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About the 4th volume of DUETS’Line…

Here you can find a review (in Italian version) about the 4th volume of DUETS’ Line, “Il pianoforte in Italia tra il jazz e il ‘900 eurocolto“, entirely dedicated to the piano, published on All About Jazz.

Interpreters: Dado Moroni and Alfonso Alberti
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Originale iniziativa dell’etichetta Limen, questo cofanetto – ennesimo di una serie che include un CD e un DVD – nasce con l’intenzione di confrontare pianismo jazz e classico avvicinando cinque brani composti ed eseguiti da Dado Moroni (alcuni con l’accompagnamento al contrabbasso di Aldo Zunino) a brani di compositori come Niccolò Castiglioni e luigi Dallapiccola, eseguiti da Alfonso Alberti.

Moroni, che sta vivendo un periodo di particolare smalto, svolge la sua parte in modo superbo, sia per espressività sia per ricchezza di stilemi. “Brother Alfred”, condotto in solitudine, è ad esempio un condensato di storia del piano jazz, ma è anche di grande trasporto; “Walkin’ The Town”, un classico blues attraversato dall’ottimo contrabbasso di Zunino, è riuscitissimo, così come l’ultima traccia da lui interpretata dell’album, “Cedar’s Sphere”. Oltre mezz’ora di jazz ad alto livello.

Di stampo chiaramente diverso, invece, il contributo di Alberti, che dopo gli otto minuti di Castiglioni si dedica quasi interamente al “Quaderno musicale di Annalibera”, lavoro di Dallapiccola del 1952 composto di undici piccoli brani. La cui rarefazione contrappuntistica, pur incantevole, non potrebbe essere più in contrasto con quanto messo in scena da Moroni nella prima parte del lavoro.

Un lavoro, quindi, di curiosa contrapposizione. che si lascia apprezzare o separatamente, per la qualità dei diversissimi contributi, o proprio per il contrasto che glabalmente si produce tra le due sue parti.

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About “Voci d’oggi”, 5th volume of Duets’ line…

Here you can find a review (in Italian version) about the 5th volume of DUETS’ Line, “Voci d’oggi“, entirely dedicated to the voice , published on All About Jazz.

Interpreters:
Barbara Casini, singer
Riccardo Bianchi, guitar
Stelia Doz, soprano
Guido Salvetti, piano
Featuring Beppe Fornaroli
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In duplice versione, CD e DVD, perfettamente speculari, questo delizioso lavoro con al centro la voce così riconoscibile, come piegata verso indolenze sempre preziose, mai supine, di Barbara Casini verte su un repertorio del tutto originale dovuto alle penne della cantante e del chitarrista Riccardo Bianchi, ad eccezione di quel “Millenovecentosettantaquattro” che è firmato da Beppe Fornaroli, la cui ulteriore chitarra classica si unisce al duo.

Benchè i ricami vocali della Casini accarezzino come sempre atmosfere che guardano al Brasile, i testi (per lo più suoi) sono quasi sempre in italiano (ma gustosissimo è il melting pot itali-anglo-portoghese di “Un muro che non c’è“), il che rappresenta già una scelta di campo piuttosto netta, e di fatto tutt’altro che scontata. L’eleganza a tratti persino un pò esangue del dialogo a due (con Bianchi che qua e la si sovrincide alla chitarra sia elettrica che classica) colpisce per la coerenza espressiva, la misura, l’olimpica volatilità, a tratti quasi allusiva (nonchè elusiva), l’insistito, sapiente gusto per la sottigliezza.

Chiude il lavoro – un pò cripticamente, invero – un unico brano, “In Mittagstraum“, composto da Alessandro Solbiati su testi poetici di Stefan George, in cui la voce classica (lirico-contemporanea, viene da definirla) di Stelia Doz si muove su un terreno liederistico che predilige toni quieti e scuri.

di Alberto Bazzurro

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Happy birthday Ennio Morricone…

On November 10 1928 was born the Italian conductor and composer Ennio Morricone.
During his career he touched a wide range of composition genres, ranging from absolute music to applied music, working as conductor of many orchestras all over the world (Orchestra of the Santa Cecilia Academy, Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus of  La Scala Theatre, the London Simphony Orchestra, ecc.), and as a composer for for theatre, radio and cinema.
He is best know for his film scores  (496 at the moment), including some award-winning as well as several synphonic  and choral pieces.
He has collaborated with leading Italian and internazional directors, such as Sergio Leone, Gillo Pontecorvo, Pierpaolo Pasolini, Bernardo Bertolucci, Giuseppe Tornatore, Line Wertmuller, Oliver Stone, Roman Polansky, Warren Beatty, etc.).
He started his film music career in 1961 with “Il Federale“, directed by Luciano Sale, but he became famous worldwide thanks to the collaboration with Sergio Leone, creating some of his most famous musics: A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a few dollars more (1965), The good, the bad and the ugly (1966), Once upon a time in the west (1968) and A fistful of dynamite (1971).
In 2007 he received, together with a standing ovation of the audience, an honorary Academy Award “for his magnificent and multifaceted contributions to the art of film music“.

On Limenmusic Web Tv you can find a composition for guitar written By Ennio Morricone in 1957, performed by Elena Casoli: Quattro Pezzi (here we propose the IV movement).

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This piece is a track of the album, published by Limen music & arts in 2009, entirely dedicated to the guitar, thanks to the performances of Franco Cerri and Elena Casoli.
For more info about the album, please click here.

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September releases…

From September 26. 2011 you will find in all music stores and digital two new productions:

The first is the fifth volume of DUETS, a collection of CD+DVD dedicated to the meeting between contemporary music and jazz.
This time we talk about “voice” with two leading performers: Barbara Casini and Stelia Doz.
Barbara Casini, has 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.

For more info about the album, please click here.

The second production  is the new CD of the Italian accordionist Corrado Rojac.
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 a 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 and Gianluca Verlingieri.

For more info about the album, please click here.

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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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“Voci d’oggi”, where contemporary music meets jazz

Contemporary music and jazz are meeting one more time on Limemusic Web Tv.

Limen music & arts, discographical italian label and Web Tv entirely dedicated to classical music and Jazz, in collaboration with Warner Chappell Music Italiana music edition, proposes an unpublished project: a musical reflection that drives the audience to discover the deep connexions between repertoires apparently differents and irreconcilable: contemporary music and jazz.
A series of duets, gathered in 7 box sets CD+DVD, in which some of the most important musical interpreters nationally and internationally, are compared to show the public how these two genre are reflected in each other, revealing unexpected points of contact and intersections.

This time we talk 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.

For more info about the album, please, click here.

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