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SIGISMOND THALBERG  

(1812 - 1871)

One of the most distinguished pianists of his time, pitted by some as a rival to Liszt, Thalberg was a pupil of the pianist and composer Hummel. He embarked on an international career in the 1830s, providing himself with a virtuoso repertoire in which he was able to display his virtuosity and his gift for a singing melody. He spent his final years at Posillipo, on the Bay of Naples.

Piano Music

Thalberg’s piano music inevitably includes a number of operatic fantasias, a standard element of virtuoso repertoire, as well as sets of variations, studies and a final modest collection of great charm, recalling evenings at Posillipo.

Orchestral Music

A number of Thalberg’s operatic fantasias and paraphrases include an optional orchestral accompaniment. In his Piano Concerto he found a further chance for virtuoso display and created a work which should not be lightly dismissed.

Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
HEYSE, P.: Arrabiata (L') (Die Widerspenstige) Naxos Hörbucher
NHB10522
Instrumental
Piano Recital: Fischer, Thomas - GLUCK, C.W. / LISZT, F. / THALBERG, S. / GOTTSCHALK, L.M. / BERTINI, H. / CZERNY, C. (Opera for Piano) Naxos
8.551062
Instrumental
Piano Recital: Lisitsa, Valentina - BEETHOVEN, L. van / SCHUMANN, R. / THALBERG, S. / LISZT, F. Naxos
8.572491
Instrumental
Piano Recital: Ponti, Michael - LISZT, F. / MOSZKOWSKI, M. / GRAINGER, P. / WAGNER, R. / THALBERG, S. / PABST, P. (Operatic Piano) Vox Box
CDX-5047
Instrumental
Piano Recital: Scherbakov, Konstantin (ME - On Wings of Song) TwoPianists
TP1039107
Instrumental
ROMANTIC PIANO CONCERTO, Vol. 3 (Moszkowski / Scharwenka / Rubinstein / Thalberg) Vox Box
CDX-5066
Concertos
THALBERG: Fantasies on Operas by Bellini Marco Polo
8.223355
Instrumental
THALBERG: Fantasies on Operas by Bellini Naxos
8.555498
Instrumental
THALBERG: Fantasies on Operas by Donizetti Marco Polo
8.223365
Instrumental
THALBERG: Fantasies on Operas by Rossini Naxos
8.555501
Instrumental
THALBERG: Fantasies on Operas by Verdi, Rossini and Bellini Marco Polo
8.223367
Instrumental
THALBERG: Piano Concerto in F Minor / Souvenirs de Beethoven Naxos
8.553701
Instrumental, Concertos, Instrumental
THALBERG: Soirees de Pausilippe (Les) Marco Polo
8.223807
Instrumental
THALBERG: Variations on Operas by Rossini Marco Polo
8.223366
Instrumental
Vocal Recital (Baritone): Bästlein, Ulf - SCHUBERT, F. / STADLER, A. / FUCHS, R. / LACHNER, F.P. (Wie tut mir so wohl der selige Frieden!) Gramola Records
Gramola99068
Vocal




 
 
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