Posts Tagged ‘Duets’

About the 4th volume of DUETS’Line…

Here you can find a review (in Italian version) about the 4th volume of DUETS’ Line, “Il pianoforte in Italia tra il jazz e il ‘900 eurocolto“, entirely dedicated to the piano, published on All About Jazz.

Interpreters: Dado Moroni and Alfonso Alberti
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Originale iniziativa dell’etichetta Limen, questo cofanetto – ennesimo di una serie che include un CD e un DVD – nasce con l’intenzione di confrontare pianismo jazz e classico avvicinando cinque brani composti ed eseguiti da Dado Moroni (alcuni con l’accompagnamento al contrabbasso di Aldo Zunino) a brani di compositori come Niccolò Castiglioni e luigi Dallapiccola, eseguiti da Alfonso Alberti.

Moroni, che sta vivendo un periodo di particolare smalto, svolge la sua parte in modo superbo, sia per espressività sia per ricchezza di stilemi. “Brother Alfred”, condotto in solitudine, è ad esempio un condensato di storia del piano jazz, ma è anche di grande trasporto; “Walkin’ The Town”, un classico blues attraversato dall’ottimo contrabbasso di Zunino, è riuscitissimo, così come l’ultima traccia da lui interpretata dell’album, “Cedar’s Sphere”. Oltre mezz’ora di jazz ad alto livello.

Di stampo chiaramente diverso, invece, il contributo di Alberti, che dopo gli otto minuti di Castiglioni si dedica quasi interamente al “Quaderno musicale di Annalibera”, lavoro di Dallapiccola del 1952 composto di undici piccoli brani. La cui rarefazione contrappuntistica, pur incantevole, non potrebbe essere più in contrasto con quanto messo in scena da Moroni nella prima parte del lavoro.

Un lavoro, quindi, di curiosa contrapposizione. che si lascia apprezzare o separatamente, per la qualità dei diversissimi contributi, o proprio per il contrasto che glabalmente si produce tra le due sue parti.

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About “Voci d’oggi”, 5th volume of Duets’ line…

Here you can find a review (in Italian version) about the 5th volume of DUETS’ Line, “Voci d’oggi“, entirely dedicated to the voice , published on All About Jazz.

Interpreters:
Barbara Casini, singer
Riccardo Bianchi, guitar
Stelia Doz, soprano
Guido Salvetti, piano
Featuring Beppe Fornaroli
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In duplice versione, CD e DVD, perfettamente speculari, questo delizioso lavoro con al centro la voce così riconoscibile, come piegata verso indolenze sempre preziose, mai supine, di Barbara Casini verte su un repertorio del tutto originale dovuto alle penne della cantante e del chitarrista Riccardo Bianchi, ad eccezione di quel “Millenovecentosettantaquattro” che è firmato da Beppe Fornaroli, la cui ulteriore chitarra classica si unisce al duo.

Benchè i ricami vocali della Casini accarezzino come sempre atmosfere che guardano al Brasile, i testi (per lo più suoi) sono quasi sempre in italiano (ma gustosissimo è il melting pot itali-anglo-portoghese di “Un muro che non c’è“), il che rappresenta già una scelta di campo piuttosto netta, e di fatto tutt’altro che scontata. L’eleganza a tratti persino un pò esangue del dialogo a due (con Bianchi che qua e la si sovrincide alla chitarra sia elettrica che classica) colpisce per la coerenza espressiva, la misura, l’olimpica volatilità, a tratti quasi allusiva (nonchè elusiva), l’insistito, sapiente gusto per la sottigliezza.

Chiude il lavoro – un pò cripticamente, invero – un unico brano, “In Mittagstraum“, composto da Alessandro Solbiati su testi poetici di Stefan George, in cui la voce classica (lirico-contemporanea, viene da definirla) di Stelia Doz si muove su un terreno liederistico che predilige toni quieti e scuri.

di Alberto Bazzurro

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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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Franco Cerri meets Elena Casoli – DUETS vol. 3

From May 2nd, 2011 will be available in major music stores and e-commerce sites the third volume belonging to DUETS series, where Jazz meets contemporary music.

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Franco Cerri – Elena Casoli
La chitarra tra il jazz e il ‘900 eurocolto

organ: Alberto Gurrisi
double-bass: Mattia Magatelli
drums: Riccardo Tosi

Special guest: Sylvano Bussotti

LIMEN Jazz - DUETS – vol. 3

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Two roads running parallel, but in the end seem to reflected one inside the other: the intense and elegant jazz of Franco Cerri, and the contemporary music of Elena Casoli.
Franco Cerri, considered the most representing jazz guitarist, extremely committed to the spread of jazz culture and the study of guitar, in this album proposes 6 unpublished pieces, in which is accompanied by leading jazz musicians: Alberto Gurrisi (organ) Mattia Magatelli (double-bass) and Riccardi Tosi (drums).
Elena Cerri, italian guitarist, extremely active in Europe, United States and Japan, which has always engaged in the research of new shapes and colors for her instrument by drawing on the literature of the past and present, closes this album offering to the audience her intense and suggestive interpretation of Ennio Morricone, Gian Francesco Malipiero and Maurizio Pisati’s pieces.
The value of this volume of DUETS’ series is increased by the extraordinary partecipation of one of the greatest italian artists and composers, considered the leading exponent of the New Italian Music, Sylvano Bussotti, which accompanies Elena Casoli in the performance of “Ultima R.A.R.A”.

You can appreciate a preview of this beautiful album on Limenmusic Web Tv:

Elena Casoli plays Malipiero, Bussotti and Morricone
go to the concert

For more details about the album please click here, or visit our Press Area.

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Limenmusic on IBS

From today you can buy our latest discographical works on IBS.it at www.ibs.it/etichetta/Limen/i+dischi+Limen

In particular:

Danilo Rossi graduated with full distinction in 1985 and then completed and perfected his studies
with Dino Asciolla, Piero Farulli and Yuri Bashmet. He was only 20 years old when Riccardo Muti choose him as first viola soloist of both the Theatre and Philharmonic Orchestras of La Scala in Milan (a position he currently still holds), so becoming the youngest ever first violist in the history of this world-famous and prestigious institution. Winner of ten national and international competitions, including those of Vittorio Veneto, Stresa and Moscow, he was awarded for two years the Honorary Diploma from the Chigiana Academy. Danilo Rossi is regularly invited to perform at major international Festivals, as a soloist with other great musicians (Azzolini, Brandis, Bashmet, Brunello, Canino, Carmignola, Chung, Dindo, Gallois, Gerart, Ghiglia, Lucchesini, Muti, Tortelier), and with eminent formations (Arditti Quartet, Nuovo Quartetto Italiano, Trio Italiano, Vanbrugh Quartet. For many years he was a member of the String Trio and the String Quartet of La Scala, groups with which he performed in the most prestigious international halls, in Europe (Lugano, Munich,
Frankfurt, Madrid, Bern) and overseas (Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Montreal).
Since the beginning of the Nineties he has been performing for the major musical institutions, in duet with the pianist Stefano Bezziccheri, with which he proposes, in this new production for Limenmusic, the two Brahms’ Sonatas (op.120 n°1 and 2), that the German composer had originally written for clarinet and piano, and later transcribed for viola. This work is proposed in a dual format: CD and DVD.


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Limenmusic is an offspring of Associazione Culturale Limen, founded in 1991, the brainchild of twenty yoears of musical research.
In this new production (CD+DVD), Limenmusic compares two of the greatest interpreters of the piano in Italy. Dado Moroni, one of the jazz  pianist most loved and renowned both in Italy and abroad; and Alfonso Alberti: pianist and musicologis knowed for his commitment ti the promotion of the twentieth century’s music, with a repertoire that ranges from historical avant-garde to the younger composers.
Accompanied by Aldo Zunino at the bass, Dado Moroni proposes five original tracks, that bear his signature, and that highlights his technical and  interpretative skills.
Alfonso Alberti offers us, in the intimate of th epiano solo, his interpretation of two works by two italian composersof the last century: Niccolò Castiglioni’s Cangianti and Quadermo musicale di Annalibera, a composition that the composer Luigi Dallapiccola dedicated to his daughter for her eighth birthday.
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We remember you that on IBS.it you can also buy the Takahiro Yoshikawa‘s CD:

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This CD dedicated to Fryderyc Chopin’s work, is a precise guided crossing of compositive poetics, of the various nuances and different phsyclogical and stylistic landscapes proposed by the Polish musicians.
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New releases by Limen music & arts

We are pleased to announce the release of new discographical products by Limen music & arts.

The first is the CD+DVD box set, arised by the collaboration with Danilo Rossi, First Viola Soloist of the Orchestra of La Scala Theatre in Milan, and Stefano Bezziccheri.
This is the first step in a recording project that will lead to the creation of a collection of six box sets of great music for viola and piano, wich pays tribute to the main composers who have written for this ensemble.

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Danilo Rossi, viola
Johannes Brahms – SONATE
op.120 n. 1 and 2
piano: Stefano Bezziccheri
CD+DVD Limen Classic & contemporary

About the record
About Danilo Rossi
About Stefano Bezziccheri

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Besides, the third CD + DVD box set belonging to the DUETS series, performed by Dado Moroni, one of the most popular jazz pianists in Europe and America, and Alfonso Alberti, Italian pianist and musicologist, renowed and appreciated throughout the world.

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Dado Moroni – Alfonso Alberti
Il pianoforte in Italia tra il jazz e il ‘900 eurocolto
doublebass: Aldo Zunino
CD+DVD, DUETS
Limen Jazz

About the record
About Dado Moroni
About Alfonso Alberti

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