27 June 2013

Armonie della sera festival – Marche

Introducing the programme for the Armonie della Sera festival, organised by Marco Sollini and Salvatore Barbatano. It will take place from the 6th June to the 9th August at a breathtaking location in Marche. We would also like to announce that there will be live recordings during two of the concerts for two new productions at Concerto Classics: Pietro Mascagli and Nicola Vaccai. We wish you a wonderful summer of music!

 

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26 June 2013

Last month to visit the Fiori Musicali exhibition – Reynaldo Hahn

A reminder that you only have until the 20th July to dip into the past and see Art Nouveau recreated at the Fondazione Arte Romano Canavese. There are many unique objects from the time on display: scores, paintings, rooms and objects in a realistic set up that traces back through the life of Reynaldo Hahn in floral Art Nouveau Paris.

 

25 June 2013

Rossini review in the June issue of Musica journal – 5 stars

Excellent musicians give voice to the instrumental fantasies of Rossini with clarity of phrasing and clear dynamics: the pianists Marco Sollini and Salvatore Barbatano are very effective in their ‘accompanying roles’ as a duo; violinist Francesco Manara has generous phrasing; clarinetist Fabrizio Meloni skillfully creates a flavour for the varied and whimsical in Rossini’s Fantaisie for clarinet and piano; cellist Massimo Polidori has beautiful cantabile playing even in the high register; and horn player Danilo Ponds sound is expressive while spontaneously agile.” “…you can’t not welcome this impeccable performance by excellent musicians who confirm that Italy truly is a nation ...

20 June 2013

Presentation of Kurt Weill, Darius Milhaud and Igor Stravinsky CD – RAI Radio 3

Tomorrow, Friday 21st June, from 9.30 until 10, during the PRIMO MOVIMENTO programme on RAI Radio3 there will be an introduction to the new CD “Kurt Weill – Concerto for violin & wind orchestra Op.12, Milhaud – Suite Op. 157b, Stravinsky – histoire du soldat Suite”. This CD features Gabriele Pieranunzi, Alessandro Carbonare, Enrico Pieranunzi, the soloists of the San Carlo theatre and direction from the talented Jeffrey Tate.

07 June 2013

Article on the Fiori Musicali exhibition – Strumenti&Musica.com

“(…)A Mobile Harp, a Pathé phonograph, music and documents belonging to Reynaldo Hahn. A splendid documentary by Jean-Christophe Etienne on the composer, period icon, and the complete piano works of Hahn recorded by Cristina Ariagno. Many of the compositions from this pianist specialize in French music – recordings from the world premieres are available in an attractive case with a cover by Giovanni Boldini, one of the best known painters of early twentieth century Europe. In the guided tour you can see rare examples of books such as “La Creation du Monde” by René Peter and “Les plaisir et les ...

06 June 2013

Discover Marche in ‘Armonia’ – Il resto del Carlino

“Music to reveal the hidden treasures of Marche: a region to be discovered. This is the philosophy of the chamber music festival ‘Armonie della sera’, presented yesterday in the Pietro da Cortona room at the Musei Capitolini in Rome. The ninth festival of ‘Armonie della sera’ confirms the prestige of this festival born in the small village of Ponzano di Fermo at the beautiful Roman church of San Marco, which has since become the most iconic and beautiful church of the Marche region. 2013’s festival brings important changes to be announced in an evening, as always, of festival previews that ...

06 June 2013

Trio di Parma – Dvořák Recording Sessions BACKSTAGE

At this link you can take a peek backstage at the recording of the Antonín Dvořák – PIANO TRIOS (complete) CD. See the Trio di Parma at work (Alberto Miodini, Ivan Rabaglia and Enrico Bronzi) with the splendid background of the Villa Spinola Banna (Poirino) and under the technical supervision of the Cerrato Brothers. Enjoy!

04 June 2013

Giovanni Benedetto Platti – review on Clic Musique from march 2013!

“(…) The dramatic spirit of Platti’s sonatas contributes to the conquest of the instrumental parts of their own autonomy, fitting into the general framework of aspirations and artistic ambitions of the nineteenth century. In fact the simple harmonic structure and counterpoint redirected the creative abilities of the composers towards the development of drama within the dramatic miniatures. For many reasons Platti can be considered the true contemporary of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, whose Prussian sonatas were published the same year as his six sonatas Op. 1 (1742). (…) The peculiarity of the work of this composer and the great musicality ...

04 June 2013

New release, June 2013: Antonín Dvořák – PIANO TRIOS (complete)

Concerto Classics are happy to present their latest album dedicated to Antonín Dvořák. At the link you can find all the information about the composer, track details and directions for purchase. Happy listening!