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Réminiscences de l'opéra 'La Wally' de Catalani, Op 24a

'Rare Piano Encores' (CDH55109)
Rare Piano Encores
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Track 17 on CDH55109 [8'24] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Réminiscences de l'opéra 'La Wally' de Catalani, Op 24a
In the spirit of Liszt, but taking the music of an opera he could not have known (it was first performed in 1892), the Réminiscences de l’opéra ‘La Wally’ de Catalani is an old-fashioned operatic fantasy, based for the most part upon the famous aria Ebben’ ne andrò lontano – a melody recently made even more popular by its essential part in the plot of the magnificent film Diva. The fantasy was composed in 1988 and exploits the particular and sometimes eerie sound that the piano can make with quiet chords of wide intervals, mostly tenths and elevenths.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 2004

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Details for CDH55109 track 17
Recording date
1 May 2002
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Recording producer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Recording engineer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
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  1. Rare Piano Encores (CDH55109)
    Disc 1 Track 17
    Release date: August 2004
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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