By Stijn Celis
"My intention was to make a sketch. "Anima" refers to the soul, but also to a female representation in the masculine imagination. Chopin stated that he would confide only to the piano things he would never have confided to other human beings. In this Nocturne 13, the degree of intimacy translated in refined musical chromatism appealed to me to make a trio in the form of a reverence to the dancer and to the art of" beautiful "dancing. Scarlatti's Sonata opens the way to infinate new possibilities and it is especially with this andante that the dance gracefully and elegantly unfolds to new propositions.The music of Scarlatti and Chopin has been present in my childhood ever since I started listening to classical music. I dedicate this work to my mother!''
Frédéric Chopin, Maria João Pires, Domenico Scarlatti, Ivo Pogorelich