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Now available on IBS…

Finally the new album of Fabrizio Meloni and Takahiro Yoshikawa is available on IBS….

Fabrizio Meloni, clarinet
Takahiro Yoshikawa, pianist

Across virtuosity

CD+DVD Limen classic & contemporary Black Line

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About “Across virtuosity”…

Here you can find a review (in Italian version) about the new album of M°Fabrizio Meloni, First Solo clarinet of the Orchestra and the philarmonica of La Scala Theatre in Milan, since 1984 and the talented Japanese pianist M° Takahiro Yoshikawa published on Brescia Oggi magazine.

Virtuosismo alla prova dei brani d’opera

Il tema scelto dai due artisti per questa nuovissima produzione è quello del virtuosismo, su temi operistici di autori italiani. Il pensiero va subito alle celebri parafrasi da concerto per pianoforte solo di Franz Liszt delle quali è ospitata in questa registrazione quella dedicata a Rigoletto.
Tutto il resto del programma è per duo di clarinetto e pianoforte e lo strumento a fiato, grazie alla sua proverbiale agilità, fa la parte del leone in una serie che parte con Giuseppe Verdi, in particolare con il concerto – Fantasia di Luigi Bassi su Rigoletto, con variazioni spericolate su “Caro nome” seguite da quella di Donato Lovreglio sui temi di Traviata iniziando dal Brindisi e continuando con “Amami Alfredo” per una parte davvero impervia al clarinetto. Ma è tutto un programma di straordinaria bravura quello presentato da Fabrizio Meloni e da Takahiro Yoshikawa, un programma in cui non poteva mancare anche Rossini: la scelta è caduta sul Concerto – Fantasia di Ferdinando Sebastiani sui temi di Semiramide cui si aggiunge il notevole brano su Norma, dello Stesso Sebastiani.

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Fabrizio Meloni, clarinet
Takahiro Yoshikawa, piano

Across virtuosity

CD+DVD – LIMEN Classic and contemporary

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From January 9. 2012 in music stores and digital: Across Virtuosity…

From January 9th 2012 will be available in all music stores and digital the new album of M° Fabrizio Meloni, accompanied by the talented pianist M° Takahiro Yoshikawa.

Across Virtuosity

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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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From January 9. 2012 in music stores and digital!

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Fabien Thouand and Takahiro Yoshikawa in concert on La7….enjoy!!

Ennesimo appuntamento con le prime parti dell’Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano per “L’infedele” di Gad Lerner, stavolta il protagonista è stato il Primo Oboe dell’Orchestra Scaligera, Fabien Thouand, accompagnato al pianoforte da uno dei nostri musicisti d’eccezione: Takahiro Yoshikawa.

Per tutti coloro che non hanno potuto vedere la puntata, ecco l’integrale:

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R. Schumann – Romanza “Nicht Schnell” Op. 94 (min. 34:35)

C. Saint-Saëns – Sonata pour Haubois et Piano III movement (min. 1:28:05)

Fabien Thouand, First Oboe of La Scala Orchestra, and the talented Japanese pianist Takahiro Yoshikawa in concert.
At “L’infedele”, on La7 (Italian television).
Here are the episode.

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Monica Cattarossi in concert at Preludio Piano City

On December 16. 2011 from 20:00 to 24:00 (GMT+1) at Caserma Magenta
(via Mascheroni 26, Milano)
Free entrance

Monica Cattarossi in concert at
PRELUDIO PIANO CITY

A musical marathon that will involve more than 30 pianists, both of International fame and young talented, in a symbolic place in Milan: Caserma Magenta, next head office of Brera Academy.

Don’t miss!!!

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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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Contemporary and the twentieth century on Classica TV

On friday, September 16. 2011 on Classica TV (SKY, Channel 728):

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at 21.30 (GMT+1): FILI per flauto e pianoforte
author: Franco Donatoni
performers: Sonia Formenti (flute) – Aki Kuroda (piano)
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at 21.50 (GMT+1): Alfonso Alberti suona Castiglioni
author: Niccolò Castiglioni
performer: Alfonso Alberti (piano)
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Ars Trio di Roma at Limenmusic

Today Ars Trio di Roma will record in Limenmusic’s studio a concert for the Web Tv.

Since its debut in 2001, the Ars Trio di Roma has stood out as one of the most interesting young trios of the Italian scene. Specializing under the guidance of the Trio di Trieste at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena (with Diploma with honors at the end of the course), the same year the Ars Trio di Roma won the First Prize in the International Competition “Città di Pinerolo” and the First Prize in the prestigious International Competition “Premio Trio di Trieste” in Trieste.
The trio is made up of: Laura Pietrocini (piano), Marco Fiorentini (violin) and Valeriano Taddeo (cello).
On the strength of a complete repertoire, ranging from classical to modern choice (Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Schumann, Dvorak, Ravel, Shostakovic) the Trio has always paid extreme attention to contemporary music as well, performing regularly on programs of authors like Copland, Shchedrin, Kagel and Henze; in 2005 the Trio has executed for the first time the Triplo Concerto for violin, cello, piano and orchestra by Michele Dall’Ongaro, a composition which was expressly dedicated to the Ars Trio di Roma. In 2007 the Trio has performed for the first time in Italy the Segundo Trio by Luis De Pablo.

In particular, they will perform for us:

D. Shostakovic - Trio op. 67 n. 2
C. Ives – Trio 1911

Don’t miss this beautiful concert at Limenmusic Web Tv!

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New recordings for Limenmusic Web Tv

Saturday, December 4th 2010, the renowed japanese pianist Aki Kuroda, has recorded in Limenmusic’s studio a concert for the Web Tv.

In homage to the Russian composer and pianist Alexander Scriabin, she performed for us:

Scriabin – Sonata for piano n.4 Op. 30 (1903)
Scriabin – Sonata for piano n.9 Op. 68 “Black Mass” (1912-1913)

The earliest pieces composed by Scriabin are written for the piano, and are influenced by one of the greatest composers for piano of all time, Frédéric Chopin. His music gradually evolved over the years, creating very original works, that employing very inusual harmonies and texture. The development of Scriabin’s style can be followed in his twelve piano sonatas: the earliest are composed in a fairly conventional late-Romantic idiom and show the influence of Chopin and, sometimes, of Franz Liszt; but the later ones move into original territories, infact  the last five being written without indication of tone.

Waiting for broadcasting of the concert on the Web Tv, you can listen to Aki Kuroda on Limenmusic.

Aki Kuroda in concert
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Aki Kuroda plays Bach, Brahms, Scriabin
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Aki kuroda plays Mochizuki – Sugiyama
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New recordings for Limenmusic Web Tv

Yesterday (December 1st 2010) the talented pianist Tatiana Larionova has recorded in Limenmusic’s studio a concert for the Web Tv.
In homage to the polish composer and pianist Fryderyk Chopin, she has performed for us 24 Preludes Op.28; a collection of compositions written by the author between 1835 and 1839.

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Waiting for broadcasting of the concert on the Web Tv, you can listen to Tatiana Larionova on Limenmusic.

Tatiana Larionova plays 6 Moments musicaux op.161
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