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Christian Calcatelli

by Christian Calcatelli

Solo piano music with new age, soundtrack & classical conteporary sounds. Tranquil enough for relaxing and reading, but also ideal for working and careful listening.
Genre: New Age: New Age
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1. Prelude
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2. Infiniti
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3. Moved On
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4. That second forever
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5. Simplicity
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6. Song in B flat
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7. Reflections
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8. No Words
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9. Whispering Thoughts
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Record-setting composer/pianist Christian Calcatelli was born in Melbourne, Florida, USA and eventually relocated to Rome, Italy where he is now living.

This debut CD is an introduction to Christian's solo piano music; This CD conveys a deep sense of calm and tranquillity - a musical calm that preceded a 60 hour storm of notes. This is because it was recorded only two days before the 'Calx Project' - an event in which Christian performed for 60 hours and 1 minute live over the internet setting a new certified Guinness World Record for the world's "longest solo music internet broadcast".

ABOUT CHRISTIAN:
Triggered by curiosity, he taught himself how to read music, plunk the first notes on the piano and play around with harmonies - a course that eventually led him to study Master Piano at the Santa Cecilia Music Conservatory of Rome.

Today, Christian has treasured all the teachings received through time and made them his own, developing a personal, intimate style of piano playing. "Simplicity" he says, "unleashes deep feelings and touches the heart like few other things. That's why we feel what we feel when we listen to Mozart."

You'll therefore find Christian's music to be simple, but not simplistic.

In September 2004 Christian improvised at the piano according to his style for 60 hours and one minute non stop in Rome Italy while raising funds for humanitarian organization PLAN international. This event - The Calx Project - was broadcast live over the web and was officially certified by Guinness World Records as the world's "Longest solo music internet broadcast".

Please visit www.calcatelli.com to get more details, see pictures and most importantly to hear the music improvised at this historical event!

Christian's goal is to work as a composer in the film scoring & new media world. Thank you for supporting his art.

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Kathy Parsons

A stunning debut!
Italian pianist/composer Christian Calcatelli’s debut CD is gorgeous! Conservatory-trained, Calcatelli’s music is heavily influenced by the classics, but his musical voice is clear and very contemporary. My first couple of times through the CD inspired more than a few utterances of “Wow!” I listen to so much piano music in the course of teaching and reviewing that sometimes I think my ear is getting a little jaded. Then a CD like this comes along and gets me all fired up again! At 24, Calcatelli has ambitions to create film music, and I predict he’ll be a major success at whatever he does. His pieces are melodic, heartfelt, and easy to access right away but complex enough to listen to over and over without losing interest.

For some reason, I am often especially drawn to the seventh track of an album, and this one is no exception. “Reflections” needs to be heard. If it reaches enough ears, it is certain to become a classic. Both dramatic and delicate, passion pours out of every note. In the main theme, the right hand plays shimmering alternating chords and intervals while the left hand plays melody and harmonies in the bass. Then it builds and the second theme enters, which is deeply emotional, almost pleading. The themes alternate, ending with the first, which just kind of trails off. What an incredible piece! (Sheet music???) “Prelude” opens the CD with a quiet, gentle preview of what’s to come. “Infiniti” beautifully demonstrates Calcatelli’s melodic gifts as well as his impressive playing chops. Emotion again permeates every note, touching the heart and soothing the soul. “That Second Forever” is very classical and darkly elegant. Passion flows, and under Calcatelli’s fingers, the piano provides a full orchestral sound that is rich and deep. Such beautiful music! The melody in “Song in B flat” is so strong that lyrics could easily fit, but are certainly not needed - the piano sings volumes all by itself. It just seems to be telling a story. “Whispering Thoughts” is much more ambient and abstract, but is just as exquisite. Built mostly around a series of harp-like broken chords that are allowed to ring without getting muddy, the feeling is intimate and cozy, but also very peaceful.

This is an amazingly good debut - especially for such a young artist. Christian Calcatelli has such command of his instrument that it is truly an extension of himself. I give this CD my highest recommendation!
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Jiri Novotny

Incredibly Beautiful
This is the most beautiful music I've ever heard. You HAVE to get this one!
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indiana

excellent product, brilliant music, great service
A wonderful sound from a brilliant musician. I'm so glad CD Baby is marketing it.
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janet carder

Inspirational music
I love this CD. I find it to sooth the soul during an incredibly challenging day.
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Sandra

awesome music
I appreciate the tasteful music. It was such a joy to listen to, I am amazed. Thank you.
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Eric Steiner


Wow, 5 stars all the way. Very nice disc to just sit back and relax after a hard day of work. Impressive!
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Josée Malouin

Christian Calcatelli
Someone very important in my life wrote a wonderful review of this CD and I ordered it. I enjoy it so very much. This soothing music is wonderfuly relaxing and joyful at the same time. Beautiful! Josée
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Douglas Brown

Beautiful!!!
This is one of the most beautiful sounding piano CDs I\'ve ever heard. My wife and children absolutely love it too. Even our schnauzer begins to relax when it\'s played. :)
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Shuto Kiichi

wonderful
wonderful !! Thank you.
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Dan Adams

Very moving!
When I first heard the song "simplicity" on Whisperings solo piano radio, I knew I had to buy this CD. I'm very glad I did! This is great background music for anything and great foreground music for relaxing. Very moving!
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