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ALFANO, F.: Piano Works - 4 Danses Napolitaines / 4 Danses Roumaines / 5 Danses de Cléo de Mérode / Pax / Nostalgie (Maione)

    

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ALFANO, F.: Piano Works - 4 Danses Napolitaines / 4 Danses Roumaines / 5 Danses de Cléo de Mérode / Pax / Nostalgie (Maione)

In addition to his operatic achievements, Franco Alfano composed an impressive body of chamber and instrumental works, including the little-known music for piano heard on this recording. His early career as a virtuoso pianist is reflected in works ranging from the Quatre Pièces, with their tributes to Schumann and Mendelssohn, to the Danses napolitaines, inspired by the Neapolitan canzone, the neo-classicism of the Cinq Danses de Cléo de Mérode and the quirky rhythms of the Danses roumaines. Recordings of Alfano’s chamber music can be heard on Naxos 8.570928 and 8.572753. His opera Cyrano de Bergerac, with Plácido Domingo in the title rôle, is available on Naxos DVD 2.110270 and Blu-ray NBD0005.


Alfano, Franco

  4 Pièces, Op. 3
1.   No. 1. Mazurka 00:02:17
2.   No. 2. Romanzetta 00:02:53
3.   No. 3. Fable 00:03:53
4.   No. 4. Causerie 00:03:20
  4 Danses napolitaines, Op. 8
5.   No. 1. Chanson populaire 00:03:16
6.   No. 2. Sérénade à la bien aimée 00:02:54
7.   No. 3. Sérénade qui passe 00:01:46
8.   No. 4. Guitare 00:03:28
  2 Pièces, Op. 5
9.   No. 1. Valse coquette 00:04:31
10.   No. 2. Arlequin 00:02:04
  4 Danses roumaines, Op. 9
11.   No. 1. Allegro 00:02:31
12.   No. 2. Allegro con moto 00:02:22
13.   No. 3. Molto moderato 00:03:42
14.   No. 4. Allegro appassionato 00:03:01
  5 Danses de Cléo de Mérode
15.   No. 1. Entrée et Danse des modèles 00:01:51
16.   No. 2. Danse ancienne 00:03:02
17.   No. 3. Pas des éventails 00:03:13
18.   No. 4. Mazurka 00:03:55
19.   No. 5. Aveu et Valse du modèle I 00:02:19
  Nostalgie
20.   Nostalgie 00:04:05
  Pax (version for piano)
21.   Pax (version for piano) 00:05:08
  Melodia dei miei vent'anni
22.   Melodia dei miei vent'anni 00:03:26

Total Playing Time: 01:08:57






Composer(s):
Alfano, Franco

Artist(s):
Maione, Orazio

Label: Naxos

Series: 19th/20th Century Italian Classics

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.573754

Barcode: 747313375479

Physical Release: 11/2017

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