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About Takahiro Yoshikawa’s Album…

Here you can find a review (in Italian version) about the new album of the Italian pianist Takahiro Yoshikawa, published on Brescia Oggi magazine.

I bresciani del pianoforte ricorderanno questo giovane pianista giapponese, che ha suonato lo scorso anno per la rassegna «Sul filo delle emozioni» di Paolo Sarubbi e Nadia Segalini e ancor prima era stato applaudito a Odolo e anche al teatro Grande di Brescia, col Quartetto d’Archi della Scala.
Ora esce per Limen doppio contributo registrato quest’anno: non solo il tradizionale cd audio ma anche la versione video in dvd.
Si tratta di registrazioni in studio e per questo particolarmente curate dal punto di vista del suono.
Il programma è quanto mai accattivante perché va da Beethoven a Chopin, a Liszt, fino al Gaspard de la nuit di Ravel.

Luigi Fertonani

For more details about the album, please click here.

Takahiro Yoshikawa
L. van Beethoven – F. Chopin – F. Liszt – M. Ravel
CD+DVD – LIMEN Classic & contemporary





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

Takahiro Yoshikawa plays Stravinsky – Ravel

Takahiro Yoshikawa plays Liszt – Wagner

Duo V. Zucchiatti – T. Yoshikawa in concert

Takahiro Yoshikawa plays Chopin


The Istituto Liszt

The «Istituto Liszt» in Bologna is a relatively small but important institution, dedicated to the great composer, with the aim of promoting «a better knowledge of Liszt’s works both in the field of the musicological research and in that of the interpretation». Founded in 1997, in May 2010 it became a Foudation: its headquarters are in the center of the city, and host a specialized library and, among other things, a small hall with a beatiful and perfectly restored 1860 Steinway piano (made in Germany), similar to the one Franz Liszt had (and which is now at the Museum of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan).

The 1860 Steinway at Istituto Liszt

I met Rossana Dalmonte, the fine musicologist who is the founder, the soul and the main driver of the Istituto: she has been for many years on faculty at the Trento University, whose library is now (thanks to her efforts) one of the best endowed libraries, as far as music history is concerned. Professor Dalmonte wrote in the Eighties an excellent book about Franz Liszt, published (in Italian) by Feltrinelli, and has never ceased to devote a fair part of her research time to the great Hungarian composer.

The Istituto has an important editorial production: the Quaderni dell’Istituto Liszt is a scientific journal (the most recent issue is number 8); the «Rarità» is a series of scores where are bein published rarities and new discoveries – three issues are already published, a fourth is ready to be printed. The Istituto manages also every year a  series of concerts, mostly piano concerts, performed on the historical Steinway in the hall of the same organization – with thematic programs, performed by some of the best Italian and international musicians.
The 2010-11 season began in October (more information on the institute’s site:, and will close in May 2011 with a symposium, Sunday the 22nd, on «unpublished Liszt», celebrating the anniversary of the composer.