MOONLIGHT RECOMPOSED by Olivia Belli – A Tribute to the 250th Anniversary of Beethoven’s Birth

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8 pieces based on the First Movement of his famous “Moonlight Sonata”.

Marche, Italy – December 14, 2020 – Over 50 million streams and counting, Olivia Belli is one of the most promising Italian pianist and composer in music today. Only in 2020, she has released “River Path” for the neo-classical label 1631 Recordings with Decca Records/Universal distribution: the album has accumulated over 20 million streams in just a few months and it was premiered on BBC 6 Music and Kexp. 2020 sees also a collaboration with the Pulitzer-Prize journalist Ian Urbina who invited her to write an EP (“Ocean Voices”) based on his bestseller “The Outlaw Oceans”.

Now Olivia Belli is taking things up a notch by releasing “Moonlight Recomposed” to celebrate Beethoven’s Anniversary, out now for 1631 Recordings.

“I could not end my year without a tribute to this giant on whose works I spent endless hours of study,” said Olivia, ” I divided the album into two groups of songs: “Light Shifting” set and “Moon Drifting” set.

The “Light Shifting” ones are sketches created on short bass fragments taken from the Adagio Sostenuto of the Sonata, repeated in a loop, with a hypnotic and spectral tone.

The “Moon Drifting” ones are again based on loops taken from the same source, but played by acoustic instruments, piano, and string quartet, performing a series of rigorous canons with an elegiac and romantic tone.

I chose only 3 songs for each set for this album: it is in fact a work in progress, of vast proportions, who I expect to end in 2027 when the 200th anniversary of Beethoven’s death will be celebrated. These 6 pieces are preceded by a Piano Song freely inspired by the Moonlight Sonata and followed by Beethoven’s original Adagio Sostenuto, but proposed with contemporary sounds.”

Belli is often compared to some of the most virtuosic composers – Johann Johansson, Philip Glass, and Max Richter, to name a few, and her accolades appear to be never-ending.

Belli’s tracks have been chosen for the Starbucks, Spotify, Apple, Amazon, and Digster Official Playlist while others have been broadcasted by numerous online and terrestrial radio platforms like BBC 3, BBC 6 Music, Kexp, Classical FM, etc. Belli is particularly jazzed by manipulating the sounds that come out of her piano through the use of electronic instruments or the incorporation of everyday sounds into her recordings.

Those interested in reviewing her release, featuring Olivia Belli on their site, podcast, or show, or are interested in interviewing her can reach out via the information provided below.


About Olivia Belli

Olivia Belli is a modern piano performer and composer with numerous accolades to her name, including over 50 million Spotify streams. She plays all kind of pianos as Grand, Upright, Contemporary like UNA CORDA, old and noisy, Virtual and she always manipulates the sound of them. Her modern classical style is distinguish by the typical Italian equilibrium and grace enriched by subtle and inner melodies.



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