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BBC Proms 2016 Chamber Music 6

Louis Lortie

Venue: Cadogan Hall

Repertoire

Rossini (arr. Liszt)
Soirées musicales – La regata veneziana (notturno); La danza (tarantella)
Fauré
Barcarolle No. 5 in F sharp minor, Op. 66; Barcarolle No. 7 in D minor, Op. 90
Poulenc
Napoli
Liszt
Venezia e Napoli

Performers

Louis Lortie
piano

Eloquent French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie performs an intriguing programme that moves from the clear spring-water of Fauré’s Barcarolles to depictions of Italian cities from Poulenc and Liszt.

Poulenc’s pianistic vision of Naples manages to be light-hearted and dazzling at the same time. Liszt was intrigued and inspired by the city’s furious traditional dance, the tarantella. He used that and the gondola songs of Venice in the broad emotional canvas that is his Venezia e Napoli.

Part of BBC Proms 2016 Chamber Music

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Concert Duration:
approx. 1 hour (no interval)
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