August 10, 2007, 9:00 p.m.
Saint George Church, Varenna
Costance Frei (violin) , Andrea Macinanti (organ)
PROGRAM: OLD AND NEW
Oreste Ravanello (1871 - 1938): Sonata per organo in re minore (Allegro giusto, Canzone, Toccata Finale)
Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759): Sonata in La maggiore op. 1 n. 14 (Andante, Allegro, Adagio, Allegretto), realizzazione di Marco Enrico Bossi, 1892
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Preludio al Corale: O Mensch, bewein’ dein Sünde groß BWV 622
(trascrizione di Marco Enrico Bossi, post.)
Tomaso Vitali (1663c. - 1745c.): Ciaccona per violino e organo (realizzazione di Ottorino Respighi, 1911)
Georg Friedrich Händel: Adagio (dal Concerto op. 4 n. 3 per organo e orchestra), Andante variato (dal Concerto op. 4 n. 1 per organo e orchestra), trascrizione per organo solo di Marco Enrico Bossi
Giovanni Battista Paisiello (1740 - 1816): Sonata in Mi maggiore (Allegro, Largo, Allegro), realizzazione di Marco Enrico Bossi, 1891
Constance Frei born in Geneva in 1973, studied violin (with Liliane and Corrado Romano) and piano (with Bahar DoÅNrdüncü). She studied musicology at the University of Geneva, from where she graduated with distinction in 2001. As an assistant to Etienne Darbellay (Faculty of Musicology, University of Geneva) she is finishing her PhD on articulation and ornamentation in Italian violin literature of the 17th century. She has performed in various formations (orchestra, quartet, duo with piano) and has taught violin after having obtained the diploma of the Swiss Society for Music Pedagogy in 2001.
In the field of musicology she has collaborated on the realization of various critical editions published in Italy by Suvini Zerboni (Biagio Marini Sonate, symphonie, canzoni op. 8, Girolamo Frescobaldi Il primo libro di Canzoni per ogni sorte di strumenti, 1628-1635 and Canzoni alla Francese in Partitura libro quarto 1645/); she has been invited several times to hold lectures at conferences and to participate in radio transmissions. She is currently lecturing in musicology at the University of Geneva. As member of the artistic direction of the “Concerts Spirituels de Genève” she was responsible for organizing various concerts in historical places of her city. She is actively interested in sound engineering, and has participated as a sound technician in various recordings produced by the Swiss National Radio.
Andrea Macinanti was born in Bologna in 1958. He earned a diploma in Organ, Harpsichord and Voice from the conservatories of Bologna and Parma, completing his studies with Klemens Schnorr in Münich. He was chosen to represent Bologna, Capital of the Culture 2000, at the Festival of Reykjavik (Iceland). He regularly holds masterclasses on Italian music at the summer academies of Nemours, Issenheim (France), and has been a member of the jury at various international competitions. He is professor of Organ and Gregorian chant at the “G.B. Martini” Conservatory of Bologna.
He has recorded various cds; those which have enjoyed the most critical success include that for two organs (with Francesco Tasini) and those released on the Tactus label dedicated to the complete organ works of Ottorino Respighi and the unpublished organ works by Marco Enrico Bossi. Together with Francesco Tasini, he has overseen numerous critical editions including the Fiori Musicali by G. Frescobaldi, the complete works for keyboard of A. Scarlatti and G.B. Martini (Ut Orpheus ed.), an anthology in six volumes of Italian music for organ, the Opera Omnia Organistica of M.E. Bossi (with L. Salvadori, W. Van de Pol and F. Tasini), and a study of the analysis and interpretation of the Trois Chorals by Franck (Carrara ed.). He has been the co-editor of the magazine “Arte Organaria e Organistica” since 1994. He is a member of the Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna and the Royal College of Organists of London. Since 1988 he has been the artistic director of the international concert series “Organi antichi, un patrimonio da ascoltare”, the aim of which is to catalogue and foster the early organ repertoire. Andrea Macinanti unites his musical activities with the practice of Karate, creating a single spiritual harmony. He is a federal technician of the FIJKAM and has held courses on the application of music to karate movments (karate-sound).In march 2005 he played at the Musashino Foundation of Tokyo. He has been decorated with the title of Cavaliere dell’Ordine “Al Merito della Repubblica Italiana”.