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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

For more info, please click here.

From January 9. 2012 in music stores and digital!

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Next release for Limenmusic: Fabrizio Meloni and Takahiro Yoshikawa

Limen music & art is glad to announce the releases of the new album of Fabrizio Meloni, first solo clarinet chair of the Orchestra and the Philharmonic of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, and the talented Japanese pianist Takahiro Yoshikawa, titled “Across Virtuosity“.
This album, CD+DVD box set, is entirely dedicated to Fantasie for clarinet and piano, a genre that met a remarkable success in Nineteenth Century Italy. This Fantasia in particular moves from operatic melodies, evoking to the listeners all the colours, the expressions and singing of the most fashionable operatic pieces.

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

For album details, please click here.

Coming soon in music stores and digital!

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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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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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