... Recently he made an attempt with the two entire books of the Well-Tempered Clavier. ... «I play all very slowly, using the metronome. I don't need it, because it makes me robotic, but it tells me if I'm accelerating - maybe without realizing that - and I'm not following the beat. It is useful to me to assimilate the tactus, the passing of time. Then I play adagio, trying not to use the pedal as much as possible and to tie everything with my hands. From there, I use the tonal pedal in order not to bother, because in some cases I need it to create a metapolyphony, which I can't get just with my fingers. In a two-voices-piece, in descendent progressions, with fifths, you can isolate some notes through harmony and make the piece play three voices. I think it is possible to use pedal in Bach's music as long as nobody notice it.» ...

Andrea Bacchetti - a portrait

www.nonsoloaudiofili.com - January 30th, 2021 Alfredo Di Pietro

You cannot listen to such a Corelli, nowadays ... these two musicians offer a very transparent lecture, free in phrasing, at the end of the bow, without however renouncing a content vibrato nor the infinite possibilities of modern piano. ... The two musicians detach the famous opening theme of the «Spring» Sonata by Beethoven with lovely freshness and smoothness. Nishimura sang the Adagio with charming lyricism to which a very inspired Andrea Bacchetti joined ...


MUSICA - nr.323 February 2021 Stefano Pagliantini

Grabación del recital en 2019 en Nagoya del fino violinista japonés con el gran pianista italian, que marca los tiempos a seguir con su sutil pianismo, especialmente en la Sonata Primavera de Beethoven y en la Sonata de Ravel

Sección breve di crítica discográfica

RITMO.es - n.948 Marzo 2021 Blanca Gallego



A composer-violinist, a pianist, and a violinist: we are talking about Gianfranco Messina, Andrea Bacchetti and Leonardo Moretti, who will perform a singular concert program on Sunday, April 11 (unfortunately, only on streaming, as we got used in these pandemic times) ... intended as an homage to Jascha Heifetz, who was born on February 2 120 years ago. It was a favourable opportunity to ask a few questions to these three artists ...
How long have you been studying the Well-Tempered Clavier?
«I started on December 21st, 2019 ... a huge undertaking, and I don't think my learning is finished yet. The most difficult aspect is how to dominate rhythm, to have the absolute control in order to reach playing it with flowing tempos ... It is a transcendental virtuosity, in its own way: in Goldberg Variations the virtuosity is in the keyboard game, while here it is linked to the complexity of the instrumental texture ... »

Messina, Bacchetti and Moretti pay homage to Heifez (interview)

Musica nr. 324 - March 2021 Nicola Cattò


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While we are waiting for the reopening of the theaters, the streaming program of Circuito Aperto goes on. On Friday, March 5, next event will be dedicated to music, featuring one of the best Bach piano performers ... Andrea Bacchetti will play eight Preludes and Fugues from the second book of Johann Sebastian Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier ...

Bacchetti will perform eight Preludes and Fugues from the 2nd book of the Well Tempered Clavier ...

www.instart.it - March, 1st 2021 (press release)

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Andrea Bacchetti (Génova, 1977) es un pianista que sigo con placer desde hace años. Le he oído obras variadas, pero no cabe duda de que Bach es uno de los compositores que siente más cercano y su aproximación a su música es siempre interesante. A Bacchetti no le interesa el Bach mecánico que se estudia en tantos conservatorios, sino esa libertad y cercanía incluso a la improvisación que siempre tiene su música. Y de ello es buena muestra este concierto ... El Preludio nº 5 es muy distinto en carácter, estilísticamente se parece más a un movimiento de un concierto de solista que a un preludio propiamente dicho, y como es habitual, Bacchetti no tiene complejos y no duda incluso en parar el tempo en alguna ocasión para resaltar el carácter virtuosístico o improvisatorio de algunos momentos. ...

X: Bacchetti y un Bach fantástico

www.mundoclasico.com - 12 de abril de 2021, (Maruxa Baliñas)



The IUC pays homage to the German genius with a streaming project on Youtube and Facebook on Sunday, 21 and Wednesday, 31 March. It will be a Bachian spring, in the name of rebirth. Happy BachDays is the new free streaming musical appointment by the Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti in Rome. It is scheduled for Sunday, March 21: there will be a tribute to Bach, the immense composer ... Many musicians are involved in this project, attesting to the commitment by IUC in supporting artists, who are the true lifeblood of the music scene ... Established soloists such as the pianist Andrea Bacchetti, the cellist Luca Pincini and the organist Luca Scandali, but also some of the best talents from prestigious schools ... They will be the protagonists of a long and rich musical marathon with some among Bach masterpieces for every time different instruments, scattered throughout the day ...

Happy BachDays 2021 - I.U.C. pays homage to the German genius with a streaming project

www.oggiroma.it - March 10th, 2021 (newsroom)

A double date, today and on next April 12, with the Genoese pianist Andrea Bacchetti and Johann Sebastian Bach's music ... also this event is part of the "Happy BachDays" by the prestigious IUC - Istituzione universitaria dei Concerti - La Sapienza, Rome. Today, Bacchetti will perform the famous "Goldberg Variations" ... ... You can follow the concert on the Youtube Channel "iucsapienza2011" the Facebook Page "Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti", and on the website www.concertiiuc.it. Moreover, on April 12 - a preview - the GOG will broadcast on his social media profiles the recording of Bacchetti playing the complete second book of the "Well-Tempered Clavier" at the Carlo Felice Theatre.

"Goldberg Variations" performed by Bacchetti

Il Secolo XIX - March 31st, 2021 (newsroom)

The performances broadcast in streaming by the IUC Istituzione Universitaria dei Concert (in La Sapienza University in Rome) for the "Happy BachDays 2021", achieved a remarkable success. Now, Andrea Bacchetti will take part in the prestigious GOG (Giovine Orchestra Genovese) season "Intorno al Preludio". He recorded the second book of the"Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 870 - 893" at the Carlo Felice Theatre in Genoa. This is one of the most difficult and charming compositions in Bach's repertoire, which Bacchetti has been studying since he was a child. ...

Andrea Bacchetti performs Bach

www.levantenews.it - April 10th, 2021 (newsroom)

Tonight, we heard a monumental Johann Sebastian Bach from the Carlo Felice Theatre in Genoa and with the affirmed Ligurian pianist Andrea Bacchetti. ... He is a Bach specialist and he hold tens of concerts in Italy and all around the world, playing many of the Bach masterpieces for keyboard. ... His clear and precise timbre always underlined every Bach's melodic and counterpoint element. Also, in the renown Preludes and Fugues in the second book - even twenty-four! - Bacchetti showed his interpretative qualities. ... You can't miss this event!

An excellent Bach for Andrea Bacchetti

www.corrierebit.com - April 12th, 2021 (Cesare Guzzardella)

... by now, Andrea Bacchetti is one of the reference playing-Bach pianists: our readers know it well, because we punctually presented his many records (from his French Suites to the Concertos, to his repeated Goldberg Variations) pointing to his excellent results; he strengthened his competences by further exploring Bach's contemporaries like Scarlatti, Hasse or Galuppi. With his solid baggage of experiences, Bacchetti lands now at the totem, the second book of the Clavier, whose recording will be published soon. He gives back to the Bachian masterpiece a vision that is far both from the late Romantic pathos and from a false «philologic» objectivism. Bacchetti knows how to perfectly adhere to the heterogeneous character of the collection, a true musical kaleidoscope ... but he also knows how to exalt that «cimento of invention» hat keeps the collection together and constitutes the transcendent character of music ...

The poetry in Bacchetti's "Clavier"

www.rivistamusica.com - April 12th, 2021 Roberto Brusotti

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... Genius at work indeed in Genoa tonight. ... But I was not expecting a performance of such authority and distilled genius as Bacchetti offered today to the glory of the Universal genius that is Johann Sebastian Bach. ... Bacchetti has such a refreshing way of looking at the music with his highly original intellect that allows the music to flow so naturally from his fingers. And what fingers they are! Hardly using the sustaining pedal as his finger legato and sense of balance were of such transcendental control that one was hardly aware of it except that his clarity and precision were of almost superhuman prowess.

Andrea Bacchetti - Geniality in Genoa in praise of the Universal Genius of J.S.Bach

www.christopheraxworthymusiccommentary.wordpress.com - April 12th, 2021 (Christopher Axworthy)



... There is Andrea Bacchetti with the Book 2 of Well-tempered Clavier. In the last period, we saw him performing this program on streaming, behind closed doors, also at the Polytechnic of Turin. The piano doesn't mimic the plucked string, but even in touch and in managing of the pedal there is a particular attention to a dimension, if we want, that recall harpsichord... if, by this, we mean the clear brilliance of the single note in contrapuntal architecture. In essence, Bacchetti brought to the fore the idea, the architecture, the thought that informs the exploration of the possibilities of the equal system without letting speculation to become an arid, doctrinal exposition. Quite the opposite, because precisely in this glittering intertwining of melodic lines, Bach's poetry rises in this multidimensionality of thought, even an idea of song that transcends itself. ...

Streaming from Genoa, Around the prelude, spring 2021

www.apemusicale.it - May 18th, 2021 (Roberta Pedrotti)

... in this concert, that assumes a special meaning, the main characters will be La Superba Orchestra and the Genoese pianist Andrea Bacchetti. For this occasion, Bacchetti will play an historical piano, an Erard that is dated 1851. ... They will perform three compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: the Serenata n. 13 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"; the Concerto for piano n. 12 in A major K 1414 (K6 385p); the Concerto for piano n. 26 in D major, K 537 "Krönungs-Konzert".
«Concerto represents the summa in instrumental and pianistic production by Mozart - as the artistic director, Danilo Marchello, says - We can consider the evolution in concert style: from a free symphonic form, where the instrument as soloist plays a brilliant and virtuoso part, to a more intimate and absorbed sound language in order to get a more measured and balanced relationship between piano and the orchestra's accompaniment».
The concert will be broadcasted tonight, 9 p.m., on Telepace2 and tomorrow, 8:30 p.m., on channel 17, New Signal-Entella TV.

"La Superba" Orchestra and Bacchetti in Chiavari for a concert dedicated to healthcare professionals

Il Secolo XIX - April 22nd, 2021 (Paola Pastorelli)

... The two artists on stage, flutist Giuseppe Nova and pianist Andrea Bacchetti, are internationally well-renown. Bacchetti, especially, has already been guest in Crema in an edition of the "Mario Ghislandi" Festival. He also counts 42 discographic records. ... Brilliant and virtuoso moments alternate with wide-ranging and calm as intense musicality glimpses, for a typically eighteenth-century general atmosphere that is engaging and pleasant to listen to. ...

Music in the Court, what a charm!

Il Nuovo Torrazzo - June 19th, 2021 (Luisa Guerini Rocco)

Finally, Milano Auditorium opens again its doors to all the music lovers. Starting on May 19, for nine weeks every Wednesday and Thursday there will be a concert by the Giuseppe Verdi Symphonic Orchestra, at 7:30 p.m., live, at last. Nine double dates, first seven at the Auditorium, the last two at the Arcimboldi Theatre: a proper concert season that takes the title "Dal Vivo!" (Live!) after several month of weekly concert on streaming. ...
At the end of the fair, on Wednesday, June 30th and Thursday, July 1st, we find a bipartite program, entitled Coronation Concert: Franz Joseph Haydn, with the Symphony no.101 in D major "The Clock" and another marvel from the repertoire for piano and orchestra by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, namely the Concerto no. 26 in D major K. 537. On keyboard Andrea Bacchetti, a very talented pianist whose Mozart interpretations make history by now.

The Milan Auditorium reopens on May 19th the "La Verdi" Orchestra returns live

www.milanoweekend.it - May 15th, 2021 (Beatrice Curti)

Milano Giuseppe Verdi Symphonic Orchestra's concert season, "Dal Vivo!" (Live!), gets ready for its seventh date, a soiréee entitled "Coronation Concert". The program could not miss the Piano Concerto no. 26 by Mozart, which gives its name to the soirée. This concerto is one of the last works for piano and orchestra by the Salzburg composer, and it is characterised by an amazing tonal brilliance and an unpredictable variety in thematic invention. At the end of the program there will be Symphony no. 101 by Haydn, that is popularly known as "The Clock", because of the "ticking" rhythm throughout the second movement. The protagonist of this concert will obviously be the pianist Andrea Bacchetti, with the accompaniment by the Symphonic Orchestra of Milano and the lead by Maestro Claus Peter Flor, this time. At Quinte Parallele, we had the honour and the pleasure of interviewing the Genoese pianist, a musician who started his career when he was very young...

Pianist Andrea Bacchetti returns to performs at the Milan Auditorium

www.quinteparallele.net - June 19th, 2021 (Gioia Bertuccini)

A surprising program, between Classicism and Romanticism, that has been announced at the time by Uto Ughi. The famous violinist will be the protagonist, together with Andrea Bacchetti on piano, performing the concert on Tuesday, July 27 at 9 p.m. on the stage of the open-air theatre at the Vittoriale degli Italiani, in Gardone Riviera. The soirée, entitled «Romantic violin», is part of the «La Milanesiana Festival», that has been created and directed by Elisabetta Sgarbi ...

Surprising Ughi

Corriere della Sera - July 21st, 2021 (Fabio Larovere)

... An evening of great music with the «Romantic Violin»... To accompany on stage the maestro Uto Ughi there was a pianist well renown as Andrea Bacchetti. «He is a young, valuable pianist - Ughi says - who studies a lot; he is very serious in his work»...

Notes / Words with Uto Ughi

Brescia Oggi - July 25th, 2021 (Luigi Fertonani)


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Porto Rotondo Festival ends with the big ones of classical music, who has been evoked by the great maestro Uto Ughi. The concert is scheduled on Thursday, August 5th, at the Mario Ceroli amphitheatre. Ughi's violin is an institution in Italian music and in representing Italian music in the world. For this reason, when he tells his story, Uto Ughi also tells the path of music until today. ... «I will perform classic, romantic and modern songs. For example, Beethoven's "Spring Sonata", then other pieces that I like to announce directly to the audience. I prefer not to have a programme first. Bacchetti is a great pianist, he recorded some beautiful things by Bach, he is one of the best young pianists».

Uto Ughi «Italy does nothing to bring young people closer to music»

www.lanuovasardegna.it - August 4th, 2021 (Paolo Ardovino)

... gale closing with Uto Ughi. This extraordinary event featured one of the greatest Italian violinists nowadays with the accompaniment on piano by the virtuoso pianist Andrea Bacchetti. A sold-out recital that has been masterfully set up as an old-fashioned parlour, with pillows for the audience, an exceptional parterre, and soft lights to accompany the dreamy and superlative interpretations of a maestro that still fills the theatres of all the great European capitals and the most evocative places in Italy. ...

Porto Rotondo, a safe and full of events summer

www.lanuovasardegna.it - August 10th, 2021 (newsroom)

... in the live evening date, a worldly renown ensemble: at 9 p.m., for the third time, there will be Andrea Bacchetti on piano and Pavel Berman on violin (he plays an ex-Napoleon "Maréchal Berthier" by Antonio Stradivari) in the churchyard of San Lorenzo. In program, there are the Sonata K394 by Mozart, the Sonata no. 31, the Sérénade mélancolique by Tchaikovsky, the Rondo Capriccioso by Saint-Saëns, and the Carmen Fantasy by Sarasate.

The curtain falls on the Paganini Festival

www.lanazione.it - July 31st, 2021 (m. magi)

Musics by Vivaldi, Brahms, Beethoven, Schubert and more, Ravel, Hindemith, and other great composers. The great novelty of the recital with the mezzo-soprano Kristen Choi and the pianist Andrea Bacchetti, the concert with the Greek-Albanian violinist Jonian Ilias Kadesha and the English cellist Vashti Hunter, Dimitri Ashkenazi debuting at the festival, the concert with the Venezia Quartet and the programme with the great Italian pianist Andrea Lucchesini. From July 31st to August 27th, San Quirico d'Orcia will host the 2021 edition of "Paesaggi Musicali Toscani"...

S.Quirico d'Orcia, the 2021 Edition of "Paesaggi Musicali Toscani" opens

www.gazzettadisiena.it - July 31st, 2021 (newsroom)

"The President is missing" is the literary phenomenon of the moment: two million copies sold in a few weeks ... But what you don't expect happens on page 137 of the Italian edition (published by Longanesi). Here the Genoese Andrea Bacchetti is quoted in an open and incontrovertible way with such a precise reference. Bacchetti is a great pianist, considered one of the greatest Bach's interpreters ...

Bacchetti quoted in Bill Clinton and James Patterson's bestseller

www.pledgetimes.com - September 1st, 2021 (Edoardo Meoli)



2021 is a special year for the Mozart Italia Association that celebrates its thirtieth year of activity. This anniversary will be celebrated with an important Mozart week on the theme "Mozart: masterpieces of his last years". It will take place on September from 16 to 19 and with a majestic conclusion, the Don Giovanni, in collaboration with Progetto Opera and Euritmus Association, from 24 to 26.
There will be performing musicians as Andrea Bacchetti, Emmanuel Tjeknavorian and the Haydn Orchestra, Domenico Nordio and Orazio Sciortino, the Athesis Quintet, the Windkraft Ensemble and the Virtuosi Italiani, Stefano Ferrario and the "Musicattore" Luigi Maio, Claudio Mattioli with Massimiliano Barbolini. Last but not least, the Giovani Mozart Boys&Girls, the Mozartkinder and The Colorful Quintet. ...

Closing the «2021 Mozart Week» at the Zandonai in Rovereto: here the interview to pianist Andrea Bacchetti

www.lavocedeltrentino.it - September 1st, 2021 (newsroom)

The 30th edition of the Mozart Week, also this year directed by Marvi Zanoni, happily closed last Sunday with two impressive concerts... Talking of the performers, we can attest their absolute excellence: pianist Andrea Bacchetti, who irreproachably played a nitid and dry Mozart, with two consistent encores (Preludes and Fugues) that were loudly asked by the enthusiast audience, confirms himself an absolute maestro in performing Bach. ...

Mozart Week 2021 - A deserving conclusion

www.bgs.news - September 22nd, 2021 (Fulvio Zanoni)

... On Sunday, October 3rd, the audience will be able to listen to Perosi and Borodin's creativity in chamber music performed by amazing musicians appreciated throughout Europe: the Torino Teatro Regio String Quartet and the pianist Andrea Bacchetti. For Maestro Bacchetti, in particular, the concert on October 3rd will be a pleasant welcome back after several appearances in fairs by the Tortona Friends of the Music Association. And Perosi Festival's organisers wanted to thank this Association for "the extraordinary collaboration" that led to realizing this initiative. ...

Andrea Bacchetti and the Torino Teatro Regio Quartet at the Perosi Festival in Tortona

www.oggicronaca.it - September 30th, 2021 (newsroom)

Andrea Bacchetti and the Carlo Felice Orchestra open the program of Teatro Sociale. A local and, together, supranational concert, all dedicated to Mozart between rigor, passion, vitality, and naturalness. One of the most expected events of the 2021/2022 season ...

The pianist Bacchetti at Teatro Sociale with the Carlo Felice Orchestra

Il Secolo XIX - October 31st, 2021 (Rossella Galeotti)

... First and foremost, protagonist of the soirée will be the famous Camogli pianist Andrea Bacchetti, who is now internationally-renown and increasingly recognized in Italy and abroad, as demonstrated by his coveted awards, his collaborations and his recordings published by well-known labels. Bacchetti will meet and lead the Teatro Carlo Felice Orchestra in an all-Mozart program ...

Camogli, time for music, Bacchetti plays Mozart

La Repubblica - November 1st, 2021 (newsroom)

The IUC, La Sapienza University Concert Institution, will dedicate two evenings to great Bach and to a 44-year-old pianist, who has always studied him: the Genoese Andrea Bacchetti ... he is considered among the best performers of Bach's music. On program, the second book of "The Well-Tempered Clavier": undoubtedly these famous pieces present transcendental difficulties to perform, but Bacchetti excellently passes everything, thanks to his compatibility with Bach's genius.

Two soirées with Bach at the university

Il Tempo - November 19th, 2021 (Paola Pariset)

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.. last Saturday concert's success and the second appointment that Andrea Bacchetti dedicates to "The Well-Tempered Clavier" tonight at the IUC, with Book II preludes and fugues, show how even today the piano Bach has much to say, if it is proposed by coupling technical qualities to precise intention and interpretative research. Improving a unitary conception, that is mainly based on rhythmic control, has become almost an obsession for Bacchetti, who has spent time with the ancient and classical repertoire - from Scarlatti to Cherubini - with extremely interesting results ... Tonight, the audience seizes the conclusion of a path that is matured in months of daily rehersals, in search of a coherent and original vision: a commitment that the Genoese pianist reaffirms not to be inferior to the most intense pages of romantic virtuosity.

Bacchetti, the harpsichord as an obsession

La Repubblica, Rome - November 23rd, 2021 (Andrea Penna)


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... Today, Wednesday, December 22nd, 7 p.m., the pianist Andrea Bacchetti performed his program "The art of keyboard", a selection of preludes and fugues from the Book II of The Well-Tempered Clavier by Johann Sebastian Bach. A beautiful and suggestive concert of pieces for keyboard by Bach, that had been very well performed by Maestro Bacchetti after a presentation by Maestro Tommaso Rossi. A keyboard genius: during his recitals, Bacchetti always manages to amaze and involve. A great quality sound, that is always balanced and in harmony with the composition. A large audience and so much deserved applauses for a soirée of grand piano solo. Encores were requested and granted.

Andrea Bacchetti presented the evocative program "The art of the keyboard"

https://domenicoscarlattiuberalles.wordpress.com - December 22nd, 2021 (Massimiliano Cerrito)