About this project
Acclaimed piano trio Voces Intimae needs your support to realise their fundraising goal. Funding will help to make and release their upcoming CD recording: a very special second volume to what will be the first ever complete recording of the Schumann Piano Trios on both period and modern instruments. Delve into a world of passionate sounds and striking silences, created by utterly unconventional figures, and one which never fails to impress performers and listeners alike.
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3. Feel AMAZING because you have supported the recording of beautiful music by world-class musicians.
What does your generous contribution go towards?
- 'A Musical World-First': The recording of music that has not ever been recorded in its entirety on period and modern instruments and which is rarely performed.
- A world-class piano trio from Italy.
- The recording will appear on the highly-regarded record label, Challenge Classics.
The Album - A Special Recording of Schumann
Voces Intimae, the piano trio which has become a favourite for classical music lovers from all four corners of the world, brings us the complete Schumann Piano Trios. Alongside the enigmatic Trio Op. 80 and the vivid imagery of the Fantasiestücke by Robert, the trio finds another 19th century’s masterpiece: Clara Schumann’s Trio Op. 17. Clara wasn’t only Robert’s faithful companion, she was also both his source of inspiration and his artistic conscience; a marvellous and excellent pianist, she showed the depth of her exceptional musicianship in her compositions, of which this ardent and enchanting trio deserves particular recognition. Thanks to Clara and Robert, the trio delves into a world of passionate sounds and striking silences, created by utterly unconventional figures, and one which never fails to impress performers and listeners alike.
A few words from the trio: “We need your support to recreate the ambience of the Schumann household, where music and music making were the greatest necessities. We need your support to fulfil our desire to experience and share the emotions and the dreams of the Schumanns. We need your support to reconstruct the sound of the urgency of this music and allow us to complete our research around Robert and Clara’s piano trio repertoire. Together we can make it.”
The Ensemble - Voces Intimae
”THE BEST PIANO TRIO IN THE WORLD” Knack Focus, Belgium
The trio Voces Intimae (Riccardo Cecchetti – piano, Luigi de Filippi – violin, Sandro Meo – violoncello) has appeared in halls such as the Wigmore Hall and St. John’s Smith Square in London, Library of Congress of Washington D.C., Frick Collection of New York, Da Camera Society of Los Angeles, Oberlin College of Oberlin (Ohio), the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the Oude Muziek Festival in The Netherlands, the Vredenburg in Utrecht, deSingel in Antwerp, Festival dei due Mondi of Spoleto, Amici della Musica of Florence, Unione Musicale of Turin, Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti of Rome, etc. The trio has given concerts for the Presidents of the Italian Republic G. Napolitano and C.A. Ciampi, at the Quirinale residence in Rome. They have appeared at BBC-Radio3 e RAI-Radio3.
Voces Intimae records for Challenge Classics. The first release was the premiere worldwide recording on period instruments of the Robert Schumann piano trios op.63 & 110. It was awarded as “Period Instrument Choice” by BBC-Radio3 and “CD of the Month” by Suonare News. Then the trio recorded a very successful CD dedicated to the piano trios of L.T. Gouvy, a quite unknown but precious French romantic composer. The trio’s previous recording of the complete edition of the trios of J.N. Hummel on Warner Classics, again on period instruments, was awarded “Critics CD of the Year 2006” and “CD of the Week” by BBC Radio3’s CD Review, “Choice of the Month” by BBC Music Magazine and “Cdécisif” by the Radio Suisse Romande. Voces Intimae has also recorded the trios of Franz Schubert and Felix Mendelssohn Bartoldy, as well as a selection of a rare repertoire of 19th century Fantasias based on the operas of Vincenzo Bellini, all on period instruments.
The aim of the trio is to restore the music to the purity of its original form, and to realise the true intentions of the composer in their production of tone and phrasing. Thus, they hope to bring the authentic historical context back to life in their performance of the music. The name Voces Intimae was chosen to convey the trio’s sensitivity to the subtleties of the repertoire, preferring, for instance, to highlight the delicate suggestion of a horse’s trotting gait in the rhythm of a passage of music, rather than thoughtlessly articulating it in a manner recalling the sound of a round of artillery. In this way, the group allows the subtle complexities, the delicate and ever-shifting shades of colour, and the streaks of melancholy running through the music to shine through, all aspects which were often neglected during the 20th century.
Challenge Classics is a highly regarded, creative and artist-driven independent classical label in the Netherlands. The label presents the music that is new or rarely ever performed. It is all about music that makes people curious. Even standard repertoire becomes a version you have never heard before. Due to the developments in the musical industry, many record labels have reduced their investments in new recordings. On contrary, Challenge Classics is continuously increasing investments in attempt to let classical music grow. Being open-minded company and looking for the different fresh ideas, Challenge Classics turns to Kickstarter to launch the upcoming CD featuring very special musicians on the roster: Voces Intimae Piano Trio.
€7500 is the rough amount of money necessary to record and complete an album. However, we don't want to stop at that: if contributions skyrocket, we will ensure that we use the money to create an even more beautiful product. So, every extra donation counts!
Risks and challenges
Illness, severe weather, a loud helicopter over the recording venue, et cetera. Should any of these issues arise, it would only delay the project, not cancel it. We're determined to see the project through!
If we don't raise our goal, we are obliged to return all money, so help us get there so that the recording goes ahead: rain, hail or shine!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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