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Kinderstücke

by Mauro Bertoli

This CD offers to the listeners an opportunity to listen to music not often performed in live concerts. The whole project focuses on works written for or inspired by children.
Genre: Classical: Piano solo
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1. Kinderstücke: 1. Preludio
0:56 album only
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2. Kinderstücke: 2. Valse Diatonique
1:13 album only
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3. Kinderstücke: 3. Canone
0:47 album only
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4. Kinderstücke: 4. Bolero
1:32 album only
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5. Kinderstücke: 5. Omaggio a Clementi
0:48 album only
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6. Kinderstücke: 6. Siciliana
2:13 album only
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7. Kinderstücke: 7. Giga
1:35 album only
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8. Kinderstücke: 8. Minuetto
2:45 album only
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9. Kinderstücke: 9. Carillon
0:53 album only
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10. Kinderstücke: 10. Berceuse
1:34 album only
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11. Kinderstücke: 11. Galop Final
1:01 album only
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12. The Tale of Tsar Saltan: Flight of the Bumblebee
1:15 album only
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13. I've Got Rhythm
1:29 album only
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14. 7 Pieces for Children: 1. Salti e Giochi
1:03 album only
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15. 7 Pieces for Children: 2. Grillo Notturno
1:33 album only
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16. 7 Pieces for Children: 3. Capriccio
1:03 album only
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17. 7 Pieces for Children: 4. Cantilena
2:12 album only
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18. 7 Pieces for Children: 5. Le Scalette
1:48 album only
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19. 7 Pieces for Children: 6. Puccettino Nella Giungla
2:06 album only
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20. 7 Pieces for Children: 7. L'acrobata
1:59 album only
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21. Rondo on Argentine Children's Folk Tunes
3:54 album only
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22. Suite Di Danze: 1. Valzer
1:36 album only
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23. Suite Di Danze: 2. Tango
2:47 album only
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24. Suite Di Danze: 3. Mazurka
1:31 album only
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25. Suite Di Danze: 4. Tarantella
0:59 album only
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26. Micro-Suite "Aspettando Maddalena"
12:16 album only
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27. Quips and Cranks: 1. Lucky
4:00 album only
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28. Quips and Cranks: 2. Dewdrop
1:48 album only
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29. Quips and Cranks: 3. Lullaby
2:30 album only
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30. Quips and Cranks: 4. Lazy Afternoon
2:47 album only
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31. Quips and Cranks: 5. Barrels
3:14 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Mauro Bertoli, pianist, born in Brescia, Italy, has established himself on the international stage and has been praised by the press for his formidable technique and exceptional sensitivity. He performs regularly for important Festivals and in major concert halls through Europe, Asia, North and South America. Mauro's CDs and live performances have been broadcast on CBC Radio, Radio Camara Brazil, Brasilia Super Radio, Radio Classica Bresciana and Radio Classica Milano, among others. A national and international prize­winner, he has won twenty­ four Piano Competitions and was the recipient of the prestigious Italian prize Giuseppe Sinopoli Award, awarded personally by Giorgio Napolitano, an ex ­President of the Italian Republic. Besides focusing on his solo recitals and being a soloist with orchestras, Mauro is an accomplished chamber musician and has appeared together with Wolfgang David, Netanel Draiblate, Yusuke Hayashi, Lucia Luque, Liv Hilde Klokk, Kerson Leong, David Gardner, Paul Marleyn, Winona Zelenka, Jethro Marks, Eric Ruske, Emilio Colón, Kenneth Grant, Steeve Michaud, Julie Nesrallah, Marco Zoni, Massimiliano Motterle among others. Lately his performance of the complete Violin and Piano Sonatas as well as the complete Cello and Piano Sonatas by L. Van Beethoven in a two days “marathon” has been highly praised by critics and audience. Mauro Bertoli lives in Ottawa, Canada, since March 2009, and currently ccupies the position of Piano Accompanist at the Conservatoire de Musique de Gatineau. Thanks to his interest in the different aspects of classical music, Mauro is also the founder and director of MitBravour – Artist Collective, a Management Agency for instrumentalists.

For more information visit www.maurobertoli.com and www.mitbravour.com

Alfredo Casella (1883 – 1947) was an Italian composer, one of the best­ known Italian piano virtuoso of his generation and a conductor. His editions of J.S. Bach and L. Van Beethoven's piano works, alongside with many others, proved extremely influential on the musical taste and performance style of Italian players in the following generations. From 1927 to 1929 he had also an important experience over seas as a principal conductor of the Boston Pops. He composed the set of 11 KinderStücke on 1920, one year before getting married. Among his students we can find Nino Rota (1911 – 1979). During his long career Rota was an extraordinarily prolific composer, especially of music for the cinema. He wrote more than 150 scores for Italian and international productions from the 1930s until his death in 1979, among which the first two films of Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather trilogy. The “7 pieces for children” written between 1971 and 1972 represent a young pianist traveling in a imaginary world. The Rondo on Argentine Children's Folk Tunes by Alberto Ginastera (1916 – 1983) is a
charming and mischievous piece that has a lot of humor and lightness to it, a trait not often found in Ginastera’s music. While his strong stylistic trademarks can still be found in this piece, the Rondo is far removed from the relentless and often taxing energy of his fast toccata­-like pieces Ginastera used four children tunes in this Rondo: Sobre el puente de Avignon, Palomita ingrata, Yo no soy buenamoza and a snippet of En coche va una niña. The Canadian composer Patrick Cardy (1953 – 2005) worked on his set of 5 Bagatelles “Quips and Cranks” in 2004. The first and fifth bagatelles are named after two toy dogs that his sons used to play with. The musical texture of the second bagatelle ­ staccato inner voices against more legato outer voices ­ suggested the title of Dewdrop, while the languid swing of the fourth bagatelle brought to mind the image of A Lazy Afternoon. Finally, the third bagatelle, Lullaby (for Kevin), is dedicated to the memory of his cousin who died young.
Dogs, are considered like kids for some people. The still living Italian composer Giancarlo Facchinetti, born in Brescia in 1936, dedicated his Suite di Danze composed in 2000 to his dogs Isotta and Pluff. Micro­Suite “Aspettando Maddalena” is a eries of short pieces, also written in the same year, that the composer wrote in several occasions always while waiting for Maddalena, a little student of his that was very often late to her lessons.

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