REVIEWS

CD Zipoli in Diamantina

 

Brescia, who lives in Porto and has always maintained a strong relationship with Spain (especially with Galicia) and with the Iberian organs, presents here his first solo album, a fact that one does not quite understand, because we are, without discussion, in front of a major organist.

Eduardo Torrico, Scherzo, year XXXV, n. 366,  Spain.

CD Angels and Mermaids

In its achievement, Rosana Orsini and Marco Brescia carried out a deep research and musicological restitution of a practically unpublished repertoire, reaching an artistic result of great interest and quality.

 

Lucas Quirós, Revista Ritmo, n. 898, Spain.

CD Zipoli in Diamantina

 

Marco Brescia shows that he has thoroughly immersed himself in the sound world of Zipoli. He decorates it as a sweet delight, but he does it thoughtfully. He also sometimes chooses surprising tempo, especially by taking the time. In combination with his lively performance, they become very beautiful miniatures

 

Martin Moree, orgelnieuws.nl, 11/2020,  Holland.

Concert at Settimana Organistica Internazionale di Piacenza

 

A tribute to the Portuguese Marcos Portugal and José Marques and Silva, to the Spaniards Hilarion Eslava, Nicolas Ledesma and Antonio Sanclemente and to the Italians Father Davide da Bergamo, Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti (excellent version of the "Due grandi Offertori") and Giovanni Morandi [ ...] The inlay recreated on the Cavalletti organ in the performance of the Elevation by Father Davide from Bergamo is truly valuable [...] Marco Brescia is an inspired musician who perfectly knows the value of the centuries-old organ tradition.

Matteo Prati, La Libertà, 10/20/2020, Italy.

CD Zipoli in Diamantina

 

Marco Brescia dedicates his introductory text with devotion to the history and importance of this organ in the context of the organ music of that period in the South American colonies. With a feeling for sound, articulation and effect, he plays Zipoli's music in a very convincingly manner.

Christian Brembeck, Organ - Journal für die Orgel, 2020/4, Germany.

Concert in Burgos

 

This 16th century building [...] dazzled thanks to the virtuous hands of the Italian-Brazilian organist Marco Brescia and the prodigious voice of the Brazilian soprano Rosana Orsini. With a large experience in concerts, recitals and operas, both artists brought out their status as experts in the interpretation of historic music. Their talent was not only endorsed by their academic career, developed in several countries, but also by their ability to to captivate the audience on a trip to the baroque world.

El Diario de Burgos, 07/09/19, Spain.

CD Zipoli in Diamantina

 

Marco Brescia fought ten years of his life for the restoration the oldest organ in Brazil still preserved. Then, he woke him up with cuddles with this recording  of Domenico Zipoli's complete organ works: a true heart project (Paraty / Harmonia Mundi).

 

Rondo, 5/2020, Germany.