Daniele Gasparini


DANIELE GASPARINI

MAIN WORKS

ORCHESTRA WITH AND WITHOUT SOLOISTS

Once beyond a time, for symphony orchestra

first performance: 2020 January 27-28, Katowice, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, José Maria Florêncio

 

Invisible Cities, concert for piano and orchestra

commissioned by Croatian Composers’ Society and Music Biennale Zagreb

first performance: 2019 April 11, XXX Music Biennale, Zagreb, Vatroslav Lisinski Hall, Filip Fak, Croatian National Radio-Television Symphony Orchestra, Ari Rasilainen

 

Trans Europe Express, melologue for speaker, piano solo and wind orchestra; texts by Raul Montanari

commissioned by Orchestra Fiati di Ancona

first performance: 2015 April 25, Ancona, Teatro delle Muse, Luca Violini, Mariachiara Grilli, Orchestra Fiati di Ancona, Mirco Barani

 

Snowise, snoway, snowhere. Snowsense.

commissioned by Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana

first performance: 2013 February 14, Ancona, Teatro delle Muse, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, Giampaolo Maria Bisanti

 

Dove la rosa scorda i suoi fantasmi, for symphony orchestra

commissioned by Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana

first performance: 2005 April 28, Ancona, Teatro delle Muse, Trio di Parma, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, Anton Nanut

 

Myselves Passacaglia, for symphomy orchestra

first performance: 2005 October 20, Madrid, Teatro Monumental, Orquesta Sinfónica de Radiotelevisión Española, Adrian Leaper

 

Il violino invisibile, for violin and orchestra

first performance: 2002 August 2, Bologna, Piazza Maggiore, Salvatore Accardo, Orchestra Sinfonica della Fondazione Arturo Toscanini, Antonino Pierpaolo Fogliani

 

Through the Looking Glass, for symphony orchestra

first performance: 1998 April 7, London, Barbican Hall, London Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding

EMI Music Publishing

 

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CHAMBER MUSIC

Day and Night, for string quartet

first performance: 2018 November 15, Rome, Accademia Filarmonica Romana, Sala Casella, Noûs Quartet

 

City of water, for piano and chamber ensemble

first performance: 2017 April 26, XXIX Music Biennale, Zagreb, Museum of Arts and Crafts, Croatian National Radio-Television Chamber Ensemble, Aleksandar Kalajdžić

 

La parola mancante, for speaker and piano, texts by Michael Ende

first performance: 2012 May 5, Ancona Teatro delle Muse, Mauro Pierfederici, Mariachiara Grilli

 

Quando il vento sognava, quintet for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano

first performance: 2009 April 18, Prades, Salle de l’Abbaye Saint-Michel de Cuxa, Ensemble Calliopée

 

Come acqua dei fiumi, for double brass quartet (4 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones)

commissioned by Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana

first performance: 2007 November 1, Ancona, Teatro delle Muse, Ensemble di ottoni dell’Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, Donato Renzetti

 

È l’ora delle fate, melologue for speaker and wind octet (2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns), text by William Shakespeare

Commissioned by Sagra Musicale Malatestiana

first performance: Rimini, Teatro di Montefiore Conca, Nicoletta Maragno, Ensemble Festival Notti Malatestiane – Sagra Musicale Malatestiana, Luisella Chiarini

 

La lente d’Oiram, for flute quartet

commissioned by: Quartetto Italiana di Flauti

first performance: 2004 November 11, Senigallia, Auditorium San Rocco, Quartetto Italiano di Flauti Les Flûtes Joyeuses

 

La mort rose, for violin and piano

commissioned by Münchner Gesellschaft für Neue Musik

first performance: 2004 November 11, Senigallia, Auditorium San Rocco, Quartetto Italiano di Flauti Les Flûtes Joyeuses

Casa Musicale Sonzogno

 

Dialogo d’un venditore d’almanacchi e di un passeggere, for four reciting flutists, text by Giacomo Leopardi

commissioned by Centro Nazionale di Studi Leopardiani and Quartetto Italiano di Flauti

first performance: 1999 July 4, Senigallia, Auditorium San Rocco, Quartetto Italiano di Flauti Les Flûtes Joyeuses

Agenda Edizioni Musicali

 

Quattro pezzi facili, for wind quartet (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon)

commissioned by Fondazione Arena di Verona

first performance: 1999 May 23, Verona, Teatro Filarmonico, Solisti dell’Orchestra della commissioned by Fondazione Arena di Verona

Agenda Edizioni Musicali

 

Enigma, for clarinet quartet

commissioned by Namaste Clarinet Quartet

first performance: 1998 May 16, Faenza, Teatro dei Filodrammatici, Namaste Clarinet Quartet

Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia

 

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CHOIR AND VOCAL MUSIC

Why east wind chills, for mixed choir, text by Dylan Thomas

first performance:2007 June 28, Harlem, Philharmonie, Netherland National Radio Choir, Simon Halsey

 

In taberna, fantasia di canoni su una poesia goliardica, for mixed choir, text from Carmina Burana,

first performance: 1995 September 25, Faenza, Teatro Comunale Masini, Coro Jubilate, Piero Monti

 

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SOLO INSTRUMENT

Calma e strana è quest’ora, for flute

first performance: 2015 June 5, Bologna, Oratorio Santa Cecilia, Fulvio Fiorio

 

Tres recuerdos del cielo, for piano

first performance: 2014 March 29, Eustis (Florida), The State Theatre, Tzimon Barto

 

Pensieri di cristallo, for piano

commissioned by Concorso Pianistico Internazionale Città di Senigallia

first performance: 2000 September 23, München, Kulturzentrum Einstein, Stephanie Knauer

Casa Musicale Sonzogno

 

Elegia, for violin

first performance: 2000 October 25, Bologna, Accademia Filarmonica, Valentino Corvino

Agenda Edizioni Musicali

 

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MUSIC THEATRE

Incubi e amore, monodrama for soprano, speaker and chamber ensemble, libretto by Raul Montanari

first performance: 2013 December 7, Desenzano del Garda, Auditorium Celesti, Brigitte Canins, Dario Giorgelé, NED Ensemble, Andrea Mannucci

Edizioni Suvini Zerboni

 

Le mummie di Federico Ruysch, operetta morale in musica for tenor, baritone, speaker, choir (SAB) and chamber ensemble (flute, oboe, clariet, bassoon, horn, percussion, strings)first performance: 1999 August 7, Recanati, Centro Nazionale di studi Leopardiani, Festival Notturni Leopardiani, Ensemble, coro e solisti del Festival

Bèrben Edizioni Musicali

 

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NEXT WORKS

His next works include a piece for soli, choirs and orchestra commissioned by Gruppo Strumentale Ciampi on the occasion of 900 years of the foundation of  Piacenza Cathedral (to be performed in 2022),  and some music for the sound accompaniment of an exhibition by the painter Enzo Fabbrucci.

 

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AWARDS

2020 – She Lives Budapest Prize, awarded by Associazione She Lives, for Tres recuerdos del cielo

2018 – Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition, 3rd prize awarded by Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, for Once beyond a time

2017 – 5 Minutes Piano Concerto Composition Competition awarded by Music Biennale Zagreb, Croatian Composers’ Society for City of Water

2015 – Karol Szymanowski Composition Prize awarded by Karol Szymanowski Music Society, Karol Szymanowski Music Academy, Polish National Symphony Radio Orchestra for Snowise, snowhere, snoway. Snowsense

2014 – Barto Prize awarded by Lake Eustis Institute (Florida) for Tres recuerdos del cielo

2013 – Premio Monodramma awarded by  Verona Opera Academy, NED Ensemble, Edizioni Suvini Zerboni, for Incubi e amore

2009 – Premio Pablo Casals awarded by Festival Pablo Casals (Prades), for Quando il vento sognava

2007 – Groot Omroepkoor Prijs awarded by the Netherlands Nation Radio Choir for Why east wind chills

2006 – Premio Internazionale Guido d’Arezzo, second prize (first not awarded), awarded by Fondazione Guido d’Arezzo, for Why east wind chills (version for 16 solo singers)

2004 – Premio Reina Sofia awarded by Fundació de Musica Ferrer Salat (Barcelona) with the high patronage of  Queen Sofia, for Myselves Passacaglia

2002 – Premio Internazionale 2 agosto, awarded by “Associazione tra i familiari delle vittime della strage alla Stazione di Bologna del 2 Agosto 1980” (Bologna) with the high patronage of the President of the Italian Republic, for Il violino invisibile

2000 – Premio Internazionale Valentino Bucchi awarded by Fondazione Valentino Bucchi (Rome) for La mort rose

1998/2000 – Premio Internazionale Giacomo Leopardi awarded by Centro Nazionale di Studi Leopardiani (Recanati), for Le mummie di Federico Ruysch

1997/98 – Masterprize, third prize, awarded by Masterprize, BBC, EMI, London Symphony Orchestra, for Through the Looking Glass

 

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WEBSITE

http://www.danielegasparini.net/

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AUDIO AND VIDEO

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