LOREDANA PILUSO is a Sicilian pianist who has lived and worked in Veneto for many years.
She began studying piano at a very young age, graduating at the age of 20 with the highest grade.
She completed advanced training with international masters, undertaking a brilliant concert activity that led her to perform in Italy and abroad.
She currently performs both as a soloist and in chamber music ensembles, and works together with actors and choreographers, curating the music of original international productions.
This recording project is the result of her collaboration with the piano manufacturer Luigi Borgato who, on this occasion, gave her the chance to play his latest creation, BORGATO GRAND PRIX 333.
GRAND PRIX 333, 10,93ft long, is the greatest and the longest concert grandpiano in the world: about 1,64ft longer than the traditional others concert grand pianos.
It is completely handmade, using precious woods such as rosewood for the inside covering, mable for the bridges, beech as headrest for the mechanic, hornbean for the levers and the ebony for the black keys and, last but not least, the "magic" spruce - personally selected by Luigi Borgato from the famous Spruce Wood in Passau, Germany - which is especially in charge for the extraordinary speed of the sound, 9.842 ft/second instead of the usually 4.921 ft/second of all the others spruce wood.
This grand piano is made using more than 15.000 pieces and weigh about 1.500 lb. His building takes more than 135 working days.
The GRAND PRIX 333 is actually considered the new reference all over the world, opening new horizon to the expressive chance of the sound of the piano.
Velut Luna is the first company ever to publish a recording fo Borgato Grand Prix 333
Original composition by George Gershwin. Hallo Mr. Sax, saxophone orchestra / Mario Marzi, conductor / Paolo Zannini, grandpiano 24Bit / 96 kHz Digital Recording. Live in studio at Chiuppano Public Auditorium (Vicenza, Italy) April, 2003 A new ensemble of classical saxophones, directed by Mario Marzi, first sax of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the theatre "La Scala", offers an original interpretation of authentically outstanding masterpieces like Rapsody in Blue, The Cuban Ouverture, Porgy and Bess, I Got Rhythm. Twelve saxophones manage to reproduce perfectly all the different tones of the classical symphonic orchestra, while the piano and percussion sections are the same as originally written by Gershwin.
VENTIQUATTRO MELODIE E ALTRI RACCONTI
CLASSICAL FROM 20th CENTURY: original compositions by Leopoldo Armellini, bassoon / Paolo Muggia, guitar / Ugo Orlandi, mandolin / Fabiano Maniero, trumpet / Luisa Giannini, soprano / Lorella Ruffin, piano / Maura Mazzonetto, piano 20 Bit Digital Recording. Live in studio at Hotel Ritz (Abano Terme), SS.Felice e Fortunato Church (Noale) . January 1997 This is a collection of previously unreleased chamber music by Adriano Lincetto for piano and bassoon, piano and guitar, piano and mandolin, organ and trumpet, organ and soprano. The composition is of great power and sensibility and finds a perfect place within the traditional Mitteleuropean history of the Twentieth Century and among the echoes of Debussy, Malipiero and Omizzolo.
MUSICA PER DUE PIANOFORTI - VOL. 1
CLASSICAL FROM 20th CENTURY: original compositions by S. Rachmaninov Teresa Trevisan and Filippo Trevisan, Grandpianos 20 Bit Digital Recording. Live in studio at Modigliani Auditorium (Padova, Italy). March 1997 Original compositions by S. Rachmaninov for two pianos
MUSICA PER PIANOFORTE
CLASSIC FROM 20th CENTURY: original compositions by (1905 - 1991) Giovanni Tirindelli, Grandpiano / Romano Zancan Dall'Alba and Annalisa Ogeniti, four hands Grandpiano. 20 Bit Digital Recording. Live in studio at Pollini Auditorium (Padova, Italy). June - October, 1997 These ten studies on the Trillo could be easily called "Transcendental Studies for a Concert", due to their unique artistic virtues and the absolute skill of their talented interpreter, Giovanni Tirindelli. With this work Tirindelli becomes a solid and clear point of reference for those who dare to interpret this fascinating score which represents a consistent continuance of Debussy's work.
MUSICA DA CAMERA
CLASSICAL FROM 20th CENTURY: original compositions by Silvio Omizzolo (1905 - 1991) Ezio Mabilia, Edoardo Lanza, Ines Scarlino, Franco Angeleri, Grandpiano / Giovanni Guglielmo, violin / Elio Peruzzi, clarinet / Giambattista Valdettaro, cello / Tiziana Zoccarato, soprano / Chamber Ensemble: Andrea Danese, flute, Francesca Guerra, hautebois, Ivan villanova, clarinet, Steno Bosso, basson, Eugenio Pegoraro, french horn, Pietro Juvarra, violin, Fulvio Bertagnin, viola, Giordano Pegoraro, cello, Mario Caldieron, doublebass. 20 Bit Digital Recording. Live in studio at Pollini Auditorium (Padova, Italy). June - August, 1997 This other work by Omizzolo, no less interesting than the other, reveals even more the capabilities and the creativity of this multi-talented artist who here presents a journey through his most significant production of chamber music: sonatas for violin, clarinet, violoncello, all accompanied by piano, the solo protagonist of another passage and two pieces for a small chamber music ensemble (9 and 11 instruments) with the addition of a soprano.
Short songs from Italian Renaissance, French 16th Century, English Renaissance Ensemble Juveniliter: six solo vocals, Federico Zandonà conductor 20 bit Digital Recording. Live in studio at Cappella di S.Martino, Campiglia dei Berici (Vicenza, Italy). October, 1997 Brevi e piacevolissime canzoni tratte dal repertorio polifonico tardo medioevale e rinascimentale inglese, francese e italiano interpretati da una formazione vocale composta da sei solisti, tre donne e tre uomini, in grado di proporre una tale varietà di timbri e colori che non fanno rimpiangere l'assenza di strumenti comunemente intesi. Alcuni brani, molto noti, sono divenuti patrimonio storico della musica europea. Short and very pleasant songs taken from the late polyphonic repertoire of the English, French and Italian Middle Ages and Renaissance. All the pieces are interpreted by a vocal band of six soloists, three women and three men, capable of proposing such a great assortment of different timbres and musical colours that you will not even notice the absence of instruments. Some of the most famous pieces have already become part of the historical legacy (heritage) of European music.
MUSICA PER DUE PIANOFORTI - VOL. 2
CLASSIC FROM 20th CENTURY: original compositions by Sergej Rachmaninov Teresa Trevisan and Filippo Trevisan, Grandpianos 20 Bit Digital Recording. Live in studio at Modigliani Auditorium (Padova, Italy) / Studio Zanta, Camponogara (Venezia, Italy). March - December, 1997 Composizioni per due pianoforti di S. Rachmaninov Original compositions by S. Rachmaninov for two pianos
FRANK, DEBUSSY, RAVEL: SONATAS FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO
Original compositions by Cesar Frank, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel Domenico Nordio, violin / Massimo Somenzi, Grandpiano 20 Bit Digital Recording. Live in studio at Teatro Torresino (Padova, Italy). March, 1998 Three sonatas for violin and piano by three superb composers. Frank displays an extreme control of solid musical structures that vary from passionate and glorious moments to static and lyrical ones. The sonata by Debussy, written in 1916-17 and third of an incomplete cycle of six, is a realistic and sober piece that represents a clear rupture with Romantic eloquence. Ravel's sonata, of 1927, expresses the author's capability and desire to go beyond his innate instinct.
CLASSICAL FROM 20th CENTURY: original compositions by Tommaso Vittorini, Giorgio Gaslini, Corrado Pasquotti, John Rea, Terry Riley, Ex Novo Ensemble, John Celona. Ex Novo Ensemble: Daniele Ruggeri, flute / Davide Teodoro, clarinet / Carlo Lazari, violin / Giovanni Petrella, viola / Carlo Teodoro, cello / Aldo Orvieto, piano / Nunzio Dicorato, percussions / Special guest: Pietro tonolo, sax / Conductor: Claudio Ambrosiani / 20 Bit Digital Recording. Live in studio at Studio Papillons (Padova, Italy). January, 1998 At the beginning of the 90s the International Centre of Instrument Research of Venice, directed by Claudio Ambrosini, promoted a project whose aim was to encourage the exchange and mutual integration among different instruments and cultures. This project was called, significantly, "Ouverture" alluding to the strong desire to "open" and stimulate the communication between different worlds and traditions, from ethnical music to jazz, progressive, etc...
ALBENIZ, LINCETTO: PIANO SOLO
â€œRecuerdos de Viajeâ€?, Isaac Albeniz; â€œSchizzi per pianoforteâ€?, Adriano Lincetto Alberto Boischio, grandpiano 20 Bit Digital Recording. Live in studio at Taio Public Auditorium (Trento, Italy). August, 1997 Isaac Albeniz, in his widely famous composition, masterfully performed by Alberto Boschio. The CD also includes some formerly unreleased pieces by the prematurely deceased M° Adriano Lincetto.
ROTA, FRANCAIX, MARTINU - TRIOS FOR PIANO, FLUTE AND VIOLINS
Classical from 20th Century: music from Nino Rota, Jean Francaix, Bohuslav Martinu. Trio Marinetti: Lorella Ruffin, grandpiano / Stefani Maffizzoni, flute / Riccardo Malfatto, violin 20 Bit Digital Recording. Live in studio at "Large Empty Hall" (Padova, Italy). February, 1999 The Marinetti Trio mean to express through "...force, love, courage, cunning and rude will, without hesitation nor rest, by fury, impatience, running at a breakneck speed..." their dynamic, plastic, blazing hot concept of Music.
CLASSICAL FROM 20th CENTURY: original compositions by Claudio Mandonico Orchestra di Mandolini e Chitarre CittÃ di Brescia, Claudio Mandonico, conductor / Alessandro Bono, solo guitar / Ugo Orlandi, solo mandolin / Elena Contin, solo flute / Quintetto a Plettro Raffaele Calace 24Bit / 96 kHz Digital Recording. Live in studio at Rehearsal Hall (Brescia, Italy). October - November, 1999 This CD will be a great and sweet surprise for anyone who will listen to its fantastic content. A new concept of band joining in plectrums and several guest instruments (flutes, harmonica, solo guitar, percussions). The notes range from the atmosphere of great Authors of film music to classical chamber pieces to authentic explosions of rhythm and joy. A sumptuous journey that makes its way along a path of diverse genres like stomp, blues, mambo and concludes with a peculiar "Elegy and Dance" for solo guitar and orchestra.