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Libera Nos - a Multi-Faith Oratorio
Written for five solo voices, two choirs and full orchestra, Libera Nos is a major and ground-breaking opus commissioned by the Musica Sacra organisation. Inspired by the world's five biggest religions, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, the work is due to be world-premiered by national and international artists, including the renowned London Mozart Players together with the Hastings Sinfonia orchestra. Libera Nos is believed to be the very first work of its kind to be performed in the world.
The Impossible Pieces - for Virtuoso Soloist and Orchestra
Four pieces for virtuosi and orchestra: No.1 for Trumpet and orchestra, No. 2 for Clarinet and orchestra, No. 3 for Violin and orchestra, and No. 4 for a trio of Trumpet, Clarinet, and Violin and orchestra. The pieces are believed to be so demanding that are impossible to perform. Or are they?
Old World Concerto - for Violoncello and Orchestra
Privately commissioned and recently completed, this is perhaps Piatti's most dynamic and melodic concerto. The work is set to be world-premiered in the United Kingdom by young star cellist Tim Possner on the occasion of the next International Composers Festival in May 2022.
Christmas Concerto - for Guitar and Orchestra
Composed for guitar & orchestra, this work was commissioned by Argentine master guitarist Sergio Puccini who is set to world-premiere it in 2021, during the Christmas season.
Bohemian Concerto - for Piano and Orchestra
Probably one of Piatti's most emotional major works, this concerto depicts the bohemian life of someone dedicated to the Arts in all its glory and drama. It is the musical illustration of a passionate life full of ups and downs, highs and lows, hopes and dreams, near misses, and silver linings. On and on it goes, from one extreme to the next and back again; from happiness to pain, from desperation to hope, from fast to slow, only to pick up again when you think it’s all over. It is an interpretation of and homage to an artistic life lived to the full without any safety nets. The same should be said for the concerto’s musical form. It is to a large extent more rhapsodic and improvisatory than formal. As it is a very romantic work, it requires a lot of subtle feeling, not only technical skills from a pianist in order to extract all the subtleties, emotions, vigour, and passion encapsulated in this concert. The work was world-premiered in October 2019 in Virginia, in the USA to a standing ovation.
Mata Hari - Opera
Still in work, this is a large opera based on the adventurous and dramatic life of the Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan and "spy" Mata Hari.
Argentine Dances for Orchestra
A compilation of 14 spectacular symphonic compositions inspired by over 30 traditional dances and airs from Argentina. The extensive work was recently completed and is due for release by Goodmusic Publishing soon.
Songs Of Love & Despair - for Female Voice and Piano
A comprehensive cycle of twelve strongly emotional songs, composed for female voice & piano,
Duty Sublime - for Orchestra
Composed for full orchestra, this work was privately commissioned to be presented to HM Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee.
Farewell - for piano and Orchestra
Is perhaps one of Piatti's best-known and most-loved short works for piano & orchestra. The original recording with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra was conducted by the composer from the piano and is available on Seafront Records.
Goodbye - for Oboe and Orchestra
Also available on the Seafront label, this is a very much loved track internationally. One of the best renditions of the solo in existence was recorded by Czech soloist Marta Sejkorová on oboe together with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
Green Fields - for Orchestra
Is a very evocative work for piano & orchestra. The piece was world-premiered by the Hastings Sinfonia orchestra conducted by Derek Carden, with the composer as the soloist.
New Tangos - for Piano and Orchestra
Is a compilation of recent tangos for piano & orchestra, including some of Piatti's classical tangos such as Tango Solitaire, Melancholia, and others.
The Chase - for Trombone and Orchestra
This is a virtuoso piece dedicated to charismatic Japanese trombonist Yuka Hara and is awaiting its world premiere in Japan.
The Tides Of Time - Orchestral Suite
This is Piatti's first suite for orchestra composed in the United Kingdom. A collection of 14 very atmospheric soundtracks and was inspired by life by the sea. The recording was released to great success by Seafront Records.
Lonely Flower - for Piano Solo
Written for piano, this is an intimate, almost fragile work, inspired by, and dedicated to wonderful Chinese pianist Sunny Li who premiered the work in 2018 to great success.
Sentimental Journey - for String Orchestra and Full Orchestra
This is Piatti's second orchestral suite and was premiered by him conducting by the Okamon Concerto Orchestra in Osaka during the composer's tour of Japan. The work describes the composer's impressions taken during his extensive travels around the globe.
The Birds - for Flute and Piano Orchestra
This recently composed piece was inspired by the multitude of birds that could suddenly be heard once more when human activity came to a standstill during the global pandemic in the spring of 2020. It is dedicated to Daisy Noton, a BBC Young Musician of the year finalist, who premiered it in August 2020 together with pianist Oliver Poole.
Tristesse And Passion - for Violin and Orchestra
A work with two very different and contrasting sections for violin and piano, Tristesse & Passion was world-premiered by violinist Daniel Rainey together with the composer on the piano during the 2013 International Composers Festival to great acclaim.
Wonder & Storm - for Piano and Orchestra
This is a demanding pianistic work, inspired by - and dedicated to - international virtuoso pianist Oliver Poole. The work is due to be published in 2021 by impromptu Music Publishing.
Entangled - for Piano Quartet
Composed for violin, viola, violoncello, and piano, this work was inspired by photographer Paul Knight’s recently published book ‘Entanglement’. After some initial introspection, reflection and discussions, the 12 miniatures became a collaboration between Polo Piatti and the author who will conclude the collaboration with a 30 minutes video, using the Piatti's music. ‘Entangled’ is indeed an organic journey that reflects the yearly passage of the seasons (starting with the beginning of Spring and ending with the deepest Winter). The work illustrates also the whole process of human life, describing the transit from birth to childhood via youth, maturity, old age, gradual decay, and finally, death. Piatti has dedicated the work to Paul Knight.
And many more works . . .
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Click to listen to 'And At The End Of It All, This' performed by Polo Piatti (piano) and the City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra