New release 2023
Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano – John Cage
by Neuma Records (2023)

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COMPLETE REVIEWS and RADIO here (last update August 2023):

a fresh look into the seven decades old music that both her playing and her musicological insights make as fresh as if the work had been composed last year.
Rafael de Acha, All about the Arts , February 27th, 2023
The sound of the work has something special, different from many other editions of this repertoire… we have reason to believe that Cage would have appreciated this magical playful “humus.” Needless to note Toniutti’s performing gracefulness, which blends with that precision of accent inescapable in the most “antipianistic” pianism of the 20th century, devoid of emphasis, restored to a welcoming, almost meditative dimension.
Marco Maria Tosolini, Il Gazzettino, March 8th, 2023
Agnese Toniutti, among the greatest “performers” of contemporary classical music, interprets to perfection this summa of modern culture… And the pianist, in approaching the instrument, opts for the wonder of intonation and the delicacy of timbre.
Guido Michelone, Alias – Il Manifesto, March 18th, 2023
Certainly there’s much to admire in the Italian pianist Agnese Toniutti’s centered rhythm, rich palette of dynamic nuances, and her sensitive textural delineation…Toniutti unquestionably conveys the music’s roots in dance, as well as Cage’s subtle humor. Her intelligent, well-written booklet notes discuss both the music and the process of getting it ready for performance.
Jed Distler, Classics, April 3rd, 2023
This is a very enjoyable recording whether it is to be a collector’s only recording of this music or one that stands most favorably in comparison to previous recordings. If this is to be your first recording of this work or if you simply want to hear another interpretation, you will not be disappointed. This is a wonderful performance. […] Keep your eyes and ears open for Agnese Toniutti, an advocate for and a master of the avant garde.
Allan J.Cronin, New Music Buff, April 14th, 2023
[…] this interpretation by Toniutti is sensational. We are listening to a Martian instrument… Then there is the anti-solemn attitude of this performer who manages to bring to mind the amiability of Cage.
Mario Gamba, Alias – Il Manifesto, April 22nd, 2023
[…] Toniutti’s stellar readings remind us that these works have musical value far beyond their treatmentsa model Cage interpreter
Textura editorial team,, May 2023

Agnese Toniutti has succeeded in creating an incredibly high-resolution and subtle recording, both in terms of interpretation and sound she coherently and nuancedly balances machine-like and human agogic as well as preparation and piano sound. The sound result is unique.
Jakob Böttcher, Neue Zeitschrift fuer Musik issue 2/2023
Experimental music legend John Tilbury is a bit too urgent for my tastes, and James Tenney, a student of Cage, perhaps a bit too laid back. Agnese Toniutti is pretty much in the sweet spot is clearly deeply embedded in the tradition that Cage started. This is a very worthwhile contribution to the discography of a composer more talked about than listened to.
Bernard Hughes, The Art,
Toniutti brings her strong attention to timbral ideas for this project, and does a great job capturing the innovative and exploratory mind of Cage with this excellent take on his finest work.
Take Effect Review, 1st August

New release 2021
Subtle Matters – Agnese Toniutti
by Neuma Records (2021)

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COMPLETE REVIEWS and RADIO here (last update December 2021):

Top Five of Manifesto – Year 2021

Best of Bandcamp Contemporary Classical – April 2021

…the album sums up the spectrum and state-of-the-art for the continuingly fertile extended technique pianisms operative today. I warmly recommend it.
Grego Applegate Edwards, Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review, August 23rd, 2021

If the extended technique is the “canon” of the 21st century, pianist Agnese Toniutti deserves a place of honor among the performers who have emerged in this twenty years of amazing creative fervor”
Michele Palozzo, Percorsi Musicali, June 20th, 2021

Toniutti’s intensity and concentration keep us listening… showcases her ability to make the unlikeliest musical material sing.”
Graham Rickson, The Art Desk, May 22nd, 2021

…this work is a “unicum” projected into the future”.
Marco Maria Tosolini, Il Gazzettino, April 25th, 2021

Toniutti magical.”
Mario Gamba, Il Manifesto, April 21st, 2021
A very exciting album that nearly redefines how one interprets the piano
Take effect Reviews, April 18th, 2021
5/5: Unique.”
Guido Michelone, Alias – Il Manifesto, April 17th, 2021



New release 2020
Giancarlo Cardini: Lento Trascolorare, Piano Music
by Da Vinci Publishing (2020)

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…  there is a (contemplative) process absorbed with the rational calmness of those who practice the voluptuousness of critical thinking.
Mario Gamba, Alias, Il Manifesto, 16/5/2020

the album is in all respects (Cardini’s) portrait, light, intimate […]
Gregorio Moppi, la Repubblica, 15/6/2020

… pages […] that the virtuoso pianist Agnese Toniutti expresses enphasizing the lyrical constructivist scattered between note and note.
Guido Michelone, Alias – il Manifesto, 11/07/2020

Pianist Agnese Toniutti in Lento Trascolorare reads with extraordinary depht piano compositions by the Tuscan composer“.
Paolo Carradori, il Giornale della Musica, 2/7/2020

…returning us in a ‘cardinian sound’, possible only if the the interpreter adheres with participation to a completely personal and vaguely arcane (musical) world like that of Cardini’s music. An excellent example of how [an interpreter] should work.
Renzo Cresti,, 25/07/2020

Cardini entrusted to play some of his composition pianist Agnese Toniutti, who gave evidence of extraordinary accuracy and depht, capable as few others to recognize and enhance the implications and nuances of Cardini’s thought.
Enzo Boddi, Musica Jazz, 12/07/2020

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