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Andrea Buccarella's Spotify list

Discover Andrea Buccarella's playlist on Spotify and read about his choice.

I'd like to present to you a very personal playlist that can tell you something about my journey in music, starting from the early years of my musical studies, through the main stages of my artistic career, until now: a kind of musical biography. Each track is taken from a different album, each of which marked an important moment in my musical life.
This path starts with the famous Palestrina's motet "Sicut cervus", which represents the beginning of my musical studies, when I sang as soprano in the Sistine Chapel Choir as a child . It is a piece that I have deeply loved from the first time I heard it and sang hundreds of times in the St. Peter's Basilica. Afterwards, moved by the love for Bach's organ music, I started studying organ and had the opportunity to meet Daniel Matrone, organist and composer with whom I mainly studied improvisation and the romantic and contemporary repertoire. He has been one of the most crucial and important figures in my musical training and I am very grateful to him. The piece I chose is taken from a recording of his compositions, played by himself, which is inspired by different ages and musical styles, from the Middle Ages to our time. With the ensembles Concerto Romano and Musica Antiqua Latina I had my first experiences in the field of Baroque music, which prompted me to become interested in the harpsichord and in the study of basso continuo. With them I also made my first recordings, of which I present some tracks, ranging from popular to sacred music and from the late Renaissance to the mature Baroque. After these experiences, I started conducting the Abchordis Ensemble, for which I have undertaken a conscientious research, aiming for the discovery of musical masterpieces from the past which are not performed in modern times, with special focus on the sacred repertoire of 18th-century Italy. Alongside the conducting, I continued my harpsichord studies with Enrico Baiano and then with Andrea Marcon, with whom I also had the opportunity to have my first experiences in Opera productions with Handel's "Il Parnasso in festa" and "Alcina". Finally I fulfilled my dream of recording a solo album, from which I'm glad to present J.S. Bach's Toccata BWV 912. I chose and suggested only one track from each album, but of course I highly recommend listening to the complete albums.


Mozart - Hummel - Beethoven

Johann Nepomuk Hummel, whose music represents the transition from classicism to romanticism, was one of the most acclaimed pianists of his time. In addition to an extensive collection of his own compositions, Hummel wrote various arrangements of existing orchestral works for chamber music, such as the piano concertos of his teacher Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart or the symphonies of his friend Ludwig van Beethoven. The Romanian pianist Aurelia Visovan, first laureate of MA Competition 2019, will release her long-awaited CD Mozart - Hummel - Beethoven on September 11th. The fascinating program includes Hummel's own Piano Sonata in F minor, op. 20, his arrangements for flute, piano, violin and cello of Mozart's Piano Concerto in C and Beethoven's First Symphony in C. The CD is the result of a collaboration between Outhere Music and MA Competition.


MA Festival 20 Online

MA Festival is already over, but you can still fully enjoy our 57th edition thanks to Klara and Evil Penguin TV. Follow the rebroadcast of the concert O Gloriosa on September 3rd with InAlto, via Klara Live! The concert will be available for a further two weeks on www.klara.be and the free Klara app. Evil Penguin TV also made two MA festival concerts available on www.evilpenguintv.com. Request your free trial now to access the full catalogue and relive Leçons des Ténèbres with Capriola di Gioia and Ruins with Pitou en B.O.X.


Teaser MA Festival 2020

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MA Festival 2020 takes place from 01.08 to 09.08.2020.
You can find more information about the program here


Ticket sales MA Festival 2020

Ticket sales for the Friends of MA Festival will commence on Monday 13 July at 10 am.
General ticket sales will commence on monday 20 july at 10 am.

The ordering procedure is simpler than ever, since only unnumbered seats are available.
We recommend that you order your tickets online. If you prefer to come to the In&Uit box office, we ask you to respect the social distancing regulations and wear a face mask.

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If a performance should be sold out, you can put your name on a waiting list on our website. You will then be personally notified of any developments.

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Your Window into Early Music

After months of isolation, we are able, step by step, to leave our quarantine bubble. We are also extremely happy to be bringing live music to you once again this summer. From 1 to 9 August, MA Festival presents ‘Your Window into Early Music’, a corona-free festival combining live and virtual concerts.


MA Festival: Work in progress

Over the last months we have often wondered how the concerts of our Mind/Body/Passion programme would sound. We will have to live without your teeming presence and enthusiastic applause for a little while longer.

But the MA team don’t give up that easily. Right now we are working on a new way to bring this summer’s MA Festival to you. Very soon we will be revealing a little more. Stay tuned!