“Salterio italiano” is the “CD of the week” on BR-KLASSIK.
THANKS to Dirk Kruse for his fabulous CD review. Here the final extract: “…Beseelte, wunderschöne Musik in ganz neuen Klangfarben. “Salterio italiano” ist ein Must-have für Freunde der Alten Musik.”
Re-listen or Re-read the review under that link


It’s released! The first recording of original salterio music, played with both playing-techniques pizzicato and battuto in equal measure. I am not exaggerating when telling you, that this is a new chapter of salterio performance, as it sheds completely new light on the sound possibilities of the Italian 18th century salterio!
I am incredibly grateful to…
… my fellow musicians Romina Basso (mezzo soprano), Deniel Perer (harpsichord/organ), Nicola Paoli (violoncello) & Manuel Tomadin (organ)
… Tritonus Musikproduktion & Markus Heiland (sound engineering)
… label Christophorus (CHR 77426)
… Thomas Radlwimmer for fotos and the video!Cover "Salterio italiano" CHR-77426


… is the best way to present the salterio and its many sound colors (with pizzicato and battuto) to the interested public. In this salterio-solo-concert I also talk about the instrument and my research between the pieces. It is the fourth concert program of “Il Dolce Conforto”, which I premiered at the “Musikfest Eichstätt” (Germany) in May 2018. It was a great pleasure to play for the first time in the just perfect room for my salterio, the “Spiegelsaal” built in the rococo!
I attach one picture of the concert and the fabulous critic of Katrin Poese.

… with the ensemble’s third programm: Salterio italiano! In November 2017, we recorded original salterio repertoire, played for the first time on an original salterio using both playing techniques (battuto with sticks and pizzicato with the fingers) in equal measure, moreover whilst played upon the first reliable replica of Italian salterio sticks worldwide. It was a great pleasure to work with Romina Basso (mezzo-soprano), Deniel Perer (harpsichord/organ), Nicola Paoli (violoncello), Manuel Tomadin (organ) and Markus Heiland (sound engineering)! “Salterio italiano” presents music from Northern to Southern Italy, starting from the Ospedale della Pietá in Venice, passing Bologna and Padre Martini, passing Rome and its famous salterio virtuoso in the 18th century Florido Ubaldi, and finally finishing in Naples with music by Girolamo Rossi and Vito Ugolino.