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“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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Music and calligraphy: Toshio Hosokawa’s percussions

The East is different. This simple reality is often clouded by the phenomenon everybody knows as globalization. The outlines of cultures are blurred and the differences softened, the amazement in front of what is far from us stops and we have the impression of knowing everything of everybody: in the West we are living in the era of conversions to Buddhism, of the wild commercialization of Zen philosophy, of geishas tales and so on. The face of Japan, by example, increasingly appears, with its big cities and multinational conglomerates, less different from the western counterparts. That notwithstanding, the East is really different (and the Zen is far more than a lovely reading for commuters), and also the intersections that happen there have something special.

As an example: the Nagasaki-born composer Toshio Hosokawa reports that when in the Noh drama a musician is preparing to play the tsuzumi, a percussion instrument, he brings forth the right hand, draws a circle in the air and only at that point actually generates the sound by hitting the instrument. The ensuing sound is laden with a peculiar tension, that begins through the gesture that comes before the real sound. The performer, in the preliminary gesture, lets out an exclamation, and this cry helps to raise the tension. As an outcome, the sound and the preceding silence are not each rival to the other, whereas the sound somehow takes his roots in the preliminary gesture…
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Takahiro Yoshikawa in concert

On January 22nd 2011 at Izumi Hall in Osaka, Japan: Takahiro Yoshikawa in concert.

The young and talented Japanese pianist will perform with Kansai Philarmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sachio Fujioka, Rachmaninov’s “Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini”, Op. 43.

All people will attend at the concert are invited to write us their impressions, comments, send photos or a short article about the event. Any material will be welcome.
Enjoy the concert!!!!

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Takahiro Yoshikawa in concert

On November 19th, 2010 at the Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Nishinomiya, Japan: Takahiro Yoshikawa in concert.

In detail the famous Japanese pianist will perform:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sonata n. 8 in A minor K 310

Franz Liszt
12 Trascendental Etudes S. 139
N. 10 in F minor
N .11 in D-flat major “Harmoies du Soir”
N. 12 in B-flat minor ” Chasse-Neige”

Frédéric Chopin
Nocturne N. 13 in C minor op.48-1
Nocturne N. 14 in F-sharp minor op. 48-2
Waltz N. 6 in D-flat major op. 64-1
Waltz N. 7 in C-sharp minor op. 64-2
Waltz N. 8 in A-flat major op. 64-3
Polonaise – Fantasie in A-flat major op.61

All people will attend at the concert are invited to write us their impressions, comments, send photos or a short article about the event. Any material will be welcome.
Enjoy the concert!!!!

Visite Takahiro Yoshikawa web site, click here.

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