Djansug Kakhidze – The Legacy Vol.9

Djansug Kakhidze, Conductor Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra
Alessandro De Luca, Piano
Cat.No: CGC 037-2
Format: 2 CDs, jewel box in slip case
Total time:  122:01

CD 1
Maurice Ravel:
Rhapsodie Espagnole
(1) I. Prélude à la nuit. Très modéré 04:56
(2) II. Malagueñia. Assez vif 02:09
(3) III. Habanera. Assez lent et d’un rhythme las 02:46
(4) IV. Feria. Assez animé 06:50
(5) Bolero 15:44

Manuel de Falla:
Nights in the Gardens of Spain
(6) I. In the Generalife 10:18
(7) II. A Distant Dance 04:44
(8) III. In the Gardens of the Sierra de Córdoba 08:21

CD 2
Franz Liszt:
(1) Ungarische Rhapsodie No. 2 in C-sharp minor 11:25
(2) Les Préludes – Symphonic Poem No. 3 17:17

Jean Sibelius:
(3) Finlandia, Op. 26 08:40
(4) Romantic Valse 04:08

Modest Mussorgsky:
(5) I. Prelude Act I – Dawn on the Moskva River 05:56
(6) II. Interlude Act IV 05:12
(7) Night on Bald Mountain 12:52

Alessandro De Luca, a student of Lydia Assenza, Rodolfo Caporali and Alexis Weissenberg is one of the most versatile Italian pianists of his generation. He collaborated with such famous conductors as Lorin Maazel, Georges Prêtre, Yehudi Menuhin, Aldo Ceccato and Djansug Kakhidze, to name but a few and was continuously guest at prestigious Italian concert venues in Venice (Teatro La Fenice), Naples (Teatro San Carlo), Rome (National Academy of Santa Cecilia and Accademia Filarmonica Romana), Milano (Piccola Scala) as well as in Paris, London, Munich, Madrid, Moscow and St. Petersburg. For several times he was invited to the Martha Argerich Project with an outstanding performance at the Lugano Festival in 2011.

He is also working as a teacher and holds the chair of pianoforte at the Conservatory A. Casella of L’Aquila. Besides he is artistic director of the seasonal “Concerts on Wednesdays” at the Catholic University of  S. Cuore in Rome.

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