Piano Solo Repertoire

Presenters are invited to select together with the artist a varied solo recital program from the following list of works.

Curt Cacioppo at the Villa Aurelia in Rome, prior to his Nuovi Spazi Musicali concert in October 2010

  • Substitutions negotiable, as is the option of including performance/premiere of work by composer affiliated with host venue or locale.
  • Oral commentary included with performance.
  • For Italian and German presenters, commentary can be delivered in host languages.
  • Masterclass or colloquium offered for additional fee.
  • Special recommendation – a program about people: the GAM “Dedications” recital Presenters are encouraged to consider this equally touching and dynamic program of music that composers have dedicated to Mr. Cacioppo, and music which he conversely has dedicated to other musicians, friends and relations. Full Description (PDF)


Partita in D Major

Chaconne (Busoni version)


Sonata No. 41 in A Major Hob. XVI/26 (1773)


Fantasy in c minor K. 475


Sonata Op. 13 (Pathetique)

Sonata Op. 26 in A flat Major

Sonata Op. 53 in C Major (Waldstein)

Bagatelles Op. 126


Symphonic Etudes


grouping of Klavierstücke


Nocturne group

Sonata No. 2 in b flat minor


Preludes Op. 74


Sonata No. 3 in a minor


Napoli Suite


Sechs kleine Klavierstücke Op. 19


Sonatina seconda


Four Short Sonatas (dedicated to Mr. Cacioppo)


Sonata 1948; “L.H.” (for the left hand)


Narrative (written for the Van Cliburn competition)


3 neo-impressionistic pieces dedicated to Mr. Cacioppo

About the Clouds


The Rain and the Stars


3 pieces in a vernacular vein

Vaya con Dios (tango)

A Violetta (aka “Venezia mia” – gondola song/lively waltz)

Homage to Diz (jazz ballade for Dizzy Gillespie)


3 pieces from his CD “MONSTERSLAYER”

America: a prayer


Old Petitions


Philadelphia Diary (2008, commissioned by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society)

Under the Treaty Elm

Old Swedes

Strawbridge Observatory

Masonic Temple

Boathouse Row


Touches (written for the Van Cliburn competition)

Collaborative Repertoire

Mr. Cacioppo has performed well over 100 works as a chamber music and art song pianist, collaborating with orchestral principals such as David Bilger and Adam Kuenzel, quartet leaders such as Nicholas Kitchen and Arnold Steinhardt, drawing praise from vocal luminaries such as Phyllis Bryn-Julson and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. He remains keenly interested in exploring new collaborations in both areas.


Mr. Cacioppo welcomes opportunities to appear as piano soloist in performances of the BACH A major and d minor concerti or 5th Brandenburg, as well as MOZART’s d minor concerto (with his own original cadenzas), the BEETHOVEN “Emperor” Concerto and Choral Fantasy.

He seeks to premiere his own concert-length TRILOGIA DANTESCA for piano, orchestra and chorus, completed in 2006, with himself as concerto soloist. This monumental work parallels the Divine Comedy of Dante, but further incorporates text and imagery from related sources including Milton, Nietzsche, Blake and Bosch. It may be realized as a multimedia work as well, involving visual projection and dance.

Trilogia dantesca