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Gutman, Delilah
One for 5 Pianists and 1 Piano (2003)


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Product Details

Author: Delilah Gutman (*1978)
Publication Date: 12-5-2016
Pages: pp. 20
Size: 230x310 mm
Binding: Saddle stitching
ISMN: 979-0-2153-2439-8
Code: XXS 113

Biographical Notes

Product detailsPianist, Composer and Singer, Italo-American, Delilah Gutman was born in Madrid, 1978. She lives and works in Milan and Rimini where, in 2007, she founded the Cultural Association D.G.M.A. for the research and production of musical and multi-media events such as “Silenzio Musica”, “DoNna” and “Kol bpm.”
She graduated in piano, electronic music and composition at the Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Verdi of Milan. She studied composition with Niccolò Castiglioni, Bruno Zanolini and Alessandro Solbiati, piano with Lidia Arcuri, and electronic music with Riccardo Sinigaglia. She has attended masterclasses with Gyorgy Ligeti, Gabriele Bianchi, Salvatore Sciarrino, and Luca Francesconi.
As a composer, she has to date over one hundred premières in Italy and abroad.
Among her many musical installations, readings, art exhibitions, and video art, in particular she has collaborated with the poets Manrico Murzi and Salvatore Ritrovato; writers Haim Baharier, Roberto Piumini and Guido Quarzo; and visual artists Mark Kostabi and Enzo Cucchi.

Reviews

Piano Journal Magazine 112 (Autumn 2017)
Pianist and composer Delilah Gutman composed this piece for five pianists in 2003. The Trinity College multi piano class sight-read it and found it great fun to play with its pounding semiquavers in rumba rhythm over a dotted motif. ... This short piece is ideal for group piano classes as each player has a share of the musical material, forcing everyone to listen attentively all the time in order to maintain excellent ensemble. Its only drawback is that it is so short but the improvising sections can be longer to expand this rhythmically energised piece. (Nadia Lasserson)

International Piano Magazine (May-June 2017)
Delilah Gutman's “One” for 5 Pianists and 1 piano is a fantastic, humorous, concentrated and highly exciting part-piece in minimalist contemporary idiom. Each player uses one stave and plays a restricted number of notes and figurations. The result moves and grooves with tremendous wit, energy and fun. ... One may be a slight work in terms of duration - its 134 bars are all over in less than five minutes; but it smiles and surprises the listener at every turn. Strongly recommended for multi-piano events, piano festivals, cabaret turns and festive occasions when multiple pianists gather for a special anniversary or event. (Murray Mclachlan)