Andrea Buccarella’s Spotify list

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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.