CHERUBINI, SIX SONATAS
... A few day before the release of "Luigi Cherubini Integrale Per Tastiera" CD, Andrea Bacchetti will offer a
generous assay in the extraordinary concert promoted by IUC, "Istituzione Universitaria per i Concerti"" at
Sapienza University ... For the first time in world discography history, Bacchetti recorded on a modern piano Six Sonatas
for keyboard composed by Cherubini about in 1780 ...
Culture - Bacchetti performs Cherubini on piano
E Polis - March 5th, 2007 (newsroom)
... A precious anthology: these truly unknown Six Sonatas, written by the celebrated Florentine opera composer, open the
door on the background of a lot of our authors of Eighteenth and Nineteenth centuries, who had fame thanks to the sceneries
of all Europe but who had grown on a rigorous instrumental discipline, on the taste for a severe and antique writing.
Keeping the eyes closed, Cherubini seems Christian Bach. Gallant as him, weird in flourishes which break formal schemes, he
is imaged in a splendid record by Andrea Bacchetti as shining, adamantine sound with a little of virtuosity foolishness ...
The CDs of the "Il Sole" - cd of the week
Il Sole 24 Ore - March 11th, 2007 (Giancarlo Angeleri)
... In 1780, the twenty-year-old Luigi Cherubini wrote Six Sonatas per cembalo o fortepiano ... which now come back to
flourish and reveal to be really interesting in the execution to piano by Andrea Bacchetti. There, Bacchetti found the
Eighteenth-century salons, French gallantry and also a little of revolutionary essence ...
Events - "Six Sonatas" by Luigi Cherubini
Il Sole 24 Ore - March 15th, 2007 (Gv. B.)
... First world record on a modern piano, the Six Sonatas by Cherubini's CD - produced by Sony on RCA label - is in
releasing since March 9th after official presentation on March 6th in La Sapienza University's Assembly Hall, Rome.
Bacchetti says: «I think that expressive resources of modern piano can create a truly interesting fantastic
essay, which is not less valid than baroque executive praxis ... The articulation plasticity and the pleasure of the
flourish invented on the spot are sealed by the warmth given by the timbre of the piano, which is inspired, tender
and, sometimes, visionary» ...
Cultured Music - Andrea Bacchetti in Quiliano with Six Sonatas by Cherubini
La Stampa - March 20th, 2007 (newsroom)
... Andrea Bacchetti, an emergent Genoese pianist with a versatile repertoire, recorded (CD Rca-Sony) Six Sonatas per
cembalo by Luigi Cherubini, which he is also performing live. ... These are works written by a twenty-year-old who
listens to and assimilates instead of creating. Their best moments are the less predictable ones, in which it is
already possible to hear a pre-romantic anxiety. ...
Cultured Music - Cherubini according to Bacchetti
Specchio (La Stampa) - March 24th, 2007 (Sandro Cappelletto)
... So we could discover - and appreciate - the delicious, and for some respects surprising, pianistic trifles of
young Cherubini, we had to wait for the record by the Genoese Andrea Bacchetti, an eclectic pianist who, after
executing the counterpoint of Bach, Romanticism by Mendelssohn and the experimentalism of Luciano Berio with the same
elegance and conviction. ... It's clear that for the Genoese pianist Six Sonatas are more than few unknown pages which
have to be disclosed to the audience with his intellectual honesty and stylistic propriety. Bacchetti shows to catch
the embryonic germs of a stylistic and emotional research which Cherubini developed in the years of maturity,
especially in opera scene. In this execturion, that's smooth as marble, perfect in his sonorous balances, there aren't
almost remains of gallant and affected Eighteenth century; every detail is cured with tremendous patience to obtain
timbres and dynamics in an almost miraculous harmony. Sonorities are always contained and differences between sonorous
plans are just mentioned: fragile structures of these youth pages couldn't stand a too much emphatic interpretation
concerning strong contrasts and clean chiaroscuros, and yet Bacchetti doesn't indulge in lightness of pre-classic
Eighteenth century ... he guesses other models and suggestions to caught the openings on a expressive world made of
continuous modulations, sudden trespasses in minor modality and irregulars phrasings. ... Rightly, Bacchetti doesn't
interpret these sonatas through virtuosity filter that can be as attractive as misleading. The timing direct cuts are
always moderated, phrasing hasn't sudden accelerations and rondos flow as elegant and quiet composure. ... This is a
fine CD, a little jewel of discography ...
Reviews - Super Audio CD
piano Andrea Bacchetti - RCA RED SEAL 88697057742 DDD 75:35
MUSICA - nr. 185, April 2007 (Luca Segalla)
... An interpreter able to give a classic and aristocratic tone to little essays of sonatas for salons by Cherubini;
his tract is well accentuated through an intelligent interpretation about variety of touch and gallant fickleness of
tempo which legitimate the choice of an execution on modern Grand Piano Fazioli ...
Reviews - Bright and aristocratic
Cherubini: Six Sonatas, Andrea Bacchetti, piano - Sony Bmg, 2007 reg. 2006 long. 76'
Suonare News - April 2007 (Angelo Foletto)
... The Six Sonatas, which were published in 1783 by a young and still unknown Cherubini and now recorded by Andrea
Bacchetti in a valuable Sony CD, are interesting. ... The interpretation is really varied on the dynamics' plane,
which are led with clarity and extreme power about the phrasing, unravelled with expositive clearance and essential
Classic Music - Bacchetti reads Cherubini again: the polished variety of timbres
La Repubblica - April 6th, 2007 (r.i.)
... Andrea Bacchetti is a young, pointed pianist who loves searching for; he knows and plays classics and romantics,
but for example he recorded Luciano Berio's compositions being well at ease with nowadays language. Now Bacchetti
ventures in Six Sonatas, which were the first publication in 1783 by famous Cherubini - also author of Medea and Great
Masses - when he was twenty-three. Written in his age style, Sonatas are brilliant, in two movements, without adagios,
playing not an original cembalo but a racy Fazioli, they are searched as best in rhythm and colours contrasts, and in
youth happiness they don't hide the future signal of greatness ...
Movies, CDS, DVDS Classic Reviews - Bacchetti: in the Sonatas there are signals of a great future
Il Giornale - April 13th, 2007 (Lorenzo Arruga)
... At bottom, also Cherubini, the durable monumental learned professor Cherubini, was a boy ... we found out this
above suspicion Cherubini in Six Sonatas for cembalo recorded by the Genoese pianist Andrea Bacchetti in a new RCA
Red Seal CD. These pages are graceful, all in major, in two movements, but with nice cues and vivid rushes. Bacchetti
walks through this chill and mental simplicity with great respect, a cured and sensitive sound, a kind elegance with
a rigor that doesn't prelude the gentleness of more affective nuances ...
RECORDS - A gallant "man from Milan": Cherubini
Vivimilano.it (Corriere della Sera) - April 18th, 2007 (Gian Mario Benzing)
... recent Six Sonatas record (RCA Red Seal, Sony) seems to be the first one and becomes valuable due to the rareness
of pieces, going to fill a gap not just in the modern recordings. ... the piano execution is well done by Andrea
Bacchetti, intelligent and sensible who is used to play Bach and therefore well-tempered in cembalo style. Bacchetti
is clean, well balanced in dynamics, incisive and offers another attempt of professional seriousness, interpretative
vitality and total mastery of technique. He gives a product worth of highest attention ...
Reviews Repeated Cherubini: A first worthy of being listened to record
Cronaca di Mantova - April 27th, 2007(newsroom)
... Written in 1783 and dedicated to Florentine noble Antonio Corsi, Six Sonatas are worthy of attention. These
pages are now repeated in a precious Sony CD by Andrea Bacchetti ... his interpretation is appreciable for dynamic
variety, expositive cleanness and stylistic rigor. A mindful and complete study that gives new light to Italian late
eighteen century instrumental production, that is often unexplored ...
Records & Books - Bacchetti and Cherubini
L'Invito, Periodical of Musical information of Friends of the Nuovo Carlo Felice Society - nr.78, May 2007
... Rareness of this Sony CD consists in proposition of pages for piano written by a composer who is famous for
everything else. These Sonatas needed the anxious and fine curiosity of Andrea Bacchetti, a thirty-year-old who has
been revealed when he was only four; nowadays Bacchetti can say to have well deserved Karajan and Baugartner's
estimate. He is severe and lyrical, researched and modest ...
CLASSIC - Cherubini Six Sonatas
ELLE - May 2007 (Elsa Airoldi)
... Bravo Andrea Bacchetti: he doesn't slip on this proposition that apparently seems easy. ... Being a pianist who
can read this kind of sonatas at first sight, Bacchetti dives in this collection with sacral aura. ... Immediately,
he liberates Sonatas from their gallant sheen and according to his usual analytic approach practiced by Bach
performances and constructions of contemporary music. ... A superior sense of reflection which, with his accomplice,
the alien timbre of piano, sets Sonatas free by their age with interpretative fineness and great executive control.
A little intimidated, they say thank you ...
Reviews - Cherubini Six Sonatas
Artistic: - Technic:
AMADEUS - May 2007 (n.s.)
... An unitary collection, based on a major tonality bipartite construction, with a first part in sonata form and
the second part as a rondo, with da capo. The Genoese thirty-year-old pianist gives a very charming and persuasive
performance for the variety of the touch and for the sensitiveness exhibited in phrasing, beside his well-known
technical aplomb ...
FDS Music - Cherubini, Six Sonatas for piano
Fedeltà del Suono - June 2007 (Luigi Bellingardi)
... Cherubini n'était pas un virtuose du clavier mais savait écrire pour l'instrument. Ses sonates évoquent parfois
Mozart ou Haydn ... Andrea Bacchetti joue ces sonates avec délicatesse et poésie sur un piano moderne, alors qu'on
les connaissait jusqu'ici au clavecin. L'interpretation au piano moderne les éclaire d'un jour nouveau et fait d'elles,
pardelà leur modestie de surface, des oeuvres au charme certain, "classiques" au plein sense du terme ...
Critique - Cherubini, Les six sonates pour clavier
Texte de présentation en français - Enregistré en 2006 - Minutage: 1 H 15' - DDD
LE MONDE DE LA MUSIQUE - n. 321 juin 2007 (Marc Vignal)
... Interpretations by Bacchetti are appreciable for dynamic variety, cleanness of exposition and stylistic rigour ...
RECORDS & MEDIA - Andrea's Piano
Il giornale della musica - June 2007 (Roberto Iovino)
... It seemed cembalo but was piano. And Cherubini dedicated to it six delicious Sonatas. Now they have been repeated
and recorded by Andrea Bacchetti. For the Italian label that was Rubinstein's too ...
After devoting to Bach and Mendelssohn, nowadays it's time for Cherubini, a quite-ignored author who is more
famous for the opera production than the instrumental one. Bacchetti's execution takes account of a praxis that doesn't
disdain some changes to the original text, at least about embellishments and varied repetitions. The pianist says:
«I didn't think of a closely philological recovery, and also the choice of a Fazioli has been made for revaluing
strong pianistic potentialities of music written in that age and for setting up a very interesting discourse about
timbre research and about the "colour" of Cherubini's Sonatas» ...
PIANIST - He played piano
CLASSIC VOICE - nr.45 June 2007 (Luca Chierici)
... The character is inclined to a non-sweet gracefulness and the masterful execution of Andrea Bacchetti is therefore
very appropriately designed in a graceful atmosphere, with skilful lingering on the well-mannered harmonic modulations
and with tasty detail of all the embellishments, which, according to the texture of the texture, often assume a leading
role. Bacchetti's proposal also sounds like a cultural redemption of works that are concrete evidence of the valuable
presence of an instrumental voice in Italy at the time, above all, and meritoriously, theatrical..
Music reviews - LUIGI CHERUBINI, 6 sonatas
Artistic score: 7,5 - Technical score: 9,5
www.suono.it - 12/06/2007 (Umberto Padroni)
... cet opus 1 de Cherubini est un bon exemple de ces pages classiques que le piano moderne peut révéler différemment.
Aidé d'un grand Fazioli, le jeune Génois Andrea Bacchetti se tire avec les honneurs de l'exercice qui consiste à
remplir ces pages où abondent les formules d'une autre époque - si on les compare aux premières sonates de Clementi par
exemple. Avec son toucher discret, son legato impeccable, sa sonorité chaleureuse ... il parvient à dépasser la joliesse
de l'écriture et à mettre en valeur une variété d'humeurs qui fait le charme de cette musique, plus aimable qu'émouvante ...
Les disques de A à Z - LUIGI CHERUBINI, Six sonates pour clavier
Andrea Bacchetti - RCA 88697057742, distr. Sony-BMG (SACD hybride multicanal) 2006, TT: 1 h 15' DDD
DIAPASON - N.549 juillet-aout 2007 (Etienne Moreau)
... Already on foreground since several years, Andrea Bacchetti is one of most alive presences in youth scene of our
pianism, and he's animated by a true musicality ... As a sensitive and curious interpreter, Bacchetti frames these
lucid pages in a prospective that seems leaving behind the pure gallantry atmosphere and goes toward a more delineated
formal way ...
Classical in Discoteque - Andrea Bacchetti and the young Cherubini
Gazzetta di Parma - August 20th, 2007 (Gian Paolo Minardi)
... Szec sonat, ktore zostaly zarejestrowane na plycie, Cherubini skomponowal na klawesyn. Andrea Bacchetti nagral
ten cykl na fortepianie, przez co muzyka Cherubiniego otrzymala nowy, nieznany wczesniej wyraz. Ciekawe!
... Six sonatas, recorded on the CD, are composed by Cherubini for harpsichord. Andrea Bacchetti played this
cycle on modern piano, giving to the Cherubini's work a new mark and a performance never listened before. Very
KULTURA, REGAL z plytami - Cherubini 6 Sonatas
DZIENNIK POLSKI - August 21st, 2007 - newsroom
... Cherubini a également composè des oeuvres pour clavier! ... une musique gracieuse et de style décidément
classique. Le pianiste approche la partition avec respect et clarté, déroulant habilement les longues lignes
mélodiques et articulant les ornement avec grand soin. Une interprétation lumineuse, intime et racée ...
Critique - Cherubini et le piano
PIZZICATO - nr.175 september 2007 (Isabelle Trueb)
... Avoiding impending risk of monotony, Andrea Bacchetti's sharp reading is able to underline those aspects
of news of Cherubini's personality, like modulating anxiety and some harshness in pronunciation - although he
never disturbs weaving homogeneity of this neoclassicism ahead of its time. It's a conscious vision that our
interpreter goes to recreate with eloquent measure of his pianism characterized by a controlled but always
intimately solicited sound ...
Piano - Cherubini Six Sonatas
CLASSIC VOICE - nr.100 September 2007 (Gian Paolo Minardi)
... Andrea Bacchetti speelt de werken voorbeeldig. Hij haalt eruit wat erin zit, maakt ze niet groter dan ze zijn,
versiert en fraseert met een bewonderenswaardig inlevingsvermogen ...
Andrea Bacchetti plays the works in an exemplary manner. He makes the most of them, doesn't make them bigger
than they are, decorates and phrases with admirable empathy
Kamer Muziek - Cherubini Piano Sonatas
LUISTER - September 2007 (H.Q.)
... Wenn nun Andrea Bacchetti das uber zwei Jarhunderte spater mit seiner besonnenen Gewichtung der Konturen,
mit schonsten Legatobogen und schlankem Ton bestatigt, wurde man tatsachlich ruckblickend doch noch gern erfahren,
was der reife Cherubini sich wohl furs Klavier uberlegt hatte.
If Andrea Bacchetti confirms this more than two centuries later with his level-headed weighting of the contours,
with the most beautiful legato slurs and a slender tone, one would actually like to know in retrospect what the
mature Cherubini would have thought about for the piano.
KLASSIK CDs - Cherubini Sechs Sonaten
www.rondomagazin.de - RONDOplus - 15/09/2007 (Guido Fischer)
... Sonatas are interesting because they reveal a pronounced sensibility that emerges and a classic and already
well-controlled style. The young Cherubini remarks not only a notable inventive, but also an experimental look that
tries to make the Italian cembalist harpsichord tradition younger. ... Bacchetti, an anxious and unpredictable talent,
plays these pages with seriousness and vitality, showing musicality and sensitiveness in his touch. Execution's intelligence
is remarked also by little details like his reject to emphasize most expressive transitions - like that beautiful one
in minor key in first part of Sonata n.5 - on which instead he was open to bet if he wanted to get a simple effect and
be the pianistic Cherubini's apologist ...
Classic Music - Luigi Cherubini, Six Sonatas
A. Bacchetti RCA (SACD) - Artistic Quality: 8 - Sound Quality: 7
AUDIO REVIEW - nr.283 October 2007 (Stefano Catucci)
... On entend un pianiste habile et trés agile qui attache une grande importance à chaque note. Cela signifie peu
d'ombres et de lumière mais une exposition musicale constante. ... Le jeu de Bacchetti est trés cérébral et rigoureux,
sans le moindre épanchement, sans coquetteries et avec un minimum d'inflexions dynamiques. Il nous présente l'essence
musicale de ces Sonates avec tact et intégrité ...
L'actualité CD, SACD & DVD classique
www.classicstoday.com France - octobre 2007 (Christophe Huss)
... les six sonates pour clavier de Cherubini sont interprétées avec délicatesse par Andrea Bacchetti dont le
toucher est magnifié par une prise de son naturellement réverbérée ...
Le répertoire des CD de A à Z - Entre baroque et classicisme
Classica-Répertoire - octobre 2007 (Philippe Thanh)
... A pianistic recital - that has been taken in Rome on last March 6th a few days before the release of Super
Audio CD RCC "Integral for keyboards by Cherubini" - that's worthy of being considered extraordinaire
for his precious program made of Italian instrumental pages of late eighteenth century and first mid-nineteenth
century. «Italian Sony's project consist in rediscovering works by Italian forgotten authors»,
Bacchetti said about his new discographic commission; «for Cherubini's Sonatas I wanted to use the true
pianistic sound, without looking for imitating past instruments' sound» ...
Concerts - The "extraordinaire" Cherubini by Andrea Bacchetti
Musica & Scuola - 21st year n.17, October 15th, 2007 (Laura Ruzza)
... Andrea Bacchetti doesn't waive any beauty canon of classic pianism, but he reinterprets them always taking
account of modern scores, which he's almost celebrated interpreter of, finding curt timbre solutions without
useless romances ...
Luigi Cherubini, Sonatas for piano
Music almanac, A record for every day of the year - 2007 (Carlo Boccadoro)
... der italienische Pianist Andrea Bacchetti es ausgezeichnet versteht, genau diese frischen, vifen, munteren
Elemente herauszumodellieren und uns auf dem modernen Flügel (ein Fazioli) mit Charme und Witz und ohne allzuviel
demonstrative Entdecker-Schwere oder gar Virtuosen-Allüren zu präsentieren ...
the Italian pianist Andrea Bacchetti knows how to model exactly these fresh and lively elements on the modern
grand piano (a Fazioli), and to present us with charm and wit and without too much demonstrative heaviness of
discovery or even virtuoso airs
Anfang am Klavier - Das Schweizer Kultur Magazin mit Internationaler Kompetenz
Musik & Theater - Februar 2008 (Reinmar Wagner)
... Bien évidemment, le pianiste a un toucher délicat, une belle sonorité exaltée per le superbe piano Fazioli
qu'il utilise. Mais, surtout, il a pris l'option de faire toutes les reprises en en variant intelligemment les
ornamentations. Nous avons ici un bel exemple de musique galante ... un CD dont se réjouiront tous les passionnés
de cette période classique ...
Répertoire - Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842)
10 qualité de la prise du son, 10 pertinence des
textes du livret, 8 intérêt du répertoire, 10 qualité de l'interprétation
CRESCENDO - Fevrier 2008 (Jean-Marie André)
... La interpretación de Bacchetti a lo largo de la grabación es elegante y cómoda, y sus ornamentaciones
suenan particularmente naturales y se ejecutan con gran lisura. La separación entre las líneas melódicas y
el acompañamiento siempre se da con atractiva claridad, y los tiempos están bien escogidos. Por más que el
pianista claramente posee la técnica de un experto, en ningún momento deja ver el menor atisbo de virtuosismo
pretencioso. Es más, Bacchetti plantea y ejecuta el control de las dinámicas con un juicio exquisito. ...
De todos modos, debe hacerse hincapié en que la interpretación pianística y la musicalidad son de todo punto
Bacchetti's playing throughout the recording is elegant and comfortable, and his ornamentations sound
particularly natural and are executed with great smoothness. The separation between the melodic lines and the
accompaniment is always given with attractive clarity, and the timing is well chosen. As much as the pianist
clearly possesses the technique of an expert, he never lets on the slightest hint of pretentious virtuosity.
What's more, Bacchetti poses and executes the control of the dynamics with an exquisite judgment. ... In any
case, it must be emphasized that the piano playing and musicality are excellent throughout.
Novedades discográficas - Cherubini instrumental
www.mundoclasico.com - 22/02/2008 (Michael Lukey)
... The Italian pianist Andrea Bacchetti brought great joy to all music lovers with this recording. His excellent
performance of these true compositional gems on the modern Fazioli piano will undoubtedly delight everyone. ... All
sonatas are in two movements, their second movement always being a rondo da capo ABA. There is no free part. The
pianist's beautiful playing makes the listener never feel tired despite such a structure of the pieces. The artist
made all the repetitions, changing the ornamentation each time. Thanks to this, we have a recording of complete works
that catches the listener's attention from the first to the last bar. Bacchetti's delicate playing, wonderful sound
and excellent instrument give us a beautiful example of music in the style of Jan Christian Bach, Ignacy Pleyel or
Muzio Clementi. Great recording, outstanding interpretation, a record worth recommending to all lovers of little-known
or forgotten repertoire. ...
Luigi Cherubini 1760-1842 - plyta miesiaca (CD of the month)
Muzyka21, (Polska) - 4/2008 (Andrzey Osinski)
... fantástico trabajo del genovés Andrea Bacchetti, pianista muy asiduo en España. Bacchetti hace algo más por
esta música que simplemente tocarla tam bien. ... los contrastes, la dulzura, las preciosas apoyaturas, irresistibles
y moderadamente recreadas por Bacchetti, buscando un equilibrio entre la gracia del estilo y la riqueza melódica ...
fantastic work by the Genoese Andrea Bacchetti, a very regular pianist in Spain. Bacchetti does more for this music
than just play it well. ... the contrasts, the sweetness, the precious appoggiatura, irresistible and moderately recreated
by Bacchetti, seeking a balance between the grace of the style and the melodic richness
Discos Criticas de la A a la Z - Excelente versión de las sonatas de Cherubini A
RITMO - Año LXXIX n. 811, Septiembre 2008 (G.P.C.)
RITMO PARADE: LOS MEJORES DISCOS PARA SEPTIEMBRE 2008
... Lucid formal and constructional awareness, phrasing elegance and touch cleanness characterize also this new
discographic effort by Bacchetti. He adds an interesting repertoire to quality of execution ... Simplicity and grace,
typical of Eighteenth century, are interpreted with fancy and inventive that are incisively expressive ...
Music - Six Sonatas by Cherubini recorded by Andrea Bacchetti in Sacile
il Piccolo - November 2008 (Stefano Bianchi)
... una interpretación servida bajo una indiscutible inteligencia musical por parte de Bacchetti. Por un lado
recala en la delicadeza de los tempi, juega con gran variedad de recursos en los rondos, plantea unos tempi
acertados, y ante todo saca el máximo partido de un gran piano que, sin lugar a dudas, ayuda a reforzar todas las
ideas melodicas expuestas en estas obras. El pianismo de Bacchetti resulta refinado, elegante y lo convierte en
un intérprete idóneo para la interpretacion de la obra de Mozart; se siente cómodo con el repertorio clásico no
solamente por la diáfana claridad de su interpretación sino por su adentramiento hacia los pormenores y los más
mínimos detalles presentes en la escritura ...
an interpretation served under an indisputable musical intelligence by Bacchetti. On the one hand, he focuses
on the delicacy of the tempos, he plays with a wide variety of resources in the rondos, he proposes some successful
tempos, and above all he makes the most of a grand piano that, without a doubt, helps to reinforce all the ideas
melodica exhibited in these works. Bacchetti's pianism is refined, elegant and makes him an ideal interpreter for
the interpretation of Mozart's work; he feels comfortable with the classical repertoire not only because of the
clear clarity of his interpretation but also because of his insight into the details and the smallest details
present in the writing
Reseñas - Cherubini, Seis sonatas, Op.1
CD Compact - noviembre 2008 (Lluis Trullén)
... Spontaneous fluency brings us to feel musical routine like a sequence made of clear episodes, also thanks
to a fluent and confident interpretation by Andrea Bacchetti who, precise and inspired, preludes to releases of
other challenging and famous works' records, in order to consolidate his international success.
Reviews - Luigi Cherubini, Six Sonatas
Rondo - 1/2009 (Giona Saporiti)
R E C O M M E N D E D
The Record Geijutsu - March 2009 (newsroom)
.. These pieces are representative of a move away from the more typical dance forms from the suites of days gone by - such
as minuets, gavottes and polonaises. This allows greater freedom of expression, and a more purely abstract musical approach
which anticipates the attitudes of the Romanic era. Andrea Bacchetti's playing in the Cherubini sonatas takes all of these
aspects of the music into consideration, and he pays with great aplomb and wit, maintaining the ongoing musical narrative in
a coherent and cohesive way, but without missing the built-in moments of innovation and virtuoso Mozartean fashion. Once again,
the piano sound and acoustic of the Fazioli Concert Hall, which is built like a theatre especially for the piano, is entirely
appropriate for the music ... Bacchetti has no problems drawing a much as possible out of the music with a deftness and
transparency of touch which makes this disc something of a must for all collectors of good piano recordings ...
REVIEW - Galuppi, Cherubini
www.musicweb-international.com, May 2009 - (Dominy Clements)
... One senses a shared agenda between the composer and the pianist, with some beautifully restrained nimbleness
and no hint of the faintly disconsolate, static characterizations about which I quibbled in the slower movements
of Bacchetti's Galuppi recording. There is genuine artistry here, and a sparkling erudition of phrasing to enhance
the interpretations ...
Reviews - Cherubini
International Record Review - 6/2009 (Mark Tanner)
... Junto a Mario Marcarini, Bacchetti ha revisado estas piezas en una nueva edición, lo que convierte al intérprete
trasalpino en el experto en el piano de Cherubini en la actualidad. Por otra parte, su versión de estas sonatas es
primorosa de principio a fin, pues los setenta minutos largos de este disco compacto en formato de audio SACD se
escuchan gusto, no sólo por las encantadoras partituras sino también por la calidad que impregna Bacchetti con una
interpretación sólida, animada, galante, asequible y amena ...
Together with Mario Marcarini, Bacchetti has revised these pieces in a new edition, making the transalpine player
the expert on the Cherubini piano today. On the other hand, his version of these sonatas is exquisite from beginning
to end, since the seventy minutes long of this compact disc in SACD audio format are heard with pleasure, not only
for the charming scores but also for the quality that Bacchetti imbues with a solid, lively, gallant, accessible and
Escuchar - Recomendados Cherubini, 6 sonatas - Recomendados
Melómano - n.147 Noviembre 2009 (redacción)
... Cherubini is not remembered as a piano composer at all, having secured his name in the world of the opera. However,
the spirited performance from Andrea Bacchetti show Cherubini's sonatas are well worth listening to and might even be
substitutes for the overly played Mozart sonatas. Bacchetti is a fine performer and balances everything perfectly.
This is, in the best sense of the word, simple music to be listened to with enjoyment, leaving little else than a sweet
PIANIST - n.51 December 2009 (newsroom)
... Pièces relativement simples, qui témoignent à la fois des influences du classicisme viennois et de l'art lyrique,
elles trovent sous les doigts de ce pianiste (né en 1977) une interprétation idéale pour se faire une idée du style
musical italien en cette fine du XVIIIe siècle.
Le Magazine - Célébrations 2010: Luigi Cherubini, les oeuvres pour piano
ResMusica.com - 20/03/2010 (Maxime Kaprielian)
... El pianista ilustra las partituras, sabedor de lo que quiere expresar a través de ellas, con carácter austero
(aliñado momentáneamente con humorismo), cultiva el sonido con mimo y erudición. Su toque, exquisito y suave, huye
de la exageración sonora y de las grandezas que podría ofrecerle el instrumento: se mantiene regular y atento con
la línea melódica a la que fusiona creatividad e imaginación, y se muestra impecable también en las articulationes ...
The pianist illustrates the scores, knowing what he wants to express through them, with an austere character
(temporarily seasoned with humor), he cultivates the sound with care and erudition. His touch, exquisite and soft,
flees from sound exaggeration and from the greatness that the instrument could offer: he remains regular and
attentive to the melodic line, to which he fuses creativity and imagination, and is also impeccable in the
Disco exceptionales - Las otras teclas de Cherubini
Scherzo n. 252 Mayo 2010 (Emili Blasco)
LOS DISCOS EXCEPTIONALES DE MAYO 2010
... According to Andrea Bacchetti, a splendid interpreter of this CD, re-reading Cherubini's sonatas on the piano,
in this age of strict philology, may seem like a gamble. In reality, the expressive resources of the modern instrument
allow an exercise of the imagination that is certainly stimulating and no less valid than the classical performance
practice. ... The Sonatas are equally compelling because they reveal the emergence of a pronounced sensibility and an
already very controlled classical style. ... Bacchetti, a restless and unpredictable talent, interprets these pages
with seriousness and panache, showing off musicality and sensitivity of touch.
The classical music record - Six sonatas for "cimbalo"
L'Eco di Bergamo 12/10/2010 (Stefano Cortesi)
LES SONATES POUR CLAVIER - Conçues pour le clavecin dès 1780, ces six sonates se départent d'une certaine froideur
académique quand elles sont jouées sur piano moderne. Point trop n'en faut cependent: le dessin à la pointe sèche
doit affleurer sous le legato. Le Fazioli du Genois Andrea Bacchetti est de ce point de vue idéal et le rendu sonore
des plus séduisant, en dépit d'une relative objectivité de la lecture. Les Sonates nos 3 et 6 captent particulièrment
Les disques - Un Italien à Paris, Cherubini
Diapason n.65, Novembre 2010 (Jean Cabourg)
Andrea Bacchetti has given us several oustanding new recordings in the present volume (including an impressive DVD
of Bach's Goldberg Variations), but none is more valuable than this set of Cherubini's Six Keyboard Sonatas, published
in 1783 but probably written earlier (perhaps 1780). They are most engaging two-movements works, with a strong flavour
of early Mozart, but with gallant touches to add charm. Their invention is consistently diverse and in these captivating
performances one is drawn to return to then often. They are beautifully recorded and this is a disc to be snapped up
before it disappears. Highly recommended indeed.
1000 Finest Classical Recordings
The Penguin Guide 211 (newsroom)