PandolfoPaolo

Piano Sonata - Cold Winter

Performed by Élise Richard (piano)
Produced by PandolfoPaolo & Cristiano Zatta - ImageSonika

Released in November 2022
© 2022 SkillMedia Master

ARTIST: PandolfoPaolo
GENRE: contemporary classical
TYPE: EP
FORMAT: WAV 96|24 high resolution files - available only with PRO synchronization licence

It sifts from leaden sieves

It sifts from leaden sieves, It powders all the wood, It fills with alabaster wool The wrinkles of the road.

It makes an even face Of mountain and of plain, — Unbroken forehead from the east Unto the east again.

It reaches to the fence, It wraps it, rail by rail, Till it is lost in fleeces; It flings a crystal veil
On stump and stack and stem, — The summer’s empty room, Acres of seams where harvests were, Recordless, but for them.

It ruffles wrists of posts, As ankles of a queen, — Then stills its artisans like ghosts, Denying they have been

Emily Dickinson’s

The contemporary piano virtuosity

Canadian pianist Élise Richard interprets the Piano Sonata for Cold Winter that PandolfoPaolo wrote and dedicated to her. 
An homage to the musician who masterfully interprets the opera, which features complicated technical virtuosity and hidden beauties, wonderfully revealed by the performer. 

Élise Richard recorded Cold Winter at San Giacomo - Spazio d’Arte studio in the summer of 2022 during her stay in Italy while she was overseeing a series of piano Masterclasses.

Cold Winter depicts the composer’s vision of a northern winter, where the snow together with the cold wind, slowly models the landscape, with inexorable power, like an artist patiently creating a sculpture. From the beginning of the Sonata the audience is immediately directed to dramatic changes in the musical scenarios, which constantly evolve and recur throughout the whole of the Sonata, just as Pandolfo Paolo intended, to illustrate both the silent calm and the screaming power of winter itself.

A special section worth mentioning is The Part III - Mazurka  within the Sonata. A true masterpiece of music which captures the listeners and transports them along a magical journey, rich with emotion.