Archive for January, 2011

Takahiro Yoshikawa in concert

On January 22nd 2011 at Izumi Hall in Osaka, Japan: Takahiro Yoshikawa in concert.

The young and talented Japanese pianist will perform with Kansai Philarmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sachio Fujioka, Rachmaninov’s “Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini”, Op. 43.

All people will attend at the concert are invited to write us their impressions, comments, send photos or a short article about the event. Any material will be welcome.
Enjoy the concert!!!!

Visite Takahiro Yoshikawa web site, click here.
For more info about the concert, please click here.
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New recordings for Limenmusic: Aki Kuroda

Last week the renowned Japanese pianist Aki Kuroda, has recorded in Limenmusic’s studio a concert for a new CD+DVD box set, which will be part of an unpublished project dedicated to musical education.

This discographical work his entirely dedicated to the German pianist and composer Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmüller (4 December 1806 – 13 February 1874).
He is probably best known today for his etudes and other works for piano students
, infact selections from Op. 68, 76, 100, 105 and 109 etudes appear in a wide variety of educational collections.

In this CD+DVD box set, avalaible from March 2011, you will find:

25 Etudes faciles et progressives, conposées et doigtées expressément pour l’étendue des petites mains Op.100

12 Etudes brillantes et mélodiques Op.105

18 Etudes de genre (faisant Suite aux Etudes faciles op. 100) Op.109

Waiting for the DVD, you can listen to Aki Kuroda on Limenmusic Web Tv:

Aki Kuroda in concert
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Aki Kuroda plays Bach, Brahms, Scriabin
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Aki Kuroda plays Mochizuki – Sugiyama
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Aki Kuroda plays A.N. Skrjabin
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Sonia Formenti and Aki Kuroda play Franco Donatoni
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Collateral effects, by Sonia Arienta

Don Giovanni misappropriations

Travelling around the Nineteenth Century European theatres, Mozart-Da Ponte’s Don Giovanni – an artistic product on the border line between Ancien Régime and modernity – shows how a lyrical opera can be adulterate in its primary meaning. Da Ponte’s libretto and Mozart’s full score manipulations reveal some contradictory ways of cultural appropriation. The status of masterpiece recognized a priori to that work by the Nineteenth Century international community, because of its belonging to the Mozart catalogue, does not protect the same against compulsory adaptations. Enlightenment, in fact, little by little, is censured or repressed by bourgeoisie during its castling in conservative positions, since the Vienna Congress days. In this connection France, Great Britain, Italy with their different governments and social organisations, give three patterns of behaviour about the import of an artistic product.

The distortions of text replace the original message with a new one: the one approved by the cultural and governmental institutions of each nation. So that, Don Giovanni is filtered by latent “manipulators”. In this process of compulsory misrepresentations, theatre managers, translators, arrangers, impresarios, directors act on the traits and functions of characters with a less or more invasive manner. First of all, the protagonist, who in this opera is a spokesman of a liberty in fieri. Of freedom from religious and moral nets, near to a radical and revolutionary change. In fact, from a point of view peculiar to Enlightenment, he criticises three institutions, basis of the social order: couple and class relationships, relationships with death and religion…
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Shin Sasakubo at Limenmusic Web Tv

On January 10th and 11th, 2011 the renowned guitarist and composers Shin Sasakubo will record in Limenmusic studio a concert for the Web Tv.

Born in Tokyo in 1983, Shin Sasakubo is specialized in Peruvian Andean and contemporary classical music. He has made several presentations and master classes in Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Greece, Bulgaria and Japan. He has partecipated to conferences on Andean music in Japanese universities and international festivals.

He won many international competitions such as: first prize at the “Festival Cosquìn” in Japan, the third prize in the “Junior Guitar Competition” in Tokyo, the first prize in the “Guitar Competition of Japan” in Osaka, the first proze in the “Guitar Contest Saitama”, the second proze in the “AM LAM Competition of Latin American Music” in Tokyo anche the third proze in the “J.S. Bach Competition”.

From 2005 to 2007 he moved to Peru, where he dedicated himself to deepen the study of Andean music and to understanding the Andean world. Is also committed to the spread of Peruvian music and composers.

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011: Shin Sasakubo in concert at Spazio Sirin (via Vincenzo Vela, 15 – Milano – Italy):

“Obras de Sylvano Bussotti y Musica Peruana”

Part one:
1. Autotono (Sylvano Bussotti)
2. Ermafrodito (Sylvano Bussotti)
3. Rara eco sierologico (Sylvano Bussotti)

Part two:
1.Fantasia sobre el tema Canastitay (Tradicional de Peru-arreglo por Shin S)
2.Fantasia sobre el tema Vidallay vida (Tradicional de Peru-arreglo por Shin S)
3.Coca quintucha (Tradicional de Peru-arreglo por Shin S)
4.Llaqtay Urqu (Tradicional de Peru-arreglo por Shin S)
5.La anaconda (Tradicional de Peru-arreglo por Shin S)

More info @ www.sirin.it

Web site: www.shin-sasakubo.com

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Intersections, by Alfonso Alberti

Telling stories without rhyme nor reason

Arts history is full of powerful sentences, prohibitions, tabulae rasae. As in the golden age of Surrealism, when André Breton forbid even the composition of novels. No sooner said than done. Should the surrealists never write novels? Then Max Ernst, artist who at the time was very close to the Surrealism, in 1929 publishes one, La femme 100 têtes [The woman a hundred heads].
Red-handedness notwithstanding, in a sense there is no crime, because the said novel isn’t a novel. Not in the realist sense, at least, that is a novel reflecting reality according to traditional logic, with a beginning and an end, with well outlined characters whose whereabouts contribute to the building of a plot.
In La femme 100 têtes, the narrative element is completely removed. It is a “picture book”: a long sequence of printings with subtitles, organized according to the rules of the surrealist automatic association…
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You can listen to La femme 100 têtes, by George Antheil, performed by Alfonso Alberti inside the concert:

Alfonso Alberti – Piano Music and visual Arts – 1
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