Inspired by Bach : Maria Cefalà
"Intet nytt under solen", Bach er og har vært inspirasjonskilde for svært mange skapende mennesker - uavhengig av kunstform og sjanger. Albert Schweitzer mente alt fører til Bach, i forståelsen at Bach var et vendepunkt som alt pekte frem mot før, og alt i ettertid pekte tilbake til.
"Atypisk pianist og musikkolog
Den andre siden av klassikeren"
Dette skriver den italienske pianisten Maria Cefalà i sin profil på Instagram, og dette er en "lissepasning" til konseptuelle og moderne tanker i ånd med "Bach in Town". Hun har dykket ned i Bachs partitaer og inventioner med et nytt moderne blikk!
Fredsappell under Rom for håp i Moss kirke 1.9-2023
Hi everyone, my name is Maria, and i'm very happy to be here with you, today.
In particular, I'm glad to be here because I've always believed that music saves.
And I know this because it saved me, my life and my soul.
One more reason for my happiness is that my piano teacher, Anna Kravcthenko, is from Ukraine. She was a mom for me, a homeland, and it hurts me so much to know that her and your homeland have been so badly hit and mutilated.
When I found out that war had broken out, I was unable to play the piano for so many days. My heart was in pain. Then, I started to play the piano again because music and beauty are the answer, some of the few responses to the drama of human cruelty, the element that makes us say "we are able to create good things and not only destruction".
Music is a universal language, which has no borders, no limits. Is a timeless language, is what will remain.
In the universe, there is a spaceship that was launched into orbit in the seventies. Outside, there is a disc attached, containig music from the world, to make the aliens understand that mankind is capable of beautiful things. There's also Bach music, which has always accompanied my life, because it brings order where there is confusion, it brings clarity when the soul and the mind are lost.
So, this is my gift for you: an exceptional piece from Bach's music, the Sarabanda from the fifth partita, which I love so much and which I recorded while my mother was dying.
Inside this piece, there is all the humility of man who turns to God, because he knows he is too small. He entrusts himself to something heigher: God, Nature, Destiny, whatever you want.
I leave you to the music, with the words of a poet, Dante Alighieri, my compatriot. At the end of his journey through hell, in his poem, the Divine Comedy, he writes:
SALIMMO SU, EL PRIMO E IO SECONDO,
TANTO CH'I VIDI DE LE COSE BELLE
CHE PORTA 'L CIEL, PER UN PERTUGIO TONDO.
E QUINDI USCIMMO A RIVEDER LE STELLE.
WE WENT UP FAR ENOUGH TO SEE
A FEW OF THOSE BEAUTIFUL THINGS THAT HEAVENS SHOW.
THEN, WE CAME OUT TO LOOK AT THE STARS,
Trykk på "Discovering Bach" for mer informasjon når Maria Cefalà var i Norge og Moss - sammen med flere nasjonale og internasjonale solister:
Discovering Bach Partitas & Inventions
En av de mest berømte av Bachs sykluser er Partitas BWV 825-830, et sett med seks suiter utgitt individuelt fra 1726, deretter sammen som Clavierübung I i 1731.
Maria Cefalà//Ketil Haugsand // Yuko Inoue // Sveinung Bjelland // Martim Almeida // Dansere fra Kirkeparken VGS
Seks konserter på Fem steder
Fredag 1. september og Lørdag 2. september
Maria Cefalà was discovered by the famous pianist Anna Kravtchenko, who recognized a unic talent in the Bach's repertoire interpretation. With her starts the idea to realize the whole Bach's Partitas, as a first step towards the study of the entire collections.
In Bach, human prayer expresses it´s purest and simplest form, without words or masks.
- Maria Cefalà
The unicity of the project resides in the difficulty of the repertoire, which has been taken on by few, and by no woman in Italy; besides, all of this is conceived in a new fashion, distant from the classic idea both of the interpretation and the repertoire itself, thanks to a young and modern image.