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VALZER DA CONCERTO

rielaboration for piano the from the homonymous work for accordion of Ettore Pozzoli
degree of difficuty: medium
duration: 8 ’ approx.
year of composition: 2003

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The famous teacher and composer Ettore Pozzoli (1873-1975) encountered the accordion in the 1950s. It was Davide Anzaghi - his composition student and a young virtuoso on the instrument - who introduced him to it, through some performances sollicited by Pozzoli. The Maestro's appreciation was such that he decided to write some pieces for this instrument. Pozzoli did not stop at dedicating these pieces to his student, but also gave him the manuscripts as a gift. Anzaghi jelously gaurded these manuscripts, dedicated to him. The exact wording to the dedication is as follows: "A Davide Anzaghi, mago della fisarmonica" (to Davide Anzaghi, wizard of the accordion).

In sign of gratitude for the precious teaching received from Pozzoli and in homage to the noble figure of the teacher, Anzaghi has recently revisited the manuscripts and has predisposed a pianistic version of the first composition for the concert hall. The Valzer da Concerto is a lyrically romantic piece which Anzaghi has imbued with a pianism that is historically and stylistically congruous and has made some changes that were suggested by they potentialities of the walz.