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Mozart Italia Castelli Romani and Off the Hook Arts are pleased to present:
Bösendorfer-Recitals
Join us this spring for six remarkable free concerts live-streamed straight to you. On the magnificent Bösendorfer 280 Vienna Concert piano in the beautiful concert hall Casa Delle Culture e Della Musica in Velletri, pianist Carlo Grante will perform Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, and more. Prior to each recital, special guest Bruce Adolphe will join Grante for a short discussion and Piano Puzzler based on each concert’s repertoire and composer. You won’t want to miss it!

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CD-Präsentation: Beatrice Berrut
Liszt
Beatrice Berrut's very internalized and expressive playing interweaves wonderfully with Franz Liszt's late work, which soberly and suggestively at the same time, opened the way to modernity.

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CD-Presentation: Sir András Schiff & Jörg Widmann
Johannes Brahms - Clarinet Sonatas
Two great artists, pianist András Schiff and composer/clarinettist Jörg Widmann, join forces for the first time on record, performing Brahms’s late masterpieces, the clarinet sonatas op. 120, written in 1894. In between the sonatas Schiff plays Widmann’s evocative Intermezzi for piano. As Jörg Widmann explains in a programme note, these are works inspired by his friendship with András Schiff and by a shared love of Brahms, to whom they pay tribute. The album was recorded at Neumarkt’s Historischer Reitstadel.

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CD-Präsentation: Jasmine Choi & Hugh Sung
Brahms - Schumann - Reinecke
One might easily realize that most of the well-known composers of the romantic era had not composed much for the flute. To ease the sadness as a flutist, I've been performing works from the Romantic era written for other instruments since my teenage years and many of which are now considered as standard flute repertoire.

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Mozart & More at Mozarthaus Vienna
07.11.2020
Mozart & More at Mozarthaus Vienna
We deeply regret that due to the new COVID-19 protective measures ordinance, the further concerts of the Mozart &amp; More cycle at Mozarthaus, until probably February 2021, had to be cancelled. However, we will try to make up for them on another date.<br /> <br /> The next dates are:<br /> <br /> <br /> Due to the current situation, the cycle will probably start again in the fall of 2021. We will inform you on our channels about the exact dates.<br /> <br /> <br /> &nbsp;

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Stephen Hough - An action to die for
An Action to die for, of Clarity and Speed and Brilliance
Stephen Hough had decided to record the complete Beethoven piano concertos live across two concerts, but plans soon changed ...

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Journal: Secession - Unity in Diversity
The zeitgeist of the Secessionists and a grand piano in the spirit of a Gesamtkunstwerk
Since the founding of Bösendorfer, famous architects, including Theophil Hansen, Anton Grosser, Josef Hoffmann, Josef Frank and Hans Hollein, have designed grand pianos for Bösendorfer time and again. Bösendorfer is reviving this tradition in the form of an “Architecture Series” and presenting the Secession model as the first grand piano of this series.Now one of the most photographed buildings in Vienna, the word Secession contains not only the building itself but also an artistic association, a style of construction and design, as well as a philosophy upon which everything is based. Inspired by this zeitgeist, of unity in diversity, the design of the Bösendorfer Secession Grand was developed.

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Sir András Schiff – Quarantine in Japan after his Concert Tour
March 2020, Sir András Schiff performed in Japan, in Tokyo and Osaka. Then came Covid-19. Schiff decided to stay in Japan and sent a special “thank you” to the Japanese Music Lovers.

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Celebrating Beethoven’s 250th Birthday
Be embraced, millions! - Celebrating Beethoven's 250th Birthday
Beethoven is everywhere - especially in Vienna. He composed all of his masterpieces here, 1 opera, 5 piano concertos, 9 symphonies, 32 piano sonatas, and much more and thereby cemented Vienna’s position as the musical centre of Europe. Today, Beethoven is the most frequently played composer in the world and his Ninth Symphony is the most frequently performed work worldwide. He led music of the Viennese Classical era to its highest degree of development and paved the way toward Romanticism in music.<br /> <br /> For his 250th birthday, Bösendorfer honours this great composer with a Limited Edition Grand Piano.

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Rapper Drake and his special Bösendorfer 280VC
Rapper Drake and his special Bösendorfer 280VC
Canadian Rapper Drake, had the designer and architect Ferris Rafauli build an exclusive mansion in his hometown of Toronto. Ferris Rafauli and the Japanese designer Takashi Murakami together designed an extravagant Bösendorfer Concert Grand 280VC. Drake’s new music video “Drake - Toosie Slide” was filmed on his luxury property and reached over 12 million viewers within 3 days.

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