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ROBERTO PROSSEDADA


   




   

Roberto Prosseda started online a new series entitled "The Professional Pianist". He regularly publishes short videos in which he demonstrates on the piano different aspects of the pianistic work which he considers interesting and important. The first series deals with "How to practice". Here are the links for   youtube  and facebook.

Another gap in Prossedas comprehensive Mendelssohn discography has been fiiled by the the DECCA release of
Concerts for 2 pianos, recorded with Alessandra Ammara.

Together with 1st+2nd piano concert (released in November 2018), the 3rd piano concerto (based on the completed fragment and recorded with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig), a large spectrum of Mendelssohn's concerts is now available.

Now, there are quite a few good news for all fans of Prosseda's recording activities: DECCA will re-issue his meanwhile sold out Complete Mendessohn Edirtion in a box with all 10 CDs -  completed by a piece Prosseda only discovered recently: 'Kleine Fuge' MWV U86,.

Complementarily,
Mendelssohn's Sonatas f. violin and piano, recorded with Shlomo Mintz are planned to be published by Universal/DECCA Italy in early 2020.

On top of, Prosseda's recordings of solo piano works be Chopin, originally released as CD, will be re-issued on Vinyl in March 2020.

Aside this Romantic repertoiy, Prosseda is planned to record with the London Philharmonic Orchestra  in June 2020 contemporary works of Italian composers.


For the 2020 concert season, aside numerous masterclasses, Prosseda's concert schedule will lead him to  Germany, Italy, Great Britain, Denmark, Turkey and China performing concerts and recitals of the Romantic era, mainly centered upon Mozart and Mendelssohn.

And an intereresting new duo programm for 2 pianos or piano 4 hands,  the "Piano Duett" which Prosseda will perform together with Alessandra Ammara
has ben included in his repertoir.


And in January 2021, Prosseda will celebrate the New Year  in Germany, where he will perform a series of concerts for Pedal Piano with the Stuttgart Philharmonic orchestra.

ROBERTO PROSSEDA & ALESSANDRA AMMARA

After the successful release (DECCA 2015) of the complete recording of all works for piano 4 hands and 2 pianos by Mendelssohn, the DUO Roberto Prosseda & Alessandra Ammara, has recorded a 2nd album with the rare  concerts for 2 pianos by Mendelssohn.
It has been released on November 14 by Universal/DECCA and is available at Amazon and international streaming platforms.

Both recordings are connected to a common repertoire with corresponding programs including a special chamber music selection entitled "Piano Duett".

SHLOMO MINTZ & ROBERTO PROSSEDA
 
After the release of the Double Concerto for Violin & Piano by Mendelssohn in July 19, a second album is gong to be released  in early 2020: Mendelssohn's Sonotas for violin& piano .

Both CDs are distributerd by Universal/Decca Ital and are connected to corresponding concert and recital programs.

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SCHLOMO MINTZ
 

 

 

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After the release of  Mintz' longtime expected album with the solo sonatas by Ysaye and Mendelssohn's Double Concerto for violin & piano recorded with Italian pianist and Mendelssohn specialist Roberto Prosseda, an album with Mendelssohn's Sonatas f. Violin anf Piano (again performed with Prosseda) is programmed to be  released in early 2020.

Aside his vocation for pedagigic work which Mintz engages jhimself insensely in the frame of his regular international masterclasses, Mintz
activities in 2020 will be marked by his increasing interest in combining his work as soloist with conducting..

Alongside, Shlomo Mintz' upcoming season on European concert podiums will include a cycle of solo sonatas, a duo recital series and a new chamber music program with the Philharmonic Violins Berlin.
LUCA LOMBARDI

 


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For 2020, Lombardi is focusing a quite broad spectrum of projects:
not only, that he will return to his work upon his new opera project 
"OFER - Till the end of the land", the libretto of which is based upon the novel by Man Booker-Prize winner David Grossmann,

There are also several ideas for new commissions,
among them an European theme, probably a text by late Nobel price winner Günter Grass, and probably a suite for piano.

Finally,  in view the climate change problem,  a plan to complement his compositions "Terra" and "Mare" by "Vento" and "Sole" to become a 'Symphony of Elements'.
 
Aside. there are also plans to produce several new Cds, including a recording of his string quartetts.

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BETTY OLIVERO
 

         
 
Betty is looking forward to an exciting new commission with which she was charged for by Daniel Barenboim for the Berlin based Boulez Ensemble.

In July 2020 an orchestra version of the originakl soundtrack Betty initially composed for Giora Feidman and the Arditti String Quartet to accompany the screening of the famous German silent Movie  "Der Golem" will premiere in the frame  Int. Odessa Film festival on the legendary Potemkin steps.
 


 


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GÜNTER A. BUCHWALD
   



       
   

      Video footage for all film concerts
 

      Info Silent movies from Japan
In many aspects, 2019 was quite spectacular for Günter and  there's reason to believe that 2020 will not be less interesting for him...

After the successful world premier of his new sound track for the silent movie
 "Die Stadt ohne Juden" (The city without Jews) in Seattle, Buchwald's new music for "CASANOVA", a French-Russian silent movie from 1927, has been premiered with overwhelming succes with the Freiburg Philharmonic orchestra conducted by Buchwald.

And the Cinémathèque Francaise, who has restored the film and helds the copyrightwill release a DVD of the film together with Buchwald's new sound track.
And since already further performances of Casanova are programmed for Pordenone,  Bristol, Venice and Paris and not few other film concerts with his music or with him conducting original sound tracks for symphony orchestra.

Finally, in November 2019, the German premier of  a chamber version of  Buchwald's music for "Express 300 Miles", a rare silent movie from Japan, took place in Berlin.


DVD-Democopies of Buchwalds film concerts with Murnaus "Nosferatu" and "Faust", the Hollywood production "The Wind" and the Japanese silent movies "Sumiko" and "Express 300 Miles" are available.

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JEAN JACQUES LEMETRE


  


     

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Music  written for the ThdS
Music from "Cds à ID"

There are 2 new publications available upon Lemêtre's work and music:
 "Jouer avec la musique" a book upon his work with the Théâtre du Soleil has been published by Actes-Sud.
And a DVD with 4 films by Anne Lacombe upon his music,
"L'oeil et l'oreille"  has been released at Fortdecafe.



 


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