WORKS

Works available from:

 

andreafontemaggi@gmail.com for RaiCom Catalogue

 

info@map.it for M.A.P. Catalogue

 

virginiaguastellamusic@gmail.com for unpublished music

You can listen to the pieces just clicking on the yellow lines.

INSTRUMENTAL CHAMBER MUSIC (UP TO 5 INSTRUMENTS)

 

Solo

 

Sul tasto – for piano (unpublished) – 2016

Premiere: Manhattan NY, Spectrum, Virginia Guastella

 

Biforcazione binaria – for piano – 2013 (M.A.P. Editions)

Premiere: Milano, Rassegna “Giovane Musica Italiana” Spazio Sirin, Alfonso Alberti

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In a real landscape – for piano – 2013 (M.A.P. Editions)

Premiere: Festival Pianocity Milano, Carlo Boccadoro

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Pomona ed Icaro. Dalla terra in volo – for violin – 2007 (RaiCom)

Premiere: Crespellano (Bologna), Ca’ Vecchia (Laboratory of the sculptor Giuliano Giuliani) – Roberto Noferini, violin

 

Studio – Omaggio a Bach – for piano – 2004 (RaiCom and Curci musical edition)

Premiere: Venezia, Teatrino Groggia – Ensemble Laboratorio Novamusica

 

Duos

 

The House of Sleep - for violin and piano - 2018 (RaiCom)

Piece commissioned by Classix Festival (Kempten, Germany)

Premiere: Kempten, Classix Festival (September 2018) - Yura Lee, violin and Virginia Guastella, piano

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D'amore su corde – for guitar and viola d'amore (unpublished) – 2013

Premiere: Reggio Emilia, Circolo Dinamo, Giacomo Baldelli, guitar - Marco Fusi, viola d'amore

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Trumpet Boulevard – for trumpet and prerecorded electronics – 2013 (RaiCom)

Composition published on the CD Nuove musiche per tromba (Ivano Ascari)

 

El toque – for guitar and marimba – 2011 (RaiCom)

Piece included in the CD EL CIMARRON ENSEMBLE DUO – Stradivarius Label – 2013

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Tre minuti in epitaffio – for four hands piano – 2008 (RaiCom)

Commissioned by Festival5Giornate (Milano) about the “Spoon River Anthology” by Edgar Lee Masters

Premiere: Milano, Palazzo Reale

Trios

 

Une vague peut en cacher une autre – for trio (violin, cello and piano) (unpublished) – 2016

Commissioned by Musiche in Mostra 2016 (Torino)

Premiere: Torino, Accademia Albertina, Fontana Mix Ensemble Trio

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...à bout de souffle... - for flute, alto sax and piano – 2013 (RaiCom)

Premiere: Sofia (Bulgaria), Sofia Union of Bulgarian Composers, “Filip Kutev” Concert Hall – NyKy Trio

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Not in my name – for trio (clarinet, accordion, violin) – 2006 (RaiCom)

Premiere: Bologna, Sala Bossi of Conservatory – M. Scipioni, cl. M. Lo Russo, acc. S. Tarozzi, vl (Dir. Virginia Guastella)

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Agbekor – for percussions (three players) – 2004 (RaiCom)

Premiere: Roma, Nuovi spazi musicali - Maurizio Trippitelli Ensemble

 

Quartets

Anatomy of an American dream - for string quartet - 2017 (RaiCom)

Commission of MITO Festival

Premiere: Milano, Teatro Litta - Novus String Quartet

 

Sinopia n.1 – for string quartet – 2013 (RaiCom)

Premiere: Siena, Accademia Chigiana – Quartetto Prometeo

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Re – wind – for flute, clarinet, cello and piano – 2012 (RaiCom)

Premiere: Florence, “Play It Festival” - ORT Ensemble, Fabio Maestri

 

Notturna – for quartet (violin, viola, cello, piano) – 2009 (RaiCom)

Premiere: L’Aquila, Società aquilana dei concerti “Barattelli” – Quartetto Michelangelo

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Quintets

 

Parties diverses – for wind quintet – 2014 (RaiCom)

Premiere: Ferrara, Stagione FerraraMusica, Teatro Comunale Claudio Abbado – Les Vents Français

 

September – for soprano and string quartet – 2007 (RaiCom)

 

 

VOCAL CHAMBER MUSIC

Floria, sì, sono io. - for reciting voice and piano - 2020

Premiere - Festival Puccini Torre del lago 

Stefania Sandrelli, voice

Orazio Sciortino, piano

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E intanto un sorso – for soprano, baritone and piano – 2015 (RaiCom)

Premiere: Brescia, Teatro Grande – Commissioned by Teatro Grande for Festa dell'Opera 2015

 

Do not stir up love before its own time – for soprano and piano – 2010 (RaiCom)

Premiere: Roma, Nuova Consonanza – Sonia Visentin, soprano Alessandra Ammara, piano

 

 

WORKS FOR ENSEMBLE

Naufragar m'è dolce - for ensemble (bass fl, bass cl, piano, guitar, vl, cello) - 2019

Premiere - Torri dell'acqua di Budrio - FontanaMix Ensemble - Francesco La Licata, conductor

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So Far* So Good – for sextet (fl/alto fl, cl/bass cl, vib, piano, vl, cello) – 2014 (RaiCom)

Premiere: Milano, Stagione dei Sentieri Selvaggi, Teatro Elfo Puccini. Sentieri Selvaggi Ensemble – Carlo Boccadoro, conductor

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Auf Naxos – for sextet (piccolo/flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, piano, vibraphone, violin, viola) - 2004 (RaiCom)

Premiere: Firenze, Teatro della Compagnia - Contempoartensemble (Dir. Mauro Ceccanti)

 

Solo instrument/voice and ensemble

 

September – for soprano and ensemble (flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello) – 2007 (RaiCom)

Premiere: Forlì, Sala Sangiorgi – Monesis Ensemble (Dir. Flavio Emilio Scogna)

 

Vento del golfo (omaggio a Palermo) - for trumpet and string quartet - 2010 (RaiCom)

Premiere: Taormina, Sinopoli Festival - Paolo Fresu and Alborada String Quartet

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WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA

 

Zaira tra le misure del suo spazio (after Calvino) – for orchestra (unpublished) - 2015

Commissioned by I Pomeriggi Musicali Orchestra (Milan)

Premiere: Milano, Teatro dal Verme – I Pomeriggi Musicali orchestra

Conductor: Aldo Ceccato

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Solo instrument/voice and orchestra

 

 

Pax virginis – for baritone and orchestra – 2008 (RaiCom)

Winner of the international composition contest “Strumenti di pace”

Premiere: Rovereto, MART Museum – Orchestra Haydn of Trento and Bolzano (Dir. Gustav Kuhn)

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SOUNDTRACKS

 

 

Silent movies

 

Il Fuoco – Original soundtrack for piano to the silent movie Il Fuoco by Giovanni Pastrone (1916)

Première : Barcelona (Spain), Filmoteca de Catalunya – November 2014 – V. Guastella, piano

 

Cenere - Original soundtrack for piano to the silent movie Cenere by Febo Mari (1917)

Première : Barcelona (Spain), Filmoteca de Catalunya – November 2014 – V. Guastella, piano

 

Lulù - Original soundtrack for piano to the silent movie Lulù by Segundo de Chómon (1923)

Première : National Gallery of Arts, Washington, DC – September 2016 - – V. Guastella, piano

 

Le Spectre Rouge - Original soundtrack for piano to the silent movie Le Spectre Rouge by Segundo de Chómon (1907)

Première : National Gallery of Arts, Washington, DC – September 2016 – V. Guastella, piano

 

The war and the dream of Momi - Original soundtrack for piano to the silent movie The war and the dream of Momi by Segundo de Chómon (1917)

Première : National Gallery of Arts, Washington, DC – September 2016 – V. Guastella, piano

 

Modern Garrick - Original soundtrack for ten piece ensemble to the silent movie Modern Garrick based on works by William Shakespeare – (Pathéplay, 1913)

Première : National Gallery of Arts, Washington, DC – September 2016 - Cinemusica Viva Ensemble

Conductor, Gillian B. Anderson

 

Taming of a Shrew - Original soundtrack for ten piece ensemble to the silent movie Taming of a Shrew  based on works by William Shakespeare – (La Mègère Apprivoisèe; Eclipse, France,1911)

Première : National Gallery of Arts, Washington, DC – September 2016 - Cinemusica Viva Ensemble

Conductor, Gillian B. Anderson

Feature Films, Short Movies, Music for Advertisement, Documentary TV series

Virginia Guastella for Giuseppe Zanotti - Original soundtrack to the video created by Silvia Badalotti for Giuseppe Zanotti and The Collector

Virginia Guastella for Roger Vivier - Original soundtrack to the video created by Silvia Badalotti for Roger Vivier and The Collector

TODAY I WILL LIVE - Original soundtrack to the documentary directed by Nico Piro - 2020

Premiere: Roma, Casa del Cinema - October 2020

IO SONO MATTEO - Original music to the short movie directed by Loris Di Pasquale, produced by La Fondazione La clessidra- Claudio Giudice per la vita- Onlus, AITT in co-production with BeDi Produzioni with the support of Panalight, Backlight Digital Post, SDI Media, Rental Film Industry - 2020

Yuki Original soundtrack to the movie directed by Francesco De Angelis and Antonio Di Trapani, produced by Movimento Film Production and the Department of Cinema (University of Rome - Roma Tre)

 

LA GRANDE STORIA - Original soundtracks to the episodes of the documentary series "La Grande Storia" (Rai Tre - Rai Com Musical Edition)

 

CORREVA L'ANNO - Original soundtracks to the episodes of the documentary series "Correva l'anno" (Rai Tre - Rai Com Musical Edition)

 

 

 


DISCOGRAPHY

 

LO SCOIATTOLO (Die Bergkatze - E. Lubitsch) - Hermitage Cinema by Dischi Hermitage srl in collaboration with F. W. Murnau Stiftung, Transit Film, Cineteca del Comune di Bologna - Soundtrack recorded by Ensemble “Musica nel buio”. Virginia Guastella, piano - DVD - 2005

 

DVD and CD Collections - Original soundtracks to the episodes of the documentary series "La Grande Storia" and "Correva l'anno" (RAI3) - Music written, played and produced by Virginia Guastella - RaiTrade Musical Publishing/De Agostini Editore - 2007/2013

 

SLANCIO MODERATO - Duo Improbabile - Virginia Guastella, piano Claudio Trotta, drums - VDM Records -Original music by Virginia Guastella - RaiTrade – 2009

 

NUOVE MUSICHE PER TROMBA – CD containing the piece Trumpet boulevard for trumpet and prerecorded electronics – Ivano Ascari Production - 2011

 

EL CIMARRON ENSEMBLE DUO – CD containing the piece El toque for guitar and marimba – Stradivarius Label – 2013

 

SO FAR SO GOOD - My music 2006 - 2015 - M.A.P. Editions

CHOPIN - HOUR (2016) - CD containing the piece Notturna for piano quartet - A simple lunch Label 

À BOUT DE SOUFFLE (2016) - CD containing the piece À bout de souffle - A simple lunch Label

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