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Alfano: Piano Works / Maione


Release Date: 11/10/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573754  
Composer:  Franco Alfano
Performer:  Orazio Maione
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In addition to his operatic achievements, Franco Alfano composed an impressive body of chamber and instrumental works, including the little-known music for piano heard on this recording. His early career as a virtuoso pianist is reflected in works ranging from the Quatre Pieces, with their tributes to Schumann and Mendelssohn, to the Danses napolitaines, inspired by the Neapolitan canzone, the neo-classicism of the Cinq Danses de Cleo de Merode and the quirky rhythms of the Danses roumaines. Recordings of Alfano’s chamber music can be heard on Naxos’ earlier releases. His opera Cyrano de Bergerac, with Placido Domingo in the title role, is available on Naxos DVD and Blu-Ray. In addition to his operatic achievements, Franco Alfano composed an impressive body of chamber and instrumental works, including the little-known music for piano heard on this recording. His early career as a virtuoso pianist is reflected in works ranging from the Quatre Pieces, with their tributes to Schumann and Mendelssohn, to the Danses napolitaines, inspired by the Neapolitan canzone, the neo-classicism of the Cinq Danses de Cleo de Merode and the quirky rhythms of the Danses roumaines. Recordings of Alfano’s chamber music can be heard on Naxos’ earlier releases. His opera Cyrano de Bergerac, with Placido Domingo in the title role, is available on Naxos DVD and Blu-Ray. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Pieces (4) for Piano, Op. 3 by Franco Alfano
Performer:  Orazio Maione (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; Paris, France 
2.
Danses napolitaines (4) for Piano, Op. 8 by Franco Alfano
Performer:  Orazio Maione (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
3.
Pieces (2) for Piano, Op. 5 by Franco Alfano
Performer:  Orazio Maione (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
4.
Danses roumaines (4) for Piano, Op. 9 by Franco Alfano
Performer:  Orazio Maione (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
5.
Danses (5) de Cléo de Mérode by Franco Alfano
Performer:  Orazio Maione (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
6.
Nostalgie for Piano by Franco Alfano
Performer:  Orazio Maione (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Italy 
7.
Pax by Franco Alfano
Performer:  Orazio Maione (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
8.
Melodia dei miei vent'anni by Franco Alfano
Performer:  Orazio Maione (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 

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