“As a recorder player being principally autodidact, Antonio Politano took Salvatore Sciarrino and Heinz Hollinger as his musical models - the former in the innovative concept of the form, the time and the sound in music, the latter as a performer of the wind instruments, and also as an integrated musician which means a performer and a composer at the same time. Since he left the school at the age of 14 and didn't get any institutional diplomas, he took some private recorder lessons with Amico Dolci, Conrad Steinmann and Kees Boeke.
From the very beginning, he has been attracted to the new music, which naturally led him to experiment on the instrument to discover many new sounds of the recorder. Meanwhile, he has always continued to play and study the early music through reading various treatises applying them thoroughly in the most practical way in performing.
His approach to the early music as a performer whose first aim is to convey the expression in music has rendered him the most essential realization in his playing -the sound of the instrument as a human voice. No matter what music he plays - either early music or contemporary music, his reference to the human voice made him develop unique technique and phrasing. The technique never separate from music, the sound being realized only after the musical intention.“
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