CVLD332 - UPC: 8019349783651
Nikolaj Karlovi Medtner
01 - Sonata Reminiscences op.38 in A minor n.1 from Forgotten Melodies I, 15'56"
Pyotr Ilyich Tschaikovsky & Michail Vasil'evi Pletnëv
The Nutcracker Suite, 17'50"
02 - March, 1'59"
03 - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, 2'09"
04 - Tarantella, 1'22"
05 - Intermezzo, 4'13"
06 - Trépak (Russian Dance), 1'12"
07 - The Tea (Chinese Dance), 1'22"
08 - Pas de deux (Andante maestoso), 5'33"
Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky
Trois mouvements de Pétrouchka, 17'40"
09 - Danse russe, 2'50"
10 - Chez Pétrouchka, 5'17"
11 - La semaine grasse, 9'33"
Tot. time: 51'32"
Kostandin Tashko, pianoforte
24bit/88.2kHz original recording made at Laboratorio ZANTA, Camponogara, Italy, on December 3, 4, 2020
Kostandin Tashko plays on Steinway & Sons D274 Concert Grandpiano, prepared and tuned by Silvano Zanta
Production: VELUT LUNA
Executive producer: Marco Lincetto
Recording, mix and mastering engineer: Marco Lincetto
Musical producer and editing engineer: Mattia Zanatta
Text: Myriam Guglielmo
Inside photo: Marco Lincetto
Design and layout: L'Image
“... visione profonda del testo, unita a grande maturità musicale. Giovanissimo, ma già padrone di tecnica pianistica di grande rilievo e di vasto ed importante repertorio... "
Daniel Rivera, pianista (2020)
“..forte personalità musicale e talento emergono chiaramente dalle capacità artistiche…non fa mai sfoggio di virtuosismo fine a se stesso… lo subordina sempre a una visione intellettuale superiore, che riflette una chiara consapevolezza dell'architettura musicale.
Alessandro Taverna, pianista (2020)
Vincitore di numerosi concorsi internazionali in Albania, Italia, Croazia, Gran Bretagna, Macedonia, Kossovo, Svizzera-Francia, Slovenia, il pianista albanese Kostandin Tashko si è esibito in importanti sale da concerto e festivals.
Il CD di debutto, con l'etichetta KNS, include opere di Liszt, Scriabin e Ravel.
Allievo del Liceu “J.Misja” di Tirana con Valbona Kasaj, si è diplomato con menzione d’onore presso il Conservatorio di Musica di Trieste “Giuseppe Tartini” sotto la guida di Teresa Trevisan.
Masterclass con B.Lupo, A.Delle Vigne, R.Dalibaltayan, O.Gardon, D.Tomsic, R. Kinka, M.Miladinovic, V.Balzani, C.Elton, P.Gililov, N.Grubert.
“...profound vision of the text combined with an important musical maturity. Very young and already master of a piano technique of great importance beside a vast and important repertoire...”
Daniel Rivera, Pianist (2020)
“..strong musical personality and talent clearly emerges from his artistic skills….never shows off a virtuosity that is an end in itself...always subordinates it to a higher intellectual vision, which reflects a clear awareness of the music architecture.
Alessandro Taverna, pianist (2020)
The Albanian pianist Kostandin Tashko is the winner of wide range of international competitions in Albania, Italy, Croatia, Great Britain, Macedonia, Kossovo, Switzerland-France, Slovenia. He already performed in some of the most important venues and festivals.
The debut CD with KNS label includes works by Liszt, Scriabin and Ravel.
A student of the Liceu “Jordan Misja” in Tirana with Valbona Kasaj, he graduated at the Trieste Music Conservatory ”Giuseppe Tartini” under the guidance of Teresa Trevisan.
Masterclasses with B.Lupo, A.Delle Vigne, R.Dalibaltayan, O.Gardon, D.Tomsic, R. Kinka, M.Miladinovic, V.Balzani, C.Elton, P.Gililov, N.Grubert.
Russia! La scrittura per pianoforte tra composizione, trascrizione e restituzione
Il percorso proposto da Kostandin Tashko all’insegna della tradizione musicale russa si dipana lungo un sentiero che seppur tracciato all’interno del contesto novecentesco tende a ripiegare con nostalgia verso un passato dai contorni vagamente definiti, tra l’onirico tardo romantico di Medtner, il fiabesco di Tchaikovsky e l’ancestrale di Stravinsky. Protagonista indiscusso è il pianoforte, strumento storicamente legato all’attività compositiva sia come punto di partenza per la stesura di pagine pianistiche affidate all’esecuzione dello stesso compositore, sia come destinatario di trascrizioni tratte da brani orchestrali ad opera dell’autore o di interpreti successivi.
Russia! Piano writing among composition, transcription and returning
The course suggested by Kostandin Tashko in the sign of Russian musical tradition unravels along a path that, though drawn within the 20th century context, tends to withdraw with nostalgia towards a past with vaguely defined outlines, among Metner’s late romantic oneiric, Tchaikovsky’s fairy-tale and Stravinsky’s ancestral. The piano is a self-evident protagonist, an instrument historically connected to the writing activity both as starting point to draw piano pages assigned to the performance of the same composer, and as receiver of transcriptions drawn from orchestra pieces played by the author or by following interpreters.
VENTIQUATTRO MELODIE E ALTRI RACCONTI
CLASSICAL FROM 20th CENTURY: original compositions by Leopoldo Armellini, bassoon / Paolo Muggia, guitar / Ugo Orlandi, mandolin / Fabiano Maniero, trumpet / Luisa Giannini, soprano / Lorella Ruffin, piano / Maura Mazzonetto, piano 20 Bit Digital Recording. Live in studio at Hotel Ritz (Abano Terme), SS.Felice e Fortunato Church (Noale) . January 1997 This is a collection of previously unreleased chamber music by Adriano Lincetto for piano and bassoon, piano and guitar, piano and mandolin, organ and trumpet, organ and soprano. The composition is of great power and sensibility and finds a perfect place within the traditional Mitteleuropean history of the Twentieth Century and among the echoes of Debussy, Malipiero and Omizzolo.
MUSICA PER PIANOFORTE
CLASSIC FROM 20th CENTURY: original compositions by (1905 - 1991) Giovanni Tirindelli, Grandpiano / Romano Zancan Dall'Alba and Annalisa Ogeniti, four hands Grandpiano. 20 Bit Digital Recording. Live in studio at Pollini Auditorium (Padova, Italy). June - October, 1997 These ten studies on the Trillo could be easily called "Transcendental Studies for a Concert", due to their unique artistic virtues and the absolute skill of their talented interpreter, Giovanni Tirindelli. With this work Tirindelli becomes a solid and clear point of reference for those who dare to interpret this fascinating score which represents a consistent continuance of Debussy's work.
MUSICA DA CAMERA
CLASSICAL FROM 20th CENTURY: original compositions by Silvio Omizzolo (1905 - 1991) Ezio Mabilia, Edoardo Lanza, Ines Scarlino, Franco Angeleri, Grandpiano / Giovanni Guglielmo, violin / Elio Peruzzi, clarinet / Giambattista Valdettaro, cello / Tiziana Zoccarato, soprano / Chamber Ensemble: Andrea Danese, flute, Francesca Guerra, hautebois, Ivan villanova, clarinet, Steno Bosso, basson, Eugenio Pegoraro, french horn, Pietro Juvarra, violin, Fulvio Bertagnin, viola, Giordano Pegoraro, cello, Mario Caldieron, doublebass. 20 Bit Digital Recording. Live in studio at Pollini Auditorium (Padova, Italy). June - August, 1997 This other work by Omizzolo, no less interesting than the other, reveals even more the capabilities and the creativity of this multi-talented artist who here presents a journey through his most significant production of chamber music: sonatas for violin, clarinet, violoncello, all accompanied by piano, the solo protagonist of another passage and two pieces for a small chamber music ensemble (9 and 11 instruments) with the addition of a soprano.
CLASSICAL FROM 20th CENTURY: original compositions by Tommaso Vittorini, Giorgio Gaslini, Corrado Pasquotti, John Rea, Terry Riley, Ex Novo Ensemble, John Celona. Ex Novo Ensemble: Daniele Ruggeri, flute / Davide Teodoro, clarinet / Carlo Lazari, violin / Giovanni Petrella, viola / Carlo Teodoro, cello / Aldo Orvieto, piano / Nunzio Dicorato, percussions / Special guest: Pietro tonolo, sax / Conductor: Claudio Ambrosiani / 20 Bit Digital Recording. Live in studio at Studio Papillons (Padova, Italy). January, 1998 At the beginning of the 90s the International Centre of Instrument Research of Venice, directed by Claudio Ambrosini, promoted a project whose aim was to encourage the exchange and mutual integration among different instruments and cultures. This project was called, significantly, "Ouverture" alluding to the strong desire to "open" and stimulate the communication between different worlds and traditions, from ethnical music to jazz, progressive, etc...
ALBENIZ, LINCETTO: PIANO SOLO
â€œRecuerdos de Viajeâ€?, Isaac Albeniz; â€œSchizzi per pianoforteâ€?, Adriano Lincetto Alberto Boischio, grandpiano 20 Bit Digital Recording. Live in studio at Taio Public Auditorium (Trento, Italy). August, 1997 Isaac Albeniz, in his widely famous composition, masterfully performed by Alberto Boschio. The CD also includes some formerly unreleased pieces by the prematurely deceased M° Adriano Lincetto.
ROTA, FRANCAIX, MARTINU - TRIOS FOR PIANO, FLUTE AND VIOLINS
Classical from 20th Century: music from Nino Rota, Jean Francaix, Bohuslav Martinu. Trio Marinetti: Lorella Ruffin, grandpiano / Stefani Maffizzoni, flute / Riccardo Malfatto, violin 20 Bit Digital Recording. Live in studio at "Large Empty Hall" (Padova, Italy). February, 1999 The Marinetti Trio mean to express through "...force, love, courage, cunning and rude will, without hesitation nor rest, by fury, impatience, running at a breakneck speed..." their dynamic, plastic, blazing hot concept of Music.
CLASSICAL FROM 20th CENTURY: original compositions by Claudio Mandonico Orchestra di Mandolini e Chitarre CittÃ di Brescia, Claudio Mandonico, conductor / Alessandro Bono, solo guitar / Ugo Orlandi, solo mandolin / Elena Contin, solo flute / Quintetto a Plettro Raffaele Calace 24Bit / 96 kHz Digital Recording. Live in studio at Rehearsal Hall (Brescia, Italy). October - November, 1999 This CD will be a great and sweet surprise for anyone who will listen to its fantastic content. A new concept of band joining in plectrums and several guest instruments (flutes, harmonica, solo guitar, percussions). The notes range from the atmosphere of great Authors of film music to classical chamber pieces to authentic explosions of rhythm and joy. A sumptuous journey that makes its way along a path of diverse genres like stomp, blues, mambo and concludes with a peculiar "Elegy and Dance" for solo guitar and orchestra.
1842: SCHUMANN, COMPOSER AND CRITIC
CLASSICAL: original compositions by Robert Schumann (quintet, op. 44), Louis Spohr (Trio, op. 111) Trio Stradivari: Federico Guglielmo, violin / Pietro Bosna, cello / Jolanda Violante, piano / special Guests: Carlo Lazari, violin / Enrico Balboni, viola 24Bit / 96 kHz Digital Recording. Live in studio at Gabinetto di Lettura, Este (Padova, Italy). August, 2000 NOT AVAILABLE
CLASSICAL FROM 20th CENTURY: original compositions by Ennio Morricone, Luciano Berio, Giovanni Bonato, Francesco Erle. Mario Brunello, cello / Nuovo Gruppo Italiano di Percussioni, percussions / Schola S.Rocco, vocal ensemble / Vita Nova, vocal ensemble / Saverio Tasca, marimba / Luigi Marasca, clarinet / Conductor: Francesco Erle 24Bit / 96 kHz Digital Recording. Live in studio at Cava Arcari (Vicenza, Italy) September, 2000 The special feature of this CD, a collection of previously unreleased contemporary works of some of the most important Italian Artists, is made even more interesting by the place that was chosen to record it: a huge, dark and humid stone cave.
CLASSICAL: original compositions by Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann. Daniele Roccato, double bass / Marco Tezza, piano 24Bit / 96 kHz Digital Recording. Live in studio at Auditorium Sandro Pertini, Adria (Padova, Italy) May, 2001 The interpretations included in this CD present a really fascinating and creative take on some of the most famous Romantic airs: Fantasiestucke op.73, Romanzen op.94 together with Abendlied from op.85 by Robert Schumann and finally the widely known Schubert's "Arpeggione", a peculiar instrument that can be considered an archaic form of violoncello. Throughout the work the brilliant transcriptions of Daniele Roccato manage to take the original compositions and, strictly keeping their genuine flavour, present them in a newer, fresher series of timbres.
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH - CONCERTI BRANDEBURGHESI - 2 C D
CLASSICAL: original compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach Teresa Trevisan and Filippo Trevisan, Grandpianos 24Bit / 96 kHz Digital Recording. Live in Zanta Studio, Camponogara (Venezia, Italy) April 2001 During of the celebrations that took place in 2000 in honour of Bacco, the Trevisan duet presented this interesting transcription of piano pieces for four hands of the famous six Brandeburg Concerts, originally rewritten by Max Reger. The whole work is filled with the extraordinary intensity and magnificence of the interpretations of the Trevisan brothers.
UNUS INTER PARES
CLASSICAL: original compositions by Igor Stravinsky, Bela Bartok, Adriano Lincetto. Alessandro Carbonare, clarinet / Domenico Nordio, violin and viola / Alberto Boischio, piano 24Bit / 96 kHz Digital Recording. Live in studio at Pollini Auditorium (Padova, Italy) April, 2001 Velut Luna dedicates this work to the memory of the Paduan Adriano Lincetto, focusing on the historical background of his origins: the pieces for trio alternate with those for soloists: Histoire du Soldat, in its trio version wich Stravinsky wrote himself and the Three Pieces for solo clarinet, Bartok's Contrasts for trio followed by the Cromatic Sequence for solo flute by Lincetto. His Fantasia for viola, clarinet and piano and the virtuoso Presto are in charge to conclude triumphal airs of the CD.