Totentanz piano concert
The idea of death from Buffalmacco to Liszt

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Totentanz piano concert
The idea of death from Buffalmacco to Liszt

Concert for piano
1 october 2018
21.00 – 23.00
Auditorium, Monumental Camposanto



Critical – philological introduction
Riccardo Risaliti, Imola (Italia)

Totentanz, Liszt
interpreted as a version for piano only from
Vincenzo Maltempo, Potenza (Italia)



Piano Concerto with critical – philological introduction

In the impression proves by Franz Liszt at the sight of the famous fresco in the Camposanto of Pisa, the prodromes of the Christian eschatology of the great romantic composer. Or as a visual masterpiece can be reflected in a specific musical creation: the Totentanz.



Vincenzo Maltempo Vincenzo’s artistic personality finds an important place in the wide and diversified contemporary music world, above all thanks to the numerous recordings and recitals dedicated to Charles Valentin Alkan, of which he is considered today one of the most authoritative interpreters and connoisseurs in the world. He recorded the most important works of the French composer for the label ‘PianoClassics’; this remarkable work has attracted the attention of the most renowned international magazines such as Diapason, The Guardian, PianoNews, Gramophone and many others, in which his records get the coveted ‘5 Stars’.
Maltempo is one of the very few performers to have played the entire collection of mammoths “Douz études dans toutes les tons mineurs” op. 39 of Alkan in a single recital. For the continuous work of rediscovery and promotion of the music of Alkan he was nominated honorary member of the “Alkan Society” of London. Despite his young age, his discography, is very rich and very oriented to absolute virtuosity with the execution of works of high technical and interpretative difficulty: five CDs with works by Alkan; two CDs dedicated to F.Liszt for Gramola and Piano Classics; to Robert Schumann a cd for Piano Classics; a double Brilliant Classics CD with the violinist Carmelo Andriani; an important recording of the 12 Transcendental Studies of S. Lyapunov for Piano Classics. Again for Piano Classics a double CD with the two Concerti for Piano and Orchestra by J. Brahms, with the Mitteleuropa Orchestra conducted by Marco Guidarini. He performs in the most important festivals and theaters in Europe. He holds Masterclasses and is invited as a jury member in National and International Competitions. He studied with Salvatore Orlando, pianist and teacher, student of Sergio Fiorentino, and subsequently with Riccardo Risaliti at the International Piano Academy “Incontri col Maestro” of Imola, where he has the opportunity to attend master classes with pianists such as V. Ashkenazy, O. Marshev , R. Levin, Z. Kocsis and others. He is currently Professor of Piano Principal at the “Gesualdo da Venosa” Conservatory of Potenza.


Riccardo Risaliti  A prominent figure in the Italian piano world, Riccardo Risaliti has for many years been involved in many activities, as a concert player, as a teacher, as a scholar of piano interpretation and history, as a critic, as a musician, as a piano reviewer. He has carried out musical studies at the Conservatory of Florence with Rio Nardi and Luigi Dallapiccola. Winner of various national and international awards, he has played as a soloist and alongside illustrious instrumentalists, singers and chamber ensembles. He held a professorship at the Pesaro Conservatory and at the Milan Conservatory. Since its foundation he has been a teacher at the Piano Academy of Imola. He has held courses and interpretation seminars at the Festival of Nations in Città di Castello, at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, at Ca ‘Zenobio in Treviso, and in various conservatories in Italy and abroad. He is often invited to the jury of international piano competitions.