Archive for January, 2011

Limenmusic on IBS

From today you can buy our latest discographical works on IBS.it at www.ibs.it/etichetta/Limen/i+dischi+Limen

In particular:

Danilo Rossi graduated with full distinction in 1985 and then completed and perfected his studies
with Dino Asciolla, Piero Farulli and Yuri Bashmet. He was only 20 years old when Riccardo Muti choose him as first viola soloist of both the Theatre and Philharmonic Orchestras of La Scala in Milan (a position he currently still holds), so becoming the youngest ever first violist in the history of this world-famous and prestigious institution. Winner of ten national and international competitions, including those of Vittorio Veneto, Stresa and Moscow, he was awarded for two years the Honorary Diploma from the Chigiana Academy. Danilo Rossi is regularly invited to perform at major international Festivals, as a soloist with other great musicians (Azzolini, Brandis, Bashmet, Brunello, Canino, Carmignola, Chung, Dindo, Gallois, Gerart, Ghiglia, Lucchesini, Muti, Tortelier), and with eminent formations (Arditti Quartet, Nuovo Quartetto Italiano, Trio Italiano, Vanbrugh Quartet. For many years he was a member of the String Trio and the String Quartet of La Scala, groups with which he performed in the most prestigious international halls, in Europe (Lugano, Munich,
Frankfurt, Madrid, Bern) and overseas (Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Montreal).
Since the beginning of the Nineties he has been performing for the major musical institutions, in duet with the pianist Stefano Bezziccheri, with which he proposes, in this new production for Limenmusic, the two Brahms’ Sonatas (op.120 n°1 and 2), that the German composer had originally written for clarinet and piano, and later transcribed for viola. This work is proposed in a dual format: CD and DVD.


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Limenmusic is an offspring of Associazione Culturale Limen, founded in 1991, the brainchild of twenty yoears of musical research.
In this new production (CD+DVD), Limenmusic compares two of the greatest interpreters of the piano in Italy. Dado Moroni, one of the jazz  pianist most loved and renowned both in Italy and abroad; and Alfonso Alberti: pianist and musicologis knowed for his commitment ti the promotion of the twentieth century’s music, with a repertoire that ranges from historical avant-garde to the younger composers.
Accompanied by Aldo Zunino at the bass, Dado Moroni proposes five original tracks, that bear his signature, and that highlights his technical and  interpretative skills.
Alfonso Alberti offers us, in the intimate of th epiano solo, his interpretation of two works by two italian composersof the last century: Niccolò Castiglioni’s Cangianti and Quadermo musicale di Annalibera, a composition that the composer Luigi Dallapiccola dedicated to his daughter for her eighth birthday.
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We remember you that on IBS.it you can also buy the Takahiro Yoshikawa‘s CD:

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This CD dedicated to Fryderyc Chopin’s work, is a precise guided crossing of compositive poetics, of the various nuances and different phsyclogical and stylistic landscapes proposed by the Polish musicians.
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Limenmusic hosts Rondò 2011 – Divertimento Ensemble

From February 4th, 2011 Limenmusic will host on its Web Tv the musical season of Divertimento Ensemble: Rondò 2011.
It will be possible to listen and review many of the concert in program, both on Channel 1 – classical (in broadcast mode) and into the On-Demand area of Limenmusic web site.

The Divertimento Ensemble was founded in 1977 by several of the most important musicians in Milan, in collaboration with many other internationally renowned instrumentalists. With Sandro Gorli as director, the Ensemble quickly attained considerable success both in Italy and abroad, with over 1000 concerts and 10 CDs to its credit to date. In 1978, only its second year in existence, the Ensemble was included in the prestigious programmes of Milan’s Società del Quartetto and the “Musica nel Nostro Tempo” music festival.
For more info about Divertimento Ensemble and the musical season Rondò 2011, please visite the web site: www.divertimentoensemble.org

Today the pianist Maria Grazia Bellocchio will record a track from the second concert, which took place on January 26, 2011 at Palazzina Liberty, Milano: Ivan Fedele, Suite Francese.

Furthermore, the clarinetist Maurizio Longoni will record another track from the same concert: Giacinto Scelsi, Preghiera per un’ombra

This two performances will be broadcast on Limenmusic Web Tv on Friday, February 4th.

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

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Takahiro Yoshikawa in Concert

On January 29th, 2011 at The Glamour BarShanghai’s Sexiest Bar: Takahiro Yoshikawa in concert.

The young and talented Japanese pianist will perform:

Ravel
Gaspard de la Nuit (Ondine – Le Gibet – Scarbo)

Chopin
Nocturne No. 8 in D-flat major Op. 27-2
Polonaise No. 6 in A-flat major Op. 53 “Heroic”

Liszt
Consolation No. 3 in D-flat major S. 172-3
Mephisto Waltz No. 1 S. 514

The execution of Ravel, will be accompanied by a reading of poems by Aloysius Bertrand (1807 – 1841), a French poet considered the inventor of the prose poem. In the 1842 he wrote his posthumous work: Gaspard de la Nuit, from which Maurice Ravel drew inspiration to write his triptych for piano in 1908: Gaspard de la Nuit.

Here you can find links to the Bertrand’s poems.

French (original text)

Italian version

For more info about the concert, please click here.

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Alessandro Solbiati, the documentary

From today you’ll be able to enjoy on Limenmusic Web Tv (Channel 1) the broadcasting of the first episode of the documentary dedicated to the Italian composer Alessandro Solbiati, edited by Alfonso Alberti.

During this meeting, Solbiati will talk about his personal relationship with the art of composition, telling the daily habits and all the small details that allow us to understand the poetic personality of this composer.

Furthermore, he will make a series of reflections on the role of classical music in our society, in the consciusness and education.
In this regard, we propose an excerpt (in italian version) from a book written by Alessandro Solbiati: “Ah, lei fa il compositore? E che genere di musica scrive? Quattro saggi su un’esperienza”, edited by M° Carlo De Incontrera and published by Teatro Comunale di Monfalcone.

La musica oggi è vittima di una evidentissima contraddizione, e non solo in Italia. Da un lato, infatti, essa è l’arte ignorata dai programmi scolastici, mentre dall’altro è l’unica fruita tutti i giorni, quella, per meglio dire, che invade la quotidianità anche indipendentemente dal nostro volere.Tale contraddizione espone ciascuno alla più totale sprovvedutezza nel momento in cui bisognerebbe scegliere quale musica ascoltare. Non vi è infatti bar, negozio o supermercato che non ci avvolga con un sottofondo musicale, quasi non si potesse mai stare nel silenzio; la vita dei giovani è scandita dalla frequentazione delle discoteche, le ore che essi passano sui libri di scuola vedono costantemente acceso lo stereo di fianco e c’è chi, salendo in auto, mette in funzione l’autoradio ancora prima del motore. Naturalmente, nella maggior parte dei casi, non si tratta di ascolto, ma di una semplice modalità per evitare anche un solo attimo di silenzio, poiché esso risulta sempre più scomodo ed imbarazzante per la nostra civiltà.
E il fatto è che la musica si presta docilmente a questo ruolo di tappezzeria dell’esistenza perchè è l’unica arte che non “costringe a sè” il nostro corpo, prima ancora che la nostra mente: leggendo un libro o ammirando un quadro, gli occhi, e con loro tutto il corpo, devono essere tenuti volontariamente fermi sull’oggetto in questione e in quel momento noi non possiamo svolgere alcun’altra mansione; le orecchie, invece, “lasciano passare il suono” indipendentemente dalla nostra intenzione e permettono nel frattempo al nostro corpo di muoversi e di agire oltre che alla nostra mente di pensare ad altro.
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For the schedule of the week, please click here.


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Collateral Effects, by Sonia Arienta

From a mass genre to a niche product

Opera is the most important mass genre in Nineteenth Century Italy, the most interesting cultural event for the inhabitants of the peninsula, also for these of the most remote corners. On the social level it is enjoyed by a heterogeneous audience. In public imagination construction, its role is similar to english and french novels of the same age. It acquires, in short, a first-rate part in the formation of spectators opinions and taste; it reflects the peculiar behaviours of the times and meanwhile influences them.

With the advent of cinema, from the first decades of the Twentieth Century, these privileges ceased, so opera metamorphoses itself from a mass genre to a niche product. In the last twenty years, in particular, attention to melodrama is progressively decreased…
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Danilo Rossi at Radio Svizzera Italiana – RETE 2

On Friday, January 21, 2011 on RADIO SVIZZERA ITALIANA, RETE 2 at 11:00 (GMT+2) will be presented by Anna Menichetti the latest discographical work of Danilo Rossi, First Viola Soloist of the La Scala Theatre in Milan, accompanied by Stefano Bezziccheri at the piano:

Danilo Rossi
Johannes Brahms, Sonata Op.120 N°1 and 2

CD+DVD Box set, Limen Classic & contemporary
Piano: Stefano Bezziccheri

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Marco Fusi at Limenmusic

Today the talented italian violinist Marco Fusi will record in Limenmusic’s studio a concert for the Web Tv.

He studied at “G.Verdi” conservatoire in Milan, and then he attended specialization courses with Pavel Vernikov, Jeanne Marie Conquer, Ernst Kovacic and Dimitrios Polisoidis.
Marco Fusi is also a composer: his compositions have been performed in many concert halls, including Verbania’s “Per Adesso” festival, “Batique” festival and Notturni in Villa Simonetta (Milan), “rassegna Fiesolana” (Fiesole), Disney Hall (Los Angeles).

In particular, he will perform for us:

Luciano Berio – Sequenza VIII
Salvatore Sciarrino - 6 capricci
Franco Donatoni - Ciglio
Alessandro Solbiati - Due adagi – Tiresia e la Pizia
Federico Gardella - Estroso
Lorenzo Pagliei - Miti perpetui

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Danilo Rossi’s CD+DVD on Rai Radio 3

On Thursday, January 20th, 2011 from 09:30 (GMT+2) to 10:00 (GMT+2) at Primo Movimento on Rai Radio3 will be presented the latest discographical work of Danilo Rossi, First Viola Soloist of the La Scala Theatre in Milan, accompanied by Stefano Bezziccheri at the piano.

Danilo Rossi
Johannes Brahms, Sonata Op.120 N°1 and 2

CD+DVD Box set, Limen Classic & contemporary
Piano: Stefano Bezziccheri

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Intersections, by Alfonso Alberti

Giorgio Gaslini’s three “Piano Sonata Décollage”

Visiting an exhibition of works created by the informal painter Mimmo Rotella, I was struck by his large paintings where advertising posters of American, French or Italian films appeared, teared off, or rather unglued off normal bills, and on which Rotella, with skillful brushwork, exercised a completing operation, aiming to alienating the original meaning of the materials. The title of each work was Décollage, that is ‘tear’ or ‘peeling-off’.”

That’s the way Giorgio Gaslini presents the first of his three recent (2008/2009) Piano Sonata Décollage for piano. As the artist Mimmo Rotella teared off advertising posters, brought them to his studio and there assembled, reworked them and then tore them off again, so Gaslini does in the music realm. Tearing apart melodies, ballads, marches, tangos, barcarolles, counterpoints and uncountable many other genres. Never quoting what exists (in this way clearly distinguishing himself from Rotella), but always self-creating the posters to be teared apart, which consequently are never, althought they could be, real…
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New recordings for Limenmusic: Danilo Rossi & Stefano Bezziccheri

From today Danilo Rossi, First Viola Soloist of the Orchestra of La Scala Theatre in Milan, accompanied by Stefano Bezziccheri at the piano will record in Limenmusic’s studio a concert for a new CD+DVD box set.

This is the third step of a recording project that will lead to the creation of a collection of six box sets of great music for viola and piano, wich pays tribute to the main composers who have written for this ensemble. In particular this work is dedicated to the viola of the twentieth century:

B. Britten – “Lacrymae”
D. Schostakovich – Sonata op. 147
P. Hindemith – Sonata “Fantasia” op. 11 n. 4

We remeber you that the first CD+DVD box set arised from the collaboration between Danilo Rossi, Stefano Bezziccheri and Limenmusic is dedicated to the Brahms’ Sonatas 1 and 2 Op. 120:

Danilo Rossi, viola
Johannes Brahms – SONATE
op.120 n. 1 and 2
piano: Stefano Bezziccheri
CD+DVD Limen Classic & contemporary

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