Hauptwerk Project - The organ everywhere
FOTOGRAFIE: © Silvia Perucchetti
The organ goes out of the Cathedral to meet, intrigue and fascinate the public, to make itself know and love for all its elegance, sonority and solemnity.
The Hauptwerk system allows to know virtual and authentic copies, of very high quality, of some of the most important and famous organs in the world (but also harpsichords, harmoniums, bells…) of all the ages and schools and the sound impression is incredibly like the one we obtain listening an excellent audio registration on a CD.
Every sound is reproduced with the maximum fidelity, included qualities and faults of the original, mechanical transmission noises, fans and bellows, surrounding acoustic…Everything is reproduced in a way that allow to create an authentic interactive sound document.
Thanks to the new and sophisticated technology of the electronic Hauptwerk organ, in one console will be included the notes of the Organs of the most beautiful and Cathedrals in the world, digitized and
reproduced in a perfect manner.
The incredibly versatility of the Hauptwerk project – The organ everywhere allow to organize concerts for organ in every place you want, indoor or outdoor, reaching in this way also a public not expert or
user of the music of this extraordinary instrument. Il will be like get the organ out of its Cathedral and find it in a new place, unthinkable until now.
The project born in collaboration with the Italian organist Renato Negri but it’s also possible the rental of the single instrument.
RENATO NEGRI. Born in Reggio Emilia he obtain at the Conservatory of Music “Arrigo Boito" of Parma the Baccalaureat in Music, Organ and organ Composition under the direction of Stefano Innocenti.
President of the Associazione Italiana Organisti di Chiesa from 1998 to 2007, Renato Negri is engaged since many years in the concert activity, actively participating in the musical life of his hometown and playing in many occasions in Italy and abroad. His repertoire includes the integral execution with the organ, in just one evening, of the Arte della Fuga BWV 1080 by J. S. Bach, while in 2007, he plays with the ensemble Il Teatro delle Note of the Fondazione A. Toscanini of Parma.
As Maestro di Cappella and regular organist of the organ – insert in the Orgelführer Europe (prestigious guide of the most important organs in the world) and built by Pierpaolo Bigi in the Church of San Francesco da Paola in Reggio Emilia – he creates and looks after the concert season that sees the biggest names of the musical world (Gustav Leonhardt, Simon Preston, Ton Koopman, Trevor Pinnock, Marco Rizzi, Bruce Dickey, Arnoldo Foà, Andrea Griminelli and others). In 2005, on the initiative of the local Cultural Department of Reggio Emilia, is born Soli Deo Gloria. Organi, Suoni e Voci della Città -http://www.solideogloria.eu/ - a new, more wide and qualified festival, whom Renato Negri is the artistic director; the manifestation is co-promoted, among the others, by the Diocese of Reggio Emilia-Guastalla, by the Fondazione “Pietro Manodori” and Reggio Iniziative Culturali. In 2006 he has been appointed as regular organist of the Municipal Theatre “Romolo Valli”, where is located the historical Montesanti Organ (1815), and he pressed some CDs dedicated to J. S. Bach and to the appreciation of the organ heritage of Reggio Emilia. From 2006 to 2011 he has been cultural operator at the local Cultural Department and at the University of Reggio Emilia with the office to conceive, organize, coordinate and promote all the musical activities supported, sponsored by the town hall of the city. In the Cathedral of Modena he had the honor of accompany with the organ the flautist Andrea Griminelli during the funeral of Luciano Pavarotti; in 2008, on the occasion of the re-opening of the Cathedral in Reggio Emilia after the restorations, he conducted as concert Maestro with the cymbal the Mass in B minor by J.S. Bach, with the Choir of Friuli Venezia Giulia and the Hungarian Orchestra Capella Savaria.
In 2009, he establishes and manages the Capella Regiensis (Musical Chapel of Reggio Emilia) with whom he is dedicating to the execution of the Bach’s Cantatas. In 2010, he is concert maestro with the cymbal in Magnificat BWV 243a and in the Bach’s Cantata BWV 80 with the regional orchestra of Emilia Romagna and the Choir of Friuli Venezia Giulia, pieces played in Reggio Emilia, Cortina d’Ampezzo and in the Basilica magistrale della Steccata of Parma. A lot of his interpretations have been presented by Paolo Terni on Rai Radio Tre. After the donation of the family Ovi-Chicchi in 2007 of the mechanical Organ Hillebrand, Renato Negri teaches organ (pre-academic courses) at the Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali of Reggio Emilia and Castelnovo ne’ Monti, called “Achille Peri”.