Oct 18, 2016
6:00 PM

Street Address Recital Studio, MRH 2.608

Guest Artist Recital and Presentation

Dreaming of Chopin

Fabrizio Viti, piano (performing works by Chopin, De Rossi Re, Delli Pizzi, Gentile, and Rosato)
Rossella Mattioli, reciter (reading from the journal and letters by George Sand, letters by Frédéric Chopin, and an excerpt from a book by Nino Salvaneschi)
Paolo Rosato, introduction

Letter to Mrs. Marliani, Marseilles, 26 February 1839 – George Sand

Naufragio Bosendorfer (1984) – Fabrizio De Rossi Re

from Histoire de ma vie [History of my life] (1855) – George Sand

Grande Valse Brillante in B flat major, Op. 18 (1833) – Frédéric Chopin

Preludio (2011) – Ada Gentile

Letter to Julian Fontana, Palma, 14 December 1838 – Frédéric Chopin

Ode to Fr. (2010) – Fulvio Delli Pizzi

Letter to Julian Fontana, Palma, 28 December 1838 – Frédéric Chopin

Sonata in B flat minor, Op. 35 (1837-9) – Frédéric Chopin
I. Grave. Doppio movimento

“A dream,” from Il tormento di Chopin [Chopin’s Torment] (1934) – Nino Salvaneschi

Sonata in B flat minor, Op. 35 (1837-9) – Frédéric Chopin 
II. Scherzo

Prelude in D flat major, Op. 28, No. 15 (1838-9) – Frédéric Chopin

Schizzo-frenico, op. 127 (2010) – Paolo Rosato                    
(per il sedicesimo compleanno di Riccardo)

Sonata in B flat minor, Op. 35 (1837-9) – Frédéric Chopin
III. Marche funèbre: Lento

Fabrizio Viti is Professor of Piano at the Pergolesi Conservatory in Fermo, Italy. His teachers include Sergio Perticaroli, Lazar Berman, Alessandro Lonquich, and Roman Vlad. Dr. Viti holds a degree in Piano (with full marks and summa cum laude) and a Doctorate in piano performance from the St. Cecilia National Academy in Rome. He studied also at the Sommerakademie Mozarteum in Salzburg and at the International Masterclass Jose Iturbi in Valencia. Dr. Viti has performed at St. Cecilia’s Academy in Rome and Teatro la Fenice in Venice, and he has collaborated with renowned baritone Giuseppe Taddei and double-bassist Franco Petracchi. A prize-winner in several piano competitions, he also won the State Conservatory competitions in piano and collaborative piano at a very young age. 

Rossella Mattioli is primarily active as an actress, director, and singer, but she also has a degree in piano. She taught music in secondary school, and now teaches acting in Pescara. As a contralto, she has sung in several music genres. As an actress, she played the lead in three of Paolo Rosato’s musical and theatrical performances, Ultimi canti per Ilio (1999-2006), Maree (2001), Singin' in the Bain (2002), and Il ritratto (2003). She has collaborated with directors Walter Manfrè and Gianmarco Montesano, and has had starring roles in various Italian television series.

Paolo Rosato is Professor of Poetry, Music, and Drama at the Pergolesi Conservatory in Fermo, Italy, and a member of the Italian Society for Contemporary Music. He holds degrees in Philosophy, Choral Music, and Composition, and a PhD in Musicology (Helsinki 2013). Co-editor (1986-1999) with Michele Ignelzi of Eunomio (an Italian journal for theory, analysis, and semiotics of music), he has also been a member since 1992 of the Musical Signification Project founded by Eero Tarasti. Author of The Organic Principle in Music Analysis. A Semiotic Approach (Helsinki 2013), his research has been published widely. As a composer, his more than 160 compositions (www.paolorosato.it) have been performed throughout Europe, South Korea, and the United States. Ombre op. 160, for cello solo, was recently premiered at the Biennale di Venezia (October 8, 2016). Dr. Rosato is also active as a poet.