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Czerny, Liszt, Thalberg: Transcriptions From Romantic Italian Operas / Calabretto De Nadai


Release Date: 01/29/2013 
Label:  Newton Classics   Catalog #: 8802146   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Carl CzernySigismund ThalbergFranz LisztMikhail Glinka
Performer:  Eddi de NadaiFranco Calabretto
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Portenaw Piano Duo
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It was through fantasias written for the piano based on operatic themes that many people became familiar with opera music in the 19th century. This collection brings together themes from operas by Donizetti, Rossini and Bellini adapted for two pianos by Carl Czerny, Franz Liszt, Sigismond Thalberg and Mikhail Glinka. The performers are Franco Calabretto and Eddi De Nadai. The release contains a new booklet note by pianist and composer Jed Distler. It was through fantasias written for the piano based on operatic themes that many people became familiar with opera music in the 19th century. This collection brings together themes from operas by Donizetti, Rossini and Bellini adapted for two pianos by Carl Czerny, Franz Liszt, Sigismond Thalberg and Mikhail Glinka. The performers are Franco Calabretto and Eddi De Nadai. The release contains a new booklet note by pianist and composer Jed Distler. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Introduction and Variations on "So anch'io la virtù magica" from Donizetti's Don Pasquale, Op. 398 by Carl Czerny
Performer:  Eddi de Nadai (Piano), Franco Calabretto (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Portenaw Piano Duo
2.
Variation on Themes from Rossini's "Moïse," Op. 33 by Sigismund Thalberg
Performer:  Eddi de Nadai (Piano), Franco Calabretto (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Portenaw Piano Duo
Period: Romantic 
3.
March and Cavatine from "Lucia di Lammermoor", S 398 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Eddi de Nadai (Piano), Franco Calabretto (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Portenaw Piano Duo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835-1836; Geneva, Switzerland 
4.
Fantasia on favorite motifs of Bellini's "Sonnambula", S 393 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Eddi de Nadai (Piano), Franco Calabretto (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Portenaw Piano Duo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839/1841; Hungary 
5.
Galop Impromptu on the Barcarolle from Donizetti's "L'Elisir d'Amore" by Mikhail Glinka
Performer:  Eddi de Nadai (Piano), Franco Calabretto (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Portenaw Piano Duo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Milan, Italy 
6.
La cornetta del postiglione, Op. 282 by Carl Czerny
Performer:  Eddi de Nadai (Piano), Franco Calabretto (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Portenaw Piano Duo

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