Archive for November, 2011

Limenmusic recommends: Vanessa Benelli Mosell

Limenmusic proposes a concert by the young and talented pianist Vanessa Benelli Mosell, considered one of the most natural musical talent by critics all over the world.

“Twenty-three years old pianist Vanessa Benelli Mosell is recognised for her distinctive limpid sound and clarity of intentions of her prodigious playing that combines the blazing virtuosic command over the most demanding technical complexities and her natural musical insight. Her debut recording Virtuoso Piano Music, released in February 2011 by Brillian Classics, has gained internazionale acclaim for ” her great panache” and “sparkling techinque in demanding music” in which ‘she leaves no doubt of her enviable facility'”
Gramophone Magazine

In this concert recorded at Limenmusic Studio in 2009, Vanessa Benelli Moselli performs:

Sonata in G major n. 16 Op. 31 n. 1, written by Ludwig van Beethoven between 1801 and 1802. This work represents Beethoven’s new innovative and unconventional ideas, far from the classical style of music.

The Variations on a theme of Paganini are a set of theme and variation for solo piano, completed by Johannes Brahms in 1863. Clara Schumann has defined this scores “impossible to execute”. The theme is Niccolò Paganini’s Caprice n. 24 in A minor for violin solo; the variations are considered a landmark for their emotional depht and techical challenge.
This work is divided into two sections:
– Book I, Op. 25/1
– Book II, Op. 35/2 (that we propose in this concert)

Joseph Haydn is considered the father of sonata form.
While in the Classicism, music was dominated by the key, Haydn was focused on the conceive of new expressive solutions, creating the most important musical structures of the XIX Century.
Here we proposed Sonata in E minor n. 53 Hob. XVI:34

Piano Sonata n. 7 in B flat major Op. 83, was the second of three so-called War-Sonatas, written by Sergei Prokofiev between 1939 and 1942.

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About Tatiana Larionova’s album…

Here you can find a review (in Italian version) about the new album of the talented pianist Tatiana Larionova, published on Brescia Oggi magazine.

Larionova la complessità dell’arte

La serie della Limen che abbina il cd audio alla ripresa video in dvd prosegue con una giovane pianista russa, Tatiana Larionova alle prese con un programma via via sempre più complesso: si parte dalla Sonata in mi minore Hob. XVI: 34 di Franz Joseph Haydn, pezzo molto bello ma di difficoltà non così rilevante come invece l’omaggio a Liszt che segue, con la Fantasia quasi Sonata ” Dopo una lettura di Dante” e soprattutto nella vibrante interpretazione del Mephisto Walzer n. 1, nelle sue potenti sonorità drammatiche.
Infine i sei Momenti musicali dall’ Op. 16 di Rachmaninov; particolare la profondità d’interpretazione da parte di questa bravissima pianista.
Luigi Fertonani

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Tatiana Larionova
Joseph Haydn, Franz Liszt and Sergei Rachmaninoff
CD+DVD LIMEN Classic & contemporary – BLACK LINE

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Similitudes, by Sonia Arienta

Opera has been for a long time contempted and valued a second place gender by a certain old current of musicologists, because of supposed incapacity, or lack of elegance, of taste and skilfulness in orchestration of its composers. Whereas, it was instead the short-sightedness of the academics too much academic, very theoretical and too little practical which neglected and ignored the performance’s needs, which judged librettos nonsensical blotters. As if the last ones should be used and considered like plays self-sufficient, or destined to silent reading like a novel, instead of be esteemed only in order to their unavoidable relation with the music composed for a theatrical performance.
On the other hand, the users exclusively patronising popular music judge opera, or classical music, something of particularly reactionary, old fashioned and boring, persuaded that the encouragement to the novelty and to the rebellion is a prerogative of their favourite gender…
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Annamaria Morini and Enzo Porta in concert!!!

November 12. 2011 at Museo della Musica in Bologna, Italy:
preview of the film: Sul nome B.A.C.H. Contrappunti con l’arte della fuga, by Francesco Leprino. A journey in Germany from Eisenach to Lubech, looking for Bach (Al Gran Sole, Italia – Germania, 2008/2011 – Rinning time: 115′).
With Luigi Verdi (composer and musicologist) and Carlo Vitali (musicologist).
Annamaria Morini (flute) and Enzo Porta (violin) will perform: Alessandro Solbiati – Contrapunctus for flute and violin.
www.museomusicabologna.it
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November 27. 2011 at Palazzo Mazziotti in Caiazzo (Caserta), for the Autunno Musicale di Caserta:
Annamaria Morini (flute) and Enzo Porta (violin) in concert.
Program:
Aldo Clementi – Luciano Berio for flute and violin
Franco Donatoni – da Argot (1979) two pieces for violin – n. 2
Oscar Bianchi – Gr… for flute (2010/11). World premiere of the version in C for flute by A. Morini
Bruno Maderna – Dialodia for flute and violin
Niccolò Castiglioni – Romanzetta for flute/flute in G
Luciano Berio – Sequenza VIII for violin
Giacomo Manzoni – Frase 2 for flute and violin

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About Takahiro Yoshikawa’s Album…

Here you can find a review (in Italian version) about the new album of the Italian pianist Takahiro Yoshikawa, published on Brescia Oggi magazine.

I bresciani del pianoforte ricorderanno questo giovane pianista giapponese, che ha suonato lo scorso anno per la rassegna «Sul filo delle emozioni» di Paolo Sarubbi e Nadia Segalini e ancor prima era stato applaudito a Odolo e anche al teatro Grande di Brescia, col Quartetto d’Archi della Scala.
Ora esce per Limen doppio contributo registrato quest’anno: non solo il tradizionale cd audio ma anche la versione video in dvd.
Si tratta di registrazioni in studio e per questo particolarmente curate dal punto di vista del suono.
Il programma è quanto mai accattivante perché va da Beethoven a Chopin, a Liszt, fino al Gaspard de la nuit di Ravel.

Luigi Fertonani

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Takahiro Yoshikawa
L. van Beethoven – F. Chopin – F. Liszt – M. Ravel
CD+DVD – LIMEN Classic & contemporary

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Takahiro Yoshikawa in Japan!!

For Japanese friends: here are the appointments with the talented pianist Takahiro Yoshikawa!!!

November 10. 2011
Takahiro Yoshikawa recital at the Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Nishinomiya (Japan)
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For info, please contact: ampio@y6.dion.ne.jp

Program:
Beethoven – Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op 10-3
Prokofiev – Sonata No. 6 in A major Op 82
Debussy – Images II
Chopin – Nocturne No. 1, Mazurka No. 41, Scherzo No. 2

November 15. 2011
Takahiro Yoshikawa Recital at Shiodome Hall in Tokyo (Japan)
More info

For info, please contact: ampio@y6.dion.ne.jp

Program:
Prokofiev – Sonata No. 6 in A major Op 82
Chopin – Nocturne No. 1, Mazurka No. 41, Scherzo No. 2

Let’s find out the new album (CD+DVD) of Takahiro Yoshikawa, entirely dedicated to the suggestions of the night!

Stores:

For Europe:

IBS.it
EGEA Music………………….

For Japan:

Amazon Japan
HMV on line………………………..

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Danilo Rossi in concert

November 03. 2011 at 09:00 p.m. (GMT+1)
Teatro Royal – Bari, Italy

In this occasion Danilo Rossi, First viola soloist of the Theater and Philharmonic Orchestra of  La Scala in Milan, will perform as conductor and Soloist of the Orchestra Sinfonica della Provincia di Bari, with Ettore Pellegrino at the violin.

Program:

Michael Glinka – Russlane and Ludmilla (ouverture)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola and orchestra in E-flat major K. 364.
Felix Mendelssohn – Symphony n. 3 in A minor Op. 56 (Scottish Symphony)

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Annamaria Morini at Milano Musica Festival

November 5th. 2011 at 20:30 (GMT+1)
at Auditorium San Fedele in Milan (Italy) for the twentieth Milano Music Festival:

Silvia Torto, mezzo-soprano
Annamaria Morini, flute
Alvise Vidolin, sound direction

Program:
Roberto Doati (1953) – La scala non procede oltre (2009)
video and live electronics

Agostino di Scipio (1962) – Senza titolo 2011
for female voice and electroacoustic devices
Milano Musica commission
Première

Nicola Sani (1961) – I binari del tempo (1998)
for flute and magnetic tape

Luciano Berio (1925 – 2003) – Thema (Hommage to Joyce) (1958)
for magnetic tape
Electro-acoustic elaboration of Cathy Berberian’s voice
Production: Studio di Fonologia RAI, Milan;
Restoration and re-editing: Centro Tempo Reale, Florence

Martino Traversa (1960) – Bianco, ma non troppo (1995-96)
for bass flute and tape

Luigi Nono (1924 – 1990) – La fabbrica illuminata (1964)
for soprano and magnetic tape in four tracks
Text by Giuliano Scabia, with some verses written by Cesare Pavese
Parte I. Corale I
Corale II
Corale III
Corale IV
Parte II. Giro del letto
Parte III: Tutta la città
Finale

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