“This album tells in a way a story of my life, my dreams, my childhood scenes set in the place where I was born and where I grew up.”
For Venetian pianist Gloria Campaner, Schumann has been a lifelong passion. Kinderszenen was the first piano cycle she learned as a child and the Piano Concerto was a performance she heard many times at the Gran Teatro la Fenice with her parents. To perform and record these masterworks at the same theatre, with the Filarmonica della Fenice Venezia conducted by her friend John Axelrod, is not only a poignant rediscovery of childhood, but also an evocation of all that is home for her.
With this CD Gloria will also be raising funds for a children’s charity in Italy (one of the many she actively supports).
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor Op 54
Schumann: Kinderszenen Op 15
Gloria Campaner piano
Orchestra Filarmonica della Fenice Venezia
John Axelrod conductor
Warner Classics Italy 5054197032578
Release date: 23 November 2018
Gloria Campaner plays Scriabin’s Vers la Flamme Op 72 in a film by Luca Scarzella
Alexander Scriabin died in 1915. To mark the centenary Italian pianist Gloria Campaner has collaborated with renowned video designer Luca Scarzella in two films exploring the light and shade of Scriabin’s piano works. Here, amidst monumental stone sculptures by famous Sardinian artist Pinuccio Sciola, she dramatically illuminates Scriabin’s late Vers la Flamme, in a film supported by her 2014 Borletti Buitoni Trust fellowship award.
Gloria Campaner plays Scriabin’s Étude in C sharp minor Op 2 No 1 in a film by Luca Scarzella
Alexander Scriabin died in 1915. To mark the centenary Italian pianist Gloria Campaner has collaborated with renowned video designer Luca Scarzella in two films exploring the light and shade of Scriabin’s piano works. Here, in the luminous Sardinian light and amidst Pinuccio Sciola’s imposing stone sculptures, she plays the early Étude in C sharp minor Op 2 No 1, in a film supported by her 2014 Borletti Buitoni Trust fellowship award.
A unique collaboration commissioned for the opening of the remarkable new Auditorium del Parco in L’Aquila, Italy designed by Renzo Piano. The documentary intersperses parts of the opening night performances – Dutch dance ensemble Gotra Ballet di Heerlen, directed and choreographed by Joost Vrouenraets and solo piano music of Rihm, Schumann, Widmann and Marton Illes performed by Gloria Campaner – with interviews and insight into the building itself. Film directed and edited by Luca Scarzella. Produced with the support of Borletti-Buitoni Trust.