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

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

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TRILL EXERCISE-MOLTO ALLEGRO

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.

RUSSIAN PIANO WORKS - BORODIN,GLAZUNOV,LJADOV,SKRJABIN

VLADIMIR SOFRONIZKIJ

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FOUR PRELUDES

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.

FOUR HANDS PIANO WORKS-GAETANO DONIZETTI

MARY ELIZABETH SADUN-DANILO MANTO

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SONATA IN DO MAGGIORE II

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.

LUIGI BOCCHERINI-GUITAR WORKS

F.LEPRI-G.GALIA-QUARTETTO DI ROMA

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INTRODUCTION AND FANDANGO

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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MERRY ANDREW

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.

GEORGE GERSHWIN-THE COMPLETE PIANO WORKS

MASSIMILIANO DAMERINI

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I'LL BUILD A STAIRWAY TO PARADISE

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.

OLIVIER MESSIAEN - QUATUOR POUR LA FIN DU TEMPS

I CAMERISTI DI ROMA

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FOUILLIS D'ARCS-EN-CIEL, POUR L'ANGE QUI ANNONCE LA FIN DU TEMPS

Quatuor pour la fin du Temps is one of the most touching pages of the entire work by Messiaen. It was composed in the nazi lager of Goerlitz, where the composer was imprisoned in winter 1940-1941. The work is inspired by the vision of the Angel announcing the end of Time, as narrated at the beginning of the tenth chapter of the Apocalypse of John. The quartet was performed on the 15th of january 1941 in the lager, in front of 5000 prisoners. In this cd the work is performed by Francesco Malatesta (violino), Ugo Gennarini (clarinetto), Francesco Sorrentino (violoncello), Cristofer Giorgilli (pianoforte).

PIANO WORKS-CARL MARIA VON WEBER

STEFANIA CAFARO

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INVITO ALLA DANZA OP.65

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.

PARLAMI D'AMORE MARIU

LEO NUCCI

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IL VALZER DELL'ORGANINO

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.

IGOR STRAWINSKY- THE COMPLETE PIANO WORKS

ANTONIO BACCHELLI

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LES CINQ DOIGTS-ALLEGRO.

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.

PRIMADONNA-BEL CANTO ITALIANO

VARI

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AL DOLCE GUIDAMI CASTEL NATIO

Recorded during the live TV concert show of summer 1991, when the famous eight sopranos performed together in the enchanting scenery of Venice's St. Mark's Square. A spectacular and unique event witnessed by this historical CD. Daniela Dessě, Mariella Devia,Cecilia Gasdia, Raina Kabaivanska, Katia Ricciarelli, Luciana Serra, Lucia Valentini-Terrani, Renata Scotto. Orchestra of the Theatre La Fenice di Venezia, director Daniel Oren.

CASTELNUOVO TEDESCO-GUITAR CHAMBER MUSIC-SERIE AGORA'

ARTURO TALLINI

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ECLOGHE PER FLAUTO CORNO INGLESE 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.

RUSSIAN PIANO WORKS - BORODIN,GLAZUNOV,LJADOV,SKRJABIN

VLADIMIR SOFRONIZKIJ

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FOUR PRELUDES

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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BARCAROLLES N. 5 IN F FLAT OP.66

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.

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.

ZORONGO-OMAGGIO A GARCIA LORCA

ARTURO TALLINI

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CANCIONES POPULARE ESPANOLES-ZORONGO

In this cd, guitarist Arturo Tallini and jazz singer Ada Montellanico perform songs by spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca. Tallini, in his trascription, stroves to add colours and images, altough, retaining their harmonic fabric which is the most significant relationship that Lorca had with the folk tradition.

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.

PARADE

TRIO CHITARRISTICO DI ROMA

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TROIS CHANSONS-HOMMAGE A EDITH PIAF

This Cd is a musical journey that takes the listener across several cultural enviroments and contexts including the theatre , the café-chantant, floklore and the cinema. It draws on the musical heritage of Germany, France, Latin America and Italy and it aims to bring to the fore the character and spirit of each individual area. The journey starts from some famous songs written by the derisive Kurt Weil and continues with three French authors who were also connected for a certain period by a human and artistic bond: Eric Satie, George Auric, Francis Poulenc. Then we have an incursion in Latin-American with composer Manuel Maria Ponce and Heitor Villa Lobos. The programme closes with a fantasy based on film music by Nino Rota. Trio Chitarristico di Roma, made up of Fabio Renato D'Ettorre, Marco Cianchi and Fernando Lepri. It was founded in 1983 with the aim of introducing the repertoire that exists for this unusual formation to the ublic and at the same time to present guitar versions of pieces written for other insgruments. The Trio has performed all over Europe, sharing the stage with many internationally acknowledged artists. With Musikstrasse, they also published "Recital" and "Rara" musica del 900.

GEORGE GERSHWIN-THE COMPLETE PIANO WORKS

MASSIMILIANO DAMERINI

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I GOT RHYTHM

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.

LUIGI BOCCHERINI-GUITAR WORKS

F.LEPRI-G.GALIA-QUARTETTO DI ROMA

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QUINTET IN D MAJOR G.448

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.