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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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LUIGI BOCCHERINI-GUITAR WORKS

F.LEPRI-G.GALIA-QUARTETTO DI ROMA

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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.

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.

RUSSIAN PIANO WORKS - BORODIN,GLAZUNOV,LJADOV,SKRJABIN

VLADIMIR SOFRONIZKIJ

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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.

GABRIEL URBAIN FAURE'-BARCAROLLES

MASSIMILIANO DAMERINI

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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.

HEIFETZ'S TRANSCRIPTIONS

VINCENZO BOLOGNESE-LUISA PRAYER

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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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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.

LUIGI BOCCHERINI-GUITAR WORKS

F.LEPRI-G.GALIA-QUARTETTO DI ROMA

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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.

GEORGE GERSHWIN-THE COMPLETE PIANO WORKS

MASSIMILIANO DAMERINI

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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.

S.MERCADANTE-CHAMBER WORKS

POLIMNIA ENSEMBLE

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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.

CASTELNUOVO TEDESCO-GUITAR CHAMBER MUSIC

ARTURO TALLINI

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LUCI E OMBRE

FABIO RENATO D'ETTORRE

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"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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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.

CASTELNUOVO TEDESCO-GUITAR CHAMBER MUSIC-SERIE AGORA'

ARTURO TALLINI

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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.

OPERA ARIAS

LEO NUCCI

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

GIUSEPPE TARTINI-VIOLIN CONCERTOS

INTERPRETI VENEZIANI

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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.

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

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

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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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RUSSIAN PIANO WORKS - BORODIN,GLAZUNOV,LJADOV,SKRJABIN

VLADIMIR SOFRONIZKIJ

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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.

PIANO WORKS-CARL MARIA VON WEBER

STEFANIA CAFARO

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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.

GIOACHINO ROSSINI-MUSICA DA CAMERA-SERIE AGORA'

POLIMNIA ENSEMBLE

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