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Pietro Domenico Paradies - Sonate di Gravicembalo (1754) , F.E. Ravizza, harpsichord

Pietro Domenico Paradies - Sonate di Gravicembalo (1754) , F.E. Ravizza, harpsichord
ID: CNT2003
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Harpsichord

This recording is the first volume of the complete harpsychord works composed by Paradisi in London in 1754.

"From a harmonic, melodic and rhythmic point of view, these sonatas demonstrate the strong influence the Neapolitan School had on his style.
As is well known, this school produced not only important composers of operas, but also prominent harpsichordists. These are scholarly, refined masterpieces of considerable technical mastery demonstrating a real sense of the instrument's tone as well as a profound understanding of the instrument's sound quality.
In particular, the first movement of the Sonata I (Allegro) has a tripartite structure and monothematic form, which is clearly organized, coherent, well balanced and efficient. As is also true of the sonatas that follow, the rhythm - both pulsating and harmonic, the structure of the melody, the tonal connections and the cadence, constantly accompany and intensify the elegant phrasing. The piece is brilliant, even though cantabile and not immune to stylistic influences either of opera or typically instrumental music. The later bring to mind Alessandro Scarlatti's toccata-style works, the sonatas of his son, Domenico and other Neapolitan composers such as Francesco Durante and Nicola Porpora. As expected and as can be verified in the compositions that follow, the use of particular tonal effects is especially efficacious thanks to the attentive distribution of the parts, a varied and interesting texture and a spacing and articulation of the notes perfectly suited to the expressive capabilities of the harpsichord. All of which is integrated in a refined and sophisticated concept of the technique for keyboard instruments."

(from the booklet by Filippo E. Ravizza)

Iconography: Gianluca Corona, Zucca Gialla, 2000, oil on wood
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Chopin - Ballades - Tatyana Pikayzen, piano

Chopin - Ballades - Tatyana Pikayzen, piano
ID: ART266
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental

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Sergey Osokin, accordion - Il cinema per sempre

Sergey Osokin, accordion - Il cinema per sempre
ID: ART229-1
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental

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Alexander Goldenweiser - Beethoven - Piano Sonatas Nos. 14, 6, 27, 21

Alexander Goldenweiser - Beethoven - Piano Sonatas Nos. 14, 6, 27, 21
ID: SMCCD0115
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental

Live Recordings of 1940s - 1950s
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Julia Monastyrskaya -Tchaikovsky - The Seasons

Julia Monastyrskaya -Tchaikovsky - The Seasons
ID: ART241
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Russian Virtuosos 21th century

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J. Monastyrskaya, piano -Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert

J. Monastyrskaya, piano -Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert
ID: ART239
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Russian Virtuosos 21th century

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Berceuses - Lullabies - Various Composers, A. Alberti, piano

Berceuses - Lullabies - Various Composers, A. Alberti, piano
ID: CNT2027
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

Piano (Kawai gran coda)

DDD 32 bit recording, 64 bit remastering
6 pages booklet Italian/English


In French they're called Berceuse, in German, Wiegenlied, in English Lullaby, in Italian Ninnananna.
The oldest example included in this recording "Le Dodo ou L'amour au berceau" is a piece which could easily belong to the prehistory of the genre and it's taken from the Fifteenth Ordre for harpsichord by François Couperin. Published in 1722, this piece uses the same lullaby melody that lies at the heart of Debussy's "Jardin sous la pluie" almost two hundred years later. The CD explores the history of the berceuse genre: proceeding in chronological order, we encounter the beautiful pieces by Chopin (who, by writing his Berceuse in 1844, did, in fact, invent a genre), Schumann, von Henselt, Liszt, Raff, Alkan, Brahms/Cortot, Grieg, Cˇajkovskij/Rachmaninov, Feruccio Busoni, Sibelius, Balakirev, Debussy. The collection of berceuses presented in this CD ( of course incomplete) is concluding with the Vingt regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus by Olivier Messiaen.

Iconography: Henry de Toulouse Lautrec, Berceuse
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Joaquín Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez - Guitar and Orchestra

Joaquín Rodrigo  - Concierto de Aranjuez - Guitar and Orchestra
ID: CNT2028
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Guitar Music

6 pages booklet Italian/English

Guitar 'Luis Arban 1976' - 'Luciano Lovadina 1995'

This live recording of the very well known Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo is very well performed by the talented Italian guitarist Giulio Tampalini and the Arturo Benedetti Orchestra of the International Festival, conducted by Piercarlo Orizio. Tampalini is therefore playing some pieces which are for sure the most recorded ones in the music history; they are true classical works which have become an obligatory entry in every repertoire by the most talented guitarists.
The Concierto de Aranjuez is certainly one of the most famous concerts of the 20th century. Written in Paris in 1939, Rodrigo literally carried it in his suitcase when he returned to his home country immediately following the Spanish civil war, that terrible and bloody conflict which had such an impact on Spain that its effects lasted for at least another 30 years.
The Concierto is one of those rare classical music compositions that has enjoyed popular success immediately from its first execution (November 9th, 1940 at the Palau de la Mésica Catalana in Barcelona).
An Opera felix then, born under the best auspices. Much the same as the life of its creator, all considered, who lived a long, almost centenarian life under the sign of belleza y felicidad, blessed with endless honours and successes, surrounded by a sincere and loving family and the affection of friends. The Concierto is coupled with a few pieces of music for solo guitar, which are part of another, more intimate, surely less well-known side of this composer from Sagunto, offering the audience a second perspective. For sure this fortunate piece has become an obligatory entry in the guitarist repertoire.

Iconography: Francisco Goya, The Ballon, part.
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O Duo - Owen Gunnell & Oliver Cox

O Duo - Owen Gunnell & Oliver Cox
ID: CHRCD017
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Drums

'O Duo' are Owen Gunnell and Oliver Cox, two percussionists who bring their eclectic and charistmatic approach to the music on this CD. Well-known pieces such as Chopin!s Fantasie-Impromptu with its glorious central melody and the textual clarity of Bach!s music are juxtaposed with contemporary composers such as the Japanese composer Miki's Marimba Spiritual. There are other contrasting pieces for example Mendelssohn!s Fugue No. 4 in F minor from 1834 and Ter Veldhuis! Goldrush written in 1995.

Among the pieces on the CD are two written especially for the pair. McNeff!s Baristas of which the composer writes, “You only have to see a crack team of coffee-makers to appreciate the comparison in speed, dexterity and - most importantly - sound.” Also Joliffe!s Knock About which was inspired by people casually kicking around a football and of which the composer writes, “At its centre is one simple rhythm, but this is hidden by really fast music, which O Duo manage to pull off with their usual flair.”
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Only Music - Alexander Medvedsky, guitar

Only Music - Alexander Medvedsky, guitar
ID: ART249
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Guitar

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