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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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CASTELNUOVO TEDESCO-GUITAR CHAMBER MUSIC

ARTURO TALLINI

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ROMANCERO GITANO PER CORO E CHITARRA

PARLAMI D'AMORE MARIU

LEO NUCCI

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MADONNA FIORENTINA

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.

GIOACHINO ROSSINI-MUSICA DA CAMERA

POLIMNIA ENSEMBLE

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UNE LARME PER VIOLONCELLO E PIANOFORTE

This is both the first CD issued by Musikstrasse and the first recording experience of the Polimnia Ensemble, a group of Italian artists including conservatory teachers and leading musicians from Italy's main orchestras. This collection contains Rossini chamber works, ranging from brief, simple compositions, both vocal and instrumental, to brilliant, virtuoso excerpts, characterized by the rich timbre of the orchestra ensemble. Among the pieces played here are few famous ones - i.e. Une Larme for cello and piano - along with rarities such as Toast pour le nouvel an, for four voices.

CASTELNUOVO TEDESCO-GUITAR CHAMBER MUSIC

ARTURO TALLINI

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SONATINA PER FLAUTO E CHITARRA

GIOACHINO ROSSINI-MUSICA DA CAMERA-SERIE AGORA'

POLIMNIA ENSEMBLE

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DUETTO BUFFO DI DUE GATTI PER DUE SOPRANI E PIANOFORTE

PIANO WORKS-CARL MARIA VON WEBER

STEFANIA CAFARO

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SETTE VARIAZIONI SU VIEN QUA DORINA BELLA OP.7

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.

LUCI E OMBRE

FABIO RENATO D'ETTORRE

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LUCI E OMBRE

"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 1

VARI

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REQUIEM

Faith and spirituality in great musicians work. Music by Schubert, Rossini, Tchajkovskij, Schumann, Puccini and many more. The three cds in the series "Ave Maria" were distributed by the newspaper "L'unitą".

HEIFETZ'S TRANSCRIPTIONS

VINCENZO BOLOGNESE-LUISA PRAYER

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HUMORESQUE

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.

GEORGE GERSHWIN-THE COMPLETE PIANO WORKS

MASSIMILIANO DAMERINI

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THREE-QUARTER BLUES

collection of George Gershwin's piano works. Helped by his sense of rhythm and his virtuoso hand, Maestro Massimiliano Damerini follows the american musicianÕs complex and ever-changing path, performing pages in a perfect balance between jazz, popular music and serious music: a witness of a versatile talent.

OPERA ARIAS

LEO NUCCI

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LARGO AL FACTOTUM (IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA)

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

IGOR STRAWINSKY- THE COMPLETE PIANO WORKS

ANTONIO BACCHELLI

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LES CINQ DOIGTS-PESANTE

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.

ALEXANDER BORODIN-ANTONIN DVORAK

QUARTETTO DI FIESOLE

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QUARTETTO IN FA MAGGIORE OP.96-ALLEGRO MA NON TROPPO

As a genre, the string quartet, or quartet in general, belongs to a classical age and to a definite geographical Austro-Germanic area, not simply as a result of the contributions made by the composers in this region, but also because of a kind of unique conception philosophy that they succeeded in giving to the idea of four instruments. It is no coincidence that Goethe decribed the Quartet as a "conversation between four intelligent people. In terms of both structure and concept it belongs to central Europe and the musical trends that were born here and developed over the years. When "folk" elements from outside this area, especially if from Easten countries come into contact with this form there il always an attempt to preserve their own structure by constructing variegations typical of the geographical areas they originate from. Russian and Czech music are the perfect example of this. In Russia, expecially in the latter half of the nineteenth century the confrontation between western and "autochthonous" cultures gave rise to a twin style; one side of which was sustained by P.I.Tchaikovsky and the other by the so-called Group of Five. Even if Tchaikovsky is supposed to have sustained the West while Mussorgsky, Rimsky Korsakov, Cui, Borodin and Balakirev defended the Holy Mother, Russia, the language of both factions, inevitably contains elements of the other on account of birth and schooling. A. Borodin's Second Quartet composed in 1881 is a good example.

FOUR HANDS PIANO WORKS-GAETANO DONIZETTI

MARY ELIZABETH SADUN-DANILO MANTO

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SONATA IN RE MAGGIORE I

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.

IGOR STRAWINSKY- THE COMPLETE PIANO WORKS

ANTONIO BACCHELLI

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LES CINQ DOIGTS-LARGHETTO

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.

GIOACHINO ROSSINI-MUSICA DA CAMERA-SERIE AGORA'

POLIMNIA ENSEMBLE

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THEME ET VARIATIONS (LE BEURRE)

AVE MARIA 1

VARI

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AVE MARIA

Faith and spirituality in great musicians work. Music by Schubert, Rossini, Tchajkovskij, Schumann, Puccini and many more. The three cds in the series "Ave Maria" were distributed by the newspaper "L'unitą".

CASTELNUOVO TEDESCO-GUITAR CHAMBER MUSIC-SERIE AGORA'

ARTURO TALLINI

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SONATINA PER FLAUTO E CHITARRA

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.

CASTELNUOVO TEDESCO-GUITAR CHAMBER MUSIC-SERIE AGORA'

ARTURO TALLINI

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ROMANCERO GITANO PER CORO E CHITARRA

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.

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.