Today global music icon Andrea Bocelli released a new duet, ‘Pianissimo’, with internationally-acclaimed opera singer Cecilia Bartoli, from his forthcoming album Believe released 13 November 2020. The emotive and elegant song, composed by Mauro Malavasi, who has been working with Andrea for almost 30 years, was inspired by the French avant-garde composer Erik Satie. Watch the video for ‘Pianissimo’ featuring Andrea Bocelli and Cecilia Bartoli in the grounds and oval room of the elegant Tenuta Corbinaia in Tuscany.
Watch Andrea Bocelli & Cecilia Bartoli’s Video for ‘Pianissimo’
Andrea explained, “’Pianissimo’ is an enlightened dialogue between a couple who feel God’s gaze and love move through their romantic relationship. As is often found in Malavasi’s compositions, the piano is centre stage as it accompanies the singers’ intertwined melodies.”
Cecilia Bartoli added, “It was wonderful to sing the ‘Pianissimo’ duet with Andrea. It is such a beautiful melody – I really enjoyed it!”
Believe celebrates the power of music to soothe the soul
Andrea Bocelli’s forthcoming album Believe celebrates the power of music to soothe the soul and explores the spiritual themes of faith, hope and charity. In addition to Andrea Bocelli’s two duets with Cecilia Bartoli he is also joined by also Alison Krauss on ‘Amazing Grace’. Andrea Bocelli’s solo performance of ‘Amazing Grace’ beautifully concluded his record-breaking ‘Music for Hope’ performance on Easter Sunday from the historic Duomo cathedral in Milan. The video received more than 28 million views from across the globe in its first 24 hours and is the biggest classical livestream of all time.
Believe also features a previously unreleased composition ‘Inno sussurato’ (‘Whispered Hymn’) by Ennio Morricone, a long-time collaborator of Bocelli’s, several familiar favourites including ‘Hallelujah’ and ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’, as well as Andrea Bocelli’s own settings of ‘Ave Maria’ and ‘Padre Nostro’ composed specially for this recording.
“The Believe tracklist is the result of a spiritual journey”
Andrea Bocelli noted, “The Believe tracklist is the result of a spiritual journey that I have been on for the last few years, which has led to constant growth. This new album is the embodiment of a need to lay a new path – modest, incomplete and subjective as it may be – that brings together tracks that speak to the soul, thereby giving the person listening an incentive to engage with their own spiritual side and listen to what it has to impart.” Andrea hopes listeners will take comfort in the music from Believe, reaffirming the album’s core values of faith, charity and hope.
Andrea Bocelli’s new album Believe will be released on 13 November 2020 and can be pre-ordered here.