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Barabino's own Programme Notes clearly detail how he feels about the composer's music and the depth of the study he has undertaken. Listening to the CDs you can hear his connection to Chopin's sense of romance and poetry. Barabino is a very accomplished pianist whose playing takes you easily from a delicate, softly expressed sadness, to a more robust, happy soundworld, with all the variations in between. This change in volume draws the listener in, making you want to hear it all and not miss a note. Lyrical language, beautifully expressed from a musician with deep musicality. Claudio is hoping to record all of Chopin's piano works with Adolfo Barabino over the next few years and we're looking forward to hearing them!

JUDITH MONK

Musical Opinion Magazine

An artist who combines a refined tone and superb technique with profound intellectual and emotional understanding, Adolfo Barabino is building a reputation as one of the finest interpreters of Chopin of his generation. Born in Genoa, he studied under Emilio Bonino. At a very young age he started an intensive concert career performing in several European countries and later throughout the world. He concluded his studies with Kazimierz Morski and Andrej Jasinski, winning the "European Selection Winners & Masters" in Munich and as a result was invited to perform at the Gasteig and at the Chamber Music Festival in Prague. "Rarely can you hear such a beautiful sound, full of nuances," one critic said of Adolfo's musical approach. Others describe him as having "a velvet touch and great virtuosity" and "a great talent with very deep musicality."

Adolfo Barabino has made numerous live recordings, including playing Maurice Ravel's Erard for "Canal 2" in France, for "Radio Classica" in Madrid and in South America where his performances of Chopin's two piano concertos with the Symphonic Orchestras of Venezuela, Lima and Cuba were broadcast by several national television networks. He is currently recording the complete works of Chopin with Claudio Records and after a recent recital at St. John's, Smith Square in London was invited to record the sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti. In Europe, Adolfo has given recitals in numerous capital cities and concerts in collaboration with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, the National RTV Romanian Orchestra and the Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana. In April 2011 he travelled to Japan where he gave concerts in Minato Marai Concert Hall, Yokohama, and in Aoi Concert Hall, Shizuoka.

Adolfo lives in England where he recently made his debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and regularly plays in major concert halls as Wigmore Hall and St John Smith's Square. In the UK he recently gave recitals in Leeds Castle and Hever Castle. Adolfo Barabino has held masterclasses throughout the world and has given many lectures on the approach to the keyboard and on "Sound as a tool of communication."

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D. Scarlatti

25 Sonaten
B. Galuppi

Sonate C-Dur
C.W. Gluck

Ballettmusik aus "Orfeo ed Euridice"
(Transkription Wilhelm Kempff)
J.S. Bach

Complete Transcriptions by Wilhelm Kempff
Chromatische Fantasie und Fuge
Choraele BWV 599, BWV 639 (Bach-Busoni)
Choral aus der Kantate Nr.147 (Myra Hess)
Siciliana BWV 1031
Partita Nr.1 B-Dur BWV 825
Partita Nr.2 C-moll BWV 826
Capriccio on the Departure of his
Beloved Brother
Konzert d-moll BWV 1052
Konzert f-moll BWV 1056
G. Paisiello

Sonaten F-Dur und Es-Dur

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