"La Musica dei Ricordi"
Selection of the musical treasures of the Archivio Storico Ricordi
Last year, Italian virtuoso Sandro Ivo Bartoli collaborated with the Puccini Festival Foundation and Archivio Storico Ricordi for a concert in Bayreuth, Germany. Soon after, he had the opportunity to search Archivio Storico Ricordi's priceless collection of scores in Milan. What he found was, in his own words, “a treasure trove of musical marvels”. Inspired by such abundance of masterworks, he devised “La Musica dei Ricordi”, a concert series that took place at the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan to wide critical acclaim. Maestro Bartoli brings to Japan some of the pearls he discovered in Milan, alongside celebrated masterworks that were published by Casa Ricordi. The programme also includes two world premiere performances: David Plylar's arrangement for the left hand alone of Chopin's Etude Op.25 No.7 and a Fantasia for violin and piano “Rimembranze del Giappone”, an important work especially written for renowned Canadian violinist Debra Fast and Sandro Ivo Bartoli by Italian Maestro Luciano Damarati.
Sandro Ivo Bartoli is a Steinway International Artist. Mishima Bunka Kaikan is a magnificient acoustic hall, and will provide its Steinway Gran Coda piano for this unique world class concert
the Embassy of Canada in Japan