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Emanuele Torquati in New York

On March 31st, 2011 at Bohemian National Hall in New York, the italian pianist Emanuele Torquati presents: Intimate Sketches – Visions on Janácek´s Piano Music.

“Intimate Sketches – Visions on Janácek´s Piano Music” proposes a way to approach the music of this fascinating Czech composer. A number of Janácek’s miniatures will be presented alongside his two major works for piano: the Sonata 1-X-1905 and In the mist. To create a perspective, four new works have been commissioned for this occasion. Leading Australian composer Brett Dean and rising Czech talent Miroslav Srnka will join the Italian Riccardo Vaglini, composing with Janácek a prismatic quartet.

You can appreciate these beautiful pieces into Emanuele Torquati’s concert for the Limenmusic Web Tv: Intimate Sketches – Visions on Leos Janácek.
For the concert, please click here.

More info @ www.bohemiannationalhall.com

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From November 17th on Limenmusic Web Tv

From November 17th, 2010 on Limenmusic Web Tv (Channel 1): Takahiro Yoshikawa plays Liszt – Wagner.

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Alfonso Alberti – Ritratto di Niccolò Castiglioni
Duo F. Dillon – E. Torquati in concert
Fabrizio Meloni, Sauro Berti and Naomi Fujiya play Mendelssohn
Quartetto Prometeo – Quartet in G minor Op.10 – C. Debussy
Danilo Rossi and Stefano Bezziccheri play J. Brahms, Part.1
Virginio Sala meets Danilo Rossi

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We remember you that the concerts no longer present in the Channel 1 schedule will be avaible in the On Demand area of the Web Tv.

Aki Kuroda plays Mochizuki – Sugiyama
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From November 10th on Limenmusic Web Tv

From November 10th, 2010 on Limenmusic Web Tv (Channel 1): Danilo Rossi and Stefano Bezziccheri play J. Brahms, Part 1.

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Aki Kuroda plays Mochizuki – Sugiyama
Takahiro Yoshikawa plays Stravinskij’s Trois mouvements de Pétrouchka and Ravel’s Pavane pour une infante dèfunte.
Duo F. Dillon – E. Torquati in concert.
Fabrizio Meloni, Sauro Berti and Naomi Fujiya play Mendelssohn.
Quartetto Prometeo – Quartet in G minor Op.10 – C. Debussy

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We remember you that the concerts no longer present in the Channel 1 schedule will be avaible in the On Demand area of the Web Tv.

Corrado Rojac plays Gubajdulina.
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Intimate Sketches – Visions on Leos Janàcek

On November 9th, 2010 at the Czech Center in Paris, Emanuele Torquati in concert.

The pianist Emanuele Torquati will perform works by Leos Janàcek and contemporary pieces written for the occasion, inspired to the music of the great Czech composer.
This European premiere will be followed by other performances in Italy:
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Venice: November 12th, 2010
Udine: November 13th, 2010
Treviso: November 14th, 2010

For more info, please click here.

Waiting for the concert, you can listen to Emanuele Torquati on Limenmusic Web Tv.

Emanuele Torquati plays “Intimate Sketches – Visions on Leos Janàcek”
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From November 8th on Limenmusic Web Tv.

From November 8th, 2010 on Limenmusic Web Tv (Channel 1): Virginio Sala meets Danilo Rossi.

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Aki Kuroda plays Mochizuki – Sugiyama
Takahiro Yoshikawa plays Stravinskij’s Trois mouvements de Pétrouchka and Ravel’s Pavane pour une infante dèfunte.
Duo F. Dillon – E. Torquati in concert.
Corrado Rojac plays Gubajdulina

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From November 3rd on Limenmusic Web Tv

From November 3rd, 2010 you can see a new concert on Limenmusic Web Tv: Aki Kuroda plays Mochizuki – Sugiyama.

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Takahiro Yoshikawa plays Stravinskij’s Trois mouvements de Pétrouchka and Ravel’s Pavane pour une infante dèfunte.
Duo F. Dillon – E. Torquati in concert.
Corrado Rojac plays Gubajdulina

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We remember you that the concerts no longer present in the Channel 1 schedule will be avaible in the On Demand area of the Web Tv.

Trio Caravaggio plays Beethoven
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From October 20th on Limenmusic Web Tv

From today (October 20th, 2010) you can see a new concert on Limenmusic Web Tv: Trio Caravaggio plays Beethoven.

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Takahiro Yoshikawa plays Stravinskij’s Trois mouvements de Pétrouchka and Ravel’s Pavane pour une infante dèfunte.
Fabrizio Meloni, Sauro Berti and Naomi Fujiya play Mendelssohn.
Trio Magritte with Paolo Beltramini play Olivier Messiaen.
Duo F. Dillon – E. Torquati in concert.

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We remember you that the concerts no longer present in the Channel 1 schedule will be avaible in the On Demand area of the Web Tv.

Emanuele Torquati plays “Intimate Sketches – Visions on Leos Janàcek”
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Don’t miss it: Duo Dillon – Torquati in concert

October 24th, 2010: Duo Francesco Dillon (cellist) and Emanuele Torquati (pianist) in concert at Cappella Paolina del Quirinale, for “Concerti del Quirinale” by Radio3.

For more info, please click here.

The concert will be broadcast live at 12:00 (GMT + 2) on Radio 3 and via Euroradio in many Europe’s countries.

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From October 13th on Limenmusic Web Tv

From today you can see a new concert on Limenmusic Web Tv: Trio Magritte with Paolo Beltramini play Olivier Messiaen, Quatour pour la fin du Temps.

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Takahiro Yoshikawa plays Stravinskij’s Trois mouvements de Pétrouchka and Ravel’s Pavane pour une infante dèfunte.
Fabrizio Meloni, Sauro Berti and Naomi Fujiya play Mendelssohn.
Emanuele Torquati plays “Intimate Sketches – Visions on Leos Janàcek”

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We remember you that the concerts no longer present in the Channel 1 schedule will be avaible in the On Demand area of the Web Tv.

Aki Kuroda plays Bach, Brahms and Skrjabin
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Duo Stelia Doz – Guido Salvetti perform Schumann’s Liederkreis Op.39.
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About Leos Janàcek

by Virginio Sala
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Leos Janacek (1854-1928) holds a special place in the landscape of the composers born around the middle of the 19th century, and whose activity went on up to the first decades of the 20th century. He is the third great Czech musician, after Smetana and Dvorak, and left a valuable inheritance: he was the first who researched, with a scientific mindset, the Moravia’s folksongs and folk music tradition. And out of that tradition he largely drew inspiration for his own works, giving it a new life, but with a deep originality.

Janacek paid a particular attention not only to the music, but also to the language of his country, an important aspect of the nationality issue in that time: the teaching of the Czech language was prohibited in 1777 by the Empress Maria Teresa, and only after 1848 the use of the national language was tolerated by the Austrian Habsburgs. Janacek found the best field for expressing his voice in the vocal music and in the opera – Jenufa (1904), one of his nine works for the musical theatre, is the masterwork of the Czech opera.

As Jaroslav Krejci wrote:

Janacek’s work was largely inspired by folk music and topics from Czech history or the history of other Slavic nations. The folkloristic inspiration came primarily from his native Moravia, or rather its eastern part, where the folksongs displayed a more lyrical, emotional and variegated formation. It took some time before Janacek’s style found its way to the hearts of the sophisticated, rather traditionally-minded milieu of the Czech capital, Prague (in Bohemia). But once this happened, the gate was open to the musical world at large. Significantly this was at the time of World War I, as a result of which the Czechs emancipated themselves from Austrian domination and entered the world arena on an equal footing with other nations.

Janacek wrote some instrumental music at the beginning of his career (Lachian Dances), but then devoted himself completely to vocal music and opera. He came back to the pure instrumental music only at the end of the century: the set of piano pieces collected in 1901 under the title On the overgrown path is a reflection of an unlucky phase of the musician’s life. In those years, his daughter Olga died, only twenty-one years old, his relationship with his wife was strained, and the National Theatre of Prague refused his Jenufa, after the premiere in Brno. So those pieces show a misterious and very intimate nature; their surface simplicity veils an outstanding compositional depth, and they are rather difficult for the interpreter, who has to master a subject matter,at first sight very magmatic. In 1911, requested by his publisher, Janacek added a second set of pieces to the “Path” collection,

In the Mist is a four-pieces suite, composed by Janacek in 1912: a set of fascinating pieces, soft and at the same time very deep, built out of sheer competence, with a contnuously varied repetition technique.

It will be possible to appreciate this piano cycle in Emanuele Torquati‘s concert, on air on Limenmusic Web Tv @ www.limenmusic.com – Channel 1.

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