My piano life, a collection

My Piano Life Gianmario Liuni

     

 

My life at the piano, my life sitting there in front of those black and white keys, for the love of beauty, to know me better, to console myself, for solitude, my way to talk, to give emotions, for joy, for sadness, for anger, for love.
What you listen to is not a project but a collection in its full sense.
I passed through the vineyard of my musical life and I collected all those bunches-songs born for piano or that could be adapted for it.

You will also find many pieces from my previous releases, but which here sound more intimate or in some way different. This was a solitary and patient work, recorded slowly in my studio, song after song, over many days, looking for the right moment and the right expression, letting the notes to flow from me as if from deep unknowing recesses.

Songs written in the first CD of the collection - My Written Music - also born to be continued with improvisations, as is typical in my world, that of jazz, but which are proposed here in the expression of their themes, left to themselves because formally and emotionally autonomous.

Written and improvised pieces on the second CD - Around Jazz - on a plot of well-known chords. Songs that arise from every possible suggestion starting from the jazz language and intertwining it with something else, without asking me what this other is, but letting it emerge from the memory of what I have listened to and loved in every genre of music.

Songs born in this way, in the third CD - Improvisations - as a wild mounting desire to say, of expression, emerged one at a time, in different and distant days, by chance, not expected, not requested, surprised me by an unknown subconscious in the known and unknown forms of what has been deposited there over the years. I recognize the beloved Jarrett, Korea, Tristan, Bley, as it should be, but all this melted, mixed, pressed into a new wine, mine.

So here is my most hidden music, the one that is born in the silence of an absence to fill my life with life, and I hope, at least a little, yours.

Gianmario Liuni


 

San Michele

Gianmario Liuni - sheets music - San Michele Gianmario Liuni - sheets music - San Michele 2
 

San Michele - Eleonora D'Ettole

 

San Michele - Coro Concentus

 

I was delighted and thrilled to accept the proposal of my friend Don Adriano Bregolin, parish priest of San Michele Church in Cavaglià (Bi), and Sergio Catto, promoter of the project, to compose music for the “Inauguration and Blessing of the Saint Michael the Archangel Automated Statue” dedicated to a saint who we invoke against hostile spirits. I thought of writing a hymn to be sung by the community and chose the Italian version of a popular Catholic prayer written by Pope Leo XIII in 1884. Saint Pope John Paul II said this in 1994 about the Saint Michael’s Prayer: “Even if this prayer is no longer said at the end of Mass, I invite everyone to not forget it and to recite it to be helped in the battle against the powers of darkness and against the spirit of this world”.

I am always very happy to place my music at the service of faith and devotion.
I had the honor of hearing my work sung in a splendid performance by the very talented mezzo-soprano Eleonora D’Ettole and later in the impressive and masterly rendition of Coro Concentus of Cavaglià led by its sensitive and attentive director Guglielmo Silva.
I am inserting the score and the hymn in its two versions here, so that you can listen to it directly from the website or can download on your device.

We also made a video with Coro Concentus that you can see on this page to remember this very pleasant and intense day.
I want to thank all the musicians involved and also my dear friend Alberto Boi for his great experience and sound engineering skills.

 

CORO CONCENTUS - Cavaglià (Biella)

GUGLIELMO SILVA conductor

 SOPRANI

CAVAGNETTO CLARA
DAVE JYOTI
FERRERO MANUELA
MACHIERALDO LILIANA
PARAVANO SABRINA
SALVALAGGIO TIZIANA
VIOTTO MARA

CONTRALTI

ADAMO DANIELA
CAPPAI SEBASTIANA
CARANDO MARIANGELA
GRASSO EMANUELA
LOMBARDI GABRIELLA
MACCHIERALDO DANIELA
MACHIERALDO VALERIA
SEMENZA CRISTINA
SIRONI MONICA
TAULINO MADDALENA

TENORI 

BARSOCCHI RENZO
BONATO DANIELE
CERRUTI MARIO
GILLIO RENATO
MUSSO STEFANO
STOMBOLI GINO
VIOTTO DOMENICO

BASSI   

ANDORNO PIERPAOLO
CABRIO GUIDO
CHINEA ALESSANDRO
COSTANZO LIVIO
PRELLE GIOVANNI

 

original music & arrangements: Gianmario Liuni

 

 

Quartetti per archi

Gianmario Liuni - sheets music - Jazz Variations

 

 

Quartetto per archi n° 1

Quartetto per archi n° 2

Gianmario Liuni - sheets music - Quartetto per Archi 1 Gianmario Liuni - sheets music - Quartetto per Archi 2
 

 

 

"As mentioned in the liner notes of "Jazz Variations", inspired by the presence of extraordinary musicians of the String Quartet of the La Fenice Opera House of Venice, I promptly composed two string quartets for the occasion, the first of which was published in the CD, while the second was not used for reasons of space. I thought I’d present this short piece here on my website along with the score. You can listen to it directly from the website or download the mp3 file"

 

Quartetto d'archi del teatro La Fenice

Roberto Baraldi: violin I

Gianaldo Tatone: violin II

Daniel Formentelli: violin

Emanuele Silvestri: violin

 

 

 

 


Politango

Gianmario Liuni - sheets music - Politango

 

Politango
per due pianoforti

Gianmario Liuni - partiture - politango per due pianoforti

 

 

 

 For two pianos - Conductor: M° Marco Iannelli - Pianists: Giovanni Giglioli - Stefano Mean

 

Gianmario Liuni - Politango

"With “Politango”, Gianmario Liuni reveals the natural evolution of his creative vein veering towards an area that we would call -- with the usual restrictive yet necessary label -- “cultured”, meaning completely scored music. Liuni fishes in the “big” sea of jazz, of course, although here he is mainly inspired by the traditional popular rhythm of the tango, which strongly emerges in the very first measures and reveals the reason for his composing for two pianos: a dance. Like a spectator, the incessant ostinato rhythm accompanies the sinuous twirling of the two dancer/performers: vibrant, unique protagonists who gaze at and taunt each other, converging and separating. Fragments of themes, like bits of choreographed sequences, intertwine and are skillfully led along the pulsing lines of the tango or, better, of its transfiguration into a simple rhythmic pattern that continuously passes from one performer to the other as if indicating the current focus of attention. The inherent sensuality of the tango emerges in the physicality that is constantly required of the performers through dazzling dynamics that indicate the path to be taken and the order in which the twisting and spinning theme is interpreted. Here is a bit of advice for future intrepid performers: before you sit at the piano, take the score and look at it carefully. Keep staring at it as you move it farther away from your face, until all you see are tiny black dots dancing across the page. You will suddenly see the entire choreography of the themes and their continuous leaping across the four pentagrams and you'll have the impression of “seeing” what the audience will be listening to shortly thereafter."

M° Marco lannelli

 

To buy the score - Rugginenti Editore RE 5942 - www.rugginenti.it

 


Un soffio soltanto

Gianmario Liuni - sheets music - Un Soffio Soltanto




December '98

Bambina

Gianmario Liuni - sheets music - December'98 Gianmario Liuni - sheets music - Bambina

The complete scores can be found inside the CD

 


 

Conversation with Africa

Gianmario Liuni - sheets music - Conversation with Africa

 

 

Illusions

Coincidenze

Gianmario Liuni - sheets music - Illusions Gianmario Liuni - sheets music - Coincidenze

Simple Sound

Alba Africana

Gianmario Liuni - sheets music - Simple Sound Gianmario Liuni - sheets music - Alba Africana