SIGISMOND THALBERG (1812-1871): Fantasies on Operas by Vincenzo Bellini (Opp. 9, 10, 12, 46 & 49), Fantasies on Operas by Gaetano Donizetti (Opp. 44, 50 and 66-68), Variations on Themes from Operas by Gioachino Rossini (Opp. 33, 40bis, 51 & 63), Fantasies on Operas by Giuseppe Verdi, Gioachino Rossini and Vincenzo Bellini (Opp. 3, 70, 77, 78 & 82), Les Soirées de Pausilippe - Hommage à Rossini: 24 Penseés Musicales, Op. 75, Piano Concerto in F Minor, Op. 5, Grande fantaisie sur la 7e Symphonie de Beethoven, Op. 39, Nocturne, Op. 28, Canzonette italienne, Op. 36/5, Un soupir, mélodie variée.

Catalogue Number: 05W040

Label: Naxos

Reference: 8.506042

Format: CD reissue

Price: $49.98

Description: Thalberg wrote fantasies on quite a number of operas by Italian composers and these fantasies and other works are presented now in a comprehensive set by the Italian pianist Francesco Nicolosi. Nicolosi specialized in Thalberg's composition and the result is truly remarkable. With an exquisite technique, a wonderful sound and an impeccable legato these recordings have no rival. They came to be in the 1990s as individual releases and brought Nicolosi the Bellini Golden Prize. 6 CDs. Francesco Nicolosi (piano). Original 1991-96 Marco Polo releases.

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