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Pure composer, pure pianist, pure music. Giovanni Allevi's delightful distillations of classical music has made him a celebrated social phenomenon. A new generation of audiences is flocking by the thousands to his concerts, ranging from Carnegie Hall to the Beijing Olympic Games to the 14,000-seat Arena di Verona.
His "Contemporary Classical Music" is direct and endearing. Unlike the complex and dissonant works of avant-garde composers, Allevi's compositions are deceptively straight, intimate, evocative and appealing. Described as a "Classical Rebel" and "Infant Terrible," Allevi's music effortlessly combines European rhythmic and melodic tradition with sounds and images of the present.
Allevi's contribution to the new classical music scene is rewarded by certificates of appreciation from the President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano, Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI, Nobel Prize Mikhail Gorbachev.
Among his numerous recordings and film scores are "Alien", "Secret Love" and "Love." Allevi is the celebrated composer of "O Generosa!" the theme song of the Italian football team enthusiastically played before all matches of the Italian Serie A matches.
NASA even dedicated an asteroid 111561 Giovanniallevi 2002 Ah" to Maestro Allevi.