Following the positive response of his last CD (In Sete Altere 2015) pianist/composer Arturo STÀLTERI is back with 23 new compositions written in the form of prélude, performed mostly in solo or in duo with several guests, (flute, violin, guitar, santoor, narrator).The Prélude is one of the freest and most concise forms of European classical music, and had the attention of many important composers (Bach, Chopin, Debussy, Shostakovich ...). Due to the extreme freedom and conciseness that this form grants the composer, ARTURO STÀLTERI has chosen the prélude as a musical form around which build the repertoire of his new record. With this new record STÀLTERI offers a work of great depth, transporting us irresistibly into his fantasy world.
The Prélude is one of the freest and most concise forms of European classical music, and had the attention of many important composers. Among others: Johann Sebastian Bach, Frederic Chopin, Claude Debussy, Alexander Scriabin and Dmitry Shostakovich. Due to the extreme freedom and conciseness that this form grants the composer, ARTURO STALTERI has chosen the prélude as a musical form around which build the repertoire of his new record. This mew album consists in twenty-three new original compositions in the form of prélude, presented mostly in solo and duo piano, with several guests, such as the violin Yasue Ito, the flute and the voice of Federica Torbidoni, the Guido Landucci santoor, the piano and the electric guitar of Michele and Matteo Gioiosa, the harpsichord of Alessandro Buca, the Lunar Machines of Pino Zingarelli and Annalisa Teodorani, young and talented poet, who signed three texts, and her narrato.
While normally the classical repertoire consists of 24 tunes (12in major keys, and 12 in minor), STALTERI here limited to 23 official tracks (plus a bonus track), divided between (major and minor). In conceiving his Préludes, STALTERI sometimes is inspired by the world of literature, as in Fils de naufragés inspired by a poem of Breton Xavier Grall; Eowyn by the classic e trilogy of J. R. R. Tolkien; Gli artigli di Cat Woman is dedicated to the character created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger; Everyone picked strawberries by Joseph Roth, while Il sogno di Lydea was inspired by the writings of Patricia Mc Killip. Among other sources: the land of eternal youth (Tir Na Nog) and the astronomical phenomenon of the electromagnetic signals emitted from galaxies (Red Shift). With this new record ARTURO Stalteri offers a work of great depth, transporting us irresistibly into his fantasy world.
Arturo STALTERI, from Rome, graduated in piano at the Conservatorio Alfredo Casella of L'Aquila. He studied in Rome with Vera Gobbi Belcredi, in Paris with Aldo Ciccolini and attended as active student, master classes by Vincenzo Vitale and Konstantin Bogino. Stalteri began to be known with Pierrot Lunaire seminal band of the Italian progressive rock of the seventies, a group that was able to mediate between rock and classical, with whom he recorded two albums. Among other artistic collaborations: Franco Battiato, Rino Gaetano, David Sylvian, Carlo Verdone and Sonja Kristina. He plays a lively concert activity turning its attention to authors extra-cultured area. In his performances for solo piano are heard, in addition to his compositions, both pieces by Debussy, Schubert, Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, which Sakamoto, Genesis, Sigur Ros, Philip Glass and Wim Mertens. Since 1988 he collaborates with the RAI (Italian National Radio) for which he has conducted several musical programs. It is currently the Primo Movimento and il Concerto del Mattino voice, on Radio 3. He is often in the jury for national and international competitions. Many of his recorded works have been republished in Japan and Korea.
STÀLTERI, ARTURO from Felmay Shop
1) Lascia le Spine alle Rose 2) Come la Neve 3) Fils de Naufragés 4) Eldfell 5) Éowyn Subliminal Intro 6) Éowyn 7) Lightyears 8) Tsuki 9) Fleurs 10) Ali e Radici 11) Tir Na Nòg 12) Gli Artigli di Cat Woman 13) Il Sogno di Lydea 14) Prélude-Impromptus 15) Il Respiro del Vento 16) Geyser 17) Inverno Nuit d’Étoiles 19) Seduta nel Buio 20) What I’ve done, ce que Je ne ferai pas (2.49) 21) Prélude 22) Everyone picked Strawberries 23) Red Shift
Arturo Stàlteri : Yamaha C7 Grand Piano (all), Piano Treatments (8,19), Percussion (17), Feline Exploits (12), Electronics (23)