Archive for January, 2012

“Across virtuosity” on Amazon Japan

Finally all Limenmusic’s Japanese friends will be able to purchase the new album of M° Fabrizio Meloni and M° Takahiro Yoshikawa on Amazon Japan!!!


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Compositions seemingly straightforward, but in fact deeply shifty are the Fantasie for Clarinet and Piano, a musical genre that met a remarkable success in Nineteenth Century Italy.
In this CD+DVD box set, umpteenth volume belonging to BLACK LINE series, are two exceptional musicians, appreciated worldwide, to take us in this fascinating journey into the instrumental virtuosity: Fabrizio Meloni, First Solo clarinet of the Orchestra and the philarmonica of La Scala Theatre in Milan, since 1984, accompanied by the talented pianist Takahiro Yoshikawa.
Artists propose a selection of Fantasie that move from operatic melodies, showing, not only an accurately and brilliant technique, but also an exciting and involving interpretation, able to provides the audience with the pleasure of finding the the magic and the emotions of wonderful operas.

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

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Annamaria Morini in concert

On February 15. 2011 at Associazione “Gli Amici di Musica Realtà”
Sala Di Vittorio – Camera del Lavoro at 21:00 (GMT+1) – Milan

Annamaria Morini in concert – Il flauto oggi e domani

Program:

Claude Debussy – Syrinx (1913)

Edgar Varése – Density 21,5 (1936)

Giacinto Scelsi – Quays (1953)

Antonio Giacometti – Der Umriss (1984)

Riccardo Piacentini –  Amariamori (1992)

Adriano Guarnieri – Preludio alla notte (1992)

Martino Traversa  – Dopo il respiro (2003) (prima esecuzione a Milano)

Oscar Bianchi – Gr… (2010-11) versione per flauto in do a cura di A.Morini (prima esecuzione a Milano)

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Historic and terrestrial coordinates III, by Sonia Arienta

In regard to the sets placed abroad, Great Britain, land of political and religious conflicts between Catholics and Protestants, is an important landmark in the operas of Thirties and Forties of the XIX century. When Mazzini’s and Gioberti’s writings promise improbable perspectives of national freedom achieved by pope or by god faith. Spain identified with the country of religious fanaticism, was employed in a continuos line from Donizetti’s Dom Sébastien roy du Portugal to Verdi’s Don Carlos, Franchetti’s Cristoforo Colombo until Dallapiccola’s Il Prigioniero, by that time, late in XX century.
XVIII century curiosity towards Middle-Eastern culture is recognisable in Rossini’s operas both composed before Congress of Wien (l’Italiana in Algeri il Turco in Italia, Ciro in Babilonia, Aureliano in Palmira) and after it (Armida, Moise, Semiramide, Ricciardo e Zoraide). Surely his interest and curiosity stop with Greece war (1821), with the death of Anna Erisso in Maometto II (1820, then Siège de Corinthe – 1826).
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Ivan Fedele & Limenmusic…

Ivan Fedele is considered one of the most representative contemporary authors nationally and internationally.
Eclectic and versatile artist, 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.

Biography

Limenmusic has published in 2011 an album (CD+DVD) dedicated to his piano works. The italian pianist Ciro Longobardi take us in a wonderful journey, 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.
This album was awarded of “Premio della Critica M&D“, an important prize promoted by one of theleading Italian musical magazine: “Musica e Dischi”, that 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.
For more info about the album, please click here.
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Find out the compositions of Ivan Fedele, performed by some of the musicians who have collaborated with limenmusic during the last twenty years…

Ciro Longobardi plays Ivan Fedele’s Études Australes
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Rondò 2011 – Concert n. 1
Maria Grazia Bellocchio (piano) plays Ivan Fedele’s Suite Francese

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Now available on IBS…

Finally the new album of Fabrizio Meloni and Takahiro Yoshikawa is available on IBS….

Fabrizio Meloni, clarinet
Takahiro Yoshikawa, pianist

Across virtuosity

CD+DVD Limen classic & contemporary Black Line

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Click here to purchase the album!!!!

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About “Across virtuosity”…

Here you can find a review (in Italian version) about the new album of M°Fabrizio Meloni, First Solo clarinet of the Orchestra and the philarmonica of La Scala Theatre in Milan, since 1984 and the talented Japanese pianist M° Takahiro Yoshikawa published on Brescia Oggi magazine.

Virtuosismo alla prova dei brani d’opera

Il tema scelto dai due artisti per questa nuovissima produzione è quello del virtuosismo, su temi operistici di autori italiani. Il pensiero va subito alle celebri parafrasi da concerto per pianoforte solo di Franz Liszt delle quali è ospitata in questa registrazione quella dedicata a Rigoletto.
Tutto il resto del programma è per duo di clarinetto e pianoforte e lo strumento a fiato, grazie alla sua proverbiale agilità, fa la parte del leone in una serie che parte con Giuseppe Verdi, in particolare con il concerto – Fantasia di Luigi Bassi su Rigoletto, con variazioni spericolate su “Caro nome” seguite da quella di Donato Lovreglio sui temi di Traviata iniziando dal Brindisi e continuando con “Amami Alfredo” per una parte davvero impervia al clarinetto. Ma è tutto un programma di straordinaria bravura quello presentato da Fabrizio Meloni e da Takahiro Yoshikawa, un programma in cui non poteva mancare anche Rossini: la scelta è caduta sul Concerto – Fantasia di Ferdinando Sebastiani sui temi di Semiramide cui si aggiunge il notevole brano su Norma, dello Stesso Sebastiani.

Luigi Fertonani

For more info about the album, please click here.

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Fabrizio Meloni, clarinet
Takahiro Yoshikawa, piano

Across virtuosity

CD+DVD – LIMEN Classic and contemporary

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Fabrizio Meloni and Takahiro Yoshikawa on Piazza Verdi

On January 7. 2012 Fabrizio Meloni and Takahiro Yoshikawa were hosted by Piazza Verdi (RAI Radio 3), to present their latest album: ACROSS VIRTUOSITY (CD+DVD box set), belonging to Limen Classic and contemporary – BLACK LINE series!

To download the podcast of the episode, click here.
(only Italian version)

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Historic and terrestrial coordinates II, by Sonia Arienta

In XIX century first years, the italian peninsula counted up five important cities: Milan, Naples, Venice, Bologna, Florence and an urban texture made with more little ones. Tuscany, Lombardy, Venetian region, and Piedmont had a system of trading towns and administrative centres serving the surrounding lands. Close relations between country and urban areas originate the first industrial wave in Piedmont and Lombardy subalpine strips. In these zones, connective tissue between two realities, the urban and the rural one, is very thick. It is not contemplate a rigid distinction, but relations of mutual exchange.

In XIX century italian opera repertoire, urban locations attract the preferences among musicians and librettists, last trace of Enlightenment culture. In fact, cities are the place where had formed and grown bourgeoisie; whereas country is connected with Ancien Régime context…

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Next releases….

Limen music & arts is pleased to announce the release of a new album, scheduled for January 2012, of the Italian ensemble Quartetto Prometeo….

In this album:

Ludwig van Beethoven – String Quartet “Serioso” Op. 95
1 – Allegro con brio
2 – Allegretto ma non troppo
3 – Allegro assai vivace ma serioso
4 – Larghetto espressivo – Allegretto agitato

Franz Schubert – String Quartet in in D minor D 810 “Der Tod und das Mädchen”
6 – Allegro
7 – Andante con moto
8 – Scherzo Allegro molto
9 – Presto

…and special contents…………

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Fabrizio Meloni and Takahiro Yoshikawa at Piazza Verdi, RAI Radio3

On January 7. 2012 M° Fabrizio Meloni and M° Takahiro Yoshikawa will be guests of Piazza Verdi, RAI Radio 3 from 15:00 (GMT+1) to 18:00 (GMT+1), to present the new album (CD+DVD box set): “Across Virtuosity“, dedicated to Fantasie on operatic melodies.
In addition to the interview, the artists will perform 3 tracks from the album, that will be available in music stores and digital from January 9. 2012.

For album details, please click here.

To listen to RAI Radio 3, please click here.

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Sabato 7 Gennaio 2012 il Maestro Fabrizio Meloni e il Maestro Takahiro Yoshikawa saranno ospiti del programma Piazza Verdi, in onda su RAI Radio 3 dalle 15:00 alle 18:00, per presentare il loro nuovo album (CD+DVD): “Across Virtuosity“, dedicato alle Fantasie su arie d’opera.
Oltre all’intervista, i musicisti eseguiranno dal vivo tre brani tratti dall’album, la cui uscita è prevista per il 9 Gennaio 2012 nei principali negozi di musica e in digitale.

Per maggiori informazioni sull’album, cliccate qui.

Per ascoltare la diretta, cliccate qui.

Assolutamente da non perdere!!!

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