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The Golden Fly - piano works

by Alessandra Celletti

New album from Alessandra Celletti, the Italian pianist whose previous CDs include brilliant performances of works by Gurdjieff, Satie, Joplin and Glass. Stand-out tracks include The Golden Fly One, Turfan and Talking to Satie.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Golden Fly One
3:48 $0.99
2. The Golden Fly Two
3:09 $0.99
3. The Golden Fly Three
3:11 $0.99
4. The Golden Fly Four
2:45 $0.99
5. The Golden Fly Five
3:11 $0.99
6. Talking To Satie
4:39 $0.99
7. LA 57
1:53 $0.99
8. SI 14
2:21 $0.99
9. PB 82
2:10 $0.99
10. FE 26
2:38 $0.99
11. AU 79
2:28 $0.99
12. HG 80
1:58 $0.99
13. CU 29
3:39 $0.99
14. Chang'an
2:49 $0.99
15. Turfan
3:38 $0.99
16. Kashgar
4:33 $0.99
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"It's a really fine album. One of my favourites of recent memory. "

"Irresistible, touching, deep, contemplative...there are few pianists about so talented: Alessandra's repertoire evokes the best works of George Winston and Friedrich Gulda expressive force. A precious album. Pure gold."

"For more sublime music, my favourites is the modern classical music of Alessandra Celletti on The Golden Fly."
Andrew Holborn (3RD EAR)

“An inestimable album.”


Alessandra Celletti, pianist, came to prominence within the Italian musical scene in 1994 with her self-produced album “Les sons et les parfums” (“The sounds and the scents”), featuring pages by Debussy, Ravel and Satie. Since then, her musical and artistic path has brought her to work on a number of projects, some of which marked sudden departures from classical music. Indeed, her path charts a very personal creative and musical quest, whose core can be found in a search for the colour of sound and for the dynamic balance of the notes.
Collaborations include the ethnorock band Agricantus, singer/songwriter Mario Castelnuovo and Swedish conceptual artist Paulina Wallenberg Olsson.
Closer to an expressive restraint than to virtuosity per se, Alessandra studied at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome and, after graduating, went on to specialize in French music between the XIX and the XX centuries.
In 1997 her second publication, “Viaggio a Praga” (“Trip to Prague”), brought her to the capital of the Czech Republic to approach first-hand the piano music of Leos Janacek and its interpretation. Back in Italy, she started a collaboration with the Kha record label, for which she recorded monographies dedicated to the music of Gurdjieff/De Hartmann, Erik Satie, Scott Joplin and Philip Glass. Her “Esotérik Satie” collection was very well received by the French reviewers and was a commercial hit. Her rendition of the "First Gnossienne" was chosen by British director Guy Ritchie for the soundtrack of his movie “Revolver” (2006). The album was also distributed in Germany, Greece and Taiwan.
It was, however, only in 2006 that Alessandra Celletti finally published an album with her own compositions: “Chi mi darà le ali” (“Who will give me wings”) saw her in the roles of author, interpreter and producer.
It was the beginning of a new chapter, a first episode that was immediately well received both by critics and the public, encouraging Alessandra to venture further onto this path, one that she had been keeping jealously away from the public eye.
She was noticed by Joachim Roedelius, one of the foremost contemporary music composers, who invited her to play at the Lunz Festival in Austria in August 2007.

One year after her debut as author, Kha Records is proud to announce the publication, in November 2007, of “The Golden Fly”, sixteen inspired and intense compositions for piano. It is an original new flight on music’s own wings, free and nimble, that never tires of going higher to explore the most intimate colours of the soul and of the emotions. It is an album, on occasion, profoundly indebted to Alessandra Celletti’s favourite repertoire, with an affectionate homage to Erik Satie, to whom the track “Talking to Satie”



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Lyn Ibbitson-Elks

Golden Fly
I also heard this on Classic FM. I would recommend it to anyone who likes Phamie Gow or Ludovico Einaudi, and if you love this, you will love them...Review by Billy Atwell, Bravo indeed.

Billy Atwell

Should take the world by storm...
I became aware of Ms. Celletti's music through myspace and was happy to hear she had released a new CD. I got it three days ago and spent yesterday rotating it 5 full plays in my travels and twice today. It's staying in the car for awhile, that's for sure. The music is great company when driving alone up and down the NJ Turnpike as I was. Comparisons to Satie are just. I do not believe she would take offense to this. While Ms. Celletti is clearly a virtuoso the tracks never approach weighted works by classical traditionalists like Chopin, Shumann or Mozart. It's the space between the notes that holds the true art in this. "The Golden Fly" is a modern adventure to further the dedication to craft and facility that yesteryear's composers sought. The performances will envelope you within seconds of the first track and only continue to pull you further in as the CD progresses. There is an soulful longing to the work overall but does show some optimistic breakthroughs into the light of a major key at just the right moments. This is music to contemplate, not to throw on and absorb with one ear. It's superb as a casual listen but will be far more rewarding if surrendered to with no distractions. Intimate performances best experienced quietly alone. Bravo, Alessandra. Now: BUY THIS.

Andrew Grant

I think the review above by Billy Atwell is very accurate and would only add that although the album is unchallenging to the listener, sometimes this is not a bad thing. If I want to be stirred into an emotional turmoil there are plenty of composers out there willing to oblige, but when I just want to chill & have an entirely indulgent hour or so to myself I'll choose Ms Celletti as my muse evry time.


The Golden Fly
I heard Turfan on Classic FM a few weeks ago and just loved it. Tried to buy it in the UK and failed so sent off to CD Baby. Very impressed at how quickly it came. Brilliant music to work to.

Steve Menio

Buy it!
I bought this after hearing a track on Classic Fm in the UK. I recommend the album to anyone and as mentioned by others it is perfect to chill to.