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About “La viola del ‘900″…

Here you can find a review (in Italian version) about the latest album of M° Danilo Rossi , accompanied at the piano by Stefano Bezziccheri, published on MUSICA magazine.

Danilo Rossi, prima viola dell’Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, da anni frequenta come solista praticamente l’intero repertorio dedicato al proprio strumento. In questa nuova incisione egli propone tre pagine fondamentali appartenenti alla letteratura del Novecento.
La Sonata Op. 1  n. 4 di Paul Hindemith, violista lui stesso, fu completata nel 1919. É uno studio sulla variazione: il secondo e il terzo movimento sono, infatti, rispettivamente un Thema mit Variationen e un Finale mit Variationen, e sono collocati dopo un’ammaliante Fantasia iniziale di gusto rapsodico. Danilo Rossi e Stefano Bezziccheri non rinunciano qui alla passione e a un suono carnoso che occhieggia ancora al secolo precedente.
Nelle Lacymae op. 48 (1950) anche Benjamin Britten si misura con la forma antica della variazione, traendone una pagina sfuggente e carica di tensione. Il tema “If my complaints could passion move” di John Dowland viene suddiviso in due sezioni, la prima delle quali serve da base per dieci variazioni mentre la seconda si discioglie in una distensiva coda: Rossi sa mantenere una temperatura emozionale elevatissima in tutto il brano, mettendo in evidenza anche le rifrazioni del proprio Maggini. L’estremo lavoro di Dmitri Shostakovich, l’enigmatica Sonata Op. 147 (1975), da modo, infine, a Rossi e Bezziccheri di esprimersi anche in un clima più crepuscolare, a volte astratto, ma pur sempre molto intenso.
La buona registrazione è inficiata da un rumore di fondo talvolta fastidioso (credo che si tratti di soffi del solista).

Massimo Viazzo

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New releases…

From October 10. 2011 you will find in all music stores and digital a new production for Limenmusic:

Danilo Rossi, viola
Stefano Bezziccheri
, piano
“La viola del ‘900″
CD LIMEN Classic 6 contemporary
musics by: Edward Benjamin Britten, Paul Hindemith and Dmitri Shostakovic.

In the wide repertoire for viola and piano, there are three works that better than other can reflect the developments and changes in music landscape of the Twentieth: Lacrymae Op. 48 by Benjamin Britten, Paul Hindemith’s Sonata Op. 11 n. 4 and Shostakovic’s Sonata Op. 147.
That compositions are protagonist of this CD, in which the intensive and passionate executions of Danilo Rossi, First Viola Soloist of La Scala Theatre in Milan, accompanied at the piano by M° Stefano Bezziccheri, will take the listener to the discover of the discreet and warm sound of the viola.
This is the second volume of a wide discographical project, which aim is to collect in 6 album the main music for viola and piano, which pays tribute to the greatest composers who have written for this ensemble.

For more info about the album, please, click here.

Find it on IBS (italian version) or on EGEA Music (english version)

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Danilo Rossi and Stefano Bezziccheri present “La viola del ‘900″

Danilo Rossi and Stefano Bezziccheri present their latest discographical production: “La viola del ‘900″, at Traiettorie 2011, the XXI International review of modern and contemporary music.

This CD is dedicated to three pieces for viola and piano that, better than others, can reflects developments and changes in music landascape of the Twentieth: Lacrymae Op. 48 by Benjamin Britten, Paul Hindemith’s Sonata Op. 11 n. 4 and Shostakovic’s Sonata Op. 147.

October 2. 2011
At 7:00 p.m. (GMT+1): presentation of the CD with Danilo Rossi, Stefano Bezziccheri and Anna Menichetti.
At 8:30 p.m. (GMT + 1): concert. Performers: Danilo Rossi, viola and Stefano Bezziccheri, piano
@ Casa della Musica
P.le San Francesco n. 1, Parma

Program of the CD and the concert:

Paul Hindemith (1895 – 1963)
Sonata Op. 11 n. 4 “Phantasie” (1919) in Fa maggiore per viola e pianoforte
– Phantasie
– Thema mit Variationen
– Finale (mit Variationen)

Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976)
Lachrymae Op. 48
Reflections on a song of Dowland (1950) per viola e pianoforte

Dmitri Shostakovic (1906 – 1975)
Sonata Op. 147 (1975) in Do maggiore per viola e pianoforte
– Moderato (Aria)
– Allegretto (Scherzo)
– Adagio (“In memoria del grande Beethoven”)

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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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