Rich DiSilvio is an author of both fiction and nonfiction. He has written books and historical articles for magazines and online resources. His passion for art, music, history and architecture has yielded contributions in each discipline in his professional career, however, in Liszt’s Dante Symphony DiSilvio combines all these elements in a historical thriller that features many great characters of history. This novel follows his ambitious historical tome on Western civilization The Winds of Time.
DiSilvio’s work in the music and entertainment industries includes commentaries on the great composers (such as the top-rated Franz Liszt Site and Tchaikovsky Page), and the Pantheon of Composers porcelain collection, which he conceived and created for the Metropolitan Opera. The collection also retailed throughout the USA and Europe.
As an advertising artist/director, his artwork and new media projects have graced the album covers and animated advertisements for numerous super-groups and celebrities, including, Elton John, Engelbert Humperdinck, Pink Floyd, Yes, The Moody Blues, Cher, Madonna, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones, Jethro Tull, Eric Clapton and many more. He has also worked on projects for historical documentaries, including “Killing Hitler– The True Story of the Valkyrie Plot”, The War Zone series, James Cameron’s “The Lost Tomb of Jesus”, “Return to Kirkuk” and many others.