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Venezia e Napoli S162
 Composed by Liszt, Franz
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Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Venezia e Napoli


Liszt’s Italian travels with Countess Marie d’Agoult in 1838-39 inspired a number of piano pieces, including four that he composed under the collective title of Venezia e Napoli. They were not published, but in 1859 Liszt revised the third and fourth pieces, placed a new one between them and issued the three as a supplement to the second book of his Years of Pilgrimage. Each piece is based on a theme by another composer. That of Gondoliera is a song by the Cavaliere Peruchini, ‘The blonde girl in the little gondola’. Canzone is founded on the gondolier’s song in Rossini's opera Otello. For the Tarantella we move on from Venice to Naples. Using a theme by a now forgotten composer, Guillaume Cottrau, it conjures up a Neapolitan street festival in glittering pianistic terms.

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