SOLITUDES : CHOPIN – DEBUSSY – SATIE – BRAHMS – BEETHOVEN – ADALBERTO MARIA RIVA, PIANO
Solitudes – Adalberto Maria Riva, piano
Frédéric CHOPIN: Nocturne No. 15 in F Minor, Op. 55, No. 1 – Franz LISZT: 12 Lieder von Schubert, S. 558: No. 11. Der Wanderer – Franz SCHUBERT: Gretchen am Spinnrade Op. 2, D. 118 (Arr. by Franz Liszt) – Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY: The Seasons, Op. 37a: X. October – Autumn Song – Claude DEBUSSY: Préludes, Book I. L. 117: No. 6. Des pas sur la neige – Erik SATIE: 3 Gymnopédies: I. Lent et douloureux – 3 Gymnopédies: II. Lent et triste – 3 Gymnopédies: III. Lent et grave – Johannes BRAHMS: 3 Intermezzi, Op. 117: I. Andante moderato – 3 Intermezzi, Op. 117: II. Andante non troppo e con molta espressione – 3 Intermezzi, Op. 117: III. Andante con moto – Ludwig van BEETHOVEN: 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126: I. Andante con moto – 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126: II. Allegro – 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126: III. Andante – 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126: IV. Presto – 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126: V. Quasi allegretto – 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126: VI. Presto – Andante amabile e con moto – Tempo I.
Adalberto Maria Riva, Piano. (website)
At first glance it may seem that music does not possess the greatest likelihood to represent loneliness. Music in itself, in fact, presupposes at least two elements: an active one, the player, and a passive one, the listener. Other forms of art, such as painting or sculpture, or even poetry, would seem better qualified to express this feeling: a sculpture or a painting, in fact, exists by itself and does not need an intermediary such as the interpreter who plays in order to give it life.
Yet some of the peaks of Western musical production, such as Bach’s Art of Fugue or Beethoven’s latest string Quartets, arose from the genius of composers who were able to fathom their skills and knowledge to the extreme, working in a condition of almost isolation from the world. From this point of view, a musical programme about loneliness may well bestowe its full significance.