Posts Tagged ‘Maurice Ravel’

New releases for Limenmusic: Takahiro Yoshikawa!

From October 17. 2011 you will find in all music stores and digital a new production for Limenmusic:

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Takahiro Yoshikawa, piano
music by: Ludwig van Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt and Maurice Ravel
CD+DVD LIMEN Classic & contemporary – BLACK LINE

Takahiro Yoshikawa, young and talented Japanese pianist, took his first steps into the world of music in his homeland, before moving to Italy, where he made himself well known, as a winner of many international competitions, playing in the most important halls (included the Teatro alla Scala in Milan), as a soloist and with high-level chamber groups.Given the exiting successes of his first album, published in 2009, devoted to Frèdéric Chopin’w works, Limen music & arts proposes a new discographical production (CD+DVD), where Takahiro Yoshikawa performs pieces dedicated to the suggestions of the night, readind it in a new, and deeply original, key, infact all the works refer to the same “black” key, in which the fingers more often caress the keyboard rather than strike it.
Thanks to his deep and attractive interpretation, this artist take us in a intimate path through images, colours and emotions of the night, drowing to leading composers of the Nineteenth century: L. Van Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt and Maurice Ravel, to create an album of unparalleled beauty.

For more info about the album, please click here.

All Japanese friends can book the album on Amazon, clicking here.

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Limenmusic recommends: Takahiro Yoshikawa plays Stravinsky – Ravel

In this concert, the Japanese pianist Takahiro Yoshikawa proposes to Limenmusic’s audience two wonderful pieces.

The first, Trois mouvements de Petrouchka, is an arrangement for piano from the ballet Petrouchka, written by Igor Stravinsky for his friend, pianist Arthur Rubinstein, and dedicated to him.
After finished the musics for the ballet The Firebird, Stravinsky had already in mind a new picture: a “conflict” between a puppet and the orchestra, till the collapse of the puppet. Then he decided to call him Petrouchka, like a Russian traditional puppet made of straw and with a bag of sawdust as body, but who comes to life and starts to develop emotions.
Serge Diaghilev, founder of Ballets Russes, recognised the possibility of developing this opus into a stage work, thus the Petrouchka became a ballet performed for the first time a Paris in 1911 at Théâtre du Châtelet.
Ten years later, Stravinsky composed Trois mouvements de Petrouchka for the solo piano, for his friend Arthur Rubinstein, with the aim of compose a score which would be essentially pianistic even though its musical material was drawn directly from the ballet.

The other piece, Pavane pour une infante défunte, is a solo piano work composed by Maurice Ravel in 1899, during his studies at the Conservatoire de Paris, under the guidance of the French composer Gabriel Fauré, and dedicated to his parton, the Princesse the Polignac.
This is an evocation of a pavane, a slow processional dance widespread in Europe in 16th century, that a little princess might have danced at the Spanish court.

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Takahiro Yoshikawa on NHK BS “Classic Club”

Today from 6:00 to 6:55 (JST) on NHK BS “Classic Club”: Takahiro Yoshikawa in concert.

During this concert, held in Kyoto at Yawata Bunka Center on May19nd 2011, he has performed:

Franz Liszt
From Année de pèlerinage: Troisième année S. 163:
Aux cyprès de la Villa d’Este I Threnodie
Aux cyprès de la Villa d’Este II Threnodie
Les jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este

Maurice Ravel
Gaspard de la Nuit

Igor Stravinsky
Trois mouvements de Pétrouchka

Francis Poulenc
Les soirées de Nazelles

Don’t miss this beautiful concert!!!!!

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Takahiro Yoshikawa on NHK FM “Best of Classic”

Today from 7:30 pm to 9:10 pm (JST) on NHK FM “Best of classic”: Takahiro Yoshikawa in concert.

During this concert, held in Kyoto at Yawata Bunka Center on May19nd 2011, he has performed:

Franz Liszt
From Année de pèlerinage: Troisième année S. 163:
Aux cyprès de la Villa d’Este I Threnodie
Aux cyprès de la Villa d’Este II Threnodie
Les jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este

Maurice Ravel
Gaspard de la Nuit

Igor Stravinsky
Trois mouvements de Pétrouchka

Francis Poulenc
Les soirées de Nazelles

For more info, please click here.

Don’t miss the concert!!!!

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Takahiro Yoshikawa in concert for NHK

On May 19th, 2011 in Kyoto: Takahiro Yoshikawa in concert.
The recording of the concert will be open to the audience, and will be broacast on NHK BS “Classic Club” and on NHK FM “Best of Classic”.

In particular Takahiro Yoshikawa will perform for the audience:

Franz Liszt
From Année de pèlerinage: Troisième année S. 163:
Aux cyprès de la Villa d’Este I Threnodie
Aux cyprès de la Villa d’Este II Threnodie
Les jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este

Maurice Ravel
Gaspard de la Nuit

Igor Stravinsky
Trois mouvements de Pétrouchka

Francis Poulenc
Les soirées de Nazelles

For more info, please click here

Waiting for the concert, you can listen to Takahiro Yoshikawa on Limenmsuc Web Tv:

Takahiro Yoshikawa plays Stravinsky – Ravel
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Takahiro Yoshikawa plays Liszt – Wagner
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