Piano Solo Repertoire
Presenters are invited to select together with the artist a varied solo recital program from the following list of works.
Partita in D Major
Chaconne (Busoni version)
Sonata No. 41 in A Major Hob. XVI/26 (1773)
Fantasy in c minor K. 475
Sonata Op. 13 (Pathetique)
Sonata Op. 26 in A flat Major
Sonata Op. 53 in C Major (Waldstein)
Bagatelles Op. 126
grouping of Klavierstücke
Sonata No. 2 in b flat minor
Preludes Op. 74
Sonata No. 3 in a minor
Sechs kleine Klavierstücke Op. 19
Four Short Sonatas (dedicated to Mr. Cacioppo)
Sonata 1948; “L.H.” (for the left hand)
Narrative (written for the Van Cliburn competition)
3 neo-impressionistic pieces dedicated to Mr. Cacioppo
About the Clouds
The Rain and the Stars
3 pieces in a vernacular vein
Vaya con Dios (tango)
A Violetta (aka “Venezia mia” – gondola song/lively waltz)
Homage to Diz (jazz ballade for Dizzy Gillespie)
3 pieces from his CD “MONSTERSLAYER”
America: a prayer
Philadelphia Diary (2008, commissioned by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society)
Under the Treaty Elm
Touches (written for the Van Cliburn competition)
Mr. Cacioppo has performed well over 100 works as a chamber music and art song pianist, collaborating with orchestral principals such as David Bilger and Adam Kuenzel, quartet leaders such as Nicholas Kitchen and Arnold Steinhardt, drawing praise from vocal luminaries such as Phyllis Bryn-Julson and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. He remains keenly interested in exploring new collaborations in both areas.
Mr. Cacioppo welcomes opportunities to appear as piano soloist in performances of the BACH A major and d minor concerti or 5th Brandenburg, as well as MOZART’s d minor concerto (with his own original cadenzas), the BEETHOVEN “Emperor” Concerto and Choral Fantasy.
He seeks to premiere his own concert-length TRILOGIA DANTESCA for piano, orchestra and chorus, completed in 2006, with himself as concerto soloist. This monumental work parallels the Divine Comedy of Dante, but further incorporates text and imagery from related sources including Milton, Nietzsche, Blake and Bosch. It may be realized as a multimedia work as well, involving visual projection and dance.