February 17, 2010

21 Feb. Alessandro Marangoni and Thomas Coard

It is with great pleasure that I welcome the Italian classical pianist and recording artist Alessandro Marangoni (Benito Flores in SL) to Switzerland for a live video concert in Secondlife. The concert will be at Music Island Sunday 21 February at 12.30 pm pst, 3.30 pm est 21.30 Suisse.
This is truly about two virtual friends getting together to play music.
Our program will consist of baroque, romantic and modern music all mixed for a concert of great diversity of emotions. The concert will also be broadcast live on Quicktime player at rtsp://
On December 2007 Alessandro Marangoni played at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, with a tribute to the great Italian conductor Victor de Sabata, with Daniel Barenboim.

Alessandro Marangoni was born in Italy in 1979. He studied piano with Marco Vincenzi, obtaining the diploma with honours (summa cum laude) and he continued his studies at the ‘Scuola di Musica di Fiesole’ with Maria Tipo. Besides his musical studies he also obtained a graduated with honours in philosophy at the ‘Università di Pavia’ with a thesis about Fernando Liuzzi’s philosophy of music. He was also a merit student of the Almo Collegio Borromeo, one of the most ancient and important marangoni_ biografia_1_Livello 1European colleges.

After winning several national and international awards, Alessandro has appeared in many important musical events in Europe, both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. His most recent performances were in Rome (Accademia di Santa Cecilia), Milan (Teatro alla Scala), Venice (Teatro La Fenice), Florence (Accademia della Crusca), Lucca (Associazione Musicale Lucchese), Ischia (the Walton Foundation), Cittadella in Assisi, Teatro Verdi in Trieste, as well as at the Engadiner Internationale Kammermusik-Festspiele, Sagra Musicale Umbra, the Italian Cultural Institute in London, the ‘Teatro Dal Verme’, Milan, the Saint John’s College, Cambridge.

As a chamber musician he collaborated with some of the most important Italian musical personalities and groups.



12.30 p.m. pst Sunday 21 Feburary 2010

Sonate 5 op. 2 "La Persan" Philbert de Lavigne c. 1700-1750

Gracieusement, Gaiment, Musette I et II,

Legèrement et Marqué

Wat Zal Men Op Avond Doen Jacob Van Eyck ca. 1590-1657

with Variations

Barcarole Gioachino Rossini 1792-1868

Sonate 1, op. 1, in A minor Jean-Baptiste Loeillet 1680-1730

Adagio, Allegro, Adagio, Giga

Waltz in A flat Johannes Brahms 1833-1897

6 Pictures for Soprano Recorder and Piano Daniel Hellbach 1958

Rise up


Play Seven




February 16, 2010

New CD with Jean- Christophe

Take a listen to Jean-Christophe's new cd and you will hear 2 pieces with recorder! Londondery Air played on a soprano recorder at 440, (Steenberger copy by Thomas Prescott) and a d minor adagio by A. Vivaldi played on a sopranino at 415, (Bressan copy by Thomas Prescott.) Here is the link to Jean-Christophe's store.

February 1, 2010

6 Feb. 10 From Josquin to Celtic

Gorse Ferraris will join me for a fun video concert of recorder music ranging from Josquin des Prés to Celtic tunes passing by some baroque favorites. The concert will be held at FANTAVATAR in Secondlife at 1.30 pm pst, 3.30 pm est. 22.30 Suisse. The concert can also be seen on Quicktime player at rtsp://

Joyssance vous donneray, Claudin de Sermisy, 1490-1562

Wel op, wel op, ick gae ter jaght, Jacob van Eyck
Questa dolce sirena, Jacob van Eyck

Sonate III, Johann Christoph Pepusch, 1667-1752
Adagio - Allegro - Adagio - Allegro

I'll ay ca' in by you town, Scotland
The black horse, 1670, England
Lord Thomas and Fair Eleanor, England
The meeting of the waters, Ireland
I will if I can, Ireland
My home, Scotland
Ballincollig in the morning, Ireland
Blind Mary, Ireland
What shall we do with drunken sailor?, England
Now is the month of Maying', Thomas Morley, 1557-1602

Les Fleurs, Philibert Delavigne, 1690-1750
Le Narcisse, La Tubéreuse, La Jonquille, Le Chèvrefeuille

Sonate Ré Mineur, Op. 2, N. 11, Benedetto Marcello, 1686-1739
Adagio - Allegro - Largo - Allegro