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Nuits d'été à Pausilippe – Trois amusements sur des motifs de l'album de Donizetti, S399
composer
Soirées italiennes Nos 7 to 9
arranger
1838

Recordings
'Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 21 – Soirées musicales' (CDA66661/2)
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 21 – Soirées musicales
'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
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Details
No 1: Barcajuolo – Barcarola
Track 1 on CDA66661/2 CD2 [3'51] 2CDs
Track 1 on CDS44501/98 CD61 [3'51] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 2: L'alito di bice – Notturno
Track 2 on CDA66661/2 CD2 [4'00] 2CDs
Track 2 on CDS44501/98 CD61 [4'00] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 3: La torre di Biasone – Canzona napoletana
Track 3 on CDA66661/2 CD2 [4'05] 2CDs
Track 3 on CDS44501/98 CD61 [4'05] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Nuits d'été à Pausilippe – Trois amusements sur des motifs de l'album de Donizetti, S399
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The Nuits d’été à Pausilippe—a collection of twelve songs and notturni from which Liszt selected three—is a further extension to the same literature, and was even reissued with the present extended titles to conform with the earlier ones, and renumbered as a continuing series after the Mercadante set. Depicting summer nights in Posilippo—which these days is not quite the balmy resort of former times and threatens to be engulfed in Neapolitan suburbia—Liszt’s three pieces continue to find more variety in these essentially simple portraits of things Italian: the boatman, the breath of the beloved, and the tower of Biasone (which ends with one of Donizetti’s most disarmingly addictive tunes). And even though we may not quite take Sir Sacheverell Sitwell’s assessment of them as jewels in Liszt’s crown comparable with the Sonata and the Faust Symphony, they are certainly worth more than their present neglect might suggest.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1992

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Details for CDA66661/2 disc 2 track 1
Barcajuolo – Barcarola
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-93-66201
Duration
3'51
Recording date
27 August 1992
Recording venue
St Peter's Church, Petersham, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Recording engineer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Hyperion usage
  1. Liszt: Complete Piano Music (CDS44501/98)
    Disc 61 Track 1
    Release date: February 2011
    99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
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