NOVECENTO 2.0

Novecento 2.0 is a project dedicated to musicians who have made an important contribution to the history of the twentieth century, but have been given little space in the concert halls and feature only infrequently in today’s piano repertoires. Ilaria Baldaccini’s research began in the Tuscan region, with the recording of Intorno a Firenze nel secondo ‘900 (Around Florence region in the second half of the 1900’s), published by EMA Vinci Records and included in the SIAE-Classics of Today 2017 project, with music by four Tuscan authors who worked in Florence for much of their life and who for a long time attended the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory, as professors or as students: Carlo Prosperi, Piero Luigi Zangelmi, Gaetano Giani Luporini, and Giuseppe Bonamici. This CD has been reviewed by newspapers such as ‘il giornale della musica’, ‘La Repubblica’ and ‘il Manifesto’, presented and broadcast by stations such as RAI Radio 3, Radio Classica, Radio Svizzera Italiana and Rete Toscana Classica.

In 2019 she contacted the Scientific-Literary G. P. Vieusseux Research Center of Florence to perform and disseminate unpublished scores by Carlo Prosperi, kept in the Prosperi Collection of the “A. Bonsanti” Contemporary Archive, and to prepare a new performance, almost 45 years after the world premiere of Prosperi’s ‘Rainbow Concert’ (il Concerto dell’Arcobaleno) for piano, marimba and orchestra. The unreleased pieces and the concert were both scheduled for the autumn of 2019 in two events organized by the G.A.M.O. – which included these in its fortieth year of artistic activity – in collaboration with the G.P. Vieusseux Research Center, the International Lyceum Club in Florence and the ‘Filharmonie’ Orchestra.

Two of Carlo Prosperi’s unpublished pieces, kindly loaned by the Maestro’s daughter Giuliana Prosperi, were published by EMA Vinci Records in a piano anthology released for SIAE-Classici di Oggi in the autumn of 2019, together with six album pieces by Piero Luigi Zangelmi.

The year 2019 also saw the release, again by EMA Records and for SIAE- Classici di oggi, of a monograph on Claudio Josè Boncompagni, containing pieces for solo piano and for piano and voice, which Baldaccini performs together with Monica Benvenuti.

The project arises from an important artistic heritage that Baldacccini received from Maestro Giovanni Carmassi, who was her piano Maestro at Cherubini and who introduced her to this type of repertoire.  Carmassi – pupil of Prosperi and Zangelmi, intimate friend of Bonamici – has performed many compositions of this authors (to him dedicated) in the first absolute performance.

 

Project’s concerts and recordings:

2016:

Lucca, Questioni di stili 2016, 17 settembre. In ricordo di Claudio Josè Boncompagni. Music by C.J.Boncompagni.

Pisa, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, 6 novembre. Novecento a Sant’Anna, first concert. Music by C.Prosperi, E.Satie, D.D.Shostakovich.

Pisa, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, 20 novembre. Novecento a Sant’Anna, second concert. Music by C.J.Boncompagni, F.Poulenc, P.L.Zangelmi, R.Wagner.

Pisa, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, 4 dicembre. Novecento a Sant’Anna, third concert. Music by G.Bonamici, C.Debussy, E.Satie.

2017:

CD’s publication of Intorno a Firenze nel secondo ‘900 (Emavinci Records per SIAE-Classici di oggi)

Firenze, Conservatorio ‘L.Cherubini’, 25 settembre. Omaggio a Claudio Josè Boncompagni. Music by C.J.Boncompagni.

Lucca, Festival CLUSTER 2017, 10 novembre. Presentation of Intorno a Firenze nel secondo ‘900 (Emavinci Records per SIAE-Classici di oggi), with the musicologist Renzo Cresti.

Prato, Teatro Convitto Nazionale Cicognini per Mesotonica, 4 dicembre. Omaggio a Claudio Josè Boncompagni. Music by C.J.Boncompagni, F.Cipriano, A.Gottardo, G.G.Luporini, G.Bonamici.

2018:

La Spezia, Conservatorio ‘G.Puccini’, 26 marzo. Presentation of Intorno a Firenze nel secondo ‘900 (Emavinci Records for SIAE-Classici di oggi) by Giuseppe Bruno, Renzo Cresti, Flora Gagliardi, Arduino Gottado, Andrea Nicoli.

Livorno, Conservatorio ‘P.Mascagni’, 5 aprile. Presentation of Intorno a Firenze nel secondo ‘900 (Emavinci Records per SIAE-Classici di oggi) by Renzo Cresti, Arduino Gottado, Stefano Agostini.

Milano, MAMU Magazzini Musica, 19 maggio. Presentation of Intorno a Firenze nel secondo ‘900 (Emavinci Records per SIAE-Classici di oggi) e Monsieur Satie – Capolavori (Ema Records) by Alfonso Alberti.

Firenze, Dischi Fenice, 12 giugno. Presentation of Intorno a Firenze nel secondo ‘900 (Emavinci Records per SIAE-Classici di oggi) and Monsieur Satie – Capolavori (Ema Records) by Paolo.

Torre del Lago, Villa Orlando, Amici del Festival Pucciniano, 14 giugno. Presentation of Intorno a Firenze nel secondo ‘900 (Emavinci Records per SIAE-Classici di oggi) e Monsieur Satie – Capolavori (Ema Records) by Renzo Cresti.

Firenze, Festival G.A.M.O. 2018 SIAE-Classici di oggi, 16 luglio. Music by G.Bonamici, C.J.Boncompagni, G.G.Luporini, C.Prosperi, P.L.Zangelmi.

Lucca, CLUSTER Music Festival 2018, 21 ottobre. Music by C.J.Boncompagni, D.Lombardi, F.Neri, J.Vella, F.Cipriano, G.Deraco.

Forlì, Area Sismica, Festival di musica contemporanea italiana VIII edizione, 26 novembre. Music by G.Bonamici e di G.G.Luporini.

2019:

Bagnoregio (Viterbo), VII festival di musica classica Note tra i calanchi, 24 agosto. Music by Claudio Josè Boncompagni and Erik Satie. Ilaria Baldaccini and Monica Benvenuti. First absolute performance of C.J.Boncompagni – Dei lunghi rumori fuggenti, for voice and piano.

Firenze, GIF – GAMO International Festival, 4 novembre. Opere inedite dal Fondo Prosperi. First absolute performance of unpublished pieces of C.Prosperi kept in the Prosperi’s Collection of the “A. Bonsanti” Contemporary Archive of Gabinetto Scientifico – Letterario G.P.Vieusseux of Florence. In collaboration with Gabinetto G.P.Vieusseux and Lyceum Club Internazionale of Florence.

Firenze, GIF – GAMO International Festival, 30 novembre. Performance, almost 45 years after the world premiere, of Prosperi’s ‘Rainbow Concert’ (il Concerto dell’Arcobaleno) for piano, marimba and orchestra. First absolute performance in Florence. Orchestra La Filharmonie. Solisti Ilaria Baldaccini (piano), Omar Cecchi (marimba). In collaboration with Gabinetto Scientifico – Letterario G.P.Vieusseux and Lyceum Club Internazionale of Florence.

CD’s publication Claudio Josè Boncompagni (Emavinci Records per SIAE-Classici di oggi)

Publication of unpublished pieces of C.Prosperi and of pieces by P.L.Zangelmi in Antologia pianisitica contemporanea vol. 2 (Emavinci Records per SIAE-Classici di oggi)

2020:

Roma, Fondazione Isabella Scelsi, 6 febbraio. Giacinto Scelsi e i contemporanei toscani. Music by G.Scelsi, G.G.Luporini, P.L.Zangelmi, G.Bonamici.

Amici della musica di Modena, Teatro San Carlo, 26 marzo. Music by G.G.Luporini, P.L.Zangelmi, G.Bonamici, C.Debussy.

Fagagna (Udine), Salotto Musicale FVG, 18 aprile. Toscana ‘900. Music by G.Bonamici, G.Cardini, D.Lombardi, G.G.Luporini, C.Prosperi, P.L.Zangelmi