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Bologna Festival, “Il Nuovo L'Antico” continues with the pianist Maria Grazia Bellocchio
An original musical program centered on György Kurtág
Organized by: Bologna Festival Onlus

Bologna Festival Onlus Presents

"Bologna Festival 2022 - The New The Ancient"
The review continues The New the Old of Bologna Festival: in the second appointment, Monday September 26, 2022 20.30 atOratory of San Filippo Neri, the pianist Maria Grazia Bellocchio presents a program built on music by Kurtág, Couperin, Shostakovich, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Janáček, Bach.

The concert cycle dedicated to ancient and contemporary music this year reserves one special attention to keyboard instruments, ancient and modern, traditional or prepared, electronic or toy. The three concerts proposed by the pianists Maria Grazia Bellocchio (September 26), Emanuele Arciuli (11 October) and the fortepianista Andreas Staier (October 20) explore repertoires across the board that intertwine several centuries of music, between past and present, ancient and modern.

To kick off this intriguing musical reconnaissance is Mara Grazia Bellocchio, renowned pianist and creator of innovative programs: her project Aphorisms revolves around one of the monumenta of the second half of the twentieth century, Játékok (Games) of György Kurtág: a living collection of album sheets, memoirs, transcriptions, dedications, improvisations. And just as if the Hungarian composer's "games" were a tree, the branches generated by its sap graft onto the main trunk: Couperin, Scarlatti, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Bach ... precious miniatures in an infinite game of mirrors.  

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Tickets for sale online www.bolognafestival.it / www.vivaticket.it;
at Bologna Welcome (Piazza Maggiore 1 / E);
on the day of the concert at the Oratory of San Filippo Neri starting at 19.30.
Bologna Festival, “Il Nuovo L'Antico” continues with the pianist Maria Grazia Bellocchio

Interpreters

Maria Grazia Bellocchio, piano

Program

Aphorisms

François Couperin Prelude I, Prelude II, Prelude III, Prelude IV
from The art de toucher le clavecin

György Kurtág
Perpetuum mobile (objet trouvé) /… eine Blume für Ulrike Schuster…
Play with Infinity / Pen Drawing [Valediction to Erzsébet Schaár]
Fifths (3 / a, 3 / b) / Fancifully / (quiet talk with the devil)
Homage to Domenico Scarlatti from Játékok

Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in D minor, K.32

György Kurtág
Bells for Margit Mándy / Bell-fanfare for Sándor Veress
Flowers we are / Grassblades in memory of Klára Martyn
Hommage à Borsody László / Hommage à Schubert
from Játékok

Franz Schubert Hungarian melody D.817

György Kurtág
In memoriam György Szoltsányi / Shadow-play (3)
Hommage à Ránki György / Waltz (Hommage à Shostakovich)
from Játékok

Dmitry Shostakovich Prelude in C sharp minor op. 34 n.10

György Kurtág
In dark days - for Ferenc Farkas / Hommage à Berény i Ferenc 70
Ligatura for Ligeti / Hommage à Tchaikovsky
from Játékok

Pëtr Il'ič Tchaikovsky October: Autumn song
from The Concert op.37b

György Kurtág
Antiphony in F-sharp / Obstinate A flat / Doina
Fanfare to Judit Maros' wedding / Les adieux (in Janáčeks manier)
from Játékok

Leoš Janáček On an Overgrown Path: n.5
"They chattered like swallows"

György Kurtág
Second strictly personal letter to András Szöllösy on his 85th birthday
Reticent Question / Waltz / Claudia - Litaneien / Ligatura x / Hommage à JSB
from Játékok

Johann Sebastian Bach Sarabanda
from the French suite n.1 in D minor BWV 812

György Kurtág
Ligatura y da Játékok

François Couperin Prelude V, Prelude VI, Prelude VII, Prelude VIII
from The art de toucher le clavecin

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