THIRTY YEARS IN CLASSICAL MUSIC (2013)

Rota, Bossi, Wieniawsky, Tansman, Martucci, Poulenc, Furtwangler, Cavallini, Ghedini, Kreisler, Orselli

piano, Simone Baroncini, corno - Umberto Fanni, I Musici, Salvatore Accardo, violino - Laura Manzini, Stefano Canuti, fagotto - Umberto Fanni, Carlo Alessandro Lapegna, Umberto Fanni, piano - Giovanni De Angeli oboe - Stefano Canuti, fagotto, Caroline Doerge, Corrado Giuffredi, clarinetto - Umberto Fanni, Andrea Nannoni, violoncello - Giovanna Prestia, Marzio Conti, flauto - Paolo Pollastri, oboe - Giovanni Riccucci, clarinetto - Paolo Carlini, fagotto - Paolo Faggi, corno, Marco Fornaciari, violino, fagotto - S. Zanchetta, C. Bacchi, violini - C. Di Vacri, viola - T. Campagnaro, violoncello - U. Fioravanti, contrabbasso

In the world of classical music recording, fonè has for almost thirty years been using advanced techniques, aimed at re-creating the atmosphere of the original performance. Each new recording is the result of an enthusiastic encounter between the art of performance and the art of recording, and aims to reproduce the spirit with which works of the past were executed. 
One basic feature, which determines the difference between fonè and other record companies, is the recording of performances in their natural spaces, that is in the places where they were originally presented. This leads to a constant search for suitable locations, and the choice of churches, theatres, country mansions, drawing rooms and so on. The recordings are carried out with the utmost simplicity, the only way not to do violence to the music: all the equipment is high fidelity; use is made of valve-type paired microphones manufactured in the years 1947 and 1949 (U47, U48 and M49) with an extremely natural and transparent timbre and a bi-microphonic field effect; these microphones have a very important history: they were used to record the Beatles at the Abbey Road Studio and by the RCA for the “Living Stereo” recordings. 
No use is made of electronic manipulation or artificial correction of the signal, which while making sound easier to realise also render it unacceptably unnatural. With this method, the musical information can be transferred to the analogue standard (for Lp virgin vinyl 180gr. and 200gr.), to the digital standard DSD-SACD (for Super Audio CD) and to the new digital standard DSD-Signoricci (for the Signoricci CD). fonè uses for the analogue standard Nagra 4S, Studer C37 and J37 and Ampex ATR 102 machines; for the digital standard, in collaboration with Philips the latest DSD (Direct Stream Digital) technology, that has opened the doors to SACD. For all successive stages of elaboration and control where replay is required, highly sophisticated systems of musical recording are used.

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I Musici

In 1951, twelve young and promising italian musicians, mainly roman and mostly graduates of the at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, got together "inter pares" to create a unique chamber orchestra comprising six violins, two violas, two cellos, one double bass and one harpsichord.
They chose the simple, yet nice, name I MUSICI and they deliberately decided to shape the ensemble without conductor. They did so in order to create an egalitarian relationship among the twelve colleagues and friends, which would bring to their music-making a unanimity on technical and interpretative questions. It was a very unconventional but unexpectedly suitable procedure. Notably, maestro Arturo Toscanini, on hearing them rehearsing in April 1952 at the Italian Radio studios, enthused over the young orchestra in front of journalists and musical personalities, and dedicated his photograph to the group with the words “bravi, bravissimi …no! la musica non muore”, (bravo, the music will not die).
A few weeks earlier, on the 30th of March 1952, their public debut was an enormous success at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Roma; it was the starting point of an astonishing career, which in a schort time catapulted them among the ranks of the great international performers.
During the course of the years, the musicians have changed, the original members of the group retired but, together with the younger talent that has taken their place, there has always been a generation of “historic” members present who guarantee the tradition and continuity of the orchestra.
At present I Musici are regular guests at the most important international festivals and they carry out an intense concert activity in prestigious theatres and concert halls such as: “G Enescu” International Festival in Bucharest, Colon Theatre in Buenos Aires, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Centre in New York, the “Spring Festival” in Budapest, Sunthory Hall and Opera City in Tokyo, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Philharmonie in Berlin, Palau de la Musica in Barcelona, Seoul Arts Centre, Boston Symphony Hall, Shanghai Concert Hall, Beijing National centre for the Performing Arts and numerous others.

 

Salvatore Accardo

Salvatore Accardo; born September 26, 1941 in Turin, northern Italy) is an Italian violin virtuoso and conductor.Accardo studied violin in the southern Italian city of Naples in the 1950s. He gave his first professional recital at the age of 13 performing Paganini's Capricci. In 1956 Accardo won the Geneva Competition and in 1958 became the first prize winner of the Paganini Competition in Genoa.
He has recorded Paganini's 24 Caprices (re-recorded in 1999) for solo violin and was the first to record all six of the Paganini Violin Concertos. He has an extensive discography of almost 50 recordings on Philips, DG, EMI, Sony Classical, Foné, Dynamic, and Warner-Fonit. Notably, he has recorded an album of classical and contemporary works in 1995 on Paganini's Guarneri del Gesù 1742 violin, the "Canon".
Accardo founded the Accardo Quartet in 1992 and he was one of the founders of the Walter Stauffer Academy in 1986. He founded the Settimane Musicali Internazionali in Naples and the Cremona String Festival in 1971, and in 1996, he re-founded the Orchestra da Camera Italiana (O.C.I.), whose members are the best pupils of the Walter Stauffer Academy. He performed the music of Paganini for the soundtrack of the 1989 film Kinski Paganini. In the 1970s he was a member of the celebrated Italian chamber orchestra "I Musici".
Accardo owns one Stradivarius violin, the "Hart ex Francescatti" (1727) and had the "Firebird ex Saint-Exupéry" (1718).

 

 

Andrea Nannoni

Andrea Nannoni studied cello with P. Grossi at the Cherubini Conservatory in Florence. He further honed his craft with A. Navarra and A. Baldovino. He has won numerous competitions. In 1980 he was awarded the “David di Michelangelo” prize for his achievements in national and international performances. He has played with some of Italy’s finest orchestras. He has also played with artists of the caliber of U. Ughi, M. Tipo, B. Canino, P.N. Masi, G. Garbarino, F. Petracchi, P. Farulli, M. Campanella. He was a member of the Trio di Fiesole and of the Nuovo Quartetto, with whom he had an intensive concert schedule. He has recorded for Denon Nippon Columbia, Frequenz and Fonè. He is Department Chair of cello at the Cherubini Conservatory in Florence and teaches postgraduate courses and the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana courses at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole. From 1988 to 2004 he was Assistant Professor of string quartet at the Accademia Chigiana of Siena.

Marco Fornaciari

Marco Fornaciari , Livorno , began studying the violin in his city with Maestro Chiti continuing then at the Accademia Chigiana with masters Accardo , Brengola and Gulli . Later he graduated with distinction in the class of Maestro Romano at the Geneva Conservatory . She has performed as a soloist in the most prestigious concert halls : La Scala , Mozarteum , Felsenreitschule , Salle Pleyel , Academy of St. Petersburg , Tchaikovsky Hall , Bunka Kaikan , Suntory Hall , Sydney Opera House , the Musikverein , Lincoln Center recording often in direct to many broadcasters . He has recorded music by Beethoven , Bartok , Fauré , Ravel , Schumann , Schoenberg , Vivaldi for record companies Erato , Naxos and Foné , for which he has completed the only complete recording ( six CDs ) of more than 80 compositions by Paganini Violin and Guitar.

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THIRTY YEARS IN CLASSICAL MUSIC (2013)

Rota, Bossi, Wieniawsky, Tansman, Martucci, Poulenc, Furtwangler, Cavallini, Ghedini, Kreisler, Orselli

piano, Simone Baroncini, corno - Umberto Fanni, I Musici, Salvatore Accardo, violino - Laura Manzini, Stefano Canuti, fagotto - Umberto Fanni, Carlo Alessandro Lapegna, Umberto Fanni, piano - Giovanni De Angeli oboe - Stefano Canuti, fagotto, Caroline Doerge, Corrado Giuffredi, clarinetto - Umberto Fanni, Andrea Nannoni, violoncello - Giovanna Prestia, Marzio Conti, flauto - Paolo Pollastri, oboe - Giovanni Riccucci, clarinetto - Paolo Carlini, fagotto - Paolo Faggi, corno, Marco Fornaciari, violino, fagotto - S. Zanchetta, C. Bacchi, violini - C. Di Vacri, viola - T. Campagnaro, violoncello - U. Fioravanti, contrabbasso

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Castel del Monte, Ballata per corno e pianoforte
Rota
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Intermezzi Goldoniani op. 127, Gagliarda
Bossi
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Polonaise n.2 in re maggiore
Wieniawsky
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Sonatina per fagotto e pianoforte, Largo cantabile
Tansman
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Scherzo op.53 in re bemolle maggiore
Martucci
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Trio per pianoforte, oboe e fagotto
Poulenc
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Sonata n.8 per pianoforte in re minore, Andante
Furtwangler
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Adagio e Tarantella per clarinetto e pianoforte
Cavallini
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Sonata in fa diesis minore per violoncello e pianoforte, op.52
Martucci
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Quintetto a fiati, Allegro moderato
Ghedini
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Recitativo e scherzo, capriccio op.6
Kreisler
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Reminiscenze su _La Traviata? di Giuseppe Verdi
Orselli
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