Landini: Piano Sonata No. 7

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Label: TACTUS
Catalog: TC951203
Format: COMPACT DISC

Damerini, Massimiliano

After the success of the "Missa novem vocum" (Tactus, TC951202, January 2022), with this new production by composer Carlo Alessandro Landini we return to the profane genre with the Sonata no. 7 for piano. Emblematic for the understanding of the artist Landini and his music, the album consists of a single track only of over 56 minutes. In his Piano Sonatas, Landini is clearly in opposition to the present-day trend of a fragmented world, of a schizophrenic speed, of zapping now transformed into scrolling (the by-now daily vertical unrolling of a social network). These Sonatas, three or four decades ago, were described as record-beating compositions because of their duration, which was much longer than average. The Sonata no. 7, composed in 2017-2018, treads in the footsteps of the previous ones with its recherche d’un temps perdu: not a bygone time that is longed for in a nostalgic way, but rather an expanded time that allows us to forget the time of clocks (or, in fact, of smartphones) and to retrieve the vital breathing space that our everyday life denies us. At the piano we have the great Massimiliano Damerini, among the most blazoned performers of nineteenth-century and contemporary music.

Price: $26.98