L’uomo del metrò (The subway man)
Short stories of big musicians
Preface by Gianandrea Noseda
size cm 14×21, binding
Scritti di Musica Series
- The journeys by subway in a probable Paris stimulate the fervent imagination of the protagonist, Jean, a lover of classical music.
- Poised between dream and reality, Jean is mysteriously face to face with the greats of music, struggling with their daily lives or in adventurous episodes.
- Composers become fictional figures but also close at hand, but keeping intact that mystery that is artistic creation.
- A fascinating journey through time, space and… mind, “visiting” for example Shostakovic, Bach, De Falla, Piazzolla, Ives, Beethoven, Granados, Saint Saëns.
The QR-code, present in the book, will give access to the Musical Appointments with The Subway Man
Some comments on previous works of the author:
«A polite and narrative appealing way. A beautiful proof of writing. It teaches us how music can
be told to all passing through the soul of those who composed it». Enrico Ercole, Opera
«Attilio Piovano spies on the great masters in daily private life and makes them more like us». Leonardo Osella, La Stampa
“Tra le fermate del metrò ci sono mille storie nelle vite dei compositori” on La Repubblica | Torino Libri, March, 22, 2021 Read the article
“L’incontro con i compositori immaginato da Attilio Piovano” on NOVARAOGGI – Giornale di Arona, March, 12, 2021 | Read the article
“Un flaneur a Parigi tra la musica del cuore” by Luca Castelli on Corriere della Sera, March, 11, 2021 | Read the article
“Le piccole storie di musicisti grandi viaggiano con ‘L’uomo del metrò’ ” on Gazzetta Torino, March, 7, 2021 | Readthe article
“Piovano, piccole storie di grandi musicisti” by Marina Lomunno on La Voce e il Tempo, February, 28, 2021 | Read the article
“Il nuovo libro del prof .del Cantelli” on La Stampa Novara, February, 23, 2021 | Read the article
“Grandi musicisti in piccole storie” on La Stampa | torinosette, February, 5, 2021 | Read the article
“I grandi della musica in metrò” on La Repubblica | Torino Libri, January, 11, 2021 | Leggi l’articolo
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Profile of the author and prefacer
Attilio Piovano, musicologist and writer, teaches History and Aesthetics of music at the Conservatory of Novara. He was artistic director of the Turin Philharmonic Orchestra. He is editor of critical notes for the programmes of the opera houses of Liège, Milan, Turin, Rome, Venice, Cagliari, Genoa. Review concerts on La Stampa, Amadeus, Il corriere musicale. He has published essays and novels. He reviews concerts and operas on La Stampa, Amadeus, Il corriere musicale. He has published essays with Mursia and novels with rue-Ballu.
Gianandrea Noseda, renowned conductor, has conducted the orchestras of Rotterdam, Stresa, Saint Petersburg, Milan, London, Washington, Turin, Vienna, Chicago, Berlin.