Thalberg: Fantasies on Italian Operas - Les Soirées de Pausilippe - Piano Concerto, Op. 5 / Nicolosi

Release Date: 5/14/2021
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8506042
Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble: Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 6
Length: 373 Minutes

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sigismond Thalberg was a Wunderkind and one of the most accomplished virtuoso pianists of the 19th century. Mendelssohn, Chopin and Clara Schumann were impressed by his technical skills. As legend goes there was a big rivalry between Thalberg and Liszt, though mostly fomented by the press. Thalberg was also a composer whose focus laid mainly on fantasies on operatic themes. In the 19th century this was a genre aiming to delight audiences with the familiarity of known melodies, the ingenuity of the transcriptions and their spectacular virtuosity. Thalberg wrote fantasies on quite a number of opera by Italian composers. These fantasies and other works are presented now in a comprehensive set by the Italian pianist Francesco Nicolosi. Nicolosi specializes in the interpretation of Thalberg's composition and the result is truly remarkable. With an exquisite technique, a wonderful sound and an impeccable legato these recordings have no rival. They came to be in the 1990s as individual releases and brought Nicolosi the Bellini Golden Prize. They are now being made available for the first time as collector's item.

Works on This Recording
1. Grande fantasie et variations sur des motifs de la Norma, Op. 12 by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
2. Grande fantaisie et variations sur des motifs de I Capuleti, Op. 10 by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
3. Fantaisie sur des motifs de Beatrice di Tenda, Op. 49 by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
4. Fantaisie sur des motifs de La Straniera, Op. 9 by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
5. Grande caprice sur des motifs de La Sonnambula, Op. 46 by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
6. Fantasie sur l'opéra La fille du régiment, Op. 68 by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
7. Grande Fantasie sur des motifs de l'opéra Don Pasquale, Op. 67 by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
8. Fantasie sur l'opéra Lucrezia Borgia, Op. 50 by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
9. Andante final de Lucie de Lammermoor, Op. 44 by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
10. Introduzione e Variazioni sulla Barcarola dell Elisir d'amore, Op. 66 by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
11. Fantaisie sur des motifs de Semiramide, Op. 51 by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
12. Fantaisie sur des motifs de La donna del lago, Op. 40bis by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
13. Grande Fantaisie sur le barbiere de Seville, Op. 63 by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
14. Fantaisie sur des thèmes de Moïse, Op. 33 by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
15. Grande fantasie de concert sur l'opéra La traviata de Verdi, Op. 78 by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
16. Grande fantasie de concert sur l'opéra Il trovatore de Verdi, Op. 77 by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
17. Souvenir de Ballo in maschera de Verdi, Op. 81 by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
18. Souvenir de Rigoletto de Verdi, Op. 82 by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
19. Fantasie sur l'opéra L'assedio di Corinto de Rossini, Op. 3 by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
20. L'art du chant appliqué au piano, Op. 70: No. 19. Casta diva (from Bellini's Norma) by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
Written: 1863 ;
21. No. 1 in A-Flat Major: Andantino by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
Written: 1865 ;
22. No. 2 in E Major: Moderato by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
Written: 1865 ;
23. No. 3 in A Minor: Molto agitato by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
Written: 1865 ;
24. No. 4 in D Major: Andantino by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
Written: 1865 ;
25. No. 5 in G Minor: Tarantella by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
Written: 1865 ;
26. No. 6 in E-Flat Major: Vivace by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
Written: 1865 ;
27. No. 7 in C Major: Lento by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
Written: 1865 ;
28. No. 8 in A Minor: Presto by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
Written: 1865 ;
29. No. 9 in D Major: Andantino by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
Written: 1865 ;
30. No. 10 in B-Flat Major: Cantabile by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
Written: 1865 ;
31. No. 11 in F Major: Allegretto by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
Written: 1865 ;
32. No. 12 in D-Flat Major: Allegretto by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
Written: 1865 ;
33. No. 13 in B-Flat Major: Adagio by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
Written: 1865 ;
34. No. 14 in D Major: Allegretto by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
Written: 1865 ;
35. No. 15 in G Minor: Presto by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
Written: 1865 ;
36. No. 16 in D-Flat Major: Allegro by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
Written: 1865 ;
37. No. 17 in F Major: Adagio by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
Written: 1865 ;
38. No. 18 in D Minor: Marcia by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
Written: 1865 ;
39. No. 19 in B Minor: Molto vivace by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
Written: 1865 ;
40. No. 20 in B-Flat Major: Allegro by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
Written: 1865 ;
41. No. 21 in A Minor: Allegretto by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
Written: 1865 ;
42. No. 22 in D Minor: Allegretto by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
Written: 1865 ;
43. No. 23 in B Major: Andantino by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
Written: 1865 ;
44. No. 24 in A-Flat Major: Polacca by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
Written: 1865 ;
45. I. Allegro moderato by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble: Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra
46. II. Adagio by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble: Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra
47. III. Rondo: Allegro by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble: Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra
48. Souvenirs de Beethoven, Op. 39 by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
Written: 1840 ;
49. Nocturne, Op. 28 by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
Written: 1830 ;
50. 10 Piano Pieces, Op. 36: No. 5. Canzonette Italienne by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
Written: 1830 ;
51. Un soupir, mélodie variée by Sigismond Thalberg
Performer: Francesco Nicolosi (Piano)
Written: 1844 ;
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