Lorganista americano Jon Gillock

L'organista americano Jon Gillock

Jon Gillock, uno dei più autorevoli organisti al mondo, specialista del repertorio francese “spirituale” e in particolare della musica di Olivier Messiaen, che per lui ebbe parole di grande apprezzamento, così si è espresso a proposito delle mie Tre Preghiere per organo,  che ha ascoltato recentemente sul sito del Consortium Internationale Compositorum (www.compositorum.com):

“Andrea, I just listened to your Three Prayers for organ. I liked all of them immediately. Perhaps I had a preference for 1 & 3, but that’s probably because I’m more familiar with their chants.

You write in a style I wish I could improvise in! Your harmonic language, while unique, is very evocative and impressionistic. The phrases always seemed logical building to a certain point. Also, the change of colors was extremely effective.

You should find a way to promote them because I think a lot of organists would like them.”

Il pianista Richard Grayson

Il pianista Richard Grayson

Richard Grayson, docente all’Occidental College Los Angeles, CA, alla Music Faculty, Crossroads School Santa Monica, CA  e alla New Roads School Santa Monica, CA, nonché eccellente pianista e improvvisatore, così si è espresso sul mio Salmo 116 per coro e pianoforte:

“I listened to your setting of Psalm 116, and it was very beautiful. A very beautiful piece, fine vocal writing, nice use of harmony and counterpoint, with a sensitive piano accompaniment. You are a musical and sophisticated composer. I will listen to more.”


Un ringraziamento particolare a questi due autorevoli musicisti per le loro parole di apprezzamento e incoraggiamento!