WORKS

Works available from:

 

andreafontemaggi@gmail.com for RaiCom Catalogue

 

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

 

virginiaguastellamusic@gmail.com for unpublished music

 

 

 

 

 

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Sul tasto – for piano (unpublished) – 2016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D'amore su corde – for guitar and viola d'amore (unpublished) – 2013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Une vague peut en cacher une autre – for trio (violin, cello and piano) (unpublished) – 2016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

 

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

The piece was reprised at the Festival Musique à l'Emperi under the artistic direction of Emmanuel Pahud, Paul Meyer and Eric Le Sage and broadcast live at France Musiqu

 

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

 

 

VOCAL CHAMBER MUSIC

 

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

 

 

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 Film 

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)

Documentary TV series

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

 

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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