PRESS REVIEWS 2024
Many times, the name of Andrea Bacchetti appeared in our musical chronicles. We narrated every new proposal by the Genoese pianist, which
have flourished throughout his very precocious career. From its beginnings, Bacchetti's path has continued to unfold at a coherent pace up
to the maturity. We can recognize his results in the recent DVD published by Monarda Music. The DVD contains the recording of a recital
that Bacchetti performed in Genova in 2015 for the historic local association GOG. A varied program that starts from Bach to continue with
Mozart and Beethoven... it is a journey that summarizes the traits of Bacchetti's personality which has been blessed by eminent maestros
from the first start, and it consolidated itself on the thread of a natural musicality. ... Bacchetti has a vital sense, and a natural
musicality, which he always manages sensitively, and he dissolves in his affable accounting, with a freshness that is often ignored by many
interpreters, who can be illustrious or less illustrious ...
Andrea Bacchetti's musicality is a journey among Bach and rare pearls
Gazzetta di Parma - January 3rd, 2024 (Gian Paolo Minardi)
In April 2015 Bacchetti was a guest of the Giovane Orchestra Genovese at the Carlo Felice Theatre (Genova). There he performed a beautiful
recital, varied in the program, that was welcomed by a warm public. Monarda Music recently released the recording of that evening on DVD.
It is an opportunity to listen to Bacchetti once again while he is engaged in a large anthology of authors and titles that spans
approximately two centuries of history. ... Bacchetti's qualities immediately stand out in his new DVD - he shows his commendable control
of sound, his elegance, and his interpretative authority ...
Bacchetti between classicals and rare pieces: the GOG recital becomes a DVD
La Repubblica - January 7th, 2024 (Roberto Iovino)
It is always a great pleasure to see Maestro Andrea Bacchetti returning to Messina. He often is a guest in our concert halls, both as a
soloist and as a member of a duet (we remember his performance with Uto Ughi). Last Saturday, at the Palacultura, the pianist proposed a
concert with a program that ranged from Baroque music to nowadays, passing through the 18th and 19th centuries, for the concert season of
the Philharmonic Academy. ... Andrea Bacchetti's performance was very valuable, perfect in the technique and characterized by a crystalline
sound. Thanks to this sound, the various themes that follow one another and overlap in counterpoint were perfectly perceived and identified
by the listener, particularly in Bach's fugues. Despite his somewhat precarious health conditions, Bacchetti gave two splendid encores
answering to the thunderous applause by his audience ...
Andrea Bacchetti offers an excellent performance of pieces from Baroque to nowadays music
www.tempostretto.it - January 15th, 2024 (Giovanni Francio)
FULL ARTICLE (italian)
... Andrea Bacchetti is a pianist of extraordinary delicacy and sensitivity. He presents himself to the public with irony and naturalness,
immediately captivating their sympathy. Bacchetti's piano art, that is a result of his constant and daily study, is also supported by his
fervent imagination that keeps him company during the hours which he spent at the piano, and which transform the score into moving scenes,
making his interpretations absolutely unique. and descriptive. ... Lots of applause and shouts called Bacchetti back to stage. Although he
had announced that he wasn't feeling too well, before the concert, he despelled his fear of not being able to give himself to the public as
much as he would have liked with an impeccable, generous, brilliant, and deservedly appreciated performance. He also offered at last two
encores dedicated to Bach ...
All Bacchetti's great verve between Mozart and Gershwin
Gazzetta del Sud - May 16th, 2024 (Eliade Maria Grasso)
FULL ARTICLE (italian)
... The Bach selection is superbly played though is a bit of a grab-bag, and Bacchetti's Mozart is always sensitive and dynamic.
Beethoven's Sonata in G major op. 49 n. 2 is one of his "easy sonatas", and its light and fairly character wraps up an
opening sequence in which the family resemblances and character differences between Baroque and Classical are nicely balanced.
Bacchetti tends not to go in for blockbuster virtuoso repertoire, and the Liszt selection is tuneful and played with restrained
expression, leading up Louis Diémer's lovely Nocturne Op.15. Diémer is a less familiar name but fits in nicely here, going straight
into the quiet atmosphere of Schumann's Mignon, which is given a stillness and sustained intensity by Bacchetti.
Impressionist colour takes over with some elegantly poised Debussy, but Malipiero's La Siesta is the opposite of taking a nap, its
"piano concerto" four movements full of contrasts. Chopin's familiarity brings us back to earth, and I appreciate
Bacchetti's expressive but unpretentious approach to these pieces. Rossini's Tarantelle pur Sang (avec traversée de la procession)
is one of his "Péchés de Vieillesse" (Sins of Old Age), played here with suitable wit, high spirits and processional gravity.
... Hasse's Sonata in G major is a sprightly miniature with a hint of Scarlatti in its character, while Villa Lobos O Policinelo might
be familiar to fans of Arthur Rubinstein who also employed its wild character as an encore piece. The finale is given to Chopin, with
a refined performance of Étude in G flat major op.10 nr.5 sending us home with some "proper music" in our ears. ...
This DVD is more than just a souvenir of a fine concert, and if the repertoire attracts then it can be wholeheartedly recommended.
www.musicwebinternational.com, January 18th 2024, (Dominy Clements)