Italian classical pianist Alessandro Conti has achieved what the greatest music - or any music, for that matter - always demands. He has internalized it and made it his own in the deepest way.
In a time when too many pianists are just phoning in a piano competition-ready performance to please their parents? teachers? managers? he has done the well-nigh impossible by meeting composer Philip Glass on his own - dare I say "spiritual"? grounds - and making that music "speak" as few others have.
In this way he's like the revered and still living Italian classical pianist Maurizio Pollini whose recorded performance of the keyboard part in Brahms' great Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34, with the magisterial Quartetto Italiano, lifts this ineffable piece to an even higher realm.
Conti's hands listen and the music listens and breathes its own in the very deepest way. And who could ask for more?
Michael Mc Donagh - 24. v.20 San Francisco, CA USA
MICHAEL MCDONAGH on PHILIP GLASS
Rome, December 21, 2021 | Accademia di Danimarca
L’INFINITÀ DEI MONDI
MUSICHE DI GLASS, CHOPIN, CHAILLOU, MOKRANJAC
Roma, September 12, 2021 | Chiostro di Campitelli
IL CASTELLO INTERIORE
MUSICHE DI GLASS, DEBUSSY, CHAILLOU, CHOPIN
Rome, 10 July 2020
Between experimentalism and tradition, summer 2020 at the Tempietto. A dialogue between classic and contemporary.
On Friday 10 July, on the occasion of the traditional Music Festival of the Nations, the pianist Alessandro Conti will open the evening with the song by the Englishman Gavin Bryars "Ramble on Cortona" ... Read more
Alessandro Conti, pianist and conductor active both in Italy and abroad, took part in prestigious international festivals and held concerts in Vienna, Rome, León, Riga, Yerevan, Amsterdam, London, Oxford ... Read more
A happening dedicated to lovers of author music. Alessandro Conti performs the full version of Philip Glass's Piano Etudes ... Read more
"The musician Alessandro Conti will perform on Saturday 16 September at 19.30 on the stage of the Villa Torlonia Theater with a concert dedicated to the composers H. Villa Lobos, P. Glass and F. Schubert." Read more
On Saturday 25 November in Rome the concert "II. TRANSCRIPTIONS: Glass and the Ardore" will be held, which the pianist Alessandro Conti dedicates to Philip Glass. Read more