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Venezia La Festa - Caffè Concerto sulla Piazza San Marco

Audio Samples

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>     Nessun Dorma
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op. 214
>Curtis, Ernesto de : Torna a Surriento
>Piazzolla, Astor : Adios Nonino, tango
>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/5
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
>     Excerpts
>Modugno, Domenico : Piove
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>     Excerpts
>Piazzolla, Astor : Libertango
>Lara, Agustín : Granada
>François, Claude : My Way, song
>Cipriani, Stelvio : Anonimo Veneziano

Album Summary

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op. 214
>Curtis, Ernesto de : Torna a Surriento
>Piazzolla, Astor : Adios Nonino, tango
>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/5
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
>Modugno, Domenico : Piove
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Piazzolla, Astor : Libertango
>Lara, Agustín : Granada
>François, Claude : My Way, song
>Cipriani, Stelvio : Anonimo Veneziano
Performers Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This disc is arranged such that the listener is seated in the audience of the lively Italian plaza, Piazza San Marco. These live performances include instrumental arrangements of works from operas by Verdi, Puccini, Mascagni, and Offenbach as well as works by Piazzola, Morricone, and J. Strauss.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Gran Caffe Quadri, Venezia, Italy (10/01/1997-10/04/1997).

This beautifully packaged aural pastiche evokes the spirit of an evening in Venice. Blending opera and tango, the romantic and sensual nature of this legendary city comes to life. While the audience noises sound a bit too canned at times, the exercise is for the most part very pleasing. ~ Tim Sheridan



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Works Details

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Nessun Dorma
  • Performers: Maurizio Di Prima (Double Bass); Paolo Prevedello Dellisanti (Piano); Gianfranco De Lazzari (Accordion); Andrea Testa (Violin); Joseph Miotti (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Quadri
  • Notes: Arranged: Luigi Cerri
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op. 214
  • Performers: Andrea Testa (Violin); Maurizio Di Prima (Double Bass); Gianfranco De Lazzari (Accordion); Paolo Prevedello Dellisanti (Piano); Joseph Miotti (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Quadri
  • Notes: Arranged: Leopold Werimger
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1858
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Curtis, Ernesto de : Torna a Surriento
  • Performers: Paolo Prevedello Dellisanti (Piano); Joseph Miotti (Violin); Gianfranco De Lazzari (Accordion); Maurizio Di Prima (Double Bass); Andrea Testa (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Quadri
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1902
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Piazzolla, Astor : Adiós Nonino, tango
  • Performers: Maurizio Di Prima (Double Bass); Gianfranco De Lazzari (Accordion); Andrea Testa (Violin); Paolo Prevedello Dellisanti (Piano); Joseph Miotti (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Quadri
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1959
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/5
  • Performers: Joseph Miotti (Violin); Andrea Testa (Violin); Gianfranco De Lazzari (Accordion); Paolo Prevedello Dellisanti (Piano); Maurizio Di Prima (Double Bass)
  • Ensemble: Quadri
  • Notes: Arranged: Meisel, Gabiel and Kleve
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1858-1868
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco :: Excerpts
  • Performers: Maurizio Di Prima (Double Bass); Andrea Testa (Violin); Gianfranco De Lazzari (Accordion); Joseph Miotti (Violin); Paolo Prevedello Dellisanti (Piano)
  • Ensemble: Quadri
  • Running Time: 7 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1842
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Modugno, Domenico : Piove
  • Performers: Joseph Miotti (Violin); Andrea Testa (Violin); Gianfranco De Lazzari (Accordion); Paolo Prevedello Dellisanti (Piano); Maurizio Di Prima (Double Bass)
  • Ensemble: Quadri
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Excerpts
  • Performers: Maurizio Di Prima (Double Bass); Paolo Prevedello Dellisanti (Piano); Gianfranco De Lazzari (Accordion); Andrea Testa (Violin); Joseph Miotti (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Quadri
  • Notes: Arranged: Ad Gauwin
  • Running Time: 10 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Piazzolla, Astor : Libertango
  • Performers: Joseph Miotti (Violin); Gianfranco De Lazzari (Accordion); Paolo Prevedello Dellisanti (Piano); Maurizio Di Prima (Double Bass); Andrea Testa (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Quadri
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1974
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Agustín Lara (1897 - 1970) : Granada
  • Performers: Joseph Miotti (Violin); Andrea Testa (Violin); Maurizio Di Prima (Double Bass); Gianfranco De Lazzari (Accordion); Paolo Prevedello Dellisanti (Piano)
  • Ensemble: Quadri
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1932
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Claude François (1939 - 1978) : My Way, song
  • Performers: Maurizio Di Prima (Double Bass); Paolo Prevedello Dellisanti (Piano); Gianfranco De Lazzari (Accordion); Andrea Testa (Violin); Joseph Miotti (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Quadri
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Claude François.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: circa 1967
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Cipriani, Stelvio : Anonimo Veneziano
  • Performers: Gianfranco De Lazzari (Accordion); Andrea Testa (Violin); Maurizio Di Prima (Double Bass); Paolo Prevedello Dellisanti (Piano); Joseph Miotti (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Quadri
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1970
  • Studio/Live: Live