Here at The Ice Stream we don’t often put compilation albums on our featured album playlist – but there are exceptions! Roberto Cacciapaglia’s latest double CD “Best Of” entitled “Atlas” is just so sublime we couldn’t resist adding it – particularly as Roberto is not that well known in many places outside of his native Italy.
This brand new album (released on 25th November) is a collection of 28 tracks remastered from this illustrious composer’s prolific output over the past 40 years. There is also a smattering of new tracks which include an outstanding version of “Starman” recorded as a tribute to the memory of David Bowie.
Roberto Cacciapaglia was born in Milan in 1953 and is an Italian pianist and composer. He graduated in composition from the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi under the direction of Bruno Bettinelli, where he also studied conducting and electronic music. Over the years he has worked at the studio of Phonology of Rai and collaborated with the CNR (National Research Council) in Pisa where he studied computer applications in the field of music.
He is also founder of the Educational Music Academy which aims to give a voice to young musical talents and assists them to achieve professional mastery in their works. His teachings have been sought outside of Italy and he has led several seminars and workshops at the Turkish Music State Conservatory.
Roberto performs his own compositions live and has enjoyed great success with his concerts – particularly at home in Italy as well as in Spain and Russia.