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Rizzi, Marco

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Milan (Italy), 1967. "He is a top class violinist with an extensive pallete of sound, beautiful technique and fascinating legato cantabile; a surprisingly honest and mature musician..." (STRAD). Starting with the 2007-2008 academic year, Marco Rizzi is Head of the Violin Chair of the Reina Sofía School of Music. Prizewinner in three of the most prestigious violin competitions: Moscow Tchaikovsky, Brussels Queen Elizabeth and the Indianapolis Violin Competition, Marco Rizzi is highly respected for the quality, forcefulness and deepness of his performances. Pupil of G. Magnani, S. Accardo and W.Lieberman, obtained in 1991 the Europäischen Musikförderpreis with the endorsement of Claudio Abbado. He is regularly invited to the most prestigious halls such as the Scala in Milan, Gaveau and Pleyel Halls in Paris, Lincoln Center in New York, Grand Hall at Moscow's Conservatory, Musikhalle in Hamburg, Tivoli in Copenhagen, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Konzerthaus in Berlin. He has performed with conductors such as R.Chailly, H. Vonk, A. Ceccato, V. Jurowski, P. Eötvös and orchestras such as Dresden Staatskapelle, Indianapolis Symphony, Liverpool Philharmonic, Concerts Lamoreux, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Madrid RTVE Symphony, Scottish BBC, Nederland's Philharmonic, and many others. Marco Rizzi each year enriches his repertory with a new. He has a vivid interest for less-known repertory pieces: B. Walter's Sonata, J. Adams Concerto, or Italian 19th Century, greatly acclaimed by the music world music together with his recordings of J. S. Bach sonatas and partitas. He has a special passion for chamber music and pedagogy. He has been Head Professor at Detmold and gives Master Classes at Enghien and Biella. Since 2008-2009 he is Head Professor at Mannheim. Marco Rizzi plays a 1742 Pietro Guarneri violin on loan from the Pro Canale Onlus Foundation. Since the 2007-2008 academic year, Rizzi is Head Professor of the Violin Chair of the Reina Sofía School of Music.

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SHOSTAKOVICH, Dmitry

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St Petersburg, 1906 - Moscow, 1975. Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich was a Soviet Russian composer and one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century. Shostakovich achieved fame in the Soviet Union under the patronage of Leon Trotsky's chief of staff Mikhail Tukhachevsky, but later had a complex and difficult relationship with the Stalinist bureaucracy. His music was officially denounced twice, in 1936 and 1948, and was periodically banned. Yet he also received accolades and state awards and served in the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR. Despite the official controversy, his works were popular and well received. After a period influenced by Prokofiev and Stravinsky, Shostakovich developed a hybrid style, as exemplified by his opera Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District (1934). This single work juxtaposed a wide variety of trends, including the neo-classical style (showing the influence of Stravinsky) and post-Romanticism (after Mahler). Sharp contrasts and elements of the grotesque characterize much of his music. Shostakovich's orchestral works include 15 symphonies and six concerti. His music for chamber ensembles includes 15 string quartets, a piano quintet, two pieces for a string octet, and two piano trios. For the piano he composed two solo sonatas, an early set of preludes, and a later set of 24 preludes and fugues. Other works include two operas, and a substantial quantity of film music.

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  • SHOSTAKOVICH | Rizzi < Violin

    24 Preludes for piano op 34 (version for violin and piano)

    Prelude no. 3

    CLASS 4537: [O.V.: English]

    Content

    Part - 9' 31''
    Part - 8' 07''
  • SHOSTAKOVICH | Rizzi < Violin

    24 Preludes for piano op 34 (version for violin and piano)

    Prelude no. 11

    CLASS 4537: [O.V.: English]

    Content

    Part - 0' 42''
    Part - 4' 13''
  • SHOSTAKOVICH | Rizzi < Violin

    24 Preludes for piano op 34 (version for violin and piano)

    Prelude no. 1

    CLASS 4537: [O.V.: English]

    Content

    Part - 4' 03''
    Part - 4' 00''
    Part - 5' 08''
  • SHOSTAKOVICH | Rizzi < Violin

    24 Preludes for piano op 34 (version for violin and piano, violin part)

    Prelude no. 8

    CLASS 4474: [O.V.: English]

    Content

    Part - 1' 49''

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