Composer: Franz Schubert
Performer: Eugenio Della Chiara – guitar, Davide Cabassi – fortepiano, Mert Süngü – tenor
Number of Discs: 1 CD
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Bit Depth: 24bit / 96kHz
Number of channels: 2.0
Label: Universal Music Italia srL.
Size: 1.1 GB
Scan: yes (cover)
Schubert – A Portrait On Guitar (2020)
Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)
Arpeggione Sonata in A Minor, D. 821
01. I. Allegro moderato
02. II. Adagio
03. III. Allegretto
6 Schubert’sche Lieder (Transcr. Mertz for Guitar)
04. 1. Lob der Thränen
05. 3. Aufenthalt
06. 6. Das Fischermädchen
07. 2. Liebesbothschaft
08. 4. Ständchen
09. 5. Die Post
39 Songs with Guitar Accompaniment (Transcr. Schlechta for Guitar)
10. Der Alpenjäger
11. An die Sonne
12. Die Nacht
13. Erster Verlust
14. Der Wanderer
After his debut on Decca with “Guitarra Clasica”, Eugenio Della Chiara returns to the recording studio to create a new album entirely dedicated to Schubert.
Also in this case it has its fulcrum in the transcription of famous pages where the young guitarist is assisted by Davide Cabassi at the fortepiano for the Sonata D821 “Arpeggione” and of the tenor Mert Süngü for the Cinque Lieder from the manuscript by Franz Xaver von Schlechta.
“In choosing the music that came together in this recording I tried, using my imagination, to build a schedule that could give an idea of the famous musical venues organized by Schubert and his closest friends: for this purpose I collected a series transcriptions (some of which were made when the Viennese composer was still alive) of works that included the guitar in its staff, bringing them together in a sort of ideal schubertiade”. (Eugenio Della Chiara)
Eugenio Della Chiara
Born in Pesaro, Italy, at the age of nineteen Eugenio Della Chiara graduated with top marks and honours at the Conservatoire of his home town, under the direction of Giuseppe Ficara. Among his Maestros there have been Piero Bonaguri, Andrea Dieci and Oscar Ghiglia, with whom he studied at the Chigiana Academy of Siena.
Among the prizes he received – being the first musician to obtain this award more than once – there are two scholarships granted by the “Fondazione Rossini” he won in 2008 and 2010. In parallel with his musical studies, he completed his education in humanities at the Università Cattolica of Milan, obtaining a degree in Classical Studies first, and in Modern Philology later on.
His many concerts have allowed him to play in Japan, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Turkey, Spain, Norway and Eire. In Italy, he has performed solo recitals for some of the main musical institutions in the country, including the Rossini Opera Festival, the Società del Quartetto of Milano and Bergamo, the Valle d’Itria Festival, the Orchestra Sinfonica Giuseppe Verdi of Milano and the Società dei Concerti of Parma.
Since 2018, he has been a DECCA artist: for the English label, he has recorded “Guitarra Clásica” – an anthology that collects some rare guitar transcriptions from Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven – and “Paganini Live”, an EP live recorded with Piercarlo Sacco. Before that – between 2012 and 2016 – he recorded three CDs for Discantica and Phoenix Classics.
A passionate chamber musician, he collaborates with pianists Davide Cabassi and Alberto Chines, tenors Juan Francisco Gatell and Mert Süngü, violinist Piercarlo Sacco and guitarist Andrea Dieci. His interest in vocalism and musical theatre allows him to frequently collaborate with opera singers, above all with tenors Juan Francisco Gatell and Mert Süngü. Together with Alessio Boni, he has staged “Tutto il resto è silenzio”, a reading from Shakespeare’s Hamlet accompanied by seventeenth-century English music.
He assiduously collaborates with composers belonging to different generations – such as Carlo Galante, Orazio Sciortino, Paolo Ugoletti and Davide Anzaghi – whose more than twenty solo and chamber works were dedicated to him. He has several first-ever recordings at his credit, among which the “Sonata per chitarra” composed by Luciano Chailly in 1976 stands out.
Since 2015, he has been the artistic director of “MU.N – Music Notes in Pesaro”, a chamber music season organized by the Associazione Marchigiana Attività Teatrali. He is Professor at the “O. Vecchi – A. Tonelli” Conservatoire of Modena and at the “O. Respighi” Conservatoire of Latina, seat of Fondi. He plays a 1935 Domingo Esteso and a 2009 Masaki Sakurai.