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SOLO PIANO

 

TITLE

DATE

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PERFORMANCE(S)

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Microforme

1992

5'

1° 1-8-1993 Berlin Philharmonie

Fabio Grasso

4 aphoristic pieces

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Suite

1995

13'

1° 29-2-1996 Orléans Salle de l'Institut. 2° 30-5-1996 Paris Salle Gaveau. Fabio Grasso

In 7 mov.: Monadi, Contrappunto I, Monodia, Contrappunto II, Intermezzo, Contrappunto III, Les derniers soupirs de Delphes.

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Trois images d'après Verlaine

1998

Rev. 2015

8'

Rev. Vers.: Conservatorio Riva del Garda, Incontri di Analisi e Composizione, 10/4/2015, Fabio Grasso, piano

In 3 mov.: Croquis parisien, Cauchemar, Nénuphars, from poems by Verlaine.

 

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La danza segreta di Maeve

1999

7'

1° 19-3-2000 Montpellier Le Corum. 2° 12-7-2000 Colmar Festival Michelangeli. Fabio Grasso

Inspired by some verses of Yeats’ “Countess Cathleen”. Maeve – Irish name of Mab, the shakespearian fairy queen – is the “queen of the invisible host”, which during the full-moon nights breaks off her ritual dance to cry in loneliness a mysterious love, lost and forgotten.

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Berceuse méridienne

2004

Rev. 2015

6'

Vers. 2004: 18-6-2004 Sigean Lieu d'Art Contemporain. Fabio Grasso

This piece with strong harmonic connotation (the interval of fifth is clearly predominant), owes its title to a poem by Lamartine, inspired by a mediterranean landscape (Ischia, from Nouvelles méditations poétiques).

 

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Blumentraum

2006

6'

1° 1-7-2006 Venice Italian-German Cultural Association. Fabio Grasso. 2° 7-4-2010 New York Merkin Hall. Stephen Gosling

Homage to Jean Paul’s Blumenstücke (1795-96) and to the related Schumann cycle op. 19. Also in a version for piano, violin, cello and flute.

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Les alcyons de Corinthe

2007

6'

1° 22-4-2007 Vercelli Sala Dugentesca, Classical Culture Convention

The title derives from an hellenistic epigramme, in which the sad flight of the alcyons over the Greek sea seems to cry the ancient lost freedom.

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Étude-Impromptu Hommage à Ligeti

2007

5'

Various performances by Letizia Michielon, see the Ligeti Page

See the Ligeti Page

 

 

Pergamons Stele

2010

4'

1° 8-6-2010 Berlin BKA Theater. Letizia Michielon

Ideal homage to the fretworks of Pergamon's temple (Pergamon Museum in Berlin)

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Fantasia

Veni Creator Spiritus

2012

10'

1° 23-2-2012 Orléans, Salle de l’Institut, inauguration concert of the 10th International Piano Competition

Watch YouTube rocording with videocommentary. PRESS RELEASES

 

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PIANO 4 HANDS

 

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DATE

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And never found thy likeness

2007

5'

1° 22-2-2008 Vercelli Museo Borgogna. Fabio Grasso, Letizia Michielon

Title from a Byron's verse.

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Suspend

ton vol

2008

4'

1° 5-12-2008, Venezia, Ateneo Veneto. Fabio Grasso, Letizia Michielon

Title from a verse of Lamartine

 

 

Berliner Diptychon

2009

7'

1° as Diptychon A 6-12-2009 Venezia, Teatro La Fenice. Of the whole piece 8-6-2010 Berlin BKA Fabio Grasso, Letizia Michielon

In 2 movements, Prolog – Diptychon A

More infos www.agimusvenezia.it

Prometheus Project Page

Recording infos www.rosenfinger.com

 

 

 

 

TWO PIANOS

 

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Der gefesselte Strom

2005

14'

19-11-2006 Piacenza Conservatorio

23-11-2006 Vercelli Teatro Civico

Fabio Grasso, Antonio Tarallo

“The fettered stream” is the title of an Hölderlin’s poem, which evokes the cycle of a stream and contemplates its overflowing vital energy and the life-giving spirit which animates it, in spite of the fetters of its repetitive route. In the piece the idea of a cyclic flow with ecer-changing nuances is realized through the aggregation and the disgregation of continuous figurations, that are alternated and superimposed in aleatory manner.

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Trois valses oniriques

2006

8'

1° 19-11-2006

Piacenza Conservatorio

Fabio Grasso, Antonio Tarallo

Three short pieces permeated by thrills of waltz-rhythms, with veiled reminiscences of Chopin, Berlioz, Ravel. It can be played also for solo piano and piano 4 hands.

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SOLO PIECES FOR OTHER INSTRUMENTS

 

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Clinamen

for oboe

1993 rev. 2003

8'

 

Clinamen is a term of epicurean physics, that defines the inclination of the trajectory of the atoms, i.e. the deviation from their standard movement. That is musically interpreted as a series of strong variations on an originally uniform material.

 

 

Strains

for flute

2012

6'

1° 22-4-2013 Venezia Torre di Porta Nuova (A vele spiegate)

2° 31-8-2013 Venezia Ca' d'Oro (AGIMUS VENEZIA)

Cecilia Vendrasco

Inspiration drawn from theories about biological processes. Also in a version for piano and flute

 

 

 

 

CHAMBER MUSIC – up to 5 players-singers

 

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DATE

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Grinding sneers

for flute and violin

1997

11'

1° 16-11-1997 Roma Discoteca di Stato. Mario Caroli, fl., Alessandro Perpich, vn.

Contact info<at>fabiograsso.eu to get a private recording.

 

 

Due liriche di Mimnermo

for woman’s voice and piano

2005

8'

1° 20-5-2006

Alessandria Conservatorio

Lucia Lazzeri, soprano

Fabio Grasso, piano

Ancient Greek text of Mimnermos.

Contact info<at>fabiograsso.eu to get a private recording.

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Der Sternenkuss for string quartet and woman’s voice

2009

9'

20-10-2009, Venezia, Sale Apollinee del Teatro La Fenice, AGIMUS VENEZIA Prometheus Project

Ex Novo Quartet

Livia Rado, soprano

For more infos www.agimusvenezia.it

For recording infos www.rosenfinger.com

 

 

 

Recondita Aulodia

for harp, piano and flute ad libitum

2010

8'

19-11-2010 Venezia Ateneo Veneto Agimus Venezia

Alessandra Trentin harp

Alessandro Segreto, piano

Fulvio Fiorio, flute

Homage to Bruno Maderna.

Contact info<at>fabiograsso.eu to get a private recording

 

 

Inno per

tre dee

for soprano and guitar

2010

7'

1° 23-02-2011

Alessandria Conservatorio

Lucia Lazzeri, soprano

Lucio Dosso, guitar

Mythological texts in Ancient Greek, English and Sanskrit. Watch on YouTube for more infos.

 

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Zaubergarten

for cello

and piano

2011

5'

 

Inspired by Klee's painting

 

 

Tháleia

for piano, flute, harp

2011

10'

1° 03-12-2011 Venezia

Sale Apollinee del Teatro La Fenice

"Selvaggia la notte" Homage to Emily Dickinson by Agimus Venezia

Plurimo Ensemble:

Cecilia Vendrasco, flute, Alessandra Trentin, harp, Fabio Grasso, piano.

"Variazioni su un giardino" for Emily Dickinson.

9 pieces, that describe an imaginary route in a garden. Each of them is dedicated to a flower or a tree mentioned by the American poet as belonging to her so inspiring garden.

 

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L'Aurore au plumage noir

for reciter, cello, piano

2012

6'

1° 17-06-2012 Venezia

Sale Apollinee del Teatro La Fenice

"L'Azur" Homage to Mallarmé by Agimus Venezia

Plurimo Ensemble: Elena Bucci, reciter, Marco Trentin, cello, Fabio Grasso, piano

On a collage of texts drawn from Mallarmé's Hérodiade and Hommage.

 

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Flowery tales of Arcady

for violin, cello, piano and alto flute

2012

8'

 

This work draws its inspiration from John Keats' Ode on a Grecian urn, where the poet's imagination is caught by an arcadian scene so vital though in its perennial immobility.

Alto Flute part can also be played by a clarinet

 

 

Synaesthesia #1, for clarinet and piano

2013

5'

 

The first of a series of chamber works reproducing in music the synaesthetic impressions created by literary or figurative works.

 

 

«...hear thee once...»

for flute

and harp

2013

5'

1° 12-11-2013 Venezia

Sale Apollinee del Teatro La Fenice

"Le parole sono respiro" Homage to Byron by Agimus Venezia

Plurimo Ensemble:

Cecilia Vendrasco, flute, Alessandra Trentin, harp.

Literary - musical event with lecture and poems by Monica Pavani about the Byronian figures of Manfred and Astarte. Watch on YouTube for more infos

 

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Océan sans grèves

for oboe, bassoon, piano

2014

11'

 

In 5 movements. Compositional proceedings inspired by the motions of the celestial bodies. Title drawn from Victor Hugo.

 

 

The horizontal tree

for sax, cello, piano

2014

6'

1° 25-11-2014 Venezia, Ateneo Veneto, "Evolution", Homage to Mondrian by Agimus Venezia. Plurimo Ensemble: Marco Vanni, soprano sax; Marco Trentin, cello; Fabio Grasso, piano

Inspired by Mondrian's painting

 

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Konzertstück, version for Violin and Piano, see notes to the orchestral version

Blumentraum, version for Flute, Violin, Cello, Piano, see notes to Solo Piano Version

Strains, for Flute and Piano, see notes to Solo Flute version

 

 

CHAMBER MUSIC – more than 5 players-singers

 

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La sérénade aux tristes sourires

1996

12'

1° 19-11-1999 Marseille Cité de la Musique, Ensemble Télémaque, cond. Raoul Lay

For Fl, Ob, Cl, Bass Cl, Bassoon, Horn, 1 Perc, Harp, Vn, Vl, Cello,

First Prize Competition "Journées de la jeune musique" de Marseilie 1999

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HEX-A-GON

1997

12'

1° 12-9-1998 Amsterdam

De Ijsbreker

Gaudeamus Music Week.

Ensemble Télémaque

For Piano, Guitar, 1 Perc, Fl, Cl, Bs, Horn, Tr, Trbn. Watch on YouTube for more infos.

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Jugendblätter

2015

35'

1° 15-12-2015 Venezia, Teatro ai Frari. 2° 31-01-2016 Centro Culturale Candiani di Mestre. AGIMUS Venezia Seasons. Plurimo Ensemble Junior

Incidental music for the tale "Mikail Tolka e la lepre della coda dorata" written by Gemma Moldi. To be played by young performers: 2 Fl., 2 Cl., 2 Perc., 2 Harps., Violin, Cello, Small Female Choir.

 

 

 

 

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DATE

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Variazioni

1992 rev. 2001

10'

 

2222-222 Tp 2 Perc. Cel. Strings div. 33332

 

 

Species verna

2011

11'

 

3333-4331 Tp 3 Perc. Harp Strings 12-10-8-6-4

Inspired by Lucretius, De rerum natura

 

 

 

 

SOLO INSTRUMENTS AND ORCHESTRA

 

TITLE

DATE

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Katoptroeidès

1996

14'

1° 24-11-1997 Buenos Aires Teatro Colón. Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Bruno D'Astoli. Solo Guitar Marcelo Galliano

Solo Guitar 2222-3221 Tp 3 Perc. Cel. Harp Strings div. 22342

First Prize Ginastera Competition 1996

Buenos Aires

 

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Piano Concerto

2000

20'

 

Solo Piano 2222-222 Tp 2 Perc Strings div. 32222

In 4 movements: Bild aus Westen, Berceuse onirique, Ombres de Valse, Geheimes Lied

 

 

Konzertstück

2004

10'

 

Solo Violin 2222-4231 2 Perc. Cel. Harp

Strings 12-10-8-6-4

Also in a version for violin and piano

 

 

 

 

VOICES AND ORCHESTRA / THEATER

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TRANSCRIPTIONS

 

WORK

DATE

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STRAWINSKY

Pétrouchka

2005

18'

Various performances by Fabio Grasso and Antonio Tarallo. Watch on YouTube

Two Pianos Transcription of 3 movements

1. Danse Russe - 2. Chez Pétrouchka -

3. La semaine grasse

 

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MENDELSSOHN

Sommernachtstraum

Ouverture

2009

10'

13-09-2009 Venezia, German Italian Cultural Association.

Fabio Grasso, Letizia Michielon

Piano 4 Hands Transcription.

 

 

 

 

CADENZE to Piano Concertos

 

CONCERTO

Mvt.

PERFORMANCE(S)

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BEETHOVEN

n. 4 op. 58

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10-12-1996 Orléans Scène National. Orchestre d'Orléans

Cond. Jean-Marc Cochereau

 

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MOZART K. 466

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