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GIOACHINO ROSSINI-MUSICA DA CAMERA-SERIE AGORA'

POLIMNIA ENSEMBLE

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ANDANTE CON VARIAZIONI PER ARPA E VIOLINO

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.

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 DO MAGG. INTRODUZIONE ANDANTE ALLEGRO

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

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

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CHANGING THE FINGERS ON ONE AND THE SAME KEY-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.

PARLAMI D'AMORE MARIU'-SERIE MUSIKSTRASSE

LEO NUCCI E SALOTTO OTTOCENTO ENSEMBLE

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IL VALZER DELL'ORGANINO

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.

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.

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

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

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THE LIGHTEST TOUCH THE FINGERS EXERTED TO UTMOST-VIVACISSIMO

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.

LUCI E OMBRE

FABIO RENATO D'ETTORRE

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ELEGIA

"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 3

VARI

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RIDE ON JESUS

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

CHAMBER WORKS-GAETANO DONIZETTI

POLIMNIA ENSEMBLE

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SOLO PER OBOE E PIANOFORTE

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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FANTASY IN B MINOR OP.28

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.

PARLAMI D'AMORE MARIU

LEO NUCCI

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SOLI SOLI NELLA NOTTE

In this cd, 15 famous song by composer C.A. Bixio, are performed by baritone Leo Nucci. From "Lasciami cantare una canzone" to "Violino tzigano", the great classics of Italian tradition.

AVE MARIA 3

VARI

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HYMN FOR A CHILDREN

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

IGOR STRAWINSKY- THE COMPLETE PIANO WORKS

ANTONIO BACCHELLI

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SONATA-ADAGIETTO

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.

CESARE ANDREA BIXIO SONGS

ERNESTO PALACIO/FRANCESCO LIBETTA

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CANTA PIERROT

PIANO WORKS-CARL MARIA VON WEBER

STEFANIA CAFARO

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VARIAZIONI SU UN'ARIA RUSSA SCHONE MINKA OP.40

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.

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.

PRIMADONNA-BEL CANTO ITALIANO

VARI

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TU CHE LA VANITA'

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.

ITALIAN ORGAN WORKS

LUCA SALVADORI

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SONATA IN RE MINORE PER ORGANO PIENO- ALLEGRO FUGATO

Luca Salvadori performs some organ works composed by Respghi, Martucci, Busoni, Alfano and others.