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Venezia e Napoli – Supplement aux Années de Pèlerinage seconde volume, S162
composer
1859; second series

Recordings
'Liszt: Piano Sonata' (CDA67760)
Liszt: Piano Sonata
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'Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 43 – Deuxième Année de Pèlerinage' (CDA67107)
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 43 – Deuxième Année de Pèlerinage
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'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
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'Grigory Ginzburg – His early recordings – 1' (APR5667)
Grigory Ginzburg – His early recordings – 1
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'Louis Kentner – The pioneering Liszt recordings, Vol. 2' (APR5614)
Louis Kentner – The pioneering Liszt recordings, Vol. 2
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Details
No 1: Gondoliera
No 2: Canzone
Track 4 on CDA67760 [3'06]
Track 9 on CDA67107 [3'55]
Track 9 on CDS44501/98 CD10 [3'55] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 3: Tarantella

Venezia e Napoli – Supplement aux Années de Pèlerinage seconde volume, S162
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Venezia e Napoli is usually waved away as a rather insignificant group of encore pieces, but while they are obviously lighter fare, they merit high praise for their sheer beauty and ingenuity. Each piece is based on what was familiar material in the streets of Italy at the time of their conception.

Gondoliera is described by Liszt in the score as La biondina in gondoletta—Canzone di Cavaliere Peruchini (Beethoven’s setting of it, WoO157/12, for voice and piano trio just describes it as a Venetian folk-song, and Peruchini remains elusive) and he treats it in a much gentler way than in the earlier version with a particularly fine verse with tremolo accompaniment; the tremolo guides a very dark musing upon Rossini’s Canzone del Gondoliere—‘Nessùn maggior dolore’ (Otello) which itself recalls Dante’s Inferno (‘There is no greater sorrow than to remember past happiness in time of misery’); and the Tarantella—incorporating themes by Guillaume Louis Cottrau (1797–1847)—emerges from the depths, much more subtle than in its previous, primary-coloured garb, but ultimately triumphantly boisterous.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1997

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Details for CDS44501/98 disc 10 track 9
No 2: Canzone
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-96-10709
Duration
3'55
Recording date
6 August 1996
Recording venue
Recording producer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Recording engineer
Tryggvi Tryggvason & Andrew Hallifax
Hyperion usage
  1. Liszt: Complete Piano Music (CDS44501/98)
    Disc 10 Track 9
    Release date: February 2011
    99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
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