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KZ MUSIK

The Encylopaedia KZ MUSIK is the only work that collects music composed in concentration camps all over the world, between 1933 and 1945.



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FABIO BIDINI PLAYS CHOPIN AND SCHUBERT

FABIO BIDINI

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SCHERZO N 2 OP.31- PRESTO

This cd is the Fabio Bidini's homage to Chopin and Shubert. Born in 1968, Fabio Bidini starded musical studies at the age of four. He graduated in 1985 at S. Cecilia Conservatory in Rome obtaining a first class degree. He has won numerous national awards including the "Muzio Clementi" In Florence. 3rd price at the "A. Casagrande" international contest in Terni in 1984. 2nd price at the "Tomassoni" international contest in Koln in 1986. 2nd price at the international contest in Pretoria in 1988. 3rd price at the "F.Busoni" international contest in 1988. 1st price at the "Città di Marsala" contest in 1989. Every year Fabio Bidini tours aborad (South Africa, Germany, Austria, etc..) and also teaches in major universities. He has performed, numerous concerts with orchestras in the major italia concert halls as well as abroad with the most prestigious line-ups, including the American Synphonic Orchestra, the Bolzano and Trento Haydn, the State South Africa Orchestra. He has recorded many radio and TV shows. He studied composition on his own.

C.CZERNY-THE ART OF FINGER DEXTERITY-OP.740

M.MOSCA-V.BRESCIANI-S.CAFARO-F.CARAMIELL

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MINOR SCALES IN RAPID TEMPO-MOLTO ALLEGRO

The typology of the 1800's study was fixed once and for all by Cramer, in Study for the piano (1804-1810). According to Cramer, the study is a quite short piece, founded on a single instrumental scheme, whose prevailing technical aim cannot leave a valid musical content apart (unlike the exercise, that is the mere repetition of a mechanical formula). In the cramerian study the unit in the instrumental scheme (that will be an essential feature of the XIX century study) comes from Bach's model, whereas Domenico Scarlatti was set the example for the virtuous writing. The studies op.740 conform this typology in a strictest way than Cramer's ones. Every study is marked by a title that shows the pedagogical virtue: Clearness in agility (n. 3), Sweet skip and separate (op. 9), Agility in fingers alternation (op. 11) and so on. Czerny made use in order to codify the styles and the existing piano structures, of his ability in writing and his imitation capability. To a core of clementinian studies (like numbers 1, 5, 27, 28, 32, 34, 50), characterized by the powerful sonorousness and by the wide dimensions, were added studies in the more concise Cramer's style (for example nn. 8, 37, 41), whereas Hummel's influence seems to appear in studies like numbers 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 13, 18, 29 and 30, marked by an elegant and aerial writing. But the studies op. 740 also offer an example of music languages that are out from the didactic kind: echoes from the Magic flute are, for example, in the study n. 11 and numbers 18 and 45 are influenced by a sweetness that is typical in Mendelssohn. Czerny's historical function didn't limit itself to the arrangement of the classical piano building: studies like numbers 2, 31, 36 and 50 already use two or more simultaneous registers for the right hand: a technique that has nothing to do with Clementi's conception or with Beethoven's one (except form some examples), and that will become a feature of Czerny's most famous pupil, Franz Liszt.

LUIGI BOCCHERINI-GUITAR WORKS

F.LEPRI-G.GALIA-QUARTETTO DI ROMA

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QUINTET IN D MAJOR G.448

This is a didactic cd including some compositions of Luigi Boccherini as instrumental bases that on one hand can contribute to the formation or extension of a chamber music repertoire and on the other hand create a stimulus to play real ensemble music. The pieces were recorded without the guitar. This was added later in order to show that gratifying results can be obtained by playing over a pre-recorded base. This CD is very easy to use: you need to tune your guitar to an A at 440 hz using a diapason.

GIOACHINO ROSSINI-MUSICA DA CAMERA

POLIMNIA ENSEMBLE

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THEME ET VARIATIONS (LE BEURRE)

This is both the first CD issued by Musikstrasse and the first recording experience of the Polimnia Ensemble, a group of Italian artists including conservatory teachers and leading musicians from Italy's main orchestras. This collection contains Rossini chamber works, ranging from brief, simple compositions, both vocal and instrumental, to brilliant, virtuoso excerpts, characterized by the rich timbre of the orchestra ensemble. Among the pieces played here are few famous ones - i.e. Une Larme for cello and piano - along with rarities such as Toast pour le nouvel an, for four voices.

SAVERIO MERCADANTE-CHAMBER WORKS

POLIMNIA ENSEMBLE

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QUARTETTO IN MI BEMOLLE MAGG.-LARGO

FOUR HANDS PIANO WORKS-GAETANO DONIZETTI

MARY ELIZABETH SADUN-DANILO MANTO

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SINFONIA IN RE MAGGIORE I

This cd includes four hands piano works by Gaetano Donizetti. The composers' piano music show evidence of a dovetailing of musical entertainment with piano virtuosity.

SAVERIO MERCADANTE-CHAMBER WORKS

POLIMNIA ENSEMBLE

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DECIMINO IN DO MAGG. INTRODUZIONE ANDANTE ALLEGRO

GIOACHINO ROSSINI-MUSICA DA CAMERA-SERIE AGORA'

POLIMNIA ENSEMBLE

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VARIAZIONI PER CLARINETTO E PICCOLA ORCHESTRA

ZORONGO-OMAGGIO A GARCIA LORCA

ARTURO TALLINI

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CANCIONES POPULARE ESPANOLES-NANA DE SEVILLA

In this cd, guitarist Arturo Tallini and jazz singer Ada Montellanico perform songs by spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca. Tallini, in his trascription, stroves to add colours and images, altough, retaining their harmonic fabric which is the most significant relationship that Lorca had with the folk tradition.

HEIFETZ'S TRANSCRIPTIONS

VINCENZO BOLOGNESE-LUISA PRAYER

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PROPHETIC BYRD

Performed by the young violinist Vincenzo Bolognese, this CD includes all famous transcriptions by Jascha Heifetz, one of the most renowned violinists in the history of music. A collection of well-known themes by various composers, from Mozart to Prokofiev, from Chopin to Godowsky, already recorded by Heifetz himself and by the greatest performers. An important album therefore, for the young Vincenzo Bolognese and also a recording full of interest in its own right.

PIANO WORKS-CARL MARIA VON WEBER

STEFANIA CAFARO

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INVITO ALLA DANZA OP.65

The piano works included in this CD show Carl Maria von Weber's talent as a virtuoso and communicative musician. Although this author has long remained unknown to the general public and was often excluded from the repertoire of the most famous pianists, its production is interesting because it contains the seeds of a number of important elements which the great Romantics are certainly indebted to. Carl Maria von Weber's works are performed by the Sicilian pianist Stefania Cafaro.

CASTELNUOVO TEDESCO-GUITAR CHAMBER MUSIC

ARTURO TALLINI

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SONATINA PER FLAUTO E CHITARRA

FOUR HANDS PIANO WORKS-GAETANO DONIZETTI

MARY ELIZABETH SADUN-DANILO MANTO

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This cd includes four hands piano works by Gaetano Donizetti. The composers' piano music show evidence of a dovetailing of musical entertainment with piano virtuosity.

GIOACHINO ROSSINI-ALBUM POUR LES ENFANTS ADOLESCENTS

MICHELE CAMPANELLA

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OUF LES PETITS POIS

One of the most prestigious Musikstrasse productions is the CD recorded by Maestro Michele Campanella, that features Rossini's "Album pour les enfants adolescents", an excerpt from the wider collection of Péchés de vieillesse, seldom recorded. Owing to the Neapolitan Maestro's outstanding skills, the CD constitutes an absolute musical and documentary rarity.

KZ MUSIK VOL.1

A.DE LEONARDIS/L.GRANATIERO/L.APRILE/A.S

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POUPATA-PRED USNUTIM C.3

FOUR HANDS PIANO WORKS-GAETANO DONIZETTI

MARY ELIZABETH SADUN-DANILO MANTO

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SONATA IN LA MAGGIORE

This cd includes four hands piano works by Gaetano Donizetti. The composers' piano music show evidence of a dovetailing of musical entertainment with piano virtuosity.

TRIO CHITARRISTICO DI ROMA-RECITAL

TRIO CHITARRISTICO DI ROMA

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SUITE GALLEGA

A collection unmatched up to now, featuring the unusual proposal of three guitars. A most diverse repertoire ranging from classical to popular, including even contemporary compositions by one of the three performers and a clever transcription of Mozart's Fantasia by Luciano Chailly, who has dedicated it to the Trio Chitarristico di Roma (the Rome Guitar Trio), Fabio D'Ettorre, Fernando Lepri and Arturo Tallini. .

AVE MARIA 2

VARI

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ERGEBUNG

Spirituality and faith in great musicians work. Music by Donizetti, Mahler, Debussy, Respighi and many more. Second volume in the series distributed by "L'unità"

HEIFETZ'S TRANSCRIPTIONS

VINCENZO BOLOGNESE-LUISA PRAYER

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VALSE BLUETTE

Performed by the young violinist Vincenzo Bolognese, this CD includes all famous transcriptions by Jascha Heifetz, one of the most renowned violinists in the history of music. A collection of well-known themes by various composers, from Mozart to Prokofiev, from Chopin to Godowsky, already recorded by Heifetz himself and by the greatest performers. An important album therefore, for the young Vincenzo Bolognese and also a recording full of interest in its own right.

GIOACHINO ROSSINI-MUSICA DA CAMERA

POLIMNIA ENSEMBLE

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DUETTO BUFFO DI DUE GATTI PER DUE SOPRANI E PIANOFORTE

This is both the first CD issued by Musikstrasse and the first recording experience of the Polimnia Ensemble, a group of Italian artists including conservatory teachers and leading musicians from Italy's main orchestras. This collection contains Rossini chamber works, ranging from brief, simple compositions, both vocal and instrumental, to brilliant, virtuoso excerpts, characterized by the rich timbre of the orchestra ensemble. Among the pieces played here are few famous ones - i.e. Une Larme for cello and piano - along with rarities such as Toast pour le nouvel an, for four voices.