DONIZETTI Sonatas and Waltzes for Piano, Four Hands Piano Works. Elisabetta Dessi, Franco Calabretto, Eddi de Nadai. Newton Classics 2cds

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Donizetti Sonatas And Waltzes For De Nadai Newton Classics 2Cds

DONIZETTI Sonatas and Waltzes for Piano, Four Hands Piano Works

DONIZETTI Sonatas and Waltzes for Piano, Four Hands Piano Works.

Elisabetta Dessi

Franco Calabretto

Eddi de Nadai

Pianos

Recorded 1993–1996

When one speaks of Donizetti, it is usually with reference to his operas: as a leading figure of the ‘bel canto’ tradition, he composed what are today some of the most popular and widely performed dramas in opera houses around the world – La fille du Regiment, L’Elisir d’Amore and Lucia di Lammermoor immediately spring to mind.

This 2CD compilation, however, is dedicated to a little-known area of his output: his solo piano and piano duet works. One shouldn’t forget that around the time Donizetti was maturing as a composer, the piano was fast becoming established as the entertainment centre in middleclass 19th-century homes: like those written by Wagner, Rossini, Offenbach and a string of other famous operatic figures, Donizetti intended his piano works for domestic use.

There’s everything to delight the listener in these digital recordings. While idiomatic in terms of keyboard layout and textural effect, they still manage to incorporate Donizetti’s infectious tune spinning together with such operatic devices as chordal introductions, long tremolos and the occasional dramatic silence. With the ambience of the theatre thus prevailing, this release presents a fine opportunity to become better acquainted with an area of Donizetti’s repertoire that deserves to be better known.

Newton Classics 2cds 8802107

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