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The Piano at the Opera - music of Czerny, Glinka, Thalberg & List adapted for 2 pianos / Portenaw Piano Duo

Album Summary

>Czerny, Carl : Variations on "So anch'io la virtu magica" from Donizetti's Don Pasquale, for piano, 4 hands, Op. 39
>Thalberg, Sigismund : Fantasia on themes from "Moise," Op 33 (Rossini)
>Liszt, Franz : Marche et Cavatine de Lucia de Lammermoor, transcription for piano (after Donizetti), S. 398 (LW A23
>Liszt, Franz : Fantasie sur des motifs favoris de La Sonnambula, for piano (after Bellini; 3 versions), S. 393 (LW
>Glinka, Mikhail : Impromptu & Galop on the barcarolle from Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore, for piano, 4 hands in B flat
>Czerny, Carl : La cornetta del postiglione, variations on a theme of Rossini, for piano, 4 hands, Op. 282
Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This collection brings together selected opera themes adapted for two pianos. Fantasias and variations by Carl Czerny, who was a worldwide name at the time, were extremely popular; this disc includes his Introduction and Variations Op.398 based on the cavatina from Donizetti 's Don Pasquale and La cornetta del postiglione Op.282.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Fazioli Studio, Sacile, Pordenone, Italy (12/01/1998-12/06/1998).



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>Czerny, Carl : Variations on "So anch'io la virtú magica" from Donizetti's Don Pasquale, for piano, 4 hands, Op. 39
  • Ensemble: Portenaw Piano Duo
  • Notes: Fazioli Studio, Sacile, Pordenone, Italy (12/01/1998-12/06/1998)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Thalberg, Sigismund : Fantasia on themes from "Moïse," Op 33 (Rossini)
  • Ensemble: Portenaw Piano Duo
  • Notes: Fazioli Studio, Sacile, Pordenone, Italy (12/01/1998-12/06/1998)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Liszt, Franz : Marche et Cavatine de Lucia de Lammermoor, transcription for piano (after Donizetti), S. 398 (LW A23
  • Ensemble: Portenaw Piano Duo
  • Notes: Fazioli Studio, Sacile, Pordenone, Italy (12/01/1998-12/06/1998)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1839

>Liszt, Franz : Fantasie sur des motifs favoris de La Sonnambula, for piano (after Bellini; 3 versions), S. 393 (LW
  • Ensemble: Portenaw Piano Duo
  • Notes: Fazioli Studio, Sacile, Pordenone, Italy (12/01/1998-12/06/1998)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1841-1842

>Glinka, Mikhail : Impromptu & Galop on the barcarolle from Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore, for piano, 4 hands in B flat
  • Ensemble: Portenaw Piano Duo
  • Notes: Fazioli Studio, Sacile, Pordenone, Italy (12/01/1998-12/06/1998)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Czerny, Carl : La cornetta del postiglione, variations on a theme of Rossini, for piano, 4 hands, Op. 282
  • Ensemble: Portenaw Piano Duo
  • Notes: Fazioli Studio, Sacile, Pordenone, Italy (12/01/1998-12/06/1998)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic