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Preludes - Live from Italy

by Julian Lawrence Gargiulo

'Preludes - Live from Italy' has been getting standing ovations on both sides of the Atlantic.
Genre: Classical: Traditional
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1. Chopin Prelude No. 1 'Agitato'
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2. Chopin Prelude No. 2 'Lento'
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3. Chopin Prelude No. 3 'Vivace'
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4. Chopin Prelude No. 4 'Largo'
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5. Chopin Prelude No. 6 'Lento assai'
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6. Chopin Prelude No. 7 'Andantino'
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7. Chopin Prelude No. 10 'Allegro molto'
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8. Chopin Prelude No. 11 'Vivace'
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9. Chopin Prelude No. 20 'Largo'
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10. Chopin Prelude No. 22 'Molto agitato'
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11. Chopin Prelude No. 23 'Moderato'
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12. Chopin Prelude No. 24 'Allegro appassionato'
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13. Debussy 'La cathedrale engloutie'
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14. Debussy 'Feux d'artifice'
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15. Rachmaninoff Prelude in G Major, opus 32 No. 5
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16. Rachmaninoff Prelude in G-Sharp Minor, Opus 32 No. 12
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17. Gershwin 'Allegro ben ritmato e deciso'
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18. Gershwin 'Andante con moto e poco rubato'
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19. Gershwin 'Allegro ben ritmato e deciso'
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20. Bach-Siloti 'Prelude in B Minor'
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21. Chopin Nocturne in C-Sharp Minor, Opus Post.
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22. Scarlatti Sonata in C Major, No 358 (Longo)
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23. Chopin Scherzo No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Opus 31
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
What the critics wrote after his latest tour of the Virgin Islands (DEC 2003):

"...a tremendous performance..."

"Formidable! Lovable!"

"Somewhere between a lecture recital and Saturday Night Live, with the added benifit of the hightest caliber piano playing between skits."


Julian Lawrence Gargiulo has performed in the United States, Italy, France, Germany and Russia, and always met with both critical and public acclaim. After his Washington debut at the U.S. State Department, the critics said "...Mr. Gargiulo's powerful energy enveloped his audience."(State Magazine) In Germany "...all the elements for an International career are present: talent, musicality, technique and charisma."(Garmisch-Partenkirchner Tagblatt) In New York "...a kind of playing reminiscent of Cortot and Rubinstein." (America Oggi) After his 1997 debut performance at Carnegie Hall, which was recorded by RAI-International television, he was invited back to perform the following two seasons.

Along with Mr. Gargiulo's busy schedule of solo engagements, he performs regularly with a variety of other instrumentalists and singers. Recent collaborations include recitals with the Russian soprano Olga Makarina (Metropolitan Opera) and the trumpet player Josef Burgstaller (Canadian Brass).

Born and educated in Italy, his studies began at the Verona State Conservatory, and continued at the Academy in Rome. After a one-year internship at the Moscow State Conservatory, he came to the United States, where he received his Bachelor's Degree from Rowan University, his Master's Degree at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, and in 2001 completed his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at the University of Maryland. His principal teachers were Randone, Ciccolini, Mezhlumov, Zuponcic, Slutsky, and Rodriguez. Mr. Gargiulo serves on the piano faculty at the Westerhoff School of Music and is the Music Director of the Sacred Heart Concert Series of Mt. Vernon.

Mr. Gargiulo currently resides in New York City.

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Eliot Cachet

Sounds like a modern version of Dinu Lipatti, very beautiful and wonderful to li
This CD sounds the best I've heard so far from Julian Gargiulo. I intend on getting all my friends a copy as soon as possible!
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Veronica

Clairvoyant savant of romantic music
If you’ve visited Europe then you’ve no-doubt stood awestruck before one of those great ancient cathedrals, astounded at its height, girth, and gothic architecture. DeBussy would have us imagine one of these behemoths rising from beneath the sea to sit momentarily glistening like a jewel before sinking back into oblivion. Why? Who knows…but *how* is here, in Julian’s hands. Far from the polite pastel coloration often given to interpretations of DeBussy, Julian evokes the powerful dark forces of both ocean and edifice to raise the monstrosity amid froth and tumult and then deftly balance it in brilliant, stately beauty, turning it gently to show each glittering facet before slowly, sadly submerging it again. His rendering runs the full course of sensations: threat, excitement, awe, admiration, release, and regret. The whole story is told… somehow a cathedral does rise from the waves and recede again… or some monster reveals its fragile beauty and disappears. Julian manages to convey not only the full story of the composition but also the full range of the composer, who is renowned for discord, pacificity and impressionism. But if he can portray DeBussy well, Julian is unparalleled at Scriabin, besting even son-in-law Sofronitsky and current devotee Pletnev with his ability to take those seemingly incomprehensible tangles of music and emotion and turn them just so that they are suddenly astoundingly beautiful to behold. In other hands, Scriabin’s pieces remain enigmatic, unsolved problems…but Julian somehow reaches through them and solves them effortlessly, pulling from the tumultuous froth yet another glistening jewel (see his “Romantic Piano” album for other pieces by Scriabin). There’s something of the clairvoyant and savant in this pianist’s sensibilities for Romantic works, complemented by craft, technique and personal expression.
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