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Thalberg: Les Soirees De Pausilippe, Op. 75

Thalberg: Les Soirees De Pausilippe, Op. 75

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Sigismond Thalberg was a virtuoso pianist whose training included studies with Mozart’s pupil Johann Hummel, and whose rivalry with Franz Liszt became the talk of Paris in the 1830s. Thalberg excelled in the fashionable solo piano genre of operatic paraphrase but, while drawing on themes by the ever-popular Rossini, Les Soirées de Pausilippe avoids ostentatious excess. Instead Thalberg preferred an elegant simplicity in which the piano is allowed to sing in emulation of the operatic originals. With rhythmic dances, expressive arias and more, this is a collection that embraces moods that range from Mendelssohnian charm to Chopinesque pianism.
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    • Number of Discs: 1
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    • Label: Naxos Regular CD
    • UPC/Barcode: 747313566822
    • Item Number: 8555668