Antologia Pianistica by Giuseppe Piccioli: A Collection of Piano Pieces for Intermediate Students
Antologia Pianistica is a collection of piano pieces composed or arranged by Giuseppe Piccioli (1905-1961), an Italian pianist and pedagogue. The collection consists of two volumes, each containing 15 pieces of various styles and genres, from classical to modern, from folk to jazz. The pieces are intended for intermediate students who want to improve their technique, musicality and repertoire.
The first volume was published in 1953 by Curci, a Milanese music publisher. It contains pieces by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Schumann, Brahms, Debussy, Ravel and others. The second volume was published in 1956 by the same publisher. It contains pieces by Scarlatti, Clementi, Czerny, Mendelssohn, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Satie, Bartok and others.
The collection is available for free download in PDF format from IMSLP[^1^], a website that provides public domain sheet music. However, some pages of the second volume are cut off at the edges, losing some music. The collection is also available for purchase from various online stores.
Antologia Pianistica is a valuable resource for piano students who want to explore different styles and periods of music. The pieces are challenging but rewarding, and they can help develop technical skills and musical expression. Piccioli's collection is a testament to his passion and expertise as a pianist and a teacher.
Giuseppe Piccioli was born in Bologna on August 5, 1905. He studied piano at the Conservatory of Music \"G.B. Martini\" in his hometown, where he graduated with honors in 1924. He then continued his studies with Alfredo Casella in Rome and Ferruccio Busoni in Berlin. He also attended courses in composition, orchestration and conducting.
Piccioli was a renowned pianist who performed extensively in Italy and abroad. He played with famous orchestras and conductors, such as Arturo Toscanini, Victor de Sabata and Wilhelm FurtwÃngler. He also collaborated with eminent composers, such as Ottorino Respighi, Ildebrando Pizzetti and Gian Francesco Malipiero. He was especially admired for his interpretations of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Liszt.
Piccioli was also a prolific composer who wrote works for piano solo, chamber music, orchestra and vocal music. His style was influenced by the classical tradition, the impressionism of Debussy and Ravel, and the modernism of Stravinsky and Bartok. Some of his notable works are: Concerto for piano and orchestra (1931), Sonata for violin and piano (1934), Toccata for piano (1937), Concerto for two pianos and orchestra (1940), Sonata for cello and piano (1942), Concertino for flute, viola and piano (1950) and Antologia Pianistica (1953-1956).
Piccioli was also a respected teacher who taught piano at the Conservatories of Music of Bologna, Parma and Milan. He had many distinguished students, such as Aldo Ciccolini, Bruno Canino, Sergio Fiorentino and Guido Agosti. He also wrote several books and articles on piano technique, music theory and music history.
Piccioli died in Milan on October 5, 1961. He was buried in the Monumental Cemetery of Milan. He left behind a rich legacy of music that deserves to be rediscovered and appreciated by modern audiences. aa16f39245