The first initiative promoted by the association was the innovative “Brahms a Milano”, a project aiming to program the integral chamber music works of Johannes Brahms. All proceeds went to associations operating for social inclusion.
Thanks to the meeting with influential musicians sensitive to historically informed performance practice, Alice Baccalini developed a curiosity and passion for the performance of classical repertoire on original instruments. In February 2022 she achieved her Master in fortepiano and historical piano at the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart, under the guidance of Stefania Neonato.
On 25th February 2022, DaVinci Publishing released my first solo album dedicated to the music of Johannes Brahms. For this recording I chose to play on three historical pianos from Marco Barletta's collection, an Èrard from 1871, a Pleyel from 1875 and a Steinway & Sons from 1879. The program spans the composer's entire piano life, from the Scherzo op.4 to the 4 Klavierstucke op.119. In between, one of the most important pages of Brahms's entire production, the Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Händel, op.24. Three youthful dances, published posthumously and rarely performed, also enrich the listening experience.