The second series of the review Parallel lives between painting and music

26 February 2020
16:00 - 19:30
Via Ugo Bassi 7


“Parallel Lives Between Painting and Music” is the title of the series of meetings, on a weekly basis, aimed at continuing the series started in autumn 2019. The initiative, structured in an original and multidisciplinary way, gives participants a chance not only to know better classical music and its most illustrious protagonists but also to appreciate and relate the visual art of the time. It’s a unique opportunity to enjoy some of the greatest pictorial masterpieces of all time while listening to the wonderful piano performances of Maestro Giuseppe Fausto Modugno, who will perform some famous pieces live.

“A different way to take in the world of great composers - says, Prof. Modugno - understanding their message thanks to magnificent painting. Very often the history of art presents authors whose vision of the world is surprisingly alike but expressed in different languages. Sometimes painters and musicians know each other and live in the same location, sometimes they are distant in time and place but today our gaze sees them involved in an expressive adventure united by thousands of analogies."

The composers who will be examined during this second cycle consisting of six concert-conferences are Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin, Robert Alexander Schumann, Franz Liszt and Johannes Brahms.


  • 26 February 2020: F. Chopin and Delacroix
  • 4 March 2020: F. Chopin and pre impressionist painting
  • 18 March 2020: R. Schumann and W. Blake
  • 25 March 2020: R. Schumann and P. de Chavannes
  • 1 April 2020: F. Liszt e the essence of the Pre-Raphaelites
  • 8 April 2020: J. Brahms and G. Klimt


The initiative is aimed at all those who carry a love of art and want to deepen their knowledge of some of the greatest composers of classical music, as well as the historical and artistic context in which they lived.

For more information, or to book a subscription to the concerts, please write to or call/text the 328.9280351. The registration fee for the entire series is 45 Euros.

PHOTO: Maestro Giuseppe Fausto Modugno during a performance in Milan. © Letizia Rostagno.




Giuseppe Modugno graduated with the piano at the Conservatory of Bologna and at DAMS. He regularly performs all over the world for some of the most prestigious institutions. His repertoire is the result of continuous and passionate research and is interwoven with unusual combinations. For years, his interests have led him to organize lecture-concert series dedicated to the authors and historical and aesthetic quandaries of the great repertoire. Modugno has been a guest on several occasions, as a pianist, on RAI broadcasts with Corrado Augias, with whom he has recorded sixteen DVDs on the great composers for La Repubblica and L’Espresso. Since 1994 he has been a member of the Philharmonic Academy of Bologna, of which he was Artistic Counselor for many years, while in 2004 he was awarded the Honoris Causa Diploma by the Australian Society of Musicology and Composition. He is also Artistic Secretary of the Mozart Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado since its foundation in 2014 and appears among the creators and organizers of the collegiate Academy of the Mozart Orchestra. Modugno recorded for Nuova Era, Hermitage, Tactus and Concerto, proposing, among other things, the first complete recordings of unreleased Mendelssohn and Haydn. Giuseppe Modugno also holds the main piano chair at the Vecchi-Tonelli Music Institute in Modena.