We are pleased to wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with our Christmas 2017 release: An Italian Xmas. The composers presented here were not only born at opposite ends of seventeenth-eighteenth century Europe, but were familiar with one another’s homelands after their journeying in the flesh, in research, or at any rate in the spirit. The Christmas theme is the Leitmotif which unifies all the milestones of this fantastic music voyage.
The most streamed album of our catalogue in August 2017 is Complete Works for Guitar (2CD) by Francisco Tárrega, performed by the young and yet already successful Giulio Tampalini. The composer Angelo Gilardino (see below) writes about Francisco Tárrega: “His works for guitar reflect some of the key traits of ‘minor’ Romanticism: the predilection for introspection, the quest for the exotic and an interest in the ‘music of the people’. Moreover, he developed the genre called ‘studio da concerto’ for the guitar, recreating works of other
composers, written for other instruments.”
The compositions recorded in this album are other important works belonging to the sacred music repertoire by Andrea Luchesi: the Offertorium “Ave Maria” in D Major, for solo, four part choir, orchestra and basso continuo, the “Requiem” and the “Dies Irae”, all preserved in handwritten score and parts in Modena at the Library Estense (F. 661) in the section of sacred music....
We really hope you’ll enjoy your summertime, wherever you’ve decided to spend it. For sure, you won’t miss spending some super relaxing time with some classical music!
Here you’ll find 3 fresh playlists of our 2017 new releases. Follow us on Spotify and add them to your music library!
1- The first playlist is a portrait of the composer who, along with Monteverdi and Carissimi, is the basis of the music of the Italian Seventeenth Century: Girolamo Frescobaldi.
Daniele Proni plays here harpsichord and organ. This is Toccate, Partite, Hinni ed Arie:
Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643) is without doubt the most influential figure in the field of harpsichord in the first half of the seventeenth century.
Harpsichord and organ, thanks to the large compositive legacy that the composer from Ferrara delivered to the press, evolve until they became different tools to use and purpose. The great independence from the schemes and the flair of style are the distinguishing features ...
Lascia ch’io pianga
mia cruda sorte,
e che sospiri
Il duolo infranga
de’ miei martiri
sol per pietà.
From today you’ll find on YouTube this and all the other 15 tracks from the CD Lagrime mie, an incredible live recording of a concert held by Anna Caterina Antonacci and Accademia degli Astrusi, conducted by Federico Ferri.
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Tarrega wins the first position: This is the world premiere for the modern complete works of the famous Spanish guitarist Francisco Tarrega by Italian Artist, Giulio Tampalini who has won several prestigious awards. In the history of the guitar, Francisco Tárrega, both the man and his work, are from a period when the ...
“Since its American debut in 1918, Gianni Schicchi, one of Giacomo Puccini‘s most original masterpieces, has never stopped showing to all the international audencies its musical and theatrical vitality, performed by the ironic irriverence of the protagonist or by the genuine sweetness of his daughter Lauretta, wonderfully exemplified by the
Listen to the different interpretations of his music by Roberto Plano, Orchestra Ferruccio Busoni -Trieste, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Leopold Hager, Francesco Manara, Leonard Bernstein, Cecilia Bartoli, Lang Lang and many more!
The term ‘musical journey’ has certainly been used since ancient times, one may think of the exquisite reports of Charles Burney, who travelled through Europe in the 1700s reporting his impressions and collecting manuscripts. This recording of Ensemble Chiaroscuro sees a very authentic and original concert programme, a journey through time and space.
From Dario Castello’s stil modern, rich in enthusiasm and exploration, to the eighteenth-century sonatas that are the culmination of that research. A champion, Captaine Hume, who plays the viola evocatively, Italian composers who write in the style of the French and Germans who write in the ...