach Marathon»...
Bach Marathon with Andrea Bacchetti
Corriere della Sera - January 20th, 2013 - Enrico Parola
... but no, he is right: always more and more surrealist, Andrea Bacchetti is able
to step on prestigious stages and at the same time to frequent the TV parlor of Chiambretti Night
Show ... Today the Genoese pianist, born in 1977, one of the best pianists under the age of forty,
comes back to Serate Musicali with Bach series and Concerts BWV 1054 and 1058
A(-)flat out virtuoso between Chiambretti and Bach
La Repubblica - January 21st, 2013 - Nicoletta Sguben
FULL ARTICLE (italian)
... The adventure prepared by Andrea Bacchetti in these pages was memorable. A blink
of genius ... The young soloist kept until the end the preamble. Having been prepared the entry by
that invitation to indulge in fancies contained in the Toccata
, the Aria
rose as a
prodigy of soft cantabile attitude tended to find its "da capo" ... And Bacchetti covered
the thirty variations with as many reflections, giving all the qualities of the original movement
back with very clear touch ...
«Goldberg Variations» according Bacchetti
Corriere di Bologna, February 10th, 2013, Alessandro Taverna
... As Marcarini suggested in the meeting dedicated to present the project "La Tastiera
Italiana" (The Italian Keyboard) that was kept at the National Library of St Mark's in last october and
concluded by a very well-applauded concert by Bacchetti. «May this could be the first cahier de musique
in the entire history of music ... The meaning of this collection is to make perceive culture objects that are
witnesses of music history as every-day things». Andrea Bacchetti replies to this motto with true stylistic
lessons, music lessons without words, where the piano, that is so unconvincing by a historical point of view,
reveals itself to us step by step as efficient instrument to make these forgotten objects live again. ...
Tracks of history - the National Library of St Mark's
Amadeus - nr.279 February 2013 - Paolo Cattelan
FULL ARTICLE (italian)
... Solist ist der italienische Pianist Andrea Bacchetti, einer der besten Bach-Interpreten der Gegenwart und ein
unermüdlicher Entdecker in Sachen italienisches Randrepertoire. ...
Andrea Bacchetti: "Es ist unsere Pflicht, auf modernen Instrumenten zu spielen"
Pizzicato - n.230, 2/2013 - Alain Steffen
... Andrea Bacchetti a choisi des accents, des tempos et des phrasés peu communs. Une
certaine lenteur, mais aussi beucoup de fluidité, de souplesse vigilante. Il apporte un soin, une
délicatesse extrême au contrôle du son ... Assurément, l'interprète est plus soucieux de s'enivrer de
musique que de culte de l'authenticité. Et nous avec lui.
de A à Z - les disques du mois
Classica - nr.149 février 2013 - Stéphane Friédérich
... Bacchetti mira en su Bach más la luz sureña que a las penumbras centroeuropeas. Es una
visión iluminada de colores y registros, que no se explaya en los aéreos planos de András Schiff ni sigue
las rotundidades de Sviatoslav Richter. Tampoco asume la originalidad irrenunciable de Friedrich Gulda
o la cuadratura sensible de Grigori Sokolov. Opta por adentrarse y recrear las Seis Suites francesas
desde unos postulados proprios y cálidos que parecen reivindicar el añejo fondo popular y dancístico de la
Bach mediterráneo y cálido
Scherzo - nr.282, febrero 2013 - Justo Romero
... Interpretation is alienating, very fast and electric but - in our opinion - beautiful.
His wise use of sostenuto pedal, the capability to make all voices sing without making Bach look like an
insensitive geometric combiner (or, on the other hand, a kind of Chopin with a lot of counterpoint, like
some actually too much praised Bach interpreters do) and the marvelous choice to play the Aria Da Capo
without embellishments; all these characteristics make the experience unheard-of...
Unheard-of experiences: Andrea Bacchetti, an original pianist with many prolific doubts
Amadeus, nr.279 February 2013, Federico Capitoni
FULL ARTICLE (italian)
It will be the Teatro Olimpico Orchestra, with Andrea Bacchetti as piano soloist,
to open the symphonic season of "Thiene Classica", in the Fonato Auditorium, playing a
concert all dedicated to Johann Sebastian Bach. ... Protagonist of the first part of the soirée,
the Genoese pianist Andrea Bacchetti who won the memorial award Tullio Besa in Thiene in 2003 ...
OTO and Bacchetti, tournée technical rehearsals
Il Giornale di Vicenza - February 15th, 2013 - M.P.
... Bacchetti belongs with good right to the crowd of best actual Bach interpreters.
His lecture of Concerts is scrupulous in evading every expressive derivation that seems improper by
a stylistic point of view, romantic, but able to outline a world of fascinating sound. His touch is
dry, not skinny: the well-used colour, often with delight pearly or pastel shades (the use of pedals
is almost absent); his phrasing is clear, of remarkable significance for the left hand and crystal
clear precision. Tempos and rhythm are lively, not without the necessary hesitations to define the
poetic elegance of melody in slow movements. ...
Bacchetti makes taste the Coffee Concerts by Bach
Il Giornale di Vicenza - February 17th, 2013 - Cesare Galla
FULL ARTICLE (italian)
... the 35-years-old Genoese pianist is considered as one of the most original
interpreters of international scene in last twenty years. And the entire program is on the Eisenach's
Maestro, the universal and preferred author, monographic and centred on instrumental productions linked
to the music form of Italian concert that Bach loved so much since his first youth ...
A soirée with Bach and Italian concert
Corriere di Cesena - February 17th, 2013 - Cledes Moscatelli
One of most important realities of this city, lead by his director and pioneer, with one
of most acclaimed Italian pianists, who's operating on the international scene since years. They are
protagonists of the new appointment of the festival «Ravenna Musica» promoted by the Angelo
Mariani Association. February, tuesday 26th, at the Alighieri Theatre the Chamber Orchestra of Ravenna
will play, directed by Paolo Manetti, with the participation of the pianist Andrea Bacchetti ...
Piano Magics by virtuous Bacchetti
La Voce - February 23rd, 2013
With an undoubtedly charming program, this evening Paolo Manetti is back on the stage of
Alighieri Theatre, on the podium of "his" Chamber Orchestra of Ravenna ... on the stage with
the orchestra there will be the soloist, Andrea Bacchetti, a pianist whose curriculum does not leave any
doubt: his debut at the age of eleven, a brilliant career that brought him in the theaters of all the
world and a rich discographic production...
Manetti's baton and Bacchetti's piano for a nineteenth-century classic
Il Corriere di Romagna - February 26th, 2013 - Susanna Venturi
Con motivo de sus próximos conciertos en España, dentro del ciclo "Bach Modern"
del Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical, el 8 de marzo, con música de Bach y Berio, y dentro del XI Festival
Pórtico de Zamora, el 10 de marzo, RITMO ha entrevistado al pianista genovés Andrea Bacchetti (1977).
Reconocido intérprete de la música de Bach y considerado uno de los principales defensores del patrimonio
musical para teclado de Italia, el italiano está llevando a cabo fundamentales grabaciones, como se
demuestran en sus discos dedicados a Marcello, Galuppi, Cherubini o Clementi, al que acaba de incorporarse
Domenico Scarlatti, con la última grabación de Bacchetti, titulada "The Scarlatti Restored Manuscript". ...
Entrevista: Entre Bach y Berio
RITMO - marzo de 2013 - Gonzalo Pérez Chamorro
Nos ha sorprendido gratamente este pianista genovés nacido en 1977. ... un programa
estimulante y bien diseñado, tocado de un tirón ... un pianismo limpio y un fraseo elocuente.
Limpio y elocuente
SCHERZO, n.284 abril de 2013, Arturo Reverter
Andrea Bacchetti volvió a demostrar su doble faceta artistica como pianista virtuoso
y buon conocedor de la musica de J.S. Bach en el Auditorio Nacional de Madrid ... Bacchetti es
también un magnifico intérprete de la música de su compatriota Luciano Berio ... Bacchetti conseguió
una gran ovación del público, al que persuadió hasta el final con pasajes de gran virtuosismo y con
la gran agilidad que mostraron sus dedos.
Actualidad - Hemo escuchado a ...
RITMO - n. 863 de mayo 2013, Nuria Torres
El "bambino prodigio" irrumpe hoy en san Cipriano, emocionado por la oportunidad
que le brinda el Festival y bajo un programa que, «Salvo en Italia, no se ha escuchado en ninguna
parte del mundo» ... (Entrevista)
La musica de Bach es en sí misma el placer de lo trascendental
El Adelanto - 10 de marzo de 2013 - L.M. De Pablos
... Bacchetti firmó una interpretación deslumbrante, por brillante y por exacta, dejando
en el aire su ya habitual incógnita de su decisión por lo que al aria se refiere, por completo carente de
los trinos y los grupetos que parecen pedir su condición a ultranza barroca y que la mayoría de los intérpretes
ejecutan. El artista desnudó por completo el aria para entrar y para salir y dejó entreambas una sucesión
frenética de variaciones, algunas de ellas, ejecutadas con justeza y rotundidad a una velocidad endiablada,
bastante por encima de la equivalencia que habría pedido el metrónomo. ...
Andrea Bacchetti pone la nota final del X Festival «Pórtico de Zamora»
ABC.es - 10 de marzo de 2013
... la brillante actuación del talentodo Andrea Bacchetti, pero también dejó en la retina uno
de los momentos más místicos y espirituales, y son muchos, de cuantos ha dejado el Pórtico en su dilatada
trayectoria ... Las actuacione de Bacchetti y la Schola Antiqua vinieron a poner ayer el acento a una edición
brillante de un festival que aguarda ahora conocer su futuro.
Al Pórtico más místico
El Adelanto - 11 de marzo de 2013 - E.A.Z.
... un intérprete que milita en una tradición pianistica que, tanto a nivel técnico como
expresivo, se aleja de criterios filológicos o inquietudes de estilo. Sí. Bacchetti es un instrumentista
heterodoxo, inclasificable, que aborda la literatura barroca para teclado sin complejos de ningún tipo.
La interviene. Y este modo de hacer afecta tanto a los textos que interpreta como a la forma de hacerlo,
defendiendo eso que se llama una lectura singularizada, sorprendente, creativa y muy, muy personal; en
resumen, inconfundible ... todas nuestras expectativas - y eran razonablemente altas - se vieron superadas.
Bacchetti resolvió de forma brillante el maratón técnico, expresivo y físico que suponía el programa ...
Bacchetti inocula una tensión creciente al público, que se empapa con su capacidad comunicativa, una
comunicación basada en la personalidad y en el dominio del instrumento. El resultado de este modo de hacer
fue memorable ...
El pianista eterodoxo
La Opinión - 11 de marzo de 2013 - Inés Mogollón
... El público zamorano - y llegado de fuera -, arrobado y en suspenso emocional
durante la interpretación de Bacchetti, expresó ruidosamente su entusiasmo y aclamó al tímido pianista,
quien reservó su agradecimiento para el final del concierto, ofreciendo en medio de otros bises una
deslumbrante versión del Estudio "de las teclas negras" de Chopin a modo de vivificante vaso
de agua fresca que contrastaba con la inmensa laguna de las Variaciones Goldberg.
Nuevas obras de arte
MundoClasico.com - 26 de marzo de 2013 - Xoán M. Carreira
Una música preciosa interpretada con todo el estilo del mundo por Bacchetti, un
pianista que estoy empezando a descubrir, menudo lujo.
Amazon.es - customer reviews, 25 de marzo de 2013, Pierre Son
It does not take many word to introduce to MUSICA readers the Genoese pianist
Andrea Bacchetti, with whom I had a long conversation at the start of February. Enfant prodige
and pupil of Luciano Berio, one of the most exciting Bach interpreters of his generation, Bacchetti
is a shy man, strict with himself in a very singular way. But in his words, in his so rapid and
captivating talk, a total dedication to music and a sharp awareness of the major actual problem of
classical music - communicating with the audience - shine through. Also for this awareness Bacchetti
chose to participate in many episodes went on the air between autumn 2010 and spring 2011 of the
multi-coloured TV circus of «Chiambretti Night Show»: in that atmosphere, smartly
dressed in his concert suit, Andrea interacted with other guests of Piero Chiambretti in a way that
was now surreal for some uncertain duets with the starlette on call, now amazing with a Toccata by
Bach that reaffirmed his value in a true sonorous chaos. Of course, critics were not missed and
exactly from this point our chat started in Milanese office of Sony ...
Voice to Andrea Bacchetti, a pianist paladin of the Italian Eighteen Century
MUSICA - April 2013 - Nicola Cattò
FULL ARTICLE (italian)
... Bacchetti seems (and not from today, not from this double disc) to have found
such a maturity to be able to ignore the temptation to "interpret" in his way the page
by Bach, changing in this way the presuppositions (and there is who did this, rather!), finding
instead in the slightest details the way to express his own soul in the maximum respect of
Bach's spirit. ...
To listen to
Musica Insieme, April 2013, Lucio Mazzi
Great concerts in sight for the many music lovers of our region ... This evening
at 20:45 Schumann and Schubert will be the leading thread of the chamber concert at Verdi Theatre
in Pordenone: protagonists will be Domenico Nordio at the violin and Andrea Bacchetti at the piano ...
Small animistic scenes in the first part, then a second part with the Fantasia
conceived for very highly virtuous musicians ...
Here they come: Ashkenazy, the duo Nordio-Bacchetti and Angela Hewitt
Messaggero Veneto - April 3rd, 2013
... just as they start to play, they reach the perfect balance: both gifted by great
technique and refinement, they own light sensivity, cleanness in touch, and sagacity in not to overload
ever the sound, even in most moving compositions ... Bacchetti and Nordio have excited the Verdi Theatre ...
Bacchetti and Nordio, a bizarre and excellent duo
Il Gazzettino - April 5th, 2013 - Valentina Silvestrini
... Absolute masterpieces come back to life through a selection by the same Bacchetti,
who, of himself, put depth of thought, an impeccable technique, elegance of touch and a true sensibility
for the sense of the ineffable and the mystery, a peculiar cypher in the interpreter's personality ...
Scarlatti with a touch of mystery
SETTE, Corriere della Sera - April 5th, 2013 - Andrea Milanesi
... the pianist Andrea Bacchetti, renowned for his skill and the extraordinary talent
he has to put the composer of the past and a contemporary, also young, public really in touch with
each other. ... His world is made of scores (he spend ten hours a day on keyboard), readings (he
loves the novels of Italian neorealism) and tours all around the world. He only listens to classic
music, but he diverges from the mould of this genre with his irony and his innate liking. By the
musical point of view, he is the excellence ...
With Bacchetti among King Bach's secrets
Libertà - April 11th, 2013 - Donata Meneghelli
« ... Pieces which - the pianist confesses - require without any doubt a huge
effort, of every kind, also cerebral. I love very much the Variations. They need a not so pianistic
thing, because technical difficulties are far superior the rule because the two original harpsichord
keyboards have to be moved on the one of the piano. But Bach's power passes over also this ... »
The brilliant Bacchetti interprets Bach this night in Fiorenzuola
Libertà - April 13th, 2013 - Donata Meneghelli
... We never heard such a Bach: genial, wrapping, very fluent. In a single word,
fabulous. ... We can only say that Bacchetti's try has been superlative: his very clear and impressive
sound, the wrapping phrasing, the perfect style, the fluency of the rhythm and his very fine touch ...
But what really impressed was the expressiveness of the famous Bach's counterpoint, intended as
expressive purpose and not as medium ... We believe not to mistake if we say that the clearness of
Bacchetti's sound remembers exactly Gould's. ... Bacchetti's triumph, applauded for a long time and
asked for a curtain call more than once, ended with even four encores and, as a last gift, a touching
Bacchetti, a paradisiac Bach
Libertà - April 16th, 2013 - Mauro Bardelli
... a curios and introverted nature, pearly sonorities with light touch, a very measured
and controlled phrasing, and the imperceptible nervous starts typical of who offers and at the same
time denies himself ...
Bacchetti, a "breathtaking hypnosis"
Il Cittadino - May 5th, 2013 - Elide Bergamaschi
... a program comprehensive only of XVIII century authors: Bach, Galuppi and Scarlatti.
In an age as ours, that is dominated by "muscular" pianism, such a counter-current choice
wakes surprise. But the most remarkable datum is the interpretative autonomy that Bacchetti demonstrated
to own in this repertoire ... in Goldberg Variations, it is possible to admire his ability to always
put Bach's polyphonic and colourful play in a new light, a fascinating and pure reading, lacking in
prickly sounds and yet gifted of prospective depth constantly exalted by the modern piano timbre ...
The Italian XVIII by Galuppi and Scarlatti resulted intensely new, far from the most known paradigms
of past and present ...
Andrea Bacchetti gives new life to the musical XVIII century
Giornale di Brescia - May 8th, 2013 - Marco Bizzarini
... Andrea Bacchetti «made a present» with a applauded recital to the
International Piano Festival of Brescia and Bergamo, the festival that made him debut when he was not
fourteen yet in 1991 ... the execution of the Goldberg Variations by Bach offered to the audience the
chance to appreciate Bacchetti's ability to produce that dry sound that enriches his interpretation ...
his thrifty use of pedal was«strategical» to underline every shade. At the same time, the
principal theme and its derivations has been dressed by a delicate and cantabile musicality ...
Bacchetti, emotions that turn back
Brescia Oggi, May 9th, 2013 - Nadia Spagna
... Fabio Luisi debut on May 18th at the Carlo Felice Theatre in Genoa with the
, followed by a concert with the pianist Andrea Bacchetti on 24th, «a
underestimated genius of whom I have got all the records. In 2012 I invited him at the Sapporo
Festival: there everyone remained speachless» ...
A Maestro in New York
Donna (la Repubblica) - May 18th, 2013 - Nicoletta Lucatelli
... this night Luisi proposes a program dedicated to two incredible composers as
Mozart and Wagner are. First part of the concert foresees the execution of the "Concerto in
A major for keyboard and orchestra K414" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with the participation
at the piano of Andrea Bacchetti, Genoese interpreter celebrated on all the international stages ...
On the podium Luisi conducts Bacchetti and De Vlieger
il Secolo XIX - May 24th, 2013
... a Wagner expert of quality as Fabio Luisi is and an orchestra of the theatre
that gave the best it could ... Luisi conducted with incredible certainty, conquering the public
that joined the orchestra at the end in a warm applause. The homage to Wagner was preceded, in the
first part, by a limpid execution of the Concerto in A major K414 for piano and orchestra by Mozart:
the very appreciated soloist was Andrea Bacchetti, asked for a curtain call more than once and
"forced" to other, always long applauded, three encores.
When Luisi and Bacchetti exalt Wagner
Il Secolo XIX - May 26th, 2013 - W.Edwin Rosasco
... Bacchetti plays and becomes a character in the huge Mozart theatre with his
piano, with the strings and the winds: and with Fabio Luisi, who plays too from the podium,
supports the soloist phrasing and takes part to scherzos and dances. And if we are used to Luisi,
well, with Bacchetti the surprise is even more pleasing: once he has touched the keys of his
instrument, the Genoese artist changes himself, frees his extreme sensibility and sweetness,
sings and conquers the sympathy - in the literal meaning of this word, sharing an emotion - in
all the instruments of the orchestra. A perfectly balanced and clear execution, managed with
serene and composted spirit, technically precision, balanced sonorities, attention to pauses,
to dynamics, morbid but intense. ...
Genoa - Carlo Felice Theatre: Fabio Luisi and Andrea Bacchetti in concert
www.operaclic.it - May 26th, 2013 - Barbara Catellani
... the concert that closed the symphonic season at Carlo Felice Theatre was on
a international scale: on the podium, Fabio Luisi, and Andrea Bacchetti in the role of Mozart
soloist. Both Genoese, on the stage of their city. ... Bacchetti, appreciated on the international
scene for his Bach's interpretations and for much more, today is a mature artist, with a pronounced
personality. And he gave proof of having found - in a crescendo, in last years - a very special
empathy also with the pianistic corpus by the author from Salzburg. A confidence that expresses
depth in simplicity. ...
From the audience
MUSICA - nr.248 July-August 2013, Giorgio De Martino
FULL ARTICLE (italian)
... the Special Bach Project sees as protagonist the eclectic and talented pianist
Andrea Bacchetti who will make his audience listen to his very personal and fascinating reading of
the most beautiful pages in Bach's repertoire. It will be possible to admire his great virtuoso
abilities and his deep interpretative study of pieces characterized by an undisputed beauty ...
Conductor and soloist of the Concerto, Andrea Bacchetti is one of the most eccentric, polyhedral
and versatile Italian artists and is considered among the best interpreters in the international
pianistic scene. ...
"Special one" Bach. Bacchetti's project and a dedication to Florence
ilgiornaledivicenza.it - May 25th, 2013
... Bacchetti has always treated Bach with free and fascinating musicality, according
to a sofisticated and detailed range of colours, never forgetting an intelligent and controlled
pianism ... a dry sound, with just a light halo in some situations (especially in slow movements),
in which the elegant and deft touch is fundamental, and the overall sense of Bacchetti's interpretation
- at the same time personal and faithful, pressing in fast movements, thoughtful in slow ones - is
entrusted to its shades ...
Bach Project plays in the Olympic Theatre with the freshness of a jam session
Il Giornale di Vicenza - May 27th, 2013 - Cesare Galla
... a phrasing that unties and knots again polyphony of lines with the naturalness
of a spring speech.
Bacchetti "reads" Bach between science and poetry
Il Cittadino - May 2th, 2013 - Elide Bergamaschi
La Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional del Ecuador (OSNE) presenta dos conciertos con
la participación del destacado pianista italiano Andrea Bacchetti y bajo la batuta del director
armenio, nacionalizado ecuatoriano, David Harutyunyan. Las funciones empiezan hoy en el Teatro
Sucre a las 19:30 y mañana en la Casa de la Música a las 20:00 ... El pianista Andrea Bacchetti
está considerado entre los mejores intérpretes de piano del mundo ...
Quito: El piano italiano deslumbrará en dos conciertos
La Hora Nacional - 30 de Majo de 2013
Después de la obertura "La clemencia de Tito" de W. A. Mozart, con que
empezó el programa, el italiano Andrea Bacchetti se posesionó del piano para ejecutar una bella
versión del "pequeño concierto en la mayor" escrito en 1782 por el gran compositor
salzburgués. Bacchetti tocó sin partitura. Consciente de que la maestría y la sutileza de la obra
radica en el segundo movimiento, el pianista centró su técnica y habilidad con el instrumento ...
Pianista italiano y director armenio en dos conciertos de la OSNE
www.sinfonicanacional.gob.ec - 30 de Majo de 2013
... Bacchetti shines a light on Scarlatti's music which seems to me at times entirely
new, and with no enlightenment to be had from the booklet about his approach to these performances I
decided to go the extra mile and ask him why he went for these tempi. This is Bacchetti's fourth
in-depth single composer exploration after his work on Cherubini, Galuppi and Marcello, and his long
reflection on these works has included comparisons with other theorists and interpreters as well as
immersing himself in the original extant material. Bacchetti sums up his performances as a synthesis
of this wide background and detailed examination of the sources of the music and its times - something
which has brought him "inside" these pieces as much as anyone. Interpretation of these works
is of course something which remains intuitive and intangible, and as we don't really know how fast or
exactly in which manner these pieces were played there is no-one who can say Bacchetti is wrong in his
performance decisions. I for one salute his occasional abandonment of accepted trends. With the utter
conviction of these performances there are none which seem "wrong", and certainly not after
the initial adjustment has been made to your expectations. ...
Music Web International - June, 2013 - Dominy Clements
The role of orchestra leader is relatively recent in music history. Till XIX Century,
in fact, instrumental ensemble was conducted by the harpsichord player or the first violin. The pianist
Andrea Bacchetti and the violinist Sonig Tchakerian make this tradition of Bach concert live again with
the Teatro Olimpico of Vicenza Orchestra, June 10th at the Conservatory for Serate Musicali. The Genoese
virtuoso is soloist and leader in three concertos for harpsichord by Bach ...
Bacchetti & Tchakerian "conductor maestros"
ViviMilano.it - June 7th, 2013 - Daniela Zacconi
... the Genoese Bacchetti is a Bach specialist. Host at the Serate Musicali since
many years, he always revealed a remarkable musical affinity with Eisenach's geniality, creating
interpretations with a particular formal balance in which the sonorous geometries - that are
expressed with grace and beauty in timbre - make the masterpieces of XVIII century attractive by
the aesthetic point of view. In last years he demonstrated many affinities with author of eighteen
century as Galuppi and Benedetto Marcello. His execution of the two concertos was of a fine making
and collected long applauses at the end
Andrea Bacchetti and Sonig Tchakerian at the Serate Musicali
corrierebit.com - June 12th, 2013 - Cesare Guzzardella
Focus on pianistic art - from Bach to the XXI century - with the recital by Andrea
Bacchetti, who will flip through the last pages of the enthusiastic musical spring playbill of the
2013 Concert Season of the Amici della Musica, on wednesday 12th June at 20:30 at MiniMax, the
smaller hall of the Teatro Massimo of Cagliari.
The talented and versatile artist of the keyboard
(who made his debut as enfant prodige with the Solisti Veneti conducted by Claudio Scimone),
appreciated by television public and for his performances in the Chiambretti Night and applauded
by the Italian, European, Japanese and South American audiences, often host of international festivals,
came back to Sardinia to delight the public of the county seat with an anthology of famous pieces
and rarer pages, between virtuosities and enchanting melodies. ...
Andrea Bacchetti at the Minimax of Cagliari for the Amici della Musica's season
teatro.org - June 12th 2013, Anna Brotzu
... In last days, instead, there was the Matinée in Casa Mozart with Andrea Bacchetti.
A Genoese pianist appreciated in all the world who played in a recital for Ami's members. The first
part of the program was dedicated to Johann Sebastian Bach (Toccata in E minor and Goldberg Variations).
In the second part, Bacchetti confronted himself to Mozart first (Fantasia in D minor) and then to
the tarantella by Rossini. Loud applauses and more requests for encores "obligated" the Genoese
pianist to go on with Soler, Scarlatti, Chopin and Liszt. With him, the 2012/2013 season of the
Matinées in Casa Mozart ended.
Today at Casa Mozart the "World Day of Music"
Trentinocorrierealpi.it - June 21st, 2013
... Andrea Bacchetti plays as only his equals can do the Sonatas of the first volume
from the Marcianum Library with interpretative inspirations that light these splendid «ingenious
scherzos of Art».
Bacchetti and Scarlatti's treasures
il Giornale - June 27th, 2013 - Giovanni Gavazzeni
A personal through Bach made of virtuosity and sprightly, nervous, in good taste
communication ... with neatness and clarity Bacchetti outlines a musical profile made of essential
shapes that are sometimes as rough in sound as dynamic and musically captivatin ...
Joyous applauses by a very large audience and encores.
Virtuosities at piano by Andrea Bacchetti
Gazzetta di Parma - July 1st, 2013 - L.B.
... Bacchetti se perfila como aquel intérprete que une la esquisitez a un fraseo
colorido y bien deletreado, lleno de fantasía y de rigor estilístico. La trasparencia y el toque
suave predominan en todo esto disco, donde el intérprete se sumerge en una introspectiva búsqueda
de la belleza conceptual sin ninguna prisa. ... Es un disco novedoso por el repertorio y excelente
por la cristalinidad que en él impera.
Scherzo - nr.287 Julio de 2013, Emili Blasco
With this record of the French Suites, the young Genoese pianist Bacchetti proves
himself to be a mature and renown interpreter of Bach: clearness and solidity, control and
expressivity (E. Fava)
... Bacchetti proposes an interesting, limpid and personal lecture
of five Sonatas plus two Minuets by Benedetto Marcello (R. Iovino)
The Eighteenth Century according to Bacchetti
il giornale della musica - year XXIX nr.305, July-August 2013 - E.Fava, R.Iovino
After being inaugurated with a sumptuous soirée with Uto Ughi, his magic violin and
the chamber orchestra I Filarmonici di Roma as very applauded protagonists before an as large as in
the greatest occasions audience, at its fiftieth edition the International Festival of Cervo goes
on tonight on the Sagrato dei Corallini with another beloved host of this manifestation, the young
Genoese pianist Andrea Bacchetti ...
Cervo - Bacchetti's piano on the Sagrato dei Corallini
La reviews - July 17th 2013, Stefano Delfino
To the Solisti of Perugia, citizen summer gives two concerts in Saint Peter's Church.
The first tonight at 9.00 pm with Andrea Bacchetti, young and talented pianist, one of the most
interesting new faces in the Italian and international classic concerts' world ...
Andrea Bacchetti with the "Solisti" Music in St. Peter
la Nazione, Umbria - July 31st 2013 (newsroom)
... the concerto in G minor for keyboard and orchestra by Bach and the concerto in
A major for keyboard and orchestra by Mozart. These two compositions, played by Andrea Bacchetti
on grand piano with the strings from Perugia, are by the Musica notturna delle strade di Madrid by
Boccherini and the well known Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major by Mozart ...
Talented pianist to make night
Il Messaggero, Umbria - July 31th 2013, Stella Carnevali
... Bacchetti recorded several discs for Decca and for Sony and his concerts was
broadcast by radio as Radio3 RAI, BBC Radio3 and Radio France...
Two concerts for the "Solisti" for FareNight
il Giornale dell’Umbria - July 31th 2013, RE.PE.
Bach and Mozart tonight at 21,30 in the cloister of the Gallery of Modern Art, fort
the festival Palermo Classica, with Bruno Canino, Andrea Bacchetti, Davide Cirrito and Irene Maria
Salerno, piano soloists in the Triple concerto in C major by Bach and the Concerto in F major by
Mozart. On the podium of the Mediterranea Chamber Orchestra, Domenico Sanfilippo ...
Mozart and Bach for three piano led by Bruno Canino's keys
Giornale di Sicilia - August 7th 2013, Sara Patera
... «The Triple by Bach, in which I'll be busied with Canino and Cirrito -
Andrea Bacchetti says
- is an example of counterpoint, a proof of intellect and a very
complex page, that will be very demanding for all the three pianos. Its fashion stays exactly in
its intricacy. The Triple by Mozart, that I'll play with Canino and Salerno, is very different:
it's a dedication to the noble family Lodron from Trento, and so it is a caprice destined to the
court, of more lovable and "lighter" taste» ...
Pianists under the stars
la Repubblica - August 7th 2013, Gigi Razete
FULL ARTICLE (italian)
... With Bach suddenly everything gets another dimension, for the author's ability
to give intensity at his science of counterpoint in a admirable of the three soloist lines without
overlays, nor a piano gets more significance on the others. Bruno Canino, Andrea Bacchetti and
Davide Cirrito collaborate to it with balanced knowledge, and slowly, as awaking a sense of
gratified quiet, the Bach speech comes out in a concert relationship which the orchestra follow
set apart ... In the Concert
di Mozart by Mozart, Bacchetti puts sonorous incisiveness and
Canino answers with harmonious plenitude.
Bach in Saint Anna, a perfect trio exalts the counterpoint science
Giornale di Sicilia - August 9th 2013, Sara Patera
LEUCHTENDE MELODIEN ... In der "Aria variata alla maniera italiana" sind es
vor allem die sehr gesanglichen Melodien, die an den italienischen Barockstil erinnern. In diesen
kantablen Passagen zeigt sich eine Stärke Bacchettis: Sein Anschlag ist weich und warm, der Klang klar
und schön. Damit bringt er viele der Melodien zum Leuchten.
LEBENDIGES SPIEL - Bacchetti wählt oft sehr langsame Tempi. Besonders deutlich wird das bei Ferruccio
Busoni. Zwar sind seine Bearbeitungen von Bachschen Choralvorspielen durchaus selbständig. Doch wer
noch einen tanzenden Ton Koopman im Ohr hat, wird erst einmal überrascht sein von Bacchettis Ruhe. ...
Bacchetti nutzt dafür alle echnischen Möglichkeiten eines modernen Konzertflügels - und überzeugt mit
einer musikalisch durchdachten Interpretation dieser zeitlosen Werke.
Andrea Bacchetti - The Italian Bach
NDR.de Kultur - 14/08/2013, Ulrike Henningsen
... It is evident how, choosing these Sonatas, the interpreter meant to catch
especially a feature in the brilliant composer's personality, something more shaded than the
pronounced and creative character it is possible to find in the extraordinary pianistic phrasing;
Bacchetti is going to explore a deeper and more intimate Scarlatti, being able to catch continuous
Thirty Sonatas by Scarlatti for Bacchetti
Gazzeta di Parma, Shows - August 19th 2013, g.p.m.
... Records that exalt his quality as very fine interpreter with an absolute
instinct and lucid intelligence, entering with this cd in a so great virtuosity of sound control,
of little gestures and microshades of colour that evokes the image of a precious music box of
Eighteenth century. A player who is able to make this with a nowadays top level piano (a Fazioli)
seems - more than gifted - even fated to the old instrument. We whetted him about it. Actually
he hesitated. Never say never.
The 5 stars Cds of Amadeus
Amadeusonline - September 2013, Massimo Rolando Zegna
FULL ARTICLE (italian)
The Pianist Andrea Bacchetti inaugurates at 9.30 pm the autumn concert festival
at the Santa Maria of Acqui Hall: since it is the first tenth anniversary of Luciano Berio's
departure, part of the program will be dedicated to this composer (the other one to Bach), also
because Bacchetti was his pupil for more than a decade and tonight he will offer a direct
statement. The same concert will be repeated by Bacchetti sunday in Milan for the MiTo festival ...
Bacchetti remembers Luciano Berio first with notes and then with words
La reviews - September 6th 2013, R. AL..
FULL ARTICLE (italian)
.. The concert by Andrea Bacchetti, dedicated to Bach and Berio's pages and
further enriched by executions of Scarlatti, Villa Lobos and Chopin as encores, was charming.
The Genoese pianist showed an impressive approach to the page (already starting from the fifth
of the English Suites and the fifth of the French ones, "attacked " with an alive
pungency, that - we could say - is connoted of a complex, organic colour): his certainty,
property, his way to express the language were amazing; the languages, because the pieces by
Bach and Berio are separated by a time space of two hundred years ...
Great soirée of music with Bacchetti
L'ancora.eu - September 12th 2013, G.Sa
Essentially, the last great event of the Sagra Musicale Malatestiana is the "Recital
Fellini" ... on the stage tonight at the Teatro degli Atti in Rimini, two talents of piano: Orazio
Sciortino, who pleases himself on transcriptions (or paraphrases) of Verdi by Franz Liszt, and Andrea
Bacchetti, who is phenomenal in Bach's repertoire, with the task to make Nino Rota's genius live again;
they will play his Due valzer sul nome di Bach
, two of his Preludes
for piano and the
"Romanza" and the "Can Can" from Concert Soirée
Nino Rota (almost) as Bach
La Voce - September 24th 2013, D.B.
While the twentieth anniversary of Fellini's death (October 31st), the tributes to the
director from Rimini go on. This time the sixty-fourth Sagra Musicale Malatestiana
organizes a double pianistic recital to remember the departure of the artist, tonight at 9 pm at the
Teatro degli Atti. This concert will have two young pianists of extraordinary and well known talent,
Andrea Bacchetti and Orazio Sciortino. The recital program has been specifically created for this occasion. ...
The Sagra in the name of Fellini
Corriere della Romagna - September 24th 2013, (newsroom)
It's rare to find interpreters so generous to offer five encores and propose them
creating an atmosphere that grows always more and more confidential with the audience, who would like
to have a little more. These encores are the evident sign of a very successful concert that satisfied
the expectations completely. On the stage, two solid and considerable interpreters: violinist Domenico
Nordio and pianist Andrea Bacchetti. ... The program offered by these two musicians was demanding and
substantial: beauty of sound emerged both in instrumental mastery by Nordio and in pianistic touch
by Bacchetti. Technically stable and exemplary, they went trough a program that do not allow abandons
and that needs to be held up with concentration ...
Enchanting romantic harmonies
Libertà - September 28th 2013, Lea Rossi
Concert schedule, organized by the Associazione Idea Valcerrina, offers a new high-level
appointment. The program, in fact, sees for saturday, September 28th, at 4.30 pm in the Church of Saint
Bononio at Pozzengo, a concert of thel "Violin and Piano Duo" with Domenico Nordio and Andrea
Bacchetti. They will play musics by Schumann, Beethoven and Saint-Saens ...
Author music in Pozzengo
La Vita Casalese - September 26th 2013, (newsroom)
New appointment with the prestigious and appreciated music festival "Armonie in
Valcerrina" tomorrow - saturday at 4.30 pm - in Pozzengo. The duo composed by Domenico Nordio at
violin and Andrea Bacchetti at piano will play in the beautiful baroque church build in 1724 and
dedicated to Saint Bononio (who was abbot of Lucedio)....
Il Monferrato - eptember 27th 2013, Mario Giunipero
... Every year, after a striking and durable season, Uto Ughi comes back to the capital
in September or October with his celebrated festival "Uto Ughi per Roma" ... September 25th
on the stage of the Olympic Theatre there was the young Genoese pianist Andrea Bacchetti, very successful
abroad and specialized in Twentieth century music by Boulez and Berio ... Especially Andrea's freshness
and his proverbial transparency in execution emerged, also in his encores; among them there was a very
rapid Villa Lobos. It was predictably a great success. ...
"Uto Ughi for Rome" with Andrea Bacchetti and Bruno Aprea
Uniroma Network - October 3rd 2013, Paola Pariset
First concert at the Auditorium Pollini for the cycle "OttoNoveCento strumentale
italiano", with two exceptional interpreters: Rocco Filippini, Italian-Swiss cellist who can be
proud of a long and brilliant international concert career - he plays a Stradivari cello made in 1710
- and Andrea Bacchetti, pianist of great fame ... the duo Filippini-Bacchetti will play a program of
great interest ...
Four soirées between Nineteenth and Twentieth century with the Omizzolo Peruzzi Foundation
Il Gazzettino - October 13th 2013, Maria Pia Codato
... the composer from Thuringia was affected by many influences which, especially the
Italian ones, were crucial in the development of his peculiar personality. Some of these influences -
about sensibility, taste, brightness, rhythm and melody - are highlighted in this beautiful Sony CD
by Andrea Bacchetti, Bach interpreter all along. There is brilliance, contrast, determination and
That taste for melody that affected the genius
Corriere della Sera - October 17th, 2013 - E.Gir.
FULL ARTICLE (italian)
The pianistic recital on stage last saturday, October 26th, at Teatro Civico in Busca
was an event which the audience will not forget. It was impossible not to caught the interpretative
genius of Andrea Bacchetti who, freed by the epithet of former child prodigy at the age of thirty-six
is a great of piano on the international scene. One hour of uninterrupted music by heart, starting
from "his" very loved Bach and reaching Mozart, Liszt, Deubssy, Chopin, Berio, ...
Bacchetti, understood genius
www.comune.Busca.cn.it - October 28th, 2013
A great pianist who interprets one of the greatest composers with the Sanremo Symphonic
Orchestra lead by a prestigious wand. It will happen tonight at the Teatro Ariston, when the concert
«Mendelssohn and Bacchetti's touch». ...
Symphonic Orchestra at the Teatro Ariston, at piano Andrea Bacchetti
La Stampa - October 31st, 2013 - M.C.
The twentieth edition of Youth Symphonic Orchestra of Piemonte is at the starting gates ...
November 6th the pianist Andrea Bacchetti will perform a recital ...
Two concerts in rapid sequence at the Mozart Auditorium in Ivrea
il Risveglio Popolare - October 31st, 2013
... This evening on stage there will be the young pianist Andrea Bacchetti, who recently
played at the last edition of MiTo and has got an enviable professional curriculum. Soirée program is a
very notable example of generosity by this pianist, who plays pages of very great breath and difficulty ...
Bacchetti's pianistic recital at the Auditorium
la Sentinella del Canavese - November 6th, 2016 - Sergio Giolito
The second appointment of Ivrea's season, after the debut with the Youth Orchestra, sees
the partecipation of young Genoese pianist Andrea Bacchetti who, at the age of 36, spent 25 years in
professional career ... at the Mozart Auditorium he will begin his recital dedicated to Bach ...
A Bacchetti's recital
Torinosette (la Stampa) - November 7th, 2013 - L.O.
... With joy we listened to this absolute masterpiece on november 6th at the Mozart
Auditorium, in pianist Andrea Bacchetti's recital ... A true high stature artist, who is very technically
fierce and gifted of a notable capability to comprehend the pieces that he played and recreate the stylistic
and spiritual premises which inspired them. In this way, the baroque play (in the noblest meaning of this
term) of the thirty Goldberg Variations was performed with plenty concentration and internalization and
with a touch that, as long as possible, recreated the sound of harpsichord for which they were composed.
Every variation speech was lightly clarified, well evidenced the recurrent themes in canons and fugues,
expressive the phrasing, well calibrated the agogic. A very convincing performance that thrilled. ...
Long and warm applauses.
Goldberg Variations: one of the greatest monuments built to music ...
il Risveglio Popolare - November 14th, 2013 - Carla Zanetti Occleppo
... About that smart sprite of keyboard that Andrea Bacchetti is, we cannot say anything
but repeat: in these years he went on perfecting more and more "his" sound, that is made of a very
calibrated and limpid touch, a crystalline timbre and a miraculous precision of tempos and dynamics,
with a "Viennese" cantabile ability, that makes Bacchetti the ideal interpreter of Mozart, and
so of that Piano Concerto N.2 by Beethoven, played more than ever in the style of Mozart, that the
Genoese maestro performed perfectly: splendid for his choice of tempos and tone-colour the Central
Adagio, in which keyboard, under Bacchetti's fingers, was of a peerless softness. ...
Pianist Andrea Bacchetti and violinist Philipp Graffin in Novara
corrierebit.com - November 29th, 2013 - Bruno Busca
Long afternoon of music in the Great Hall of Sapienza University with three grown-up
nfant prodigies - Andrea Bacchetti (piano), Francesca Dego and Domenico Nordio (violins). Bacchetti
played the "Toccata in E minor (BWV 914)" and the "French Suite N.5 in G major (BWV
816)" by J.S. Bach; in both these compositions, his harpsichord, agile and clear touch on the
modern, splendidly sounding keyboard got great suggestions across to the audience. Fugatos in the
Toccata and dances' sequence in the Suite are exalted by the pianist's great sensibility; Bacchetti,
especially in slow tempos, immerses us into purity of Bach's atmospheres. ...
Three former infant prodigies at IUC
teatro.org - December 4th, 2013 - Umberto Asti
... a score that represents on the one hand Bach's capability to regain style and on
the other hand Bacchetti's interpretative coherence in confronting himself with his favorite composer.
A little virtuoso Bach, for necessity and for choice, and yet the lack of brightness clears some
space to a thoughtful melancholy that looks to us to be a new note in the path of the Genoese pianist.
... By the stylistic point of view, it's a not philologic Bach at all, with a large use of pedals and
a very regular phrasing. But at the same time, we see a Bach in a plenty XVIII century spirit, in the
double sign of those clarity and anxiety that are typical of that age. ... Sometimes, the cure in
details becomes preciosity, although elegance and clearness of timbre never fail. Bacchetti comes
across being perfectly at ease: he found a difficult balance between intellectual asceticism (which
he is inclined to) and a rare introspective finesse ... the exact meeting point between rational
control and sensitive abandon, between being cantabile and clear, between vitality and Apollonian
MUSICA - nr.252 December 2013, January 2014, Luca Segalla
FULL ARTICLE (italian)
An entirely dedicated to Beethoven's music concert inaugurated the symphonic part of First
Season of Concerts in Sondalo on sunday evening ... A virtuoso and expressive Andrea Bacchetti was uncontested
protagonist: he performed two concerts for piano and orchestra by Beethoven (n.2 op. 19 and n.4 op.58). His
exquisite and always expressive virtuosity, his light touch and his good harmony with the orchestra were able
to keep the audience always the audience's concentration on. Numerous and warm applauses received the
Bacchetti and the Filarmonica orchestra conquer their audience in Sondalo
La Provincia - December 4th, 2013 - Mariella Gusmeroli
... The second part of soirée saw Genoese pianist Andrea Bacchetti to join in with the
two violinists; he also opened the concert as solo with a pair of pages by Bach, the Toccata BWV 914 and
the splendid French Suite n.5 BWV 816, with his stylised and bright dances' sequence. Bacchetti's Bach
mastery is known. His executive choice is never influenced by style, being intended to find a persuasive
expressive rigour that exalts primarily Bach's invention, in its complex plot in counterpoint and rhythm. ...
Soloists and chamber musicians: Dego and Nordio architects in a dialogue
il Giornale di Vicenza - December 4th, 2013 - Cesare Galla
FULL ARTICLE (italian)
In Fiorenzuola classic music will meet jazz. Also, two famous musicians will be there:
Andrea Bacchetti, very renown classic pianist, and Andrea Pozza, a sophisticated jazz pianist... We
talked with Bacchetti about their program: he is a particularly pleasant and extrovert personality,
talented and very modest ...
«A happy hug between Bach and Ellington»
Libertà - December 5th, 2013 - Eleonora Bagarotti
... This performance will be a "dialogue" between two pianists who, for this
occasion, will propose pieces by Bach and Ellington, Mendelssohn and Powell, Debussy and Monk, Bartok
and Evans, Villa Lobos and unpublished compositions by the same Andrea Pozza. ... «The spirit will
be a tit for tat between me and Andrea Bacchetti» ...
«Bach and Gershwin in dialogue»
Libertà - December 6th, 2013 - Eleonora Bagarotti
... the two pianists play a piece simultaneously, together they slide among notes with
self-confidence, almost joking. They look like old friends who try a new game. Their match is in a perfect
balance, an out-and-out original mix of music, between jazz and classic music. On stage there is the will
to go through something new, the desire to destroy the continuos hostility that "bonds" the
exponents of these two genres. ... Two geniuses, two souls that together will be able to do anything but
Jazz and classic music together, astonishment of music at Verdi
PiacenzaSera.it - December 7th, 2013 - Valentina Barbieri
... «It is not easy for a classic musician to play jazz - Bacchetti said at a certain
point - besides, the contrary for a jazz player is not easier either. Because classic music has got
well-defined schemes, it starts from a melody and harmonizes it, while jazz pianist does just the
opposite, starting from chords or harmonies and creating melody». ... On the stage of Verdi two
pianos to confront, like in a duel; and in the end, there has been a winner: music, that Music with a
capital M, whose beauty goes beyond genres, ages and composers ...
Jazz and classic music together: it is possible
Libertà - December 9th, 2013 - Mauro Bardelli