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Donizetti: Sonatas, Overtures and Waltzes for piano & piano 4 hands / Elisabetta Dessi

Audio Samples

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sinfonia for orchestra ("La Partenza")
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sinfonia for piano in A major
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sinfonia for Piano no 1 in D major
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sinfonia for Piano no 1 in C major
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sinfonia for Piano no 2 in C major
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sinfonia for Piano no 2 in D major
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Capriccio in Sinfonia
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Adagio e Allegro for piano in G major
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Allegro for piano in C major no 1
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Allegro for piano in C major no 2
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Waltz for piano in A major (I)
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Waltz for piano in A major (II)
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sonata for piano, 4 hands in D major (I)
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Waltz for piano, 4 hands in G major
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sonata for piano, 4 hands in D major (II)
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sonata for piano, 4 hands in G major
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sonata for piano, 4 hands in F major ("A quatro sanfe")
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sonata for piano, 4 hands in A minor
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sonata for piano, 4 hands in F major ("La solita suonata")
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Allegro for piano, 4 hands in C major
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Marcia lugubre for piano, 4 hands in F minor
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sonata for piano, 4 hands in B flat major ("Per Dolci e Donizetti")
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sonata for piano, 4 hands in C major (Adagio - Allegro frettoloso)

Album Summary

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sinfonia for orchestra ("La Partenza")
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sinfonia for piano in A major
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sinfonia for Piano no 1 in D major
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sinfonia for Piano no 1 in C major
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sinfonia for Piano no 2 in C major
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sinfonia for Piano no 2 in D major
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Capriccio in Sinfonia
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Adagio e Allegro for piano in G major
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Allegro for piano in C major no 1
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Allegro for piano in C major no 2
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Waltz for piano in A major (I)
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Waltz for piano in A major (II)
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sonata for piano, 4 hands in D major (I)
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Waltz for piano, 4 hands in G major
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sonata for piano, 4 hands in D major (II)
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sonata for piano, 4 hands in G major
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sonata for piano, 4 hands in F major ("A quatro sanfe")
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sonata for piano, 4 hands in A minor
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sonata for piano, 4 hands in F major ("La solita suonata")
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Allegro for piano, 4 hands in C major
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Marcia lugubre for piano, 4 hands in F minor
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sonata for piano, 4 hands in B flat major ("Per Dolci e Donizetti")
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sonata for piano, 4 hands in C major (Adagio - Allegro frettoloso)
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Notes & Reviews:

This 2-CD compilation is dedicated to a little-known area of Donizetti's output: his solo piano and piano duet works. There's everything to delight the listener in these digital recordings. With the ambience of the theatre thus prevailing, this release presents a fine opportunity to become better acquainted with an area of Donizetti's repertoire that deserves to be better known.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: IN Studio, Treviso.



Reviews

Donizettis' "opera" per piano
Having never listened to a Donizetti opera other than the occasional snippet heard in a cartoon or commercial, this reissue disc by Newton Classics is a bit of an idiosyncratic introduction to his music, but as Donizetti wrote reams and reams of instrumental music in addition to his famous operas, his sonatas and waltzes for piano should be as good of an introduction to his music as any. As the liner notes indicate, Donizetti was writing for the ever-growing market of bourgeois piano music consumers and thus many of the works on this disc are light and accessible both in sound and technique. The works are thoughtfully composed and are musically compelling, though one could argue that they are more fun to play than to listen to. That said there are numerous works that are musically substantive. A work I've found myself playing over and over again is the mercurially chromatic Waltz No. 3 in A, which toys with dissonance and repetition in a fashion that recalls Satie or more contemporary music. Thanks again to Newton Classics for reissuing interesting out-of-print records. Perhaps this disc will spur a recording on a fortepaino from the time of Donizetti, which I would love to hear.
Submitted on 04/17/12 by Due Fuss 
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Works Details

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sinfonia for orchestra ("La Partenza")
  • Performer: Elisabetta Dessi (Piano)
  • Notes: IN Studio, Treviso (03/08/1996-03/12/1996)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 10/25/1817

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sinfonia for piano in A major
  • Performer: Elisabetta Dessi (Piano)
  • Notes: IN Studio, Treviso (03/08/1996-03/12/1996)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 10/22/1813

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sinfonia for Piano no 1 in D major
  • Performer: Elisabetta Dessi (Piano)
  • Notes: IN Studio, Treviso (03/08/1996-03/12/1996)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sinfonia for Piano no 1 in C major
  • Performer: Elisabetta Dessi (Piano)
  • Notes: IN Studio, Treviso (03/08/1996-03/12/1996)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1816

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sinfonia for Piano no 2 in C major
  • Performer: Elisabetta Dessi (Piano)
  • Notes: IN Studio, Treviso (03/08/1996-03/12/1996)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sinfonia for Piano no 2 in D major
  • Performer: Elisabetta Dessi (Piano)
  • Notes: IN Studio, Treviso (03/08/1996-03/12/1996)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Capriccio in Sinfonia
  • Performer: Elisabetta Dessi (Piano)
  • Notes: IN Studio, Treviso (03/08/1996-03/12/1996)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1817

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Adagio e Allegro for piano in G major
  • Performer: Elisabetta Dessi (Piano)
  • Notes: IN Studio, Treviso (03/08/1996-03/12/1996)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Allegro for piano in C major no 1
  • Performer: Elisabetta Dessi (Piano)
  • Notes: IN Studio, Treviso (03/08/1996-03/12/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Allegro for piano in C major no 2
  • Performer: Elisabetta Dessi (Piano)
  • Notes: IN Studio, Treviso (03/08/1996-03/12/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Waltz for piano in A major (I)
  • Performer: Elisabetta Dessi (Piano)
  • Notes: IN Studio, Treviso (03/08/1996-03/12/1996)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Waltz for piano in A major (II)
  • Performer: Elisabetta Dessi (Piano)
  • Notes: IN Studio, Treviso (03/08/1996-03/12/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sonata for piano, 4 hands in D major (I)
  • Performers: Eddi de Nadai (Piano); Franco Calabretto (Piano)
  • Notes: IN Studio, Treviso (02/18/1993-02/22/1993)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1819

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Waltz for piano, 4 hands in G major
  • Performers: Eddi de Nadai (Piano); Franco Calabretto (Piano)
  • Notes: IN Studio, Treviso (02/18/1993-02/22/1993)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1844

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sonata for piano, 4 hands in D major (II)
  • Performers: Eddi de Nadai (Piano); Franco Calabretto (Piano)
  • Notes: IN Studio, Treviso (02/18/1993-02/22/1993)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sonata for piano, 4 hands in G major
  • Performers: Eddi de Nadai (Piano); Franco Calabretto (Piano)
  • Notes: IN Studio, Treviso (02/18/1993-02/22/1993)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sonata for piano, 4 hands in F major ("A quatro sanfe")
  • Performers: Eddi de Nadai (Piano); Franco Calabretto (Piano)
  • Notes: IN Studio, Treviso (02/18/1993-02/22/1993)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sonata for piano, 4 hands in A minor
  • Performers: Franco Calabretto (Piano); Eddi de Nadai (Piano)
  • Notes: IN Studio, Treviso (02/18/1993-02/22/1993)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1820

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sonata for piano, 4 hands in F major ("La solita suonata")
  • Performers: Eddi de Nadai (Piano); Franco Calabretto (Piano)
  • Notes: IN Studio, Treviso (02/18/1993-02/22/1993)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Allegro for piano, 4 hands in C major
  • Performers: Eddi de Nadai (Piano); Franco Calabretto (Piano)
  • Notes: IN Studio, Treviso (02/18/1993-02/22/1993)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Marcia lugubre for piano, 4 hands in F minor
  • Performers: Eddi de Nadai (Piano); Franco Calabretto (Piano)
  • Notes: IN Studio, Treviso (02/18/1993-02/22/1993)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1819-1820

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sonata for piano, 4 hands in B flat major ("Per Dolci e Donizetti")
  • Performers: Eddi de Nadai (Piano); Franco Calabretto (Piano)
  • Notes: IN Studio, Treviso (02/18/1993-02/22/1993)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Sonata for piano, 4 hands in C major (Adagio - Allegro frettoloso)
  • Performers: Eddi de Nadai (Piano); Franco Calabretto (Piano)
  • Notes: IN Studio, Treviso (02/18/1993-02/22/1993)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 04/25/1820