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This 3-album set proposes an unexpected and compelling itinerary. It contains recordings of fifteen students of the same teacher, Pasquale Iannone, who belong to different generations united by the same school: in the absence of more imaginative definitions, let's call it the "Apulian piano school". That it is a real school is demonstrated both by the extraordinary concentration of talents, initially formed in Bari and then radiated towards the nearby didactic poles, and by the excellent results achieved by masters and students over the years. It is quite easy to trace the origins of this school: the catalyst was Nino Rota (Milan, 1911 - Rome, 1979), the protagonist of the transformation of the Liceo musicale of the Apulian capital into the conservatory "Niccolò Piccinni", of which he was the director from 1950 to 1976. Together with other teachers, Michele Marvulli (Altamura, 1929) and Marisa Somma (Bari, 1941), he made numerous talents grow and mature, between the rigor of study and the daily relationship with music. Another source of nourishment for the rhizome has been for many years the attendance of Aldo Ciccolini (Naples, 1925 - Asnières- sur-Seine, 2015), a master as prestigious as far from any academicism, with whom Pasquale Iannone, like other colleagues, has continued and perfected his training from 1985 to 1995 and with whom he performed in duo the Concerto for two pianos by Francis Poulenc.