Archive for February, 2012

Happy birthday Rossini!!

Today is the 220 anniversary of the birth of the most popular opera composer in history, Gioachino Rossini.
Born into a family of musicians, he wrote his first opera when he was a youth of 14 years old.
From his twenty years old he wrote more than fourty operas; during the first representation of his works he gained contrasting reviews from the audience, ranging from extraordinary success like La pietra del paragone, La gazza ladra, Zelmira and Semiramide, to resounding failures, for example, The Barber of Seville, was a colossal failure when it premiered as Almaviva; Paisiello’s admirers were extremely indignant, sabotaging the production by whistling and shouting during the entire first act. However, not long after the second performance, the opera became so successful that the fame of Paisiello’s opera was transferred to Rossini’s, to which the title The Barber of Seville passed as an inalienable heritage.
Limenmusic pays tribute to this great Italian artist into the new album of Fabrizio Meloni, First Solo clarinet of the Orchestra and the philarmonica of La Scala Theatre in Milan, since 1984, and the talented pianist Takahiro Yoshikawa: Across virtuosity.
In this album, entirely dedicated to Fantasie for clarinet and piano that move from operatic melodies, we proposed a Fantasia from Semiramide written by Ferdinando Sebastiani, called by Rossini: “Le pére des clarinettes“, in 1838, in the middle of the “belcanto” season.

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Fabrizio Meloni, clarinet
Takahiro Yoshikawa, pianist
Across virtuosity
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Tribute to the harpsichord…

Tribute to the harpsichord

to Federico Colombo

On March 1st 2012 at 21:00 (GMT+1) at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum – Via Gesù, 15 – Milano (Italy)
“J. S. Bach e Venezia”

Ruggero Laganà, harpsichord
Artistic direction by Marina Mauriello

Tributo al clavicembalo

a Federico Colombo

Il 1 Marzo 2012 alle ore 21:00 (GMT+1) presso il  Museo Bagatti Valsecchi – via Gesù 5, Milano (Italia)
“J. S. Bach e Venezia”

Ruggero Laganà, clavicembalo
Direzione artistica di Marina Mauriello

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Happy birthday Quartetto Anthos!!!

The Italian quartet will celebrate its tenth birthday on February 28. 2012 in Verona (Italy), with Amici della Musica, performing Schumann and Schostakovich’s quintets.

February 28. 2012 at 20:30 (GMT+1)
at Teatro Filarmonico di Verona (Sala Maffeiana)

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Quartetto Anthos:
Agnese Tasso, violin
Jessica Orlandi, viola
Silvia Dal Paos, cello
Francesco Spazian, piano
Special guest: Alessandro Simoncini, violin

Program:

Robert Schumann – Piano Quintet in E flat, Op. 44
………………………………Allegro brillante
………………………………In modo d’una marcia – Un poco largamente
………………………………Scherzo (Molto vivace)
………………………………Allegro ma non troppo

Dmitri Shostakovich – Quintet for piano and strings, Op. 57
………………………………….Preludio
………………………………….Fuga
………………………………….Scherzo
………………………………….Intermezzo
………………………………….Finale

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“Across virtuosity” on Primo Movimento, RAI Radio 3

On February 29. 2012 on RAI Radio 3, Primo Movimento, at 09:30 (GMT+1) wil be present “Across virtuosity“, the new album of M° Fabrizio Meloni and M° Takahiro Yoshikawa, entirely dedicated to Fantasie on operatic melodies.

http://www.rai.tv/dl/RaiTV/popup/player_radio.html?v=3

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Fabrizio Meloni, clarinet – Takahiro Yoshikawa, piano
Across virtuosity
CD+DVD LIMEN Classic & contemporary

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About Burgmüller Complete Etudes…

Here you can find a review (in Italian version) about the latest album of the Japanese pianist Aki Kuroda , entirely dedicated to Burgmüller complete etudes, published on Brescia Oggi.

Gli studi scritti da Burgmüller

Un’altra bellissima operazione proposta da Limen. Per la quale occorre anzitutto sapere chi era Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmüller, compositore tedesco che fu a Parigi fin dal 1832.
E, se scrisse un numero impressionante di brani, uno dei suoi maggiori meriti è proprio quello di aver scritto una tale serie di studi per pianoforte tali da costituire una “scuola” che qui viene proposta in modo completo dalla brava artista giapponese, che ha registrato i 25 Studi facili e progressivi op. 100 e poi i 18 Studi di genere che sono il seguito.
Nel secondo CD gli Studi Brillanti e Melodici op. 105, ma anche le Fantasie sull’Ernani e su Giselle.

Luigi Fertonani

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Aki Kuroda
Burgmüller Complete Etudes
CD+DVD LIMEN Classic & contemporary BLACK LINE
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Collateral effects will restart on March 09.2012

We are sorry, but the column “Collateral Effects“, edited by Sonia Arienta will restart from March 09.2012….


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Find out the other articles of “Collateral effects”…
English version
Italian version

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Next releases…

On March 2012 will be available the new album of Quartetto Prometeo!

Two compositions that belong to classical repertoire, Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Serioso” and Franz Schubert’s “Das Tod und das Mädchen”, are protagonists of the new volume of Limen Black Line series. A program transcribed by Mahler during his early working years with the Vienna Philharmonics, and today proposed by the renowned Italian string quartet, Quartetto Prometeo.
Since the beginning this artists, thanks to an excellent execution, both technically and emotionally, give to the listener the intensity and the power of this two beautiful works.
The DVD contains also interviews of great value given by two leading artists of the national and international music scene: Salvatore Sciarrino and Salvatore Accardo, who talk about their personal relationship with Quartetto Prometeo.

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Quartetto Prometeo
L. van Beethoven
F. Schubert

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Across virtuosity…now available on iTunes!

Finally the new album of Fabrizio Meloni and Takahiro Yoshikawa is also available on iTunes!!!

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Fabrizio Meloni, clarinet
Takahiro Yoshikawa, piano
ACROSS VIRTUOSITY

CD+DVD – LIMEN Classic & contemporary Black Line

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Ciro Longobardi in concert…

On February 10. 2012 – 9:00 pm (GMT+1) at Auditorium Toscanini in Turin – Italy
RAI Nuova Musica

IANNIS XENAKISSynaphaï
for piano and 86 musicians
(Italian premiére)

Ciro Longobardi, piano
Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI
Pascal Rophé, conductor

On program also works by M. Botter, M. Stroppa, O. Messiaen, A. Webern.

The concert will be live broadcasted by RAI Radio 3 and by www.radio3.rai.it in live streaming.

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About “La viola del ‘900″…

Here you can find a review (in Italian version) about the latest album of M° Danilo Rossi , accompanied at the piano by Stefano Bezziccheri, published on MUSICA magazine.

Danilo Rossi, prima viola dell’Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, da anni frequenta come solista praticamente l’intero repertorio dedicato al proprio strumento. In questa nuova incisione egli propone tre pagine fondamentali appartenenti alla letteratura del Novecento.
La Sonata Op. 1  n. 4 di Paul Hindemith, violista lui stesso, fu completata nel 1919. É uno studio sulla variazione: il secondo e il terzo movimento sono, infatti, rispettivamente un Thema mit Variationen e un Finale mit Variationen, e sono collocati dopo un’ammaliante Fantasia iniziale di gusto rapsodico. Danilo Rossi e Stefano Bezziccheri non rinunciano qui alla passione e a un suono carnoso che occhieggia ancora al secolo precedente.
Nelle Lacymae op. 48 (1950) anche Benjamin Britten si misura con la forma antica della variazione, traendone una pagina sfuggente e carica di tensione. Il tema “If my complaints could passion move” di John Dowland viene suddiviso in due sezioni, la prima delle quali serve da base per dieci variazioni mentre la seconda si discioglie in una distensiva coda: Rossi sa mantenere una temperatura emozionale elevatissima in tutto il brano, mettendo in evidenza anche le rifrazioni del proprio Maggini. L’estremo lavoro di Dmitri Shostakovich, l’enigmatica Sonata Op. 147 (1975), da modo, infine, a Rossi e Bezziccheri di esprimersi anche in un clima più crepuscolare, a volte astratto, ma pur sempre molto intenso.
La buona registrazione è inficiata da un rumore di fondo talvolta fastidioso (credo che si tratti di soffi del solista).

Massimo Viazzo

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Danilo RossiStefano Bezziccheri
La viola del ‘900
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