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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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GIOACHINO ROSSINI-ALBUM POUR LES ENFANTS ADOLESCENTS

MICHELE CAMPANELLA

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L'INNOCENCE ITALIENNE. LA CANDEUR FRANCAISE

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.

GIUSEPPE TARTINI-VIOLIN CONCERTOS

INTERPRETI VENEZIANI

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

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.

CASTELNUOVO TEDESCO-GUITAR CHAMBER WORKS

ARTURO TALLINI

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QUINTETTO PER ARCHI E CHITARRA

Rarely performed and unjustly, almost forgotten, Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco (1895-1968) was first and foremost an Italian composer, despite taking American citizenship in 1939 after anti-semitic persecution in his birth-country. His music clearly belongs with the mainstream of Italian compositions, written between the two Wolrd Wars, the school of what we moght define the moderate modernists. Despite having much in common with these composers , Castelnuovo Tedesco's music follows its own original road , an expression of the composer's delicate and refined personality and an approach to music which is consistently elegant, never descending into vulgarity or discordancy for fashion's sake. Arturo Tallini performed in Italy and in all European countries , both as a soloist and also appearing with Chamber groups and orchestra .He was a guest in many important international events . In 2006 he wrote and directed for Radio Vaticana a programme about guitar called "Guitar, an instrument of human feeling".

ALEXANDER BORODIN-ANTONIN DVORAK

QUARTETTO DI FIESOLE

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QUARTETTO IN FA MAGGIORE OP.96-ALLEGRO MA NON TROPPO

As a genre, the string quartet, or quartet in general, belongs to a classical age and to a definite geographical Austro-Germanic area, not simply as a result of the contributions made by the composers in this region, but also because of a kind of unique conception philosophy that they succeeded in giving to the idea of four instruments. It is no coincidence that Goethe decribed the Quartet as a "conversation between four intelligent people. In terms of both structure and concept it belongs to central Europe and the musical trends that were born here and developed over the years. When "folk" elements from outside this area, especially if from Easten countries come into contact with this form there il always an attempt to preserve their own structure by constructing variegations typical of the geographical areas they originate from. Russian and Czech music are the perfect example of this. In Russia, expecially in the latter half of the nineteenth century the confrontation between western and "autochthonous" cultures gave rise to a twin style; one side of which was sustained by P.I.Tchaikovsky and the other by the so-called Group of Five. Even if Tchaikovsky is supposed to have sustained the West while Mussorgsky, Rimsky Korsakov, Cui, Borodin and Balakirev defended the Holy Mother, Russia, the language of both factions, inevitably contains elements of the other on account of birth and schooling. A. Borodin's Second Quartet composed in 1881 is a good example.

GIUSEPPE TARTINI-VIOLIN CONCERTOS

INTERPRETI VENEZIANI

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CONCERTO IN SI MIN.PER VIOLINO,ARCHI E CONTINUO D.125-ALLEGRO ASSAI

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.

LUCI E OMBRE

FABIO RENATO D'ETTORRE

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TRIPARTITA

"Luci e ombre" 'pass trough spiritual paths in which past and present join inseparably showing the light and the dark side of inwardness'. So runs the preface to the piece for clarinet and guitar, perfect for this entire program. A path strongly influenced by Mediterranean climate, for the soft shades of French elegy, for suspended and incandescent sounds of Queimada and Habanera in Spain, for the magical and bloody Napolitan charm of Tarantella and oriental tones of the TriPartita. In the reference, explicit or only alluded, to neighboring cultural environments, the magic of a symbolic journey and the poetry of a metaphor can live together.

GEORGE GERSHWIN-THE COMPLETE PIANO WORKS

MASSIMILIANO DAMERINI

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I GOT RHYTHM

collection of George Gershwin's piano works. Helped by his sense of rhythm and his virtuoso hand, Maestro Massimiliano Damerini follows the american musicianŐs complex and ever-changing path, performing pages in a perfect balance between jazz, popular music and serious music: a witness of a versatile talent.

PARADE

TRIO CHITARRISTICO DI ROMA

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TROIS CHANSONS-COEUR DE PARIS

This Cd is a musical journey that takes the listener across several cultural enviroments and contexts including the theatre , the café-chantant, floklore and the cinema. It draws on the musical heritage of Germany, France, Latin America and Italy and it aims to bring to the fore the character and spirit of each individual area. The journey starts from some famous songs written by the derisive Kurt Weil and continues with three French authors who were also connected for a certain period by a human and artistic bond: Eric Satie, George Auric, Francis Poulenc. Then we have an incursion in Latin-American with composer Manuel Maria Ponce and Heitor Villa Lobos. The programme closes with a fantasy based on film music by Nino Rota. Trio Chitarristico di Roma, made up of Fabio Renato D'Ettorre, Marco Cianchi and Fernando Lepri. It was founded in 1983 with the aim of introducing the repertoire that exists for this unusual formation to the ublic and at the same time to present guitar versions of pieces written for other insgruments. The Trio has performed all over Europe, sharing the stage with many internationally acknowledged artists. With Musikstrasse, they also published "Recital" and "Rara" musica del 900.

LUIGI BOCCHERINI-6 QUINTETTI OP.56

QUARTETTO ELISA-PIERO BARBARESCHI

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II QUINTETTO(G.408)

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.

CASTELNUOVO TEDESCO-GUITAR CHAMBER WORKS

ARTURO TALLINI

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SONATINA PER FLAUTO E CHITARRA

Rarely performed and unjustly, almost forgotten, Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco (1895-1968) was first and foremost an Italian composer, despite taking American citizenship in 1939 after anti-semitic persecution in his birth-country. His music clearly belongs with the mainstream of Italian compositions, written between the two Wolrd Wars, the school of what we moght define the moderate modernists. Despite having much in common with these composers , Castelnuovo Tedesco's music follows its own original road , an expression of the composer's delicate and refined personality and an approach to music which is consistently elegant, never descending into vulgarity or discordancy for fashion's sake. Arturo Tallini performed in Italy and in all European countries , both as a soloist and also appearing with Chamber groups and orchestra .He was a guest in many important international events . In 2006 he wrote and directed for Radio Vaticana a programme about guitar called "Guitar, an instrument of human feeling".

CASTELNUOVO TEDESCO-GUITAR CHAMBER WORKS

ARTURO TALLINI

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ROMANCERO GITANO PER CORO E CHITARRA

Rarely performed and unjustly, almost forgotten, Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco (1895-1968) was first and foremost an Italian composer, despite taking American citizenship in 1939 after anti-semitic persecution in his birth-country. His music clearly belongs with the mainstream of Italian compositions, written between the two Wolrd Wars, the school of what we moght define the moderate modernists. Despite having much in common with these composers , Castelnuovo Tedesco's music follows its own original road , an expression of the composer's delicate and refined personality and an approach to music which is consistently elegant, never descending into vulgarity or discordancy for fashion's sake. Arturo Tallini performed in Italy and in all European countries , both as a soloist and also appearing with Chamber groups and orchestra .He was a guest in many important international events . In 2006 he wrote and directed for Radio Vaticana a programme about guitar called "Guitar, an instrument of human feeling".

SAVERIO MERCADANTE-CHAMBER WORKS

POLIMNIA ENSEMBLE

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DECIMINO IN MI BEMOLLE MAGGIORE-FINALE ALLEGRO VIVACE

FOUR HANDS PIANO WORKS-GAETANO DONIZETTI

MARY ELIZABETH SADUN-DANILO MANTO

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SONATA IN DO 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.

LUIGI BOCCHERINI-6 QUINTETTI OP.56

QUARTETTO ELISA-PIERO BARBARESCHI

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IV QUINTETTO(G.410)

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.

LUCI E OMBRE

FABIO RENATO D'ETTORRE

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QUEIMADA

"Luci e ombre" 'pass trough spiritual paths in which past and present join inseparably showing the light and the dark side of inwardness'. So runs the preface to the piece for clarinet and guitar, perfect for this entire program. A path strongly influenced by Mediterranean climate, for the soft shades of French elegy, for suspended and incandescent sounds of Queimada and Habanera in Spain, for the magical and bloody Napolitan charm of Tarantella and oriental tones of the TriPartita. In the reference, explicit or only alluded, to neighboring cultural environments, the magic of a symbolic journey and the poetry of a metaphor can live together.

AVE MARIA 1

VARI

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SLYS O BOZE

Faith and spirituality in great musicians work. Music by Schubert, Rossini, Tchajkovskij, Schumann, Puccini and many more. The three cds in the series "Ave Maria" were distributed by the newspaper "L'unitŕ".

GIUSEPPE TARTINI-INTERPRETI VENEZIANI

INTERPRETI VENEZIANI

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SINFONIA IN FA MAGG.- MOLTO ADAGIO

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).

CASTELNUOVO TEDESCO-GUITAR CHAMBER MUSIC

ARTURO TALLINI

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QUINTETTO PER ARCHI 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.

PARADE

TRIO CHITARRISTICO DI ROMA

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LA BISBETICA DOMATA-POSTLUDIO

This Cd is a musical journey that takes the listener across several cultural enviroments and contexts including the theatre , the café-chantant, floklore and the cinema. It draws on the musical heritage of Germany, France, Latin America and Italy and it aims to bring to the fore the character and spirit of each individual area. The journey starts from some famous songs written by the derisive Kurt Weil and continues with three French authors who were also connected for a certain period by a human and artistic bond: Eric Satie, George Auric, Francis Poulenc. Then we have an incursion in Latin-American with composer Manuel Maria Ponce and Heitor Villa Lobos. The programme closes with a fantasy based on film music by Nino Rota. Trio Chitarristico di Roma, made up of Fabio Renato D'Ettorre, Marco Cianchi and Fernando Lepri. It was founded in 1983 with the aim of introducing the repertoire that exists for this unusual formation to the ublic and at the same time to present guitar versions of pieces written for other insgruments. The Trio has performed all over Europe, sharing the stage with many internationally acknowledged artists. With Musikstrasse, they also published "Recital" and "Rara" musica del 900.