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Takahiro Yoshikawa in Japan!!

For Japanese friends: here are the appointments with the talented pianist Takahiro Yoshikawa!!!

November 10. 2011
Takahiro Yoshikawa recital at the Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Nishinomiya (Japan)
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For info, please contact: ampio@y6.dion.ne.jp

Program:
Beethoven - Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op 10-3
Prokofiev - Sonata No. 6 in A major Op 82
Debussy - Images II
Chopin - Nocturne No. 1, Mazurka No. 41, Scherzo No. 2

November 15. 2011
Takahiro Yoshikawa Recital at Shiodome Hall in Tokyo (Japan)
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For info, please contact: ampio@y6.dion.ne.jp

Program:
Prokofiev - Sonata No. 6 in A major Op 82
Chopin - Nocturne No. 1, Mazurka No. 41, Scherzo No. 2

Let’s find out the new album (CD+DVD) of Takahiro Yoshikawa, entirely dedicated to the suggestions of the night!

Stores:

For Europe:

IBS.it
EGEA Music………………….

For Japan:

Amazon Japan
HMV on line………………………..

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Happy birthday Franz Liszt!!!!

On October 22. 1811 was born in Raiding, Austria, one of the greatest pianist af all time: Franz Liszt.
He is renowned througout Europe during the ninetheenth century for his virtuosic skill as a pianist. With his revolutionary technical he influenced his forward-looking contemporary and anticipated some 20th Century ideas and trends.
Besides his career as piano virtuoso, Liszt was a prolific composer. He is best known for his piano music, but he wrote extensively for many other instruments.

In hommage to this great artists, we propose a selection of compositions for piano solo, performed by one of our leading artist: the Japanese pianist Takahiro Yoshikawa.
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Trascendental Etude No 4 in D minor, “Mazzeppa”
This Etude was ispired by Victor Hugo’s poem called Mazzeppa, the story of  Ivan Mazeppa (1639-1709): a page of the court of King John II Casimir Vasa, who seduced a Polish Countess named Theresa. The Count, on discovering the affair, punished Mazeppa by tying him to a wild horse and setting the horse free. The poem describes the dramatic condition of  the hero strapped to a horse. At the end, Mazeppa was crowned king.
Mazzeppa is considered one of the most difficult of the twelve Etudes, not only technically, bu also musically.

Années de Pèlerinage: Suisse – Au bord d’une source
This is the 4th piece of the first suite of Liszt’s Années de Pèlerinage: Suisse, composed between 1841 and 1854 an published in 1885.
Here is clear that Liszt has found his musical maturity, ranging from virtuosic fireworks to sincerly moving emotional statements.

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Liebesträume Notturno III S. 541 n. 3
Is one of the most popular Liszt’s piano works.
Is the third and last piece of a collection of compositions, named Liebesträume (Dreams of Love), written by Franz Liszt in 1854.

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Deuxieme Année – Italie S 161, opus composed by Franz Liszt between 1837 and 1945 and published in 1858.
Here we propose:

  • Sposalizio (Marrige of the Virgin, an oil painting by Raphael, now kept at the Pinacoteca di Brera, since 1806);
  • Il penseroso (The thinker, a statue created by Michelangelo for Lorenzo de Medici’s tomb, now kept in Florence, at Basilica of St. Lawrence)
  • Sonetto 104 del Petrarca
  • Après une Lecture de Dante (a piano work inspired by the reading of Dante Alighieri‘s most famous poem, the Divine Comedy. Today is considered one of most difficult pieces of the standard repertoire)

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Troisième année – Italie s 163, opus composed between 1867 and 1877 and published in 1883.
Here we propose:

  • Aux cyprès de la Villa d’Este I: Threnodie
  • Aux cyprès de la Villa d’Este II: Threnodie (the cypresses of the Villa d’Este, situated at Tivoli, near Rome, Italy)
  • Les yeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este (The Fountains of Villa d’Este)

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Beethoven’s Piano Sonata Op. 2 n. 1 coming soon on Limenmusic Web Tv

From friday, September 2. 2011 on Limenmusic Web Tv @ www.limenmusic.com: Takahiro Yoshikawa plays L. van Beethoven – Episode 1

Takahiro-Beethoven

In this concert, the talented Japanese pianist Takahiro Yoshikawa will perform for Limenmusic’s audience:

L. van Beethoven – Piano Sonata in F Minor Op. 2 n. 1

This Opus was the first piano sonata written by the German composer in 1795. This work was dedicated to his predecessor Joseph Haydn, who has strongly influenced the early period of Beethoven’s career.

Born in Nishinomiya, Japan, and graduated at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Takahiro Yoshikawa has been living for a few years in 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.
From 2001 to 2004 he attended the Accademia of Teatro alla Scala, mastering in orchestral (with Ada Mauri) and chamber-music repertoire with the principal instrumentalists of the Scala Orchestra.
Regularly engaged in Italy, Takahiro Yoshikawa is also extremely active in Japan, where he enjoys a great popular appeal, supported also by the excellent sales of his records. He performed in some among the most prestigious halls of Tokyo (Suntory Hall Blue Rose, Kioi Hall, Hakuju Hall, etc.) and Kansai (The Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Nishinomiya, Matsukata Hall in Kobe, The Phoenix Hall etc.).
Takahiro Yoshikawa has also a full recording activity; he is regularly featured on Limenmusic’s Web Tv, gaining strong approval by national and international audience alike.
Moreover, his videos are among the most popular on our YouTube channel.

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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 and I Solisti della Scala in concert

On July 7. 2011 at 9.30 pm (GMT+2) at Villa Parravicini in San Giorgio su Legnano (Italy): Takahiro Yoshikawa in concert with I Solisti della Scala.

Program:

Beethoven:
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor Op. 13 “Pathétique”
Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat major Op. 16

R. Strauss:
Andante for Horn and Piano

Mozart:
Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat major K. 452

Piano: Takahiro Yoshikawa
Oboe: Fabien Thouand
Clarinet: Fabrizio Meloni
Horn: Danilo Stagni
Bassoon: Valentino Zucchiatti

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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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It happen today…

On March 31st 1732 in the little austrian village of Rohrau, was born the composer and pianist Franz Joseph Haydn, often considered the “Father of the Symphony” and “Father of the String Quartet” because of his important contributions to these forms.
He spent great part of his life in his homeland, where, despite the economic difficulties of his family, he had the opportunity of developing his musical knowledges, strengthening his style.
His music is linked to the sonata form, focusing on the search of expressive and dramatic solutions, creating one of the most important musical structure of the nineteenth century.
In the late 1760s and early 1770s Haydn’s works were deeply influenced by the German cultural movement called Sturm und Drag (“Storm and Stress”). Works during this period often feature a newly impassioned or agitated element; however, Haydn never mentions this movement as a motivation for his new compositional style, and there remains an overarching adherence to classical form and motivic unity. Though Haydn may not have been consciously affirming the anti-rational ideals of Sturm und Drang, one can certainly perceive the influence of contemporary trends in musical theatre on his instrumental works during this period.
In 1779, an important change in Haydn’s contract permitted him to publish his compositions without prior authorization from his employer. This may have encouraged him to rekindle his career as a composer of “pure” music.
Thanks to his journeys in Great Britain, Haydn developed a “popular style”, characterized by a frequent use of folk music: a way of composition that, with unprecedented success, created music having great popular appeal but retaining a learned and rigorous musical structure.
Despite Haydn was considered “Father of the String Quartet”, during his career he wrote 62 Sonatas for piano, which have not reached the popularity that may deserve, though many consider that level strictly comparable with Beethoven and Mozart’s Sonatas.
You can appreciate two Haydn’s Sonatas for piano, performed by Takahiro Yoshikawa on Limenmusic Web Tv. This popular and talented pianist gives to the audience his personal interpretation of Sonata in F major Hob.XVI: 23 and Sonata in G minor Hob. XVI: 44 (for the concert, please click here).

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Takahiro Yoshikawa at Limenmusic

Today the renowned and talented Japanese pianist Takahiro Yoshikawa, will record in Limenmusic’s studio a concert for the Web Tv.

In particular he will perform for us:

L. van Beethoven – Sonata n. 1 in F minor Op. 2-1
L. van Beethoven - Sonata n. 2 in A major Op. 2-2
L. van Beethoven – Sonata n. 3 in C major Op. 2-3

Born in Nishinomiya, Japan, and graduated at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Takahiro Yoshikawa has been living for a few years in 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, always getting, thanks to his solid and intense performances,  a great success by audiences around the world.
From 2001 to 2004 he attended the Accademia of Teatro alla Scala, mastering in orchestral (with Ada Mauri) and chamber-music repertoire with the principal instrumentalists of the Scala Orchestra.
Regularly engaged in Italy, Takahiro Yoshikawa is also extremely active in Japan, where he enjoys a great popular appeal, supported also by the excellent sales of his records. He performed in some among the most prestigious halls of Tokyo (Suntory Hall Blue Rose, Kioi Hall, Hakuju Hall, etc.) and Kansai (The Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Nishinomiya, Matsukata Hall in Kobe, The Phoenix Hall etc.).
In 2009 he published his first CD, for Limen music & arts, distributed by King International, dedicated to Frédèric Chopin works, considered one of the greatest piano composer, getting a great success by the audience for his suggestive interpretation.
In May 2011, will be available his latest discographical production (CD+DVD), enterely dedicated to the night.
Stay tuned!!!!!

Waiting for the broadcast of the concert, you can listen to Takahiro Yoshikawa’s concert:

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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