Manrico Padovani, interview for Fanfare Magazine


It’s nice to welcome Manrico Padovani back after his contribution to Metier’s disc of music by Swiss-born composer Thomas Fortmann (Fanfare 37:2). While I was less than taken by his Beethoven Sonata, op. 12/1, on Ars (for sonic reasons, mainly), there are no such worries on this beautifully programmed, thought-provoking disc, recorded in Teplice’s Dum Kultury in June 2016. The orchestra is the North Czech Philharmonic (“Nordböhmische” in German, “North Bohemian,” although the Czech original, “Severočeská,” translates as “North Czech”). Nomenclature issues aside, it is a remarkably fine band caught here in fabulous sound. As in the Fortmann disc, Padovani is joined by violinist (and crime novelist) Natasha Korsakova. The disc focuses on juxtapositions of Baroque and contemporary double concertos for two violins. Korsakova takes primo in the Bach and Schnittke, Padovani in the Pärt and Vivaldi…

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Manrico Padovani, interview for Romania-muzical

On 8 January 2018, Calea Victoriei Foundation organizes at the National Theatre from Bucharest the traditional New Year’s Concert. Among the guests of this event are the Swiss violinist Manrico Padovani, who kindly gave me this interview:

Manrico Padovani, you will start the year 2018 in Romania, in Bucharest, singing with the Symphactory orchestra and the conductor Tiberiu Soare. What expectations do you have of this experience? Is it for the first time you will sing in Bucharest?

My connection with Romania started several years ago, when I was invited to sing and record Concerto no.1 by Paganini with Oltenia Philharmonic from Craiova. I feel very fortunate that I can start the new year 2018 with a concert in Bucharest, which will be my debut in the Capital, playing the same concert. It is an honour to sing in this beautiful city, so rich in cultural traditions, inspired by personalities such as Enescu, Celibidache or Silvestri. I am very excited and look forward to collaborating with Symphactory Orchestra and master Soare and I am very glad for choosing this wonderful Paganini concert.

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Manrico Padovani, interview

El violinista ha grabado en vivo el Concierto para violín de Beethoven en el sello Ars Produktion. “La búsqueda del violinista con el Concierto de Beethoven es un continuo work in progress”, afirma en esta entrevista.

Qué tiene que decir a la audiencia con una nueva grabación del muy grabado Concierto para violín de Beethoven…

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Eine Violine, die bezaubert. Das ist nur eine der vielen Lobeshymnen, die Kritiker über Manrico Padovani verlieren. In der Tat. Wer die Beethoven-CD des Schweizer Geigers gehört hat, weiß weshalb. Mit Klassik begeistert hat Padovani darüber gesprochen, worin die Herausforderungen liegen, das Beethoven-Violinkonzert zu spielen – und auf welcher der wertvollen Geigen er es gespielt hat.  

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Partecipazione alla trasmissione sulla Televisione svizzera TSI “Zeuro in condotta”

Manrico Padovani 12 set 2021, 22:32 (13 ore fa)

Partecipazione alla trasmissione sulla Televisione svizzera TSI  “Zeuro in condotta” il 2 Luglio 21.
Antonio Vivaldi – Il temporale dalle 4 Stagioni, versione per due violini in prima esecuzione.

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Manrico Padovani e Natasha Korsakova, violini

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