The great pianist Aldo Cicciolini died on Sunday, February 1 at his home in Paris. He was 89. Cicciolini was best known for his expertise in French music, and especially for twice recording the complete piano music of Eric Satie for EMI. But he had a broad repertoire and was also, for instance, a superb Beethoven pianist.
- Steve Holtje
Mr. Holtje is a Brooklyn-based composer, poet, and editor who recently composed and recorded the soundtrack for director Enrico Cullen's film A Man Full of Days.