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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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PARLAMI D'AMORE MARIU'-SERIE MUSIKSTRASSE

LEO NUCCI E SALOTTO OTTOCENTO ENSEMBLE

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SOLI SOLI NELLA NOTTE

This CD is a tribute to the unforgettable italian songs composed by Cesare Andrea Bixio, performed by one of the most famous italian opera singer: the baritone Leo Nucci. The music is arranged for the chamber group"Salotto Ottocento Ensemble" by M° Paolo Marcarini, pianistand conductor of the Ensemble. "Il Tango delle capinere", "Violino Tzigano", "La mia canzone al vento", "Torna piccina", "La Strada nel bosco" and many other melodies including the most famous, Mamma, and the most widely hummed, "Parlami d'Amore Mariù" that entitled this cd.

CASTELNUOVO TEDESCO-GUITAR CHAMBER MUSIC

ARTURO TALLINI

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ECLOGHE PER FLAUTO CORNO INGLESE E CHITARRA

NAPOLI, BELLA NAPOLI

ENSEMBLE VOCI ITALIANE

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MANDUCINATA A NAPULE

The songs on this record cover an entire century of Neapolitan melodies and two important historical periods in its evolution. The first, in the nineteenth century, saw the coming together of the folk tradition and the tipically melodramatic style of singing. This is the period in which composers such as Mercadante, Donizetti and Rossini all make use of Neapolitan style and forms. Another section of the Cd is dedicated to the repertoire drawn from the period between the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth. This was a golden age in the production of Neapolitan music. These are the years of Salvatore Di Giacomo and Francesco Paolo Tosti, two great scholars and interpreters of Neapolitan culture.

FOUR HANDS PIANO WORKS-GAETANO DONIZETTI

MARY ELIZABETH SADUN-DANILO MANTO

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SINFONIA IN RE MAGGIORE II

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.

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

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

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EXTENSION THE HAND QUIET-VIVACE

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.

KZ MUSIK VOL.1

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

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ZLOTA JESIEN

LUIGI BOCCHERINI-6 QUINTETTI OP.56

QUARTETTO ELISA-PIERO BARBARESCHI

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I QUINTETTO(G.407)

Six Piano Quintet op. 56 belong to the period of Boccherini's intense creativity. Each piece was conceived to stand apart from the others , in terms of overall sound, rhythmic progression and harmonic arrangement, but also because the construction of their internal form is based on something unforseeable, on an elemnt of surprise or on a wilful teasing the imagination. The work are performed by Piero Barbareschi (piano) and by Elisa Quartet.

AVE MARIA 2

VARI

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FIX ME JESUS

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"

CASTELNUOVO TEDESCO-GUITAR CHAMBER MUSIC-SERIE AGORA'

ARTURO TALLINI

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ROMANCERO GITANO PER CORO E CHITARRA

Boccherini's correspondance qith his publisher, Pleyel in Paris, bears witness to the fact that the Six Piano Quintet op. 56, like the similar series op.57, belong to his period of intense creativity in Madrid. The fact that the score was sent to Paris, also shows that the composer was intent on establishing his reputation there, given that the piano was very much in vogue in the city at the time. We also know, however, that the same Quintest had already been performed in Madrid, in the palace of the Mrquis Benavente, in the version for strings and guitar. This version was something of a private affair and was undoubtedly due to the Marquis' predilection perhaps even his gift for the guitarl. The piano version has the merit of giving us an insights into works which would otherwise have been lost forever. The performance does not trumpet the differences, but rather, as Boccherini hoped, exalts the evrchanging nature of light and shade and of stasis and motion.

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

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

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LIGHT ARM THE FINGERS FLEXIBLE-ALLEGRO LEGGERO

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.

HEIFETZ'S TRANSCRIPTIONS

VINCENZO BOLOGNESE-LUISA PRAYER

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RIGAUDON

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.

IGOR STRAWINSKY- THE COMPLETE PIANO WORKS

ANTONIO BACCHELLI

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SERENADE EN LA-ROMANZA.

Another outstanding Italian pianist, Antonio Bacchelli prematurely died in 1986; in this double CD, he faces Igor Stravinsky's piano complete work. Musikstrasse reissues this beautiful collection, recorded by Maestro Bacchelli back in 1980 at the Auditorium of Radio Montebeni, that has been universally praised since then.

PRIMADONNA-BEL CANTO ITALIANO

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UNA NOTTE A VENEZIA-OUVERTURE

Recorded during the live TV concert show of summer 1991, when the famous eight sopranos performed together in the enchanting scenery of Venice's St. Mark's Square. A spectacular and unique event witnessed by this historical CD. Daniela Dessì, Mariella Devia,Cecilia Gasdia, Raina Kabaivanska, Katia Ricciarelli, Luciana Serra, Lucia Valentini-Terrani, Renata Scotto. Orchestra of the Theatre La Fenice di Venezia, director Daniel Oren.

PRIMADONNA-BEL CANTO ITALIANO

VARI

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EBBEN N'ANDRO' LONTANA

Recorded during the live TV concert show of summer 1991, when the famous eight sopranos performed together in the enchanting scenery of Venice's St. Mark's Square. A spectacular and unique event witnessed by this historical CD. Daniela Dessì, Mariella Devia,Cecilia Gasdia, Raina Kabaivanska, Katia Ricciarelli, Luciana Serra, Lucia Valentini-Terrani, Renata Scotto. Orchestra of the Theatre La Fenice di Venezia, director Daniel Oren.

S.MERCADANTE-CHAMBER WORKS

POLIMNIA ENSEMBLE

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DECIMINO IN MI BEMOLLE MAGGIORE-FINALE ALLEGRO VIVACE

Even if Mercadante is mostly known as operas composer, the music of this collections witness not only the peculiar creative potential of the author but also his natural attitude to the instrumental genre. Infact we can place the "Variazioni in fa maggiore" (Variations in Fmajor) and the "Quartetto in mi bemolle maggiore" (quartet in E durmajor) in the composer's youth, whereas the two "Decimini" are part of his late production. As to the latter - along with their uniqueness asa form in instrumental music - the "Decimino con pianoforte" (the cd'sopening track) is a real rare issue. This cd is part of a Polimnia Ensemble trilogy dedicated to chamber music of great opera composers, along with compositions by Rossini and Donizetti already released with Musikstrasse.

GIUSEPPE TARTINI-VIOLIN CONCERTOS

INTERPRETI VENEZIANI

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CONCERTO IN LA MAGG. PER VIOLONCELLO, ARCHI E CONTINUO-ALLEGRO

This cd collects violin concerts by Giuseppe Tartini, really important figure within the Italian instrumental schools in the second half of the eighteenth century. Tartini, altough mantaining a high virtuosism, takes distance from the authentic Baroque tradition and anticipates the expressive atmosphere typical of the Classicism. Interpreti veneziani were founded in 1987 by Paolo Cognolato. They played Tartini's work in Venezia and Pirano, performing with a violin that belonged to Tartini himself.

NAPOLI, BELLA NAPOLI

ENSEMBLE VOCI ITALIANE

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O SOLE MIO

The songs on this record cover an entire century of Neapolitan melodies and two important historical periods in its evolution. The first, in the nineteenth century, saw the coming together of the folk tradition and the tipically melodramatic style of singing. This is the period in which composers such as Mercadante, Donizetti and Rossini all make use of Neapolitan style and forms. Another section of the Cd is dedicated to the repertoire drawn from the period between the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth. This was a golden age in the production of Neapolitan music. These are the years of Salvatore Di Giacomo and Francesco Paolo Tosti, two great scholars and interpreters of Neapolitan culture.

FOUR HANDS PIANO WORKS-GAETANO DONIZETTI

MARY ELIZABETH SADUN-DANILO MANTO

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SONATA IN FA 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.

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

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

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DOUBLE MORDANT EXERCISE-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.

GIUSEPPE TARTINI-INTERPRETI VENEZIANI

INTERPRETI VENEZIANI

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CONCERTO IN LA MAGG. PER VIOLONCELLO, ARCHI E CONTINUO-LARGHETTO

This CD dedicated to Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770) is a must-have for the connoisseurs of eighteenth century music. A delicate, intense and charming performance by the wind ensemble Interpreti Veneziani (the Venetian Performers) which climaxes in the Violin Concertos, where an "Amati" is played, dating back to 1740, that belonged to Tartini and is currently kept in the house where the Venetian composer was born, in Pirano (Republic of Slovenia).