Archive for December, 2011

Sonia Arienta presents: “OPERA”

On December 14. 2011 at 11:30 (GMT+1)
at Brera Academy (Sala Napoleonica)
via Brera, 28 – Milan

Sonia Arienta presents her latest book:

OPERA.
Paesaggi visivi, sonori, abitati.
Ambientazioni, drammaturgia del suono e personagginel Melodramma italiano dell’Ottocento.

Speakers: Roberto Favaro (musicologist), Gastone Mariani (Headmaster of Brema Academy), Luigi Pestalozza (editor of Quaderni di Musica/Realtà).

In collaboration with Brera Academy and LIM

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Fabien Thouand and Takahiro Yoshikawa on La7 (Italian television)

Un’altro appuntamento con le prime parti dell’Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, stavolta il protagonista sarà il Primo Oboe dell’orchestra Scaligera, Fabien Thouand, accompagnato al pianoforte da uno dei nostri musicisti d’eccezione: Takahiro Yoshikawa.

Lunedì 12 Dicembre 2011 su La7 nel programma “L’infedele”
ore 21:10

Ecco il programma del concerto:

R. Schumann – Romanza Op. 94 n. 1
C. Saint-Saëns – Sonata pour Haubois et Piano III movement
A. Pasculli – Gran concerto su temi dall’opera “I Vespri Siciliani” di Verdi

Come sempre martedì pubblicheremo gli estratti della puntata!!

Assolutamente da non perdere!!!

On December 12 at 21:10 (GMT+1) at “L’infedele”, on La7 (Italian television): Fabien Thouand, First Oboe of La Scala Theatre in Milan, and the talented Japanese pianist Takahiro Yoshikawa in concert.

Program:

R. Schumann – Romanza Op. 94 n. 1
C. Saint-Saëns – Sonata pour Haubois et Piano III movement
A. Pasculli – Gran concerto su temi dall’opera “I Vespri Siciliani” di Verdi

Don’t miss!!!!!

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Next release for Limenmusic: Fabrizio Meloni and Takahiro Yoshikawa

Limen music & art is glad to announce the releases of the new album of Fabrizio Meloni, first solo clarinet chair of the Orchestra and the Philharmonic of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, and the talented Japanese pianist Takahiro Yoshikawa, titled “Across Virtuosity“.
This album, CD+DVD box set, is entirely dedicated to Fantasie for clarinet and piano, a genre that met a remarkable success in Nineteenth Century Italy. This Fantasia in particular moves from operatic melodies, evoking to the listeners all the colours, the expressions and singing of the most fashionable operatic pieces.

In this album:

Giuseppe Verdi – Rigoletto
Concert fantasy by Luigi Bassi, for Clarinet and Piano

Giuseppe Verdi – La Traviata
Concert fantasy by Donato Lovreglio for Clarinet and Piano

Gioachino Rossini – Semiramide
Concert fantasy by Ferdinando Sebastiani for Clarinet and Piano
(critical review by Giuseppe Settembrino)

Vincenzo Bellini – Norma
Concert fantasy by Ferdinando Sebastiani for Clarinet and Piano
(critical review by Giuseppe Settembrino)

Pietro Mascagni – Cavalleria Rusticana
Concert fantasy by Carlo Della Giacoma for Clarinet and piano

Franz Liszt – Paraphrase de concert sur Rigoletto, S. 434
for Piano

For album details, please click here.

Coming soon in music stores and digital!

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Filters and Catalysers, by Sonia Arienta

An opera-house, from the foyer to the stalls and the stage is a close texture of relations catalyser; a labyrintic play of mirrors between reality and fiction, between singers and audience, between audience and characters, characters and space, orchestra and voices, music and gestual expressiveness.

The connection between space and sound embraces different fields: acoustic and architecture, theory of perception and psychology of spaces, musical and visual interpretation (with direction, set, dress and light design). The world of the performance is something more than an inoffensive microcosm where are moving characters: thanks to the authors mediation it reflects their expectations and their lecture of the world, the organisation of real macrocosm inhabited by individuals…

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Edgard Varèse’s and Bill Viola’s Deserts, by Alfonso Alberti

I had a chance to see Bill Viola’s movie, Déserts, in 2008 at Rome’s “Music Park”, in the framework of a concert of the Ensemble Intercontemporain for the Accademia Filarmonica Romana. That experience of an intersection between contemporary videoart and 20th-century music undoubtedly was, a little later, one of the strongest drivers (or even the main driver) of the basic idea of this column. But, ironically, only at the twenty-second issue of the series comes to light the article that should have been the first.

Between the years 1950 and 1954, Edgard Varèse, composer whose significance for the following 20th-century developments is hardly overvalued, wrote Déserts, a broad composition for winds, piano, a wide range of percussions and magnetic tape. The meaning of this work is staggering, because it is one of the earliest compositions where the instrumental live sounds and the electronic recorded sounds interact. The two sound worlds are sharply separated: among the seven sections of the work, the odd-numbered ones are for the instruments, the even-numbered are electronics-only. In a live performance, then, you can see three times the unusual sight of a director halting the musicians, who fold their arms and hand over to the recorded tape.

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Premio della critica M&D 2011…

Fedele_Premio delle critica M&D
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Limenmusic is glad to announce you that the winner of the 32nd edition of “Premio della critica M&D”,  for the category: classical music, is IVAN FEDELE: Integrale delle opere per pianoforte solo (Complete piano works), performed by Ciro Longobardi.

This prize, promoted by one of the most important Italian musical magazine: Musica e Dischi, represents for professionals, artists and media, a landmark to orientate oneself in the wide world of discographical productions, giving an comprehensive selection of the best products available on the Italian musical market.

Eclectic and versatile artist, Ivan Fedele was born primarily as a pianist, in fact in his works dedicated to this instrument he expresses all his creative sensibility, creating suggestive atmospheres and reaching out high levels poetically, stylistically and technically.
In this album, the italian pianist Ciro Longobardi, take us in this wonderful journey through Ivan Fedele’s works, starting from the intense and bright colors of South Pole’s landscapes, evoked by the Études series: 5 Études Boreales (1990) and 5 Études Australes (2003) to the beginning, with “Toccata” (1983), extremely important piece from an affective point of view for Ivan Fedele, because full of memories of his early experiences on the piano.

For album details, please click here.


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