Il primo dolce affanno… The first sweet pain

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In the seventh volume of its Il Salotto series, we decided to programme Liszt’s Petrarch Sonnets – but they do not appear in the conventional way.

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  1. Il Salotto, Vol. 7: Il primo dolce affanno: Tre sonetti di Petrarca, S270/R578a: No. 2. Benedetto sia'l giorno Various Buy Track 0:34
  2. Il Salotto, Vol. 7: Il primo dolce affanno: Le ricordanze Various Buy Track 0:34
  3. Il Salotto, Vol. 7: Il primo dolce affanno: Three pieces dedicated to Stefania Favelli: Arietta: Dirgli vorrei Various Buy Track 0:34
  4. Il Salotto, Vol. 7: Il primo dolce affanno: Three pieces dedicated to Stefania Favelli: Duet: Mi vuo trasformar Various Buy Track 0:34
  5. Il Salotto, Vol. 7: Il primo dolce affanno: Three pieces dedicated to Stefania Favelli: Canzonetta Napoletana:Vieni voga Various Buy Track 0:34
  6. Il Salotto, Vol. 7: Il primo dolce affanno: Komm, komm du schones Fischermadchen Various Buy Track 0:34
  7. Il Salotto, Vol. 7: Il primo dolce affanno: La mère-grand Various Buy Track 0:34
  8. Il Salotto, Vol. 7: Il primo dolce affanno: Thème varié Various Buy Track 0:34
  9. Il Salotto, Vol. 7: Il primo dolce affanno: Tre sonetti di Petrarca, S270/R578a: No. 1. Pace non trovo Various Buy Track 0:34
  10. Il Salotto, Vol. 7: Il primo dolce affanno: Cantami, cantami Various Buy Track 0:34
  11. Il Salotto, Vol. 7: Il primo dolce affanno: Le rosier Various Buy Track 0:34
  12. Il Salotto, Vol. 7: Il primo dolce affanno: Prends pitie de sa jeunesse Various Buy Track 0:34
  13. Il Salotto, Vol. 7: Il primo dolce affanno: Realta Various Buy Track 0:34
  14. Il Salotto, Vol. 7: Il primo dolce affanno: La fille de l'air Various Buy Track 0:34
  15. Il Salotto, Vol. 7: Il primo dolce affanno: Tace il vento Various Buy Track 0:34
  16. Il Salotto, Vol. 7: Il primo dolce affanno: Pourquoi rester seulette? Various Buy Track 0:34
  17. Il Salotto, Vol. 7: Il primo dolce affanno: Tre sonetti di Petrarca, S270/R578a: No. 3. I' vidi in terra angelici costumi Various Buy Track 0:34

Description

In the seventh volume of its Il Salotto series, we decided to programme Liszt’s Petrarch Sonnets – but they do not appear in the conventional way. Rather, the three sonnets are presented out of sequence, interspersed with music of Liszt’s contemporaries, composers whose work he knew or knew of. Ordinarily, these intensely personal songs are heard in recitals as a separate group. As they are all in the same key, this can give the impression that one flows into another. But, in fact, each song has a different text and sentiment and, in the spirit of its Il Salotto series,we decided to separate them with other music. For various reasons, works by Meyerbeer, Saint-Säens, Poniatowski, Federico Ricci, Gomes and Verdi seemed appropriate choices.

‘The music is quite enchanting’ – American Record Guide

Cast

Bruce Ford, Elizabeth Vidal, Laura Claycomb, Manuela Custer, William Matteuzzi, Roberto Servile, Alastair Miles, David Harper, piano