Tag: Alfonso Soldano

  • Alfonso Soldano: Metamorphoses

    Soldano is professor of piano performance at the Giordano Conservatory in Foggia, Italy. He was awarded the International Gold Medal for best Italian artist in 2013 and has performed and given masterclasses all around Italy, and in Germany, Switzerland and Romania. So he’s good. This new album sees him transcribe 15 of Rachmaninov’s romantic songs […]

  • Alfonso Soldano: Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Piano Music

    Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968) was Italian, and one of the foremost guitar composers in the 20th century. In 1939 he went to the US and became a composer for MGM Studios, working on some 200 Hollywood films. He was an influence on other film composers, including Henry Mancini, Nelson Riddle and André Previn, and Jerry Goldsmith […]

  • Sergei Bortkiewicz / Alfonso Soldano: Russian Piano Music Series, Vol 12

    This is an excellent CD from Divine Art, pianist Alfonso Soldano playing the work of Ukranian Sergei Bortkiewicz to a high standard, and Bortkiewicz proving to be an interesting composer. Wikipedia reports that he had a life that was at times very hard: in World War I and living in Berlin, he was placed under […]