Enjoy Verdi


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Cat. No. BCD095
Poland Distribution: Bearton
Music disc: CD-AUDIO


Franz Liszt [1811-1886]
Hans von Bűlow [1830-1894]
Zygmund Thalberg [1812-1871]


Joanna Michna – piano

Disc content:

  1. Franz Liszt – Rigoletto of Verdi Concert paraphrase – 6'40″
  2. Hans von Bűlow – Rigoletto of Verdi Arabesques un forme de Variations sur un thema favori de l`opera – 7'26″
  3. Franz Liszt – Il trovatore of Verdi Miserere. Concert paraphrase – 7'35″
  4. Zygmund Thalberg -Il trovatore of Verdi Grande fantaisie de Concert sur l`opera – 8'32″
  5. Zygmund Thalberg – Un ballo in maschera of Verdi Souvenir de Ballo in maschera – 7'34″
  6. Hans von Bűlow – Un ballo in maschera of Verdi Souvenir de l`opera Un Ballo in maschera – 8'52″
  7. Zygmund Thalberg – La traviata of Verdi Grande fantaisie de concert – 9'12″
  8. Franz Liszt – Aida of Verdi Danza sacra e duetto finale – 10'28″
  9. Franz Liszt – Don Carlos of Verdi Coro di festa a marcia funebre – 6'59″

Total time – 73'51″

© ℗ 2004 ECD-1441 ELISIO

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As an enthusiast of the Italian belcanto- especially by Verdi I wondered about the influence of his operas on the great piano virtuosos of his time. On this CD you will find paraphrases of three of the greatest pianist virtuosos of Verdi`s era: Franz Liszt (1811-1886), his greatest pianist competitor Sigismund Thalberg ( 1812- 1871) […] and Hans von Bűlow ( 1830-1894), his master student, an excellent pianist and conductor. Currently, nearly all works of this CD – except Liszt`s Rigoletto – are lost in oblivion. But I think some of them are worth being performed in the concert halls again. To make the works clear and vivid to the listener, I have related the music to the particular fragments of the libretto ( in CD book). […]

If you love Verdi`s operas, I hope you are – as I am – curious about the transcriptions of his contemporaries. Or, maybe are now interested – also because of the paraphrases on this CD – to listen to the original versions of Verdi`s operas?

Joanna Michna

Additional information

Weight 115 g



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