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Guglielmo Esposito
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Contemporary classical music, 18th and 19th century music style, like Mozart and Beethoven etc..
Guglielmo Esposito is an Italian Composer who plays piano and harpsichord. Prolific and immersed into the use of the "Classical Era Style". His around 200 compositions (nov. 2008) include works for symphonic, chamber, solos, concertante, keyboard, operatic and choral music etc. His composition style is mostly influenced by the "Classical Era" but he is also trying to put other styles in his music as much as he evolves with it. But firmly remaining as the main influence, the classical one, since it made him start music. --In June 1999 (I was 14) He started composing by himself, and without anybody's help. He used some music theory books he had in his possession, heritage of his grandfather, who was an accomplished musician and tenor, and he started studying them from June-July until December, when he actually started writing his first pieces for keyboard. --In January 2001 he bought his piano and started some lessons with a piano teacher, only for playing piano and studying solfege, and he did this until may 2002, when he felt that his teacher reached the point of not giving him the needed tools to go forward in that field. --From June 2002 to June 2003 he took some lessons in composition and this wasn't of any help because all what he was learning from this teacher, he had already studied on his own, either because he read it on his book or because he naturally, automatically and autonomously got there. So he decided to leave also this teacher and go on studying music composition on his own. --While making researches on 18th century musical practice and customs, he discovered a very wonderful book written by J. J. Fux "Gradus ad Parnassum", a book that has been used for decades amongst the most important and well-known composers, and from there he decided that was the best tool from where to start learning composition in the way masters did in the past. The great past of this book is in the second part, which is made as a dialogue between the teacher and the student, so everything is clear and easy to understand because explained in details and with corrections and reasoning about why something had to be in that way and not in another. If you have any question, feel free to message me and I will be glad to answer to you.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
I like to play live, and I really love to improvise music on the piano. It is something I always have been able to do and for me it is the easiest and most natural way to express myself musically. Usually, when I do improvise my music, nobody can really tell if I am playing something written by me or if I am actually improvising. I think that this kind practice should be taught in every music school because it is a fundamental way to develop ones own musical expressiveness and ability to compose or interpret music.
Your musical influences
My music is influenced for a large part by W.A.Mozart, but also contributed to my develop: F.J.Haydn, M.Haydn, A.Salieri, D.Cimarosa, Ch.W.Gluck, F.Chopin, F.Schubert, G.Rossini, J.N.Hummel, J.F.Haendel, J.Ch.Bach, C.Ph.E.Bach, Jommelli, Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Paganini, G.Paisiello, Viotti, C. Stamitz, J. L. Dussek, Myslivecek, Vanhal, Eberl, Brunetti, Danzi, Spohr, Wagenseil, Juan Chrisostom de Arriaga, F.J.Gossec, Rosetti, Punto, Carulli, Wranitzky, Alessandro Scarlatti, Domenico Scarlatti, G.B.Pergolesi, F.Mendelssohn, Leonardo Vinci, Boccherini, Abel, Holzbauer and some others...
Anything else?
If you want to contact me for any question, please refer to this e-mail address: guglielmo.esposito@gmail.com P.S. All my works posted in the following pages are copyrighted under Italian law which conform to the international laws regarding copyright.
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