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Legnani: Rossini Variations / Fantoni


Release Date: 07/14/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573721  
Composer:  Luigi Legnani
Performer:  Marcello Fantoni
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Italian guitarist, composer and instrument maker Luigi Legnani performed widely throughout Europe and was admired by Paganini as the guitar's ''leading player'' of his day. Legnani's virtuosity was eminently suited to the 19th century fashion for transcribing and writing variations on famous opera themes that range from the romance of L'Italiana in Algeri to the drama of Armida. The ''orchestral'' colors of the guitar are fully explored with breathtaking special techniques and imitative effects. Italian guitarist, composer and instrument maker Luigi Legnani performed widely throughout Europe and was admired by Paganini as the guitar's ''leading player'' of his day. Legnani's virtuosity was eminently suited to the 19th century fashion for transcribing and writing variations on famous opera themes that range from the romance of L'Italiana in Algeri to the drama of Armida. The ''orchestral'' colors of the guitar are fully explored with breathtaking special techniques and imitative effects. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Gran Sinfonia, Op. 2 after Rossini "L'Italiana in Algeri" by Luigi Legnani
Performer:  Marcello Fantoni (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
2.
Overture, Op. 202 after Rossini's "Guillaume Tell" by Luigi Legnani
Performer:  Marcello Fantoni (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
3.
Duet from Rossini's "L'Italiana in Algeri," Op. 5 by Luigi Legnani
Performer:  Marcello Fantoni (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
4.
Cavatina after Rossini "L'Italiana in Algeri," Op. 7 by Luigi Legnani
Performer:  Marcello Fantoni (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
5.
Coro e rondo after Rosini's "L'Italiana in Algeri," Op. 8 by Luigi Legnani
Performer:  Marcello Fantoni (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
6.
Cavatina (Oh quante Lagrime) de l'opera "La dame du lac", for guitar, Op. 18 by Luigi Legnani
Performer:  Marcello Fantoni (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
7.
Introduction and Variations on Rossini's "Sorte Secondami" from Zelmira, Op. 21 by Luigi Legnani
Performer:  Marcello Fantoni (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
8.
Variazioni sopra un tema (La Marcia) della Donna del lago di Rossini, for guitar, Op. 24 by Luigi Legnani
Performer:  Marcello Fantoni (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
9.
Variations on "Non piu mesta accanto al fuoco" from Rossini's La Cenerentola, Op. 30 by Luigi Legnani
Performer:  Marcello Fantoni (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
10.
Variations on "Cara, per te quest' anima" from Rossini's Armida by Luigi Legnani
Performer:  Marcello Fantoni (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 

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