• Baioni, Paolo : Hands of Children. 23 Piano Pieces (2010)

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Paolo Baioni

Hands of Children. 23 Piano Pieces (2010)

  • Publisher: Ut Orpheus
  • Code: XXS 75
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Author: Paolo Baioni (*1963)

Publication Date: 9/5/2011

Pages: pp. 28

Size: 230x310 mm

Binding: Saddle stitching

ISMN: 979-0-2153-1931-8

Code: XXS 75

The composer Paolo Baioni was born in Bagnacavallo not far from the countries of origin of Arcangelo Corelli and Gioachino Rossini, composers themselves. He spent some times in the local school of music until he was expelled, but this allowed him to understand his own way. He studied in Bologna (M° Grandi and M° Carluccio), and also in Salzburg with M° B. Schaeffer. He entered only one contest ("Composition Contest 2nd August" whose jury's foreman was M° R. Muti), and he was found worthy of a special mention. He collaborates with the saxophonist D. Brutti for whom he composed a lot of music. He also wrote theatre plays, both for adult and children; all the pieces have been regularly performed. He dabbles in painting and sculpure, obtaining good results. He hates neo-romanticism, loves romantic musicians, prefers the baroques. Some of his pieces have been played at Ravenna Festival. He publishes for Ut Orpheus.
Piano Professional (Autumn 2012)
I smiled upon reading the potted biography of Paolo Baioni, who was expelled from his local school of music but went on to study in Bologna and Salzburg with rather better success. Baioni has since published works for piano and for various combinations of wind instruments, and Hands of Children was subsequently published in 2011 ... it would appear to be music evocative of certain child-like emotions and experiences, although some rather more grown-up motivations are also contained, and viewed in this way the music has much charm and potential to succeed ... Baioni's balance between musical effect and notation has been well conceived, especially in ‘Your old blue eyes’, ‘A berceuse for an unborn child’ and ‘Sleeping’, each of which are scored on a single stave and would be perfectly playable by junior level pianists ... For students not put off by atonality, there is much in store in this music. (Mark Tanner)