22 February 2013

La Stampa on 22/02/2013 – article about the opening of the 2013 IDILIM and Armoniosa season

The opening concert of the 2013 season has been dedicated to the op. 5 sonatas by Francesco Geminiani and CONCERTO have produced a recording on CD and Vinyl.

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20 February 2013

France Musique – a whole week dedicated to Reynaldo Hahn

For all of his life, Reynaldo Hahn was accused of being a lounge musician, light hearted and superficial: his compositions were written for no other reason than to suit the academic needs of the Belle Époque and of the Entre-deux-guerres societies. Fortunately however, in recent years, a handful of performers and publishers have allowed us to discover the incredible richness of his eclectic but also fascinating work. In particular the piano music of Reynaldo Hahn, still little known, is one of the original manifestations of his talent. The exceptional recordings in these four disks should ward off even the most ...

20 February 2013

Francesco Manara and Marco Sollini in concert

On Sunday 24th February 2013 Francesco Manara (violin) and Marco Sollini (piano) are in concert at the Palazzo del Quirinale.

19 February 2013

Review of Concerto CD 2076 Gioachino Rossini on Musical Toronto site

Concerto 2076

Gioachino Rossini

Chamber music for piano

Duo Sollini – Barbatano, piano
Francesco Manara, violin
Massimo Polidori, cello
Danilo Stagni, horn 
Fabrizio Meloni, clarinet

Review by John Terauds

Click here to read the review directly from Musical Toronto’s site

14 February 2013

Concert season 2013: 23rd February at 21.00 in Asti

The Instituto Diocesano Liturgico-Musicale (LDILIM) and the musical association “Armoniosa” open their 2013 CONCERT SEASON on the 23rd February at 21.00 in Asti. The opening concert is dedicated to sonatas for cello and basso continuo op. 5 by Francesco Geminiani (Lucca, 1687 – Dublin, 1762) with talented musicians Enrico Bronzi (cello) and Michele Barchi (harpsichord), who will be playing on original instruments. A beautiful and rare programme. The record label CONCERTO will be recording the concert to produce CD and Vinyl editions.

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05 February 2013

CONCERTO DVD 2074 Toscanini Inedito – Review by Bruno Belli on Classica Online site

A review on Classical Online by Bruno Belli. CONCERTO DVD 2074 – “Toscanini Inedito: Tra ricordi e immagini mai viste”. As with all the musical “greats”, Toscanini remains a highly discussed character as much for his musical interpretation as for life. It must be said that his approach to music and personality remain the touchstone from which all conductors are measured, regardless of their interpretative ideas. Understanding how Toscanini “the man” affects the artists and vice versa is not an easy topic in this context but because we have direct testimonies of artists who were lucky enough to work with him ...