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Gianluca Luisi Recordings on Naxos

November 3, 2009

Gianluca Luisi is a Naxos recording artist and a Bösendorfer artist.

Musica magazine will run an interview with Gianluca Luisi
and reviews of his recordings in a future issue

‘Gianluca Luisi’s piano playing was astonishing in presentation. He is a very strong and imaginative artist…an excellent pianist who deserves world recognition.’
(Carnegie Hall, New York, concert review, February 2007)

Now available:

LISZT Soirées italiennes, 3 Paganini Etudes
Rossini & Spontini Impromptu
(Liszt Complete Piano Music Vol 30)

Gianluca Luisi

‘This performance is perhaps the most careful in its observance of the score’s many detailed directions. Choral and orchestral forces are well balanced and precise, with strong attack when that is wanted and well nourished tone for the searing lyricism, the tranquil beauty that is most characteristic. Clare Rutter sustains her long phrases and has the right consolatory warmth in her middle range, while tenor James Gilchrist sings with grace and fine diction.’ (Gramophone)

THUILLE Sextet, Piano Quintet
Luisi, Chantily Quintet, Gigli Quartet

One of the leading members of the Munich School, most famously represented by Richard Strauss, Ludwig Thuille was a prolific composer whose Sextet today remains the best known of his many chamber works. Influenced by Rheinberger, Liszt and Wagner, Thuille’s Sextet also recalls Brahms’s deft mastery, particularly with regard to his arching melodies, scrupulous handling of instrumental textures and technical skill. His second Piano Quintet, likewise notable for its formal mastery and dramatic contrasts, boasts many passages of thrilling intensity, counterpoint and surging lyricism.


Gianluca Luisi Discography & Biography

See Gianluca Luisi perform on YouTube


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