Gabriele Leporatti plays Respighi and Schumann

Gabriele Leporatti plays Respighi and Schumann

Songs of night and dawn

With his new CD recording the young Italian pianist Gabriele Leporatti, a pupil of the legendary Maria Tipo, once again reveals himself to be, in the words of one critic, „a master of romantic music“. In this, his third recording, he combines two early works by his compatriot Ottorino Respighi – the Notturno and the Sonata in F minor – with Robert Schumann’s Fantasie in C op. 17 and Gesänge der Frühe op. 133, thus drawing a circle that is both conclusive and hermetic while carrying within it the essence of a whole century of musical development.

The passionate playing style of the young Italian pianist Gabriele Leporatti, full of aesthetic sensibility and depth, shows the influence of his teachers Maria Tipo and Fabio Bidini. Gabriele graduated „summa cum laude“ from the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory in Florence when aged only nineteen, before moving on to further study in the USA and Germany. He had success in international competitions such as the „Città di Pinerolo“ and the Bremen piano competition, followed by a „Dorothy McKenzie Award“ in New York.

Notturno (1904), Sonata in F minor P16
Fantasie in C op. 17
Gesänge der Frühe op. 133
Gabriele Leporatti, piano
ETERA Classics ET 001
(Distributor: EMANOMEDIA, CH-Zurich, release 12/2015)


24.01.2016 Ascona (CH), Teatro San Materno
26.03.2016 Braunschweig (DE)
19.05.2016 Düsseldorf (DE)
16./31.07.2016 New York (USA)

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