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Ignacio Cervantes - Danzas Cubanas (complete) -Ciudad de la Habana 1847 - 1905

Ignacio Cervantes - Danzas Cubanas (complete) -Ciudad de la Habana 1847 - 1905
ID: CNT2054
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

2005 Van Cliburn Piano Competition Finalist

Ignacio Cervantes Kawanagh (Havana, 1847-1905) is not quite known outside the American continent. Only occasionally a Dance of his will show up in a concert program or within a recording, though he was a significant figure of his times - times of change and inspired by revolutionary ideals in politics and art. From the point of view of the history of music, his importance is justly attributed to the "creole-ization" of Cuban music - or rather a fusion of styles, that show the local patrimony at its best by melding it with external influences, in constant tension by searching for a new identity (we could call it a type world music ante litteram). However destiny would have him be more than just an enfant prodige. It also led him to be twenty years old in '68 - a date that has the power of overturning the status quo even in other centuries and at other latitudes. Encouraged by the American composer Louis Moreau Gottschalk (from whom a second surname) to study at the Paris Conservatory, one of the best at that time. There he worked with highly respected musicians such as Antoine François Marmontel and Charles-Valentin Alkan, studying composition and harmony and graduating with brilliant results. In his career he played with many artists, but especially two merit mentioning: the Swedish Christina Nilsson and our own Adelina Patti, both famous singers, and rivals. As concert musician and virtuoso he travelled around the world, even for a noble cause: raising funds for the war for independence from Spain that began in '68 with the War de los Diez Años (1868-1878), the first of three wars for independence.
The Danzas surely represent his masterpiece. They are presented here for the first time as complete recording, splendidly performed by Davide Cabassi.
The introduction on the booklet has been written by the well-known Cuban musicologist José Ruiz Elcoro. For the first time a pianist of international projection , not a native Cuban, assumes such an undertaking by doing it brilliantly and with high interpretative sensibility and extraordinary technique. This book Cervantes 40 Danzas Cubanas by Publications De Blanck even revealed various unknown works.
A climatic moment in this CD production is the participation of the Russian pianist Tatiana Larionova, joining Cabassi. Together they solve with absolute cohesiveness, all the rhythmic labyrinths, seemingly simple, of the Three dances for four hands: (*) Los Delirios de Rosita, La Camagüeyana y Muñecos.
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Giovanni Bottesini - Works for double-bass and piano, F.Siragusa, double-bass /R.Paruzzo, piano

Giovanni Bottesini - Works for double-bass and piano, F.Siragusa, double-bass /R.Paruzzo, piano
ID: CNT2051
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano and Double-bass

Already four years ago, Concerto published an album dedicated to that artist who has been referred to, without any exaggeration, as the Paganini of the double bass. That album might be dubbed exploratory, and featured by the same extraordinary performing artists. Now a second, definitive album is being published, an album which will enrich our knowledge of works for double bass and violin by the composer from Crema. Although his reputation as a virtuoso in the Mephistophelean, Paganinian or Listzian sense dominates the period's iconography, and for that matter even the memories of those of us who have come after, in reality Bottesini was the consummate composer. He was eclectic, versatile, one who proffered - sparingly - to write melodramas, but one who also assiduously cultivated other types of music: sacred music, an orchestral genre similar to a "poema sinfonico" and, above all, all types of chamber music with a significant corpus of quartets and quintets. Naturally he wrote numerous pieces of chamber music featuring his instrument. And, as is well known, he revolutionized both technique and tone of the double bass. They are astounding pieces for the fact that, expressively, they are very balanced, holding many very different aspects together: virtuosity (naturally since he was the greatest virtuoso of the double bass of all times), a deeply rooted melodic vein, the typically romantic tone then prevalent, and even a structural thought, a kind of formal structure. Balance and poetry that you would not expect in a performer, who captivated crowds (and royalty) soliciting emotions and fainting, similar to what happens in today's rock concerts.
Great performance by Francesco Siragusa who in 1997 was selected by Maestro Riccardo Muti to enter "Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala" and "Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala" in Milan, where he currently works.
His performances are enthusiastically welcomed everywhere, thanks to his extraordinary temperament and the unique voice he obtains from his double bass.
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Heitor Villa-Lobos: Complete Solo Piano Works, Vol.2 - Marcelo Bratke

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Complete Solo Piano Works, Vol.2 - Marcelo Bratke
ID: QTZ2092
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

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J. S. Bach - Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - Irina Zahharenkova, piano

J. S. Bach - Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - Irina Zahharenkova, piano
ID: CR140
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

Irina Zahharenkova is one of the most outstanding keyboard performers of her generation to emerge from Estonia today. She has won first prizes in such major international piano competitions as the Leipzig's Johann Sebastian Bach Competition (2006), Italy's Alessandro Casagrande Competition (2006), Romania's Georges Enesco Competition (2005), and Spain's Premio Jaen Competition (2004). In 2008 she became prize-winner in Arthur Rubinstein Piano Masters Competition in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Zahharenkova obtained her Master of Music degree in Estonian Academy of Music with Prof. Lilian Semper and in Sibelius Academy in Finland with Prof. Hui-Ying Liu-Tawaststjerna. In addition to piano she explored early keyboards, studying harpsichord with prof. Maris Valk-Falk and fortepiano with Prof. Pekka Vapaavuori. Irina Zahharenkova has also been a laureate in Prague Spring competition in Czech Republic (2005) - as a harpsichordist and in Festival van Vlaanderen competition in Bruges, Belgium (2004) - as fortepianist. She was a winner of 2007 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship Award.
Performing frequently in solo piano and harpsichord recitals in Europe and Japan, she has played among others in Klavier-Festival Ruhr in Germany, Spoleto Festival in Italy, Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival in Finland, Bergen International Festival in Norway and others. As soloist she has appeared with Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestre National de Lorraine, Israel Philharmonic, Pilsen Radio Simphony Orchestra, Helsinki City Orchestra, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Estonian State Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Finlandia and others, played with such conductors as Juha Kangas, Dmitri Aleksejev, Leif Segerstam, Patrick Gallois.Her repertoire encompasses a wide range of musical styles from baroque to contemporary. Apart from concert activities Irina Zahharenkova is teaching piano in Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. In 2010 Zahharenkova had her debut DVD released by Estonian Record Productions, recorded live at Glasperlenspiel Festival in Tartu, Estonia, where she gave a recital playing harpsichord, fortepiano and modern piano.
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Music by Denis Shapovalov- Above the Earth

Music by Denis Shapovalov- Above the Earth
ID: ART178
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: New Music

D.Shapovalov - cello, keyboards, electric guitar, bass guitar A.Vershinin - piano D.Selivanov - drums A.Batychenko - trumpet
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Sergey Kasprov - Sonatas and transcriptions

Sergey Kasprov - Sonatas and transcriptions
ID: ART165
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

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Mikhail Bourlakov- bayan (accordion) - Phantasmagorias

Mikhail Bourlakov- bayan (accordion) - Phantasmagorias
ID: ART167
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Accordion

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Lev Lindgren, piano - Stockholm pictures. Author's performing

Lev Lindgren, piano - Stockholm pictures. Author's performing
ID: ART220
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Pianist and Composer

Recordings of 1997-2004, Alm Society Studio, Stockholm
Sound engineer - K.Kols
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P. Markelov - Angel Good silence. Sacrament for English horn solo

P. Markelov - Angel Good silence. Sacrament for English horn solo
ID: ART206
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Horn

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Timofey Dokshizer - The Venetian Carnival

Timofey Dokshizer - The Venetian Carnival
ID: ART234
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Russian Virtuosos 21th century
Subcollection: Trumpet

1-8 - Russian Federation Ministry of Defence Orchestra, conductors - N. Mikhailov, A.Maltsev
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