OLIVIA BELLI

INDEPENDENT PIANIST & COMPOSER

RECORDINGS

A new approach to Philip Glass’ piano music.

In 2017 Philip Glass celebrated his 80th birthday: this is my personal tribute to this giant of our time. I collected on this album some of his most significant piano works all recorded using the amazing sound of the contemporary piano UNA CORDA.

 

 

 

Performance of the most appealing melodies of the great cinema, all written by Italian or Italian-American composers, played on the piano: from Nino Rota to Ennio Morricone, from Nicola Piovani to Marco Beltrami, from Henry Mancini to Dario Marianelli, till the magic sound of Michael Giacchino who has scored the most famous Walt Disney Cartoons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is said that in 1992 when the BBC Radio 3 broadcasted Stanze in the harp version, the phones of the radio station were buzzing with callers asking for the name of the composer. Olivia Belli presents the premiere recording of Stanze in the original piano version composed by Einaudi himself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A collection of 18 original piano works which takes us through the award-winning composer's eclectic output, embracing his work with the London Philharmonic (Memoryhouse), The Blue Notebooks, Royal Ballet-commissioned Infra and some of his film scores (Departure from The Leftovers, Miss Sloane). The album is recorded using an avant-garde conception instrument thus creating a completely new sound.

 

 

 

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LUDOVICO EINAUDI: Onda

from Stanze, original piano version

LUDOVICO EINAUDI: Cadenza

from Stanze, original piano version

MOON RIVER piano version

MY PIANO DOLCE VITA, a journey across

Italian soundtraks

album trailer

MAX RICHTER: Departure

(Lullaby from “The Leftovers”)

MAX RICHTER: Horizon Variations

MAX RICHTER: Infra 3

MAX RICHTER: Written on the Sky

PHILIP GLASS: Opening (from Glassworks)

 

PHILIP GLASS: The Poet Acts from The Hours

PHILIP GLASS: Etude n. 9

PHILIP GLASS: Night on the Balcony

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