Liszt: Annees de Pelerinage, Deuxieme Annee: Italie / Piemontesi [CD + DVD]

Release Date: 5/24/2019
Label: Orfeo
Catalog Number: ORF-C982191
Composer: Franz Liszt
Number of Discs: 2

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Also available: Liszt: Annees de pelerinage, Premiere Annee - Suisse / Piemontesi

If the legend of the ‘sermon to the birds’ constitutes a magnificent example of narrative art on the piano, for this way of expressing extra-musical ideas solely with notes the three series of Années de Pèlerinage would seem to be a salient cycle in Liszt’s oeuvre. These ‘years of pilgrimage’ contain a total of 26 character pieces, forming a kind of musical diary for Liszt’s years of travelling. After the very successful release of Volume 1 ("Svizzerland") the young and talented italian pianist Francesco Piemontesi takes care of the second part, "Italy". Again, an impressive movie accompany the pianist on his trip through Italy, on the traces of Franz Liszt. This release shows not only the beauty of the landscape but also interesting statements of Francesco Piemontesi about his actual recording.

Works on This Recording
1. Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie" by Franz Liszt
Performer: Francesco Piemontesi (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837-1849 ; Weimar, Germany
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