“Scarlatti and His Legacy,” a concert-lecture with pianist Giulio Biddau

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“Scarlatti and His Legacy," a concert-lecture with pianist Giulio Biddau

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After releasing his album “Scarlatti to Scarlatti”, Giulio Biddau is now developing his project on Scarlatti’s reception in the 19th century.

The program chosen for his Columbia recital includes a choice of sonatas by the Neapolitan composer and keyboard masterpieces by Johannes Brahms: the Variations on a theme by Handel.

The pianist will guide the audience along this experience, highlighting the connections between the composers, and showing how the romantic interpretation of Baroque music was different from ours.

Program 2022.07.13

D. Scarlatti Sonata K. 29 in D major

D. Scarlatti Sonata K. 377 in B minor

D. Scarlatti Sonata K. 173 in B minor

[Suite n. 1]

A. Scarlatti / H. von Bülow Preludio in G major [Fuga]

D. Scarlatti Sonata K. 13 in G major [Toccata]

D. Scarlatti Sonata K. 9 in G minor [Sarabanda]

D. Scarlatti Sonata K. 450 in G minor [Burleska]

D. Scarlatti / H. von Bülow Sonata K. 259 in G major [Menuetto]

D. Scarlatti / H. von Bülow Giga in G major [Sonata K. 523]

J. Brahms Variations and fugue on a theme by Händel op. 24

About Giulio Biddau

Giulio Biddau, born in Cagliari in 1985, began studying piano in Cagliari Conservatoire, where he has recently been appointed professor. After graduating, he moved to Paris where he studied with Jean-Marc Luisada, Dominique Merlet, and Aldo Ciccolini, brilliantly achieving the Ecole Normale “Alfred Cortot”. He joined Sergio Perticaroli’s class in Rome where he obtained the Diploma cum laude both in piano and in chamber music. He then moved to Berlin, finishing his studies at “Hanns Eisler” Hochschule für Musik in Berlin with Prof. Fabio Bidini.

He is a Prize Winner of the Casagrande Competition in Terni, “Les Nuits Pianistiques – Lauréats SPEDIDAM” in Aix-en-Provence, “José Iturbi” in Valencia and Tbilisi International Piano Competition.

He has performed all over the world, in important venues as Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, Salle Cortot in Paris, Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Grand Theatre de Provence in Aix-en-Provence, Palau de la Musica en Valencia, among others.

He made several broadcasting appearances with foreign radio and television such as Japanese NHK, France Musique and Rai Radio 3, ABC Classic Australia.

He has recorded music by Domenico Scarlatti and Gabriel Fauré for the French Label Aparté and by Respighi for “Evidence”.

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