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New recordings for Limenmusic Web Tv

Today (October 08th, 2010) the famous Japanese pianist Aki Kuroda, accompanied by her husband, the great conductor Yoichi Sugiyama, recorded in Limenmusic studio some tracks, that will be broadcasted on our Web Tv @
In detail, she performed for us:

Yoichi Sugiyama – Interlude for piano (2000)

Misato Mochizuchi – Moebius-Ring (2003)

For the photos of the backstage, please click here


About Leos Janàcek

by Virginio Sala

Leos Janacek (1854-1928) holds a special place in the landscape of the composers born around the middle of the 19th century, and whose activity went on up to the first decades of the 20th century. He is the third great Czech musician, after Smetana and Dvorak, and left a valuable inheritance: he was the first who researched, with a scientific mindset, the Moravia’s folksongs and folk music tradition. And out of that tradition he largely drew inspiration for his own works, giving it a new life, but with a deep originality.

Janacek paid a particular attention not only to the music, but also to the language of his country, an important aspect of the nationality issue in that time: the teaching of the Czech language was prohibited in 1777 by the Empress Maria Teresa, and only after 1848 the use of the national language was tolerated by the Austrian Habsburgs. Janacek found the best field for expressing his voice in the vocal music and in the opera – Jenufa (1904), one of his nine works for the musical theatre, is the masterwork of the Czech opera.

As Jaroslav Krejci wrote:

Janacek’s work was largely inspired by folk music and topics from Czech history or the history of other Slavic nations. The folkloristic inspiration came primarily from his native Moravia, or rather its eastern part, where the folksongs displayed a more lyrical, emotional and variegated formation. It took some time before Janacek’s style found its way to the hearts of the sophisticated, rather traditionally-minded milieu of the Czech capital, Prague (in Bohemia). But once this happened, the gate was open to the musical world at large. Significantly this was at the time of World War I, as a result of which the Czechs emancipated themselves from Austrian domination and entered the world arena on an equal footing with other nations.

Janacek wrote some instrumental music at the beginning of his career (Lachian Dances), but then devoted himself completely to vocal music and opera. He came back to the pure instrumental music only at the end of the century: the set of piano pieces collected in 1901 under the title On the overgrown path is a reflection of an unlucky phase of the musician’s life. In those years, his daughter Olga died, only twenty-one years old, his relationship with his wife was strained, and the National Theatre of Prague refused his Jenufa, after the premiere in Brno. So those pieces show a misterious and very intimate nature; their surface simplicity veils an outstanding compositional depth, and they are rather difficult for the interpreter, who has to master a subject matter,at first sight very magmatic. In 1911, requested by his publisher, Janacek added a second set of pieces to the “Path” collection,

In the Mist is a four-pieces suite, composed by Janacek in 1912: a set of fascinating pieces, soft and at the same time very deep, built out of sheer competence, with a contnuously varied repetition technique.

It will be possible to appreciate this piano cycle in Emanuele Torquati‘s concert, on air on Limenmusic Web Tv @ – Channel 1.


From October 6th on Limenmusic Web Tv

From tomorrow you will see a new concert on Limenmusic Web Tv: Emanuele Torquati plays “Intimate Sketches – Visions on Leos Janàcek”, an homage to the great Czech composer.

You can also enjoy:

Takahiro Yoshikawa plays Stravinskij’s Trois mouvements de Pétrouchka and Ravel’s Pavane pour une infante dèfunte.
Aki Kuroda plays Bach/Brahms and Skrjabin.
Stelia Doz and Guido Salvetti perform Schumann’s Liederkreis Op.39.
Fabrizio Meloni, Sauro Berti and Naomi Fujiya play Mendelssohn.

Take a look at the schedule.

We remember you  that the concerts no longer present in the schedule can be found in the on-demand area of the Web TV.

Corrado Rojac plays Kusjakov and Verlingieri

Quartetto Prometeo plays Quartet in G Minor Op.10 by C. Debussy


Limenmusic WebTv updates: Emanuele Torquati in concert

From October 6th, 2010 on Limenmusic WebTv (Channel 1) you’ll be able to enjoy a concert by the italian pianist Emanuele Torquati.
His performance is based on music of Leos Janàcek, Riccardo Vaglini and Brett Dean.

In detail:

Leos Janácek (1854-1928)

Intimate Sketches (1896-1928)

Merely blind fate?
So that one could never return
The golden ring
I wait for you
Lord Jesus Christ is born
Cradle song
To my Olga

In the Mist (1912)

Molto adagio – Presto
Andantino – Poco mosso
Presto – Andante

Riccardo Vaglini (1965)

Morte di Olga Janackova (Death of Olga Janackova) – 2010

Brett Dean (1961)

Etude (hommage a Janácek) – 2009

For a trailer of the concert click here.


Today on Limenmusic Web Tv

Today Limenmusic Web Tv @ offers a series of important updates.

Now you can see two new concerts: Aki Kuroda plays Bach/Brahms and Skrjabin; Stelia Doz and Guido Salvetti perform Schumann’s Liederkreis Op.39.

In today’s program, you can also enjoy three other outstanding performances.
The famous Japanese pianist Takahiro Yoshikawa plays for us Stravinskij’s Trois mouvements de Pétrouchka and Ravel’s Pavane pour une infante dèfunte.
Corrado Rojac with his accordion plays Kusjakov’s Sonata n°1 and Verlingieri’s Shift.
Quartetto Prometeo plays Quartet in G Minor Op.10 by C. Debussy.

Take a look at the Schedule.


Skrjabin’s Nocturne Op. 9

Alexsandr Nikolaevič Skrjabin (1872-1915) at the beginning of the Nineties was successfully building a career as a virtuoso piano player, although he already proved his talent as a composer (he wrote his first work at thirteen).

Unfortunately, in 1893 an illness made him unable to use the right hand – a condition very hard to endure. Only in 1895 he had the possibility to resume his career, but in the meantime he at least partly overcame the gloomy moods of that period writing two really challenging compositions for the left hand only: a Prélude and a Nocturne, that together form his Opus 9. A real tour de force for the daring pianist, the Nocturne in particular isn’t simply a showing of technical prowess, it’s also a turning point in his exploration of the music’s world. As Piero Rattalino wrote in his Storia del pianoforte [History of the piano], «It is possible to see the shift from conceptions of the sound that are still Chopinian-Henseltian, to Skrjabinian conceptions in the Nocturne op. 9 #2 for the left hand; the starting point, that is almost plagiarized, is the second movement of Haneselt’s Concerto, but the very quick movements of the hand, needed for jumping awesome distances across the keyboard, cause a different attack of the key and a sound tone that isn’t romantic anymore». His sound constructions are not movements of lines or masses, but «movements of light beams inside a nebula».

It will be possible to appreciate these first steps of Skrjabin towards his mature style in Aki Kuroda’s concert (tomorrow on Limenmusic Web Tv @ – Channel 1). Aki’s mastery of this

For a trailer of the concert, Click here

Equally remarkable is the taste Aki Kuroda shows in choosing the programs of her performances, often giving to her audience vibrant renditions of not-so-well-known works, and enlivening this way our appreciation of the musical universe. In this case, the theme is «the left hand»: the Skrjabin’s Nocturne is paired with one of the Piano Studies of Brahms, based on Bach’s Ciaccona from a Partita for Violin – not a lesser technical challenge.

As a conclusion, the complete Italian passage of the above quotation from Rattalino’s book:

Si può cogliere il passaggio da concezioni del suono ancora chopiniano, henseltiane a concezioni scriabiniane nel Nottuno op. 9 n. 2 (1894) per la sola mano sinistra; il punto di partenza, che quasi viene plagiato, è il secondo tempo del Concerto di Henselt, ma i rapidissimi spostamenti della mano, necessari a coprire enormi distanze sulla tastiera, provocano un attacco del tasto diverso e una sonorità non più romantica.

[…] Nella formazione del suo stile pianistico si possono così individuare influenze dirette o indirette di Chopin come di Liszt, di Schumann, di Henselt, ma il suo stile, in quanto ha di suo proprio e di irrpetibile, sic hiarisce nello sviluppo dei movimenti di parti interne fino a che le sue costruzioni sonore non si articolano come movimenti di linee e di masse, ma come riflessi, come movimenti di fasci di luce all’interno di una nebulosa.

(From Piero Rattalino, Storia del pianoforte, Milano, Il Saggiatore, 1988, pp. 278-279)


Waiting for Schumann: the trailer

Tomorrow on Limenmusic Web Tv @ (Channel 1):  Schumann’s Liederkreis Op. 39 interpreted by Stelia Doz (Soprano), accompanied by Guido Salvetti at the piano.

Do you want to see the trailer of the concert?
Click here


The left hand of Aki Kuroda

The second update of October 1st on Limenmusic Web Tv will be a concert of the popular Japanese pianist Aki Kuroda.

She will perform a concert for the left hand, with music of Bach-Brahms and Skrjabin.

In detail:

A.N. SKRJABIN, Nocturne for the left hand

BACH – BRAHMS, Chaconne Linke Hand allein

A special performance, not to be missed!


Schumann’s Lieder on Limenmusic

From October 1st, 2010 the Limenmusic WebTV programming will be enriched by a series of updates.

The first is the broadcast of a concert by Stelia Doz (Soprano) and Guido Salvetti (Piano). Their performance is an homage to the great German composer Robert Schumann, celebrating the 200th anniversary of his birth.

Stelia Doz and Guido Salvetti will interpret the Liederkreis op.39 , a cycle of Lieder based on Eichendorff’s poems.

The Lieder are:

  1. In a foreign land
  2. Interlude
  3. Coversation in the wood
  4. Peace
  5. Moon-Night
  6. Beauteus foreign land
  7. In a Castle
  8. In a foreign land
  9. Melancholy
  10. Twilight
  11. In the woods
  12. Spring night
About Duo Stelia Doz – Guido Salvetti

Stay tuned!!!!