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Vittoria Theatre, Rome

April 2014: the cycle of conferences at the Teatro Vittoria in Rome – dedicated to the most popular Puccini Operas – successfully concludes. A large audience followed Aurelio Canonici between December and April in a series of lessons at the piano in which the Maestro explained through numerous musical examples the language of Bohème, Tosca and Madama Butterfly.

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CD Landscapes

October 2013: the CD Landscapes has been released by GDM Music, the publisher of the most famous western soundtracks by Ennio Morricone. Aurelio Canonici composed for this work orchestral pieces inspired by nature and landscape. The music has been described on colonnesonore.net as “a fascinating world of sound, sensitive, original and charming (…); an excellent CD”.

San Galgano News

Archeosophic music

June 2013: In the beautiful Abbey of San Galgano was performed the world premiere of Alessandro Benassai’s sacred compositions, orchestrated by Aurelio Canonici. Maestro Canonici led the Florence Symphonietta in a concert where the Abbazia of San Galgano became an even more impressive place thanks to visual projections and light colored geometries on all its walls. Were performed Ode to Mary, Alleluia, Hymn to the rising of the Sun, The Saint and, together with the Santa Cecilia Choir, Apocalyptic Anthem.

News Sapienza 2013

La Sapienza University, Rome

May 2013: Rome, La Sapienza University. At the Laboratory Museum of Contemporary Art, Aurelio Canonici is invited together with Giuseppe Di Giacomo, Professor of Aesthetics, in an acclaimed lecture on “Aesthetics and Philosophy: the reflection of Theodor W. Adorno and his presence in Thomas Mann Doctor Faustus”. Maestro Canonici, through numerous examples at the piano, explained the concept of music and composition of Beethoven and Schoenberg’s twelve-tone views through the interpretation of the philosopher Adorno.

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Archeosophic Music CD

June 2012: the CD entitled Al sorgere del Sole was released. With nine tracks of contemporary sacred music by Alessandro Benassai and Tommaso Palamidessi, orchestrated by Aurelio Canonici. The CD was recorded in Studio 22 of the Budapest National Radio on 6 and 7 May 2012 with Aurelio Canonici conducting the Budapest Mav Symphony Orchestra. Al sorgere del Sole was presented for the first time in the splendid Abbazia di San Galgano at the annual conference of the Associazione Archeosofica.

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Rai Uno – Musulmani Europei (European Muslims)

September 2011: On Rai Uno the four-part documentary “Musulmani Europei” was broadcast. It was directed by Luca De Mata, with music composed, arranged and conducted by Aurelio Canonici. The theme music was recorded in Budapest by the Budapest Mav Symphony Orchestra conducted by the author.

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Orchestral Movements

March 2011: “Edizioni Musicali Rai Trade” have released the CD “Orchestral Movements”. It includes four orchestral pieces by Aurelio Canonici, played by the Budapest Concert Orchestra (MAV) – conducted by the composer. The pieces are inspired by movement, fluidity, and by the beginning and the development of sound.

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“Cirone” Price

December 2010: The Councilor for Arts and Culture of the City of Savona, in front of a full public gathered together in the splendid Chiabrera Theatre, has given Aurelio Canonici the 2010 Premio Cirone. The Prize was given for the following reasons, “To Maestro Aurelio Canonici, Genoese by birth, citizen of the world. A man who transfers into his art and music the value and importance of culture and education for beauty in a single harmony, therefore underlining its great educational value”.

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Auditorio National de Musica – Madrid

November 2010: Maestro Aurelio Canonici successfully debuts in the Sala Sinfonica of the Auditorio National de Musica in Madrid. For this special occasion the Maestro directed the Budapest Concert Orchestra(MAV) dedicating the programme completely to Beethoven.

 

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Arpeggione Kammerorchester

April 2010: Maestro Aurelio Canonici debuts in Austria guiding the prestigious chamber ensemble Arpeggione Kammerorchester. The programme contained pieces by Brahms, Respighi, Clara Schumann, as well as, premiered in Austria, the piece Verdis Traum by Martin Wettstein. Hohenems.vol.at wrote: “The young Italian Maestro Aurelio Canonici has elegantly and beautifully directed the musicians of the Arpeggione Orchestra, who were then able to demonstrate their class. Cradling and soaring, even the famous Liebesliederwalzer by Brahms sounded fresh and flowing under Canonici’s baton”.