Mauro Valli
cello

09.09.2021 – 20:30
Palazzo Sangiovanni
Alessano (LECCE)

Suites di Bach e di Gabrielli

Domenico Gabrielli (1659-1690)

Ricercare settimo in Re minore*

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008*
* performed on an original Baroque cello built by Andrea Castagneri in 1740
** performed on a five-stringed “violoncello piccolo”, an instrument built by Matias Herrera and Lucia Valli in 1993 after an Amati model

Domenico Gabrielli (1659-1690)

Ricercare terzo in Re maggiore**

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Suite No. 6 in Major, BWV 1012**

Mauro Valli

Mauro Valli was born in Sant’Agata Feltria, the same birthplace as Angelo Berardi. Valli comes from the great school of the legendary cellist Camillo Oblach, the favourite cellist of Toscanini famous for the magic velvet sound of his playing. After winning several competitions (Vittorio Veneto, Turin, Milan) he joined the Orchestra of “Teatro alla Scala” where he played under legendary conductors such as Leonard Bernstein, Carlos Kleiber, George Pretre. However his main interests have always been chamber music and baroque music and for this reason he left La Scala to devote himself exclusively to playing and teaching in these areas.

2019 is the year of release of his most important project: the recording of the entire set of Suites by J.S. Bach together with the Ricercari of D. Gabrielli. The CD is called “Bach in Bologna” (because of a supposed connection with the pieces of the late 17th century Bolognese cellist Domenico Gabrielli) is published by Arcana.