francesco tristano returns to his first love-early music for upcoming studio album on early music.

presenting renaissance and early-baroque works with his own baroque-inspired piano pieces, the record features music by girolamo frecobaldi, orlando gibbons, john bull and peter philips

NEW SINGLE ‘ARIA FOR RS’ OUT TODAY ON SONY CLASSICAL
NEW ALBUM OUT ON SONY CLASSICAL FEBRUARY 4, 2022

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A meditative, peaceful listen full of grace and beauty, ‘Aria For RS’ is one of five original compositions that Tristano wrote for the On Early Music, his third release with Sony Classical which will be out February 4, 2022. Interspersed with these are works by some of early music’s greatest Enlish composers and organists – Orlando Gibbons, John Bull, and Peter Philips – and one of Tristano’s greatest inspirations, Italian composer Girolamo Frescobaldi. Yet On Early Music is not merely a fitting homage to this repertoire; the works are given a fresh, contemporary twist thanks to Tristano’s production skills, studio mastery, and keen eye for detail.

 

 

The Goldberg Variations of J.S. Bach were presented as an artistic installation and a hybrid live performance. History is reinterpreted around the composition of this repertoire landmark, whose myth is historically questionable. According to the imaginary, Bach was commissioned to write a composition for Count von Keyserlingk’s insomnia, to be performed by his protégé, the virtuoso cembalist Johann Gottlieb Goldberg.

Francesco Tristano interpreted the 20-minute piece on the piano only once, and it then resonates in the memory of the instrument, no longer with the pianist present, as if only the structure of dreams remained, which are built with 7000 recycled crystals.

Music: J.S. Bach. Variaciones Goldberg, BWV 988.
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Piano: Francesco Tristano.
Concept: Falcon Muse Creative.
Production: Falcon Muse Creative – Esmolet produkzioak
Creative direction: Ruth Baches, Juan Ramirez.
Technical production : Alejandro Agra.
Photography : Breno Rotatori.
Lighting: Mikel Vitores.
Technical suppliers : Rocksteady, Extremiana, Remosa, Steinway & Sons España.