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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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OLIVIER MESSIAEN - QUATUOR POUR LA FIN DU TEMPS

I CAMERISTI DI ROMA

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DANSE DE LA FUREUR, POUR LES SEPT TROMPETTES

Quatuor pour la fin du Temps is one of the most touching pages of the entire work by Messiaen. It was composed in the nazi lager of Goerlitz, where the composer was imprisoned in winter 1940-1941. The work is inspired by the vision of the Angel announcing the end of Time, as narrated at the beginning of the tenth chapter of the Apocalypse of John. The quartet was performed on the 15th of january 1941 in the lager, in front of 5000 prisoners. In this cd the work is performed by Francesco Malatesta (violino), Ugo Gennarini (clarinetto), Francesco Sorrentino (violoncello), Cristofer Giorgilli (pianoforte).

FOUR HANDS PIANO WORKS-GAETANO DONIZETTI

MARY ELIZABETH SADUN-DANILO MANTO

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IL CAPITAN BATTAGLIA

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 MI BEMOLLE MAGGIORE-MINUETTO(ALLEGRO CON BRIO)

GEORGE GERSHWIN - THE COMPLETE PIANO WORKS

MASSIMILIANO DAMERINI

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SWEET AND LOW-DOWN

A new edition of the 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.

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.

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 MI MIN. PER VIOLINO, ARCHI E CONTINUO-ALLEGRO(

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).

ZORONGO-OMAGGIO A GARCIA LORCA

ARTURO TALLINI

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EL POLIFEMO D'ORO-LARGO

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.

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.

GABRIEL URBAIN FAURE'-BARCAROLLES

MASSIMILIANO DAMERINI

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BARCAROLLES N. 3 IN G FLAT OP.42

In the panorama of the late nineteenth century piano music, Gabriel Fauré's work is particularly rich in distinctive detail and innovation. Just as Proust tempted his readers to the pleasure of literature with digressions and deliberately "irritating" descriptions, Fauré's compositions for pianoforte are a quest for harmonic and tonal suggestionwithin a structure that never disturbs the pleasure of listening or performance. Unfortunately his scores are not often played in the concert hall, perhaps because of the commitment and attitude they demand of both the performer and the listener. The Barcarolles, like Fauré's Nocturnes, seem to have run parallel to the life of the composer and in these genres it is easy to find two moods and two manners of expression blended together. Massimiliano Damerini. Graduated in piano studies and composition under Alfredo They and Martha Del Vecchio in his hometown of Genova. Regarded as one of the most representative musicians of his generation, he has played in many of the major international theatres and concert Halls.

OPERA ARIAS

LEO NUCCI

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PIETA, RISPETTO, AMORE

Italian baritone Leo Nucci performs arias from operas by Giuseppe Verdi, Gioachino Rossini, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Vincenzo Bellini.

GEORGE GERSHWIN - THE COMPLETE PIANO WORKS

MASSIMILIANO DAMERINI

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MY ONE AND ONLY

A new edition of the 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.

NAPOLI, BELLA NAPOLI

ENSEMBLE VOCI ITALIANE

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CORE INGRATO

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.

CHAMBER WORKS-GAETANO DONIZETTI

POLIMNIA ENSEMBLE

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MARCIA IN FA MAGGIORE

In the bicentenary of Donizetti's birth, Musikstrasse pays homage to the musician from Bergamo with a CD including the instrumental compositions by the author, whose faim is mainly due to operas. Thanks to the delicate, elegant performance of the chamber group Polimnia Ensemble, the recording allows to enjoy chamber pieces ranging from the Clarinet Study to the Oboe and Piano Sonata and the first issue of the Wind Quartet XVII°, that stands in witness of the so-called "Ottocento strumentale italiano" (the Italian Instrumental Tradition of the nineteenth century ), that is to say, of the existence of a musical tradition generally overshadowed by the fame of operas and that is finally being given adequate importance.

RUSSIAN PIANO WORKS - BORODIN,GLAZUNOV,LJADOV,SKRJABIN

VLADIMIR SOFRONIZKIJ

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FOUR PRELUDES

This CDs is a tribute to the legendary Russian pianist and his magic touch and contain invaluable first issues that stand in witness of Sofrinitzskij?s talent, only aknowledged after his death (Moscow, 1961). We are confronted to an artist who makes us still appreciate his peculiar way of playng the piano, making it almost sing, and his quick-phrased style, especially detectable in the pieces where he plays his favourite Chopin and Skriabin, who was his father-in-law. Top-quality remastering makes it possible to enjoy such unforgettable recordings dating back to 1959 in Moscow.

GEORGE GERSHWIN - THE COMPLETE PIANO WORKS

MASSIMILIANO DAMERINI

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S WONDERFUL_FUNNY FACE

A new edition of the 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.

AVE MARIA 1

VARI

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ORA PRO NOBIS

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".

AVE MARIA 3

VARI

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SPIRITO SANTO

Third volume of the series "Ave Maria", faith and spirituality in great musicians work.

RUSSIAN PIANO WORKS - BORODIN,GLAZUNOV,LJADOV,SKRJABIN

VLADIMIR SOFRONIZKIJ

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PETITE SUITE

This CDs is a tribute to the legendary Russian pianist and his magic touch and contain invaluable first issues that stand in witness of Sofrinitzskij?s talent, only aknowledged after his death (Moscow, 1961). We are confronted to an artist who makes us still appreciate his peculiar way of playng the piano, making it almost sing, and his quick-phrased style, especially detectable in the pieces where he plays his favourite Chopin and Skriabin, who was his father-in-law. Top-quality remastering makes it possible to enjoy such unforgettable recordings dating back to 1959 in Moscow.

GEORGE GERSHWIN - THE COMPLETE PIANO WORKS

MASSIMILIANO DAMERINI

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CLAP YO HANDS

A new edition of the 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.