Archive for November, 2011

Duo Morini – Porta in concert

On December 10th 2011 at San Fedele Church at 17:00 (GMT+1)
Duo Morini, Porta in concert
free entrance
Crossed counterpoints, from Bach to our days

J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Partita BWV 1013 for flute (1723)

Vittorio Montalti (1984)
Prayer for flute and violin (creation)

André Jolivet (1905-1974)
Da Ascèses for flute (1967):
– Matière, triple abîme des étoiles, des atomes et des générations
– Le Dieu a crée les rêves pour indiquer la route au dormeur donc les yeux sont dans l’obscurité

Max Reger (1873-1916)
Ciaccona for violin (1905)

Alessandro Solbiati (1956)
Contrapunctus for flute and violin (2008)

Info @ centrosanfedele.net

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Quartetto Anthos on “Piazza Verdi”, Radio 3

Quartetto Anthos will be guest on November 26 at 15:00 (GMT+1) on “Piazza Verdi” – Radio 3.

Radio 3 – On air @ http://www.rai.tv/dl/RaiTV/popup/player_radio.html?v=3

During this meeting this renowned and appreciated Italian quartett will talk about their projects, and will perform some of the most representative pieces of their repertoire, such as: Andante cantabile, from the Schumann‘s Opus 47, three movements from Gianluca Cascioli‘s quartet (written and dedicated to them) and a pieces by Alexandre Tansman.

Don’t miss…

In the meantime, you’ll be able to enjoy a beautiful concert recorded by Quartetto Anthos at Limen Studio:

In this concert:
Johannes Brahms – Klavierquartett in sol minore Op. 25

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The crown jewels, by Sonia Arienta

The plot of Rigoletto and La Traviata no longer belongs to the knowledge of italian citizen majority. But the fault is not so much imputable to an audience of little curiosity and culture, annihilated and passive by the bidimensionality of tv, computers, screens, deceiving the ears with stereophonic tridimensionalities and dazing the eyes with a carnival of images too much often devoid of contents.

The core of the problem stays, rather, in the collusions between media sectors, ministries of education and the most trash exigences of entertainment business majors. Then, in substance, it stays in the short-sightedness of cultural politics, managed with ignorance and bad faith, in particular towards music.

Not teaching citizens about the best products of their nation is an irresponsible, foolish and self-injuring act, as to forget and to lay crown jewels to the sticky embrace of dust and cobwebs in a dark side of a cellar. So, they risk to lay unused, until at least somebody gives them a suitable display and diffusion. Fortunately, operas, like diamonds, do not decay even they are forgotten for a long time.

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Valentina lo Surdo presents Corrado Rojac’s CD on Radio 3

On Wednesday November 23rd on Radio 3 – Primo Movimento at 09:30 (GMT+1) at www.rai.tv/dl/RaiTV/popup/player_radio.html?v=3

Valentina Lo Surdo presents the new album of the Italian accordionist Corrado Rojac.

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Corrado Rojac, accordion
Variazioni
CD – LIMEN Classic & contemporary

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“And we began to look into the stars”: the spiritual element in Karheinz Stockhausen‘s music, by Alfonso Alberti

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The intersections between music and spirituality are many and most varied. Undoubtedly, in a more general sense, some form of spirituality could and should be part of every musical listening experience. As for Stockhausen’s music, anyway, the spiritual element is far from being unspecific, and there are strategies implemented in such a way that the listener is able to live a very peculiar experience.
The watcher should feel separated from what temporarily he deserted by getting into the concert hall; s/he should feel fully immersed in the sound environment; the experience shouldn’t be mediated by the rationality filter; the time should be suspended in a kind of trance where thinking surrenders to vision; and this vision should touch just what was never before experienced – these seem to be Stockhausen’s intentions when he conceives some of his most important compositions.
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Limenmusic presents: Takahiro Yoshikawa CD+DVD

Finally, clicking on the image below you you will find a trailer of the latest TakahiroYoshikawa‘s album.

Takahiro Yoshikawa, young and talented Japanese pianist, took his first steps into the world of music in his homeland, before moving to 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.Given the exiting successes of his first album, published in 2009, devoted to Frèdéric Chopin’w works, Limen music & arts proposes a new discographical production (CD+DVD), where Takahiro Yoshikawa performs pieces dedicated to the suggestions of the night, readind it in a new, and deeply original, key, infact all the works refer to the same “black” key, in which the fingers more often caress the keyboard rather than strike it.
Thanks to his deep and attractive interpretation, this artist take us in a intimate path through images, colours and emotions of the night, drowing to leading composers of the Nineteenth century: L. van Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt and Maurice Ravel, to create an album of unparalleled beauty.

For album details, please click here.

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Takahiro Yoshikawa
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L. van Beethoven, F. Chopin, F. Liszt and M. Ravel
CD+DVD LIMEN classic & contemporary – BLACK LINE

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Quartetto Prometeo in concert

On November 18. 2011 at 21.00 (GMT+1) at American Academy Villa Aurelia in Rome (Italy):

Opening of the 46th Festival di Nuova Consonanza.

Quartetto Prometeo in concert.
Musics by: John Cage, Ivan Fedele and Steve Reich.

In collaboration with American Academy in Rome.

Info @ www.nuovaconsonanza.it

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Danilo Rossi in concert

On November 12. 2011 at 11:30 a.m. (GMT+1) at Teatro della Pergola, in Florence (Italy).
Danilo Rossi (viola), Andrea Lucchesini (piano), Marco Rizzi (violin) and Mario Brunello (cello)
The interpreters talk about music: Brahms‘ music

On November 12. 2011 at 16:00 (GMT+1) at Teatro della Pergola, Florence (Italy).
Danilo Rossi (viola), Andrea Lucchesini (piano), Marco Rizzi (violin) and Mario Brunello (cello) in concert

Program:
Johannes Brahms – Zwei Gesänge Op. 91 (transcription for cello, viola and piano)
Johannes Brahms – Trio in A minor Op. 144 (transcription for viola, cello and piano)
Johannes Brahms – Quartet for piano and strings in G minor Op. 25

On November 13 at 21:00 (GMT+1) at Teatro della Pergola, Florence (Italy).
Danilo Rossi (viola), Andrea Lucchesini (piano), Marco Rizzi (violin) and Mario Brunello (cello) in concert

Program:
Johannes Brahms – Quartet in A major Op. 26
Johannes Brahms – Quartet in C minor op. 60

More info @ www.amicimusica.fi.it

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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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Limenmusic recommends: Trio Sahatci – Laffranchini – Rebaudengo

Limenmusic proposes a concert by the Italian Trio, Trio Sahatci – Laffranchini – Rebaudengo.

Klaidi Sahatci is Konzertmeister of Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich, he plays a Stradivari “ex Weniawsky”.
Sandro Laffranchini is first cello soloist at La Scala Theatre, he plays a wonderful Carlo Antonio Testore’s cello (1730)
Andrea Rebaudengo is concert pianist and member of ensembles of international fame.
For more info about the Trio, please, click here.

In this concert they perform:

Piano Trio for piano, violin and cello, a composition written in 1937 by the American conductor, composer, author and pianist, Leornard Bernsteind, considered by The New York Times “one of the most prodigiuously talented and successful musicians in American history“.

Suite italienne, is an arrangements for cello and piano of several movements from Igor Stravinsky‘s “Pergolesi” ballet Pulcinella (1919-1920).
Initially, in 1925 he wrote a Suite for violin and piano, after fragments by Giambattsta Pergolesi’s pieces. Then in 1932, in collaboration with the cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, he re-works the earlier suite into the Suite italienne for cello and piano.

Porgy and Bess Suite is a composition written by George Gershwin in 1934, after reading  the novel Porgy, by DuBose Heyward.

Enjoy the concert on Limenmusic Web Tv!!!!

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