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Happy birthday Rossini!!

Today is the 220 anniversary of the birth of the most popular opera composer in history, Gioachino Rossini.
Born into a family of musicians, he wrote his first opera when he was a youth of 14 years old.
From his twenty years old he wrote more than fourty operas; during the first representation of his works he gained contrasting reviews from the audience, ranging from extraordinary success like La pietra del paragone, La gazza ladra, Zelmira and Semiramide, to resounding failures, for example, The Barber of Seville, was a colossal failure when it premiered as Almaviva; Paisiello’s admirers were extremely indignant, sabotaging the production by whistling and shouting during the entire first act. However, not long after the second performance, the opera became so successful that the fame of Paisiello’s opera was transferred to Rossini’s, to which the title The Barber of Seville passed as an inalienable heritage.
Limenmusic pays tribute to this great Italian artist into the new album of Fabrizio Meloni, First Solo clarinet of the Orchestra and the philarmonica of La Scala Theatre in Milan, since 1984, and the talented pianist Takahiro Yoshikawa: Across virtuosity.
In this album, entirely dedicated to Fantasie for clarinet and piano that move from operatic melodies, we proposed a Fantasia from Semiramide written by Ferdinando Sebastiani, called by Rossini: “Le pére des clarinettes“, in 1838, in the middle of the “belcanto” season.

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Fabrizio Meloni, clarinet
Takahiro Yoshikawa, pianist
Across virtuosity
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“Across virtuosity” on Primo Movimento, RAI Radio 3

On February 29. 2012 on RAI Radio 3, Primo Movimento, at 09:30 (GMT+1) wil be present “Across virtuosity“, the new album of M° Fabrizio Meloni and M° Takahiro Yoshikawa, entirely dedicated to Fantasie on operatic melodies.

http://www.rai.tv/dl/RaiTV/popup/player_radio.html?v=3

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Fabrizio Meloni, clarinet – Takahiro Yoshikawa, piano
Across virtuosity
CD+DVD LIMEN Classic & contemporary

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About Burgmüller Complete Etudes…

Here you can find a review (in Italian version) about the latest album of the Japanese pianist Aki Kuroda , entirely dedicated to Burgmüller complete etudes, published on Brescia Oggi.

Gli studi scritti da Burgmüller

Un’altra bellissima operazione proposta da Limen. Per la quale occorre anzitutto sapere chi era Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmüller, compositore tedesco che fu a Parigi fin dal 1832.
E, se scrisse un numero impressionante di brani, uno dei suoi maggiori meriti è proprio quello di aver scritto una tale serie di studi per pianoforte tali da costituire una “scuola” che qui viene proposta in modo completo dalla brava artista giapponese, che ha registrato i 25 Studi facili e progressivi op. 100 e poi i 18 Studi di genere che sono il seguito.
Nel secondo CD gli Studi Brillanti e Melodici op. 105, ma anche le Fantasie sull’Ernani e su Giselle.

Luigi Fertonani

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Aki Kuroda
Burgmüller Complete Etudes
CD+DVD LIMEN Classic & contemporary BLACK LINE
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Next releases…

On March 2012 will be available the new album of Quartetto Prometeo!

Two compositions that belong to classical repertoire, Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Serioso” and Franz Schubert’s “Das Tod und das Mädchen”, are protagonists of the new volume of Limen Black Line series. A program transcribed by Mahler during his early working years with the Vienna Philharmonics, and today proposed by the renowned Italian string quartet, Quartetto Prometeo.
Since the beginning this artists, thanks to an excellent execution, both technically and emotionally, give to the listener the intensity and the power of this two beautiful works.
The DVD contains also interviews of great value given by two leading artists of the national and international music scene: Salvatore Sciarrino and Salvatore Accardo, who talk about their personal relationship with Quartetto Prometeo.

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Quartetto Prometeo
L. van Beethoven
F. Schubert

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Across virtuosity…now available on iTunes!

Finally the new album of Fabrizio Meloni and Takahiro Yoshikawa is also available on iTunes!!!

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Fabrizio Meloni, clarinet
Takahiro Yoshikawa, piano
ACROSS VIRTUOSITY

CD+DVD – LIMEN Classic & contemporary Black Line

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About “La viola del ‘900″…

Here you can find a review (in Italian version) about the latest album of M° Danilo Rossi , accompanied at the piano by Stefano Bezziccheri, published on MUSICA magazine.

Danilo Rossi, prima viola dell’Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, da anni frequenta come solista praticamente l’intero repertorio dedicato al proprio strumento. In questa nuova incisione egli propone tre pagine fondamentali appartenenti alla letteratura del Novecento.
La Sonata Op. 1  n. 4 di Paul Hindemith, violista lui stesso, fu completata nel 1919. É uno studio sulla variazione: il secondo e il terzo movimento sono, infatti, rispettivamente un Thema mit Variationen e un Finale mit Variationen, e sono collocati dopo un’ammaliante Fantasia iniziale di gusto rapsodico. Danilo Rossi e Stefano Bezziccheri non rinunciano qui alla passione e a un suono carnoso che occhieggia ancora al secolo precedente.
Nelle Lacymae op. 48 (1950) anche Benjamin Britten si misura con la forma antica della variazione, traendone una pagina sfuggente e carica di tensione. Il tema “If my complaints could passion move” di John Dowland viene suddiviso in due sezioni, la prima delle quali serve da base per dieci variazioni mentre la seconda si discioglie in una distensiva coda: Rossi sa mantenere una temperatura emozionale elevatissima in tutto il brano, mettendo in evidenza anche le rifrazioni del proprio Maggini. L’estremo lavoro di Dmitri Shostakovich, l’enigmatica Sonata Op. 147 (1975), da modo, infine, a Rossi e Bezziccheri di esprimersi anche in un clima più crepuscolare, a volte astratto, ma pur sempre molto intenso.
La buona registrazione è inficiata da un rumore di fondo talvolta fastidioso (credo che si tratti di soffi del solista).

Massimo Viazzo

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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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About “Across virtuosity”…

Here you can find a review (in Italian version) about the new album of M°Fabrizio Meloni, First Solo clarinet of the Orchestra and the philarmonica of La Scala Theatre in Milan, since 1984 and the talented Japanese pianist M° Takahiro Yoshikawa published on Brescia Oggi magazine.

Virtuosismo alla prova dei brani d’opera

Il tema scelto dai due artisti per questa nuovissima produzione è quello del virtuosismo, su temi operistici di autori italiani. Il pensiero va subito alle celebri parafrasi da concerto per pianoforte solo di Franz Liszt delle quali è ospitata in questa registrazione quella dedicata a Rigoletto.
Tutto il resto del programma è per duo di clarinetto e pianoforte e lo strumento a fiato, grazie alla sua proverbiale agilità, fa la parte del leone in una serie che parte con Giuseppe Verdi, in particolare con il concerto – Fantasia di Luigi Bassi su Rigoletto, con variazioni spericolate su “Caro nome” seguite da quella di Donato Lovreglio sui temi di Traviata iniziando dal Brindisi e continuando con “Amami Alfredo” per una parte davvero impervia al clarinetto. Ma è tutto un programma di straordinaria bravura quello presentato da Fabrizio Meloni e da Takahiro Yoshikawa, un programma in cui non poteva mancare anche Rossini: la scelta è caduta sul Concerto – Fantasia di Ferdinando Sebastiani sui temi di Semiramide cui si aggiunge il notevole brano su Norma, dello Stesso Sebastiani.

Luigi Fertonani

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Fabrizio Meloni, clarinet
Takahiro Yoshikawa, piano

Across virtuosity

CD+DVD – LIMEN Classic and contemporary

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Fabrizio Meloni and Takahiro Yoshikawa on Piazza Verdi

On January 7. 2012 Fabrizio Meloni and Takahiro Yoshikawa were hosted by Piazza Verdi (RAI Radio 3), to present their latest album: ACROSS VIRTUOSITY (CD+DVD box set), belonging to Limen Classic and contemporary – BLACK LINE series!

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(only Italian version)

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Next releases….

Limen music & arts is pleased to announce the release of a new album, scheduled for January 2012, of the Italian ensemble Quartetto Prometeo….

In this album:

Ludwig van Beethoven – String Quartet “Serioso” Op. 95
1 – Allegro con brio
2 – Allegretto ma non troppo
3 – Allegro assai vivace ma serioso
4 – Larghetto espressivo – Allegretto agitato

Franz Schubert – String Quartet in in D minor D 810 “Der Tod und das Mädchen”
6 – Allegro
7 – Andante con moto
8 – Scherzo Allegro molto
9 – Presto

…and special contents…………

Stay tuned!!!!!!!

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