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Limenmusic presents: Takahiro Yoshikawa CD+DVD

Finally, clicking on the image below you you will find a trailer of the latest TakahiroYoshikawa‘s album.

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 album details, please click here.

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Takahiro Yoshikawa
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L. van Beethoven, F. Chopin, F. Liszt and M. Ravel
CD+DVD LIMEN classic & contemporary – BLACK LINE

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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

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Don’t miss the concert!!!!

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Pictures from Japan…

Few days ago the talented and renowned pianist Takahiro Yoshikawa, has returned in Italy, after a series of concerts in his homeland, the Japan.
In all the concert, he obtained a great success from the audience for his reliable and intensive executions.

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In the first concert, held in Osaka on January 22nd at Izumi Hall, he has performed with the Kansai Philarmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sachio Fujioka, in Rachmaninov’s “Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini”, Op. 43.

In the second concert held in Shanghai on January 29th, 2011 at The Glamour Bar – Shanghai’s Sexiest Bar, Takahiro Yoshikawa proposed to the audience pieces by Chopin, Nocturne No. 8 in D-flat major Op. 27-2 and Polonaise No. 6 in A-flat major Op. 53 “Heroic”, and by Liszt, Consolation No. 3 in D-flat major S. 172-3 and Mephisto Waltz No. 1 S. 514.
Moreover he performed Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit,  that will be part of his next album, entirely dedicated to the night and available from spring 2011.
For more info about the album, CD+DVD box set, please click here

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Takahiro Yoshikawa in Concert

On January 29th, 2011 at The Glamour BarShanghai’s Sexiest Bar: Takahiro Yoshikawa in concert.

The young and talented Japanese pianist will perform:

Ravel
Gaspard de la Nuit (Ondine – Le Gibet – Scarbo)

Chopin
Nocturne No. 8 in D-flat major Op. 27-2
Polonaise No. 6 in A-flat major Op. 53 “Heroic”

Liszt
Consolation No. 3 in D-flat major S. 172-3
Mephisto Waltz No. 1 S. 514

The execution of Ravel, will be accompanied by a reading of poems by Aloysius Bertrand (1807 – 1841), a French poet considered the inventor of the prose poem. In the 1842 he wrote his posthumous work: Gaspard de la Nuit, from which Maurice Ravel drew inspiration to write his triptych for piano in 1908: Gaspard de la Nuit.

Here you can find links to the Bertrand’s poems.

French (original text)

Italian version

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New recordings for Limenmusic: Takahiro Yoshikawa

This week the young and talented Japanese pianist, Takahiro Yoshikawa will record in Limenmusic’s studio a concert for a new CD+DVD box set.

This discographical work his entirely dedicated to the night, infact Takahiro will perform a series of tracks that recall the atmosphere of the night:

Ludwing van Beethoven
Piano Sonata N. 14 in C-sharp minor Op. 27 n. 2
I Adagio
II Allegretto
III Preso agitato

Frédéric Chopin
Nocturnes Op. 27
n. 1 in C-sharp minor
n. 2 in D-flat major

Franz Liszt
Études d’exécution transcendante n. 11 “Harmonies du Soir” S. 139 n. 11

Maurice Ravel
Gaspard de la Nuit
I. Ondine
II. Le Gibet
III. Scarbo

Waiting for the CD+DVD box set, you can listen to Takahiro Yoshikawa on Limenmusic Web TV.

Takahiro Yoshikawa in concert
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Takahiro Yoshikawa plays Stravinsky – Ravel
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Takahiro Yoshikawa plays Liszt – Wagner
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Duo V. Zucchiatti – T. Yoshikawa in concert
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Takahiro Yoshikawa plays Chopin
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