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“Across virtuosity” on Amazon Japan

Finally all Limenmusic’s Japanese friends will be able to purchase the new album of M° Fabrizio Meloni and M° Takahiro Yoshikawa on Amazon Japan!!!


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Compositions seemingly straightforward, but in fact deeply shifty are the Fantasie for Clarinet and Piano, a musical genre that met a remarkable success in Nineteenth Century Italy.
In this CD+DVD box set, umpteenth volume belonging to BLACK LINE series, are two exceptional musicians, appreciated worldwide, to take us in this fascinating journey into the instrumental virtuosity: Fabrizio Meloni, First Solo clarinet of the Orchestra and the philarmonica of La Scala Theatre in Milan, since 1984, accompanied by the talented pianist Takahiro Yoshikawa.
Artists propose a selection of Fantasie that move from operatic melodies, showing, not only an accurately and brilliant technique, but also an exciting and involving interpretation, able to provides the audience with the pleasure of finding the the magic and the emotions of wonderful operas.

In this album:

Giuseppe Verdi – Rigoletto
Concert fantasy by Luigi Bassi – for Clarinet and Piano

Giuseppe Verdi – La Traviata
Concert fantasy by Donato Lovreglio – for Clarinet and Piano

Gioachino Rossini – Semiramide
Concert fantasy by Ferdinando Sebastiani – for Clarinet and Piano
(critical review by Giuseppe Settembrino)

Vincenzo Bellini – Norma
Concert fantasy by Ferdinando Sebastiani – for Clarinet and Piano
(critical review by Giuseppe Settembrino)

Pietro Mascagni – Cavalleria Rusticana
Concert fantasy by Carlo Della Giacoma – for Clarinet and Piano

Franz Liszt – Paraphrase de concert sur Rigoletto, S. 434
for Piano

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Dami Kim at Limenmusic Studio

Today at Limenmusic’s Studio: the Korean violinist Dami Kim, top prize winner of 2010 53rd Premio Paganini Competition in Genoa!!!

Dami Kim, 22, from Korea, began studying the violin at age five. She entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2002 and studied with a violinist Aaron Rosand.
Kim held the Mark and Esther Kramer Fellowship as her merit-based full scholarship at Curtis. She graduated The Curtis Institute of Music in May 2007, and gained the Diploma. In May 2010, she gained the Bachelor’s Degree from New England Conservatory, where she won the Concerto Competition and performed with NEC Symphony Orchestra in 2009.
She is currently studying with a renowned violinist Miriam Fried, and pursuing the Master’s Degree at New England Conservatory as a full scholarship student since September 2010.
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She records for Limenmusic Web Tv:

Johann Sebastian Bach – Sonata No 1 in G minor
Niccolò Paganini – Caprice No 4 (Maestoso)
Niccolò Paganini – Caprice No 5 (Agitato)
Niccolò Paganini – Caprice No 9 (Allegretto)
Niccolò Paganini – Caprice No 17 (Sostenuto, Andante)
Niccolò Paganini – Caprice No 18 (Corrente, Allegro)

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September releases…

September releases

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Barbara Casini – Riccardo Bianchi
Stelia Doz – Guido Salvetti

Voci d’oggi

CD+DVD - Limen jazz - DUETS - vol. 5

In this album, Limenmusic talks about “voice”…comparing two great performers: Barbara Casini, accompanied by Riccardo Bianchi at the guitar, and Stelia Doz, accompanied by Guido Salvetti at the piano.

Barbara Casini, devoted her life to the music, especially to the singing. Falls in love with Brazil, her second music homeland, she’s considered the most important performer of brasilian music in Italy. In this album she duets with one of the most appreciated and renowned guitarist, Riccardo Bianchi and Beppe Fornaroli, with whom she collaborated for several years.
They proposed unpublished tracks,  able to charm the audience with the typical passionate and enveloping notes of Brazilian music.

At the end will be the beautiful voice of the soprano, Stelia Doz, accompanied by the pianist and musicologist, Guido Salvetti, to close this album, with a touching interpretation of “In Mittagstraum”, one of three lieder on George, written by the italian composer Alessandro Solbiati, on lyrical by Stefan George.

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Corrado Rojac

Variazioni

CD Limen music & contemporary

First Italian earning an accordion Diploma at a State Conservatorio, Corrado Rojac is considered one of the most important italian accordionists. In addiction to an intense soloist and chamber activity, this eclectic artist is engaged to the development of contemporary accordion’s literature, working with many composers and offering first performances of many pieces.
In this CD, he takes the listener into an enthralling and suggestive journey to the discovery of the accordion, proposing tracks linked by a common thread: the musical topos of the variation.
The album opens with some of Johann Sebastian Bach’s (1685-1750) Partitas on “O Gott du frommer Gott”, originally written for the organ, and ends with a fundamental piece of the German accordion repertoire, Hans Brehme’s Paganiniana, touching leading authors, like: Ettore Pozzoli, Anatoli Kusjakov e Gianluca Verlingieri.

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Rondò 2011 – Divertimento ensemble: Concert n. 5

Today Maria Grazia Bellocchio, Divertimento Ensemble’s pianist, will record in Limenmusic’s studio the fifth concert of Rondò 2011.

In particular she will perform for us:

P. Dusapin – Étude pour piano n. 5, 6 and 7
G. Pesson – Trois petites études mèlancoliques
A. Solbiati – Fête
F. Nieder – Ein abendliches Glochkenspiel, Deutsches Volkslied in Kanonform
T. Adès – Still sorrowing
M. Momi – Tre nudi
L. Nono – Sofferte onde serene per pianoforte e nastro magnetico

For more info about Divertimento Ensemble and the musical season Rondò 2011, please visite the web site: www.divertimentoensemble.org.

For more info about the collaboration between Limenmusic and Divertimento Ensemble, please click here.

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Alfonso Alberti at Limenmusic

Today the renowned and talented Italian pianist and musicologist Alfonso Alberti, will record in Limenmusic’s studio a concert for the Web Tv.

In particular he will perform for us:

L. Francesconi – Mambo
G. Sinopoli – Strutture
F. E. Scogna – Cadenza seconda
S. Bulfon – Giostre di cristrallo
P. Méfano – Mémoire de la porte blanche

Born 1976, Alfonso Alberti studied piano at the “G. Verdi” School of Music, Milan, with Piero Rattalino and Riccardo Risaliti, graduating with honours, and he attended specialization courses held by Massimiliano Damerini, Rosalyn Tureck, Franco Scala and Oleg Marshev. He made his debut as a pianist at the age of 17, in the Sala Verdi of Milan Conservatory, where he performed the Concerto n. 4 by Sergei Rachmaninoff with the RAI Orchestra.

In 2009 he recorded for Limenmusic the box set CD+DVD, Il pianoforte in Italia tra il Jazz e il ‘900 eurocolto, together with Dado Moroni. This album belongs to DUETS serie, a collection of 7 CD+DVD box set, a musical reflection that drives the audience to discover the deep connections between repertoires apparently differents and irreconcilable: contemporary music and jazz.
This album is available in all music stores and e-commerce sites. Find it on IBS.it and iTunes.

Alberti is not only a pianist but also a musicologist.
His studies focus in particular on 20th century music and on the history of piano performance. Since 2005, he is Member of the Montegral Academy and Associate of the Italian Musicological Society.

He edited a columns on Limenmusic’s Blog, to read his articles, please, click here.

Waiting for the broadcast of the concert, you can listen to alfonso Alberti on Limenmusic Web Tv:

Alfonso Alberti – Ritratto di Niccolò Castiglioni
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Alfonso Alberti – Piano Music and Visual Arts – 1
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Rondò 2011 – Divertimento Ensemble: Concert n. 4

From today, March 30th, 2011 you can find on Limenmusic Web Tv, in the On Demand area, the fourth concert of the musical season of Divertimento Ensemble: Rondò 2011.

In this concert:

György Ligeti – Sonata for cello
Marco Stroppa – Ossia, seven strophes for literary drone
Rocco de Cia - Vuoti di oblio
Clara Iannotta - Il colore dell’ombra
Emanuele Palumbo - Faust und Margarete

Performers:

Lorenzo Missaglia (flute)
Maurizio Longoni (clarinet)
Lorenzo Gorli (violin)
Relja Lunik (cello)
Maria Grazia Bellocchio (piano)
Sandro Gorli (conductor)

For more info about Divertimento Ensemble and the musical season Rondò 2011, please visite the web site: www.divertimentoensemble.org.

For more info about the collaboration between Limenmusic and Divertimento Ensemble, please click here.

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Takahiro Yoshikawa at Limenmusic

Today the renowned and talented Japanese pianist Takahiro Yoshikawa, will record in Limenmusic’s studio a concert for the Web Tv.

In particular he will perform for us:

L. van Beethoven – Sonata n. 1 in F minor Op. 2-1
L. van Beethoven - Sonata n. 2 in A major Op. 2-2
L. van Beethoven – Sonata n. 3 in C major Op. 2-3

Born in Nishinomiya, Japan, and graduated at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Takahiro Yoshikawa has been living for a few years in Italy, where he made himself well known, as a winner of many international competitions, playing in the most important halls (included the Teatro alla Scala in Milan), as a soloist and with high-level chamber groups, always getting, thanks to his solid and intense performances,  a great success by audiences around the world.
From 2001 to 2004 he attended the Accademia of Teatro alla Scala, mastering in orchestral (with Ada Mauri) and chamber-music repertoire with the principal instrumentalists of the Scala Orchestra.
Regularly engaged in Italy, Takahiro Yoshikawa is also extremely active in Japan, where he enjoys a great popular appeal, supported also by the excellent sales of his records. He performed in some among the most prestigious halls of Tokyo (Suntory Hall Blue Rose, Kioi Hall, Hakuju Hall, etc.) and Kansai (The Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Nishinomiya, Matsukata Hall in Kobe, The Phoenix Hall etc.).
In 2009 he published his first CD, for Limen music & arts, distributed by King International, dedicated to Frédèric Chopin works, considered one of the greatest piano composer, getting a great success by the audience for his suggestive interpretation.
In May 2011, will be available his latest discographical production (CD+DVD), enterely dedicated to the night.
Stay tuned!!!!!

Waiting for the broadcast of the concert, you can listen to Takahiro Yoshikawa’s concert:

Takahiro Yoshikawa in concert
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Takahiro Yoshikawa plays Stravinsky – Ravel
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Takahiro Yoshikawa plays Liszt – Wagner
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Duo V. Zucchiatti – T. Yoshikawa in concert
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Takahiro Yoshikawa plays Chopin
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Limenmusic hosts Divertimento Ensemble

Today the pianist Maria Grazia Bellocchio will record a track from the second concert, which took place on February 23, 2011 at Palazzina Liberty in Milano: Mauricio Kagel – Cuatro piezas para piano.

The flautist Lorenzo Missaglia will record another tracks from the same concert: Bruno Maderna – Suonata su due dimensioni and Yan Maresz – Circumambulation.

Furthermore, this two artists will perform toghether in another two beautiful pieces: Fili, by Franco Donatoni and Appel d’air, by Bruno Mantovani.

This performances will be broadcast on Limenmusic Web Tv on Friday, March 18th.

For more info about Divertimento Ensemble and the musical season Rondò 2011, please visite the web site: www.divertimentoensemble.org.

For more info about the collaboration between Limenmusic and Divertimento Ensemble, please click here.

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Quartetto Anthos at Limenmusic

From tomorrow Quartetto Anthos will record in Limenmusic’s studio a concert for the Web Tv.
This quartet is made up of: Agnese Tasso (violin), Jessica Orlandi (viola), Silvia Dal Paos (cello) and Francesco Spazian (piano)

In particular, they will perform for us:

Gustav Mahler - Klavierquartett in A minor (on the occasion of the centenary of his death)
Alfred Schnittke/Gustav Mahler - Klavierquartett
Johannes Brahms - Klavierquartett in G minor op. 25

The Anthos Quartet was born from the encounter of four young friends wishing to play together exploring a rare and exceptional group of classical music, the piano quartet, ensemble that offers a vast repertoire whose writing is almost symphonic.
The group aims at promoting not only the knowledge of the masterpieces that the Wien civilization left us in this musical sphere, but also at expanding the repertoire with new or unknown works. For these reasons it has always been interested in developing and seeking new compositions, even in the contemporary literature.

For more info visite: www.quartettoanthos.com

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Ars Trio di Roma at Limenmusic

Today Ars Trio di Roma will record in Limenmusic’s studio a concert for the Web Tv.

Since its debut in 2001, the Ars Trio di Roma has stood out as one of the most interesting young trios of the Italian scene. Specializing under the guidance of the Trio di Trieste at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena (with Diploma with honors at the end of the course), the same year the Ars Trio di Roma won the First Prize in the International Competition “Città di Pinerolo” and the First Prize in the prestigious International Competition “Premio Trio di Trieste” in Trieste.
The trio is made up of: Laura Pietrocini (piano), Marco Fiorentini (violin) and Valeriano Taddeo (cello).
On the strength of a complete repertoire, ranging from classical to modern choice (Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Schumann, Dvorak, Ravel, Shostakovic) the Trio has always paid extreme attention to contemporary music as well, performing regularly on programs of authors like Copland, Shchedrin, Kagel and Henze; in 2005 the Trio has executed for the first time the Triplo Concerto for violin, cello, piano and orchestra by Michele Dall’Ongaro, a composition which was expressly dedicated to the Ars Trio di Roma. In 2007 the Trio has performed for the first time in Italy the Segundo Trio by Luis De Pablo.

In particular, they will perform for us:

D. Shostakovic - Trio op. 67 n. 2
C. Ives – Trio 1911

Don’t miss this beautiful concert at Limenmusic Web Tv!

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