Biography of Adriano:
Swiss-born conductor-composer Adriano lives in Zürich. As a musician he is mostly selftaught.
In the late 1970s he established himself as a specialist on Ottorino Respighi and he has conducted many CDs of obscure or neglected symphonic repertoire. He has also initiated and recorded a series of 15 CDs mainly of European film music composers, and has created and directed a series of classical music videos. All of Adriano’s recording projects have found wide recognition and his commitment is known to be fanatic, enthusiastic and uncompromising. In his opinion, music history should be revised to show that it is not just the story of the so-called great composers, and that it should not be neatly classified into traditions and categories. He believes that much more good music has been written, than certain musicologists and critics would care to admit.
Adriano has composed songs, orchestral, chamber and incidental pieces. His most recent works are a Concertino for Celesta and strings, a Concertino for Piano, strings and percussion and an Obscure Saraband for organ, tubular bells, timpani and strings.
His instrumental adaptations include songs by Johannes Brahms, Modest Mussorgsky (3 cycles), Ottorino Respighi (4 cycles), Hugo Wolf, Othmar Schoeck, Jacques Ibert and Johann Strauss II.