the November 04, 2003 at 9:00:00am by Giorgio Riccirelli. IT –
Recensioni – Cd
Aiello had carried out a courageous record, more than original, that
strikes for sensitivity and professionality.
Tribute To Beethoven (Drum In The Symphony N.9)
(Cd, Azzurra Music, 2001)
intrusion with the drum in Beethoven’s great opera, other than a
studious souree, is intended as a thank you to this man for his
contribution to mankind, both on a musical level as well as
expressing values such as love, justice and liberty. I freed these
things should be shared. These are things to be shared with all. I
hope that I have not “disturbed” the opera too much. Enjoy…”
these simple and honest words Massimo Aiello introduce his project
Tribute To Beethoven, a record that hold faithfully the live-show of
the same name that the musician present since the 1987 and that is
enclosed to his “Book-Method”.
Aiello play drums live on the recorded base (orchestra and choir) of
the Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, performed by the Slovak Radio
Symphony Orchestra conducted by Walter Attanesi, and he do that with
precision and grace, with that hint more of irrational courage that
you need every time you try to contaminate “sacred monsters”
like the german composer.
neapolitan percussionist define himself a mainly self-taught artist
in his musical research, so much that he approached to the music
studying since the age of 10 years old. Since the early 80’s he
went to various courses with some of the most important drum’s
teachers, enjoying always exellents consensuses; but is with his
soloist’ show “Tribute To Beethoven” that he turn out well to
stand out by an original and important way, going around Italy
(theatres, places and festivals) performing his show with success.
opera is divided in four movements: the 1st Movement, allegro ma non
troppo, un poco maestoso; the 2nd Movement, molto vivace; the 3rd
Movement, adagio molto e cantabile; the 4th Movement, presto with
melodic drum solo and final.
than an original project, that srikes for sensitivity and
professionality. An innovative and creative approach to a classic
like the Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, certainly, with that good
deal of respect and humilty that many others don’t have instead.
Aiello is an extraordinary drummer, he hit the drums and make
vibring the cymbals with his phenomenal style, in the middle between
the classic and the “standard jazz”. A show really for “fine
palates”. For who will have the possibility to watch him in action
live, an unlosable show.