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.