In Review, Aniello Desiderio, March 27, Bloomington, IN

Flavor. It is a strange word to describe music, I know.  It’s all I could think about last night while listening to Mr Desiderio.  He added his own ‘flavor’ to the standard recipes to create a feast for us all.  The hall was full (no one standing) and we were all treated to a WORLD CLASS performance or technical precision, passion, technique and enjoyed Mr Desiderio’s unique interpretations.

TOTAL control.    Mr Desiderio displayed his total control over the instrument with amazing flurries of scales and really, tasteful pull-offs and turns.  There was not a moment of timidness, at all.  When this great artist is near your town, go.  Simply, go.

Aniello Desiderio will be performing as part of the Guitar Festival’s concert series, at 8 PM.  I’m not familar with Mr Desiderio other than the YouTube links (which are great, by the way).  But his program looks outstanding!  As for me, I am repeating the process from Saturday:  Hike all day & hopefully enjoy the beautiful, southern Indiana landscapes before heading to B-Town.

Where: Bloomington, IN, Indiana University Campus, Auer Hall – Located on the second floor of the Simon Music Center, 200 S. Jordan Ave.

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Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909) – Asturias, Cadiz, Sevilla
Federico Moreno Torroba (1891-1982) – Sonatina in F Major: Allegretto, Andante, Allegro  *possible program typo,  I believe the Sonatina is A Major(?)
Joaquín Turina (1882-1949) – Homage to Tarrega: Garrotin- Soleares, Sonata: Allegro, Andante, Allegro Vivo
Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829) – Rossiniana No. 1 (Otello – L´italiana in Algeri)

Bravo Aniello!


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