13:00 Monday 22 Aug 2016 Cadogan Hall
- Gioachino Rossini 1792–1868
Soirées musicales – La regata veneziana (notturno) (arr. Liszt) (5 mins)
Soirées musicales – La danza (tarantella) (arr. Liszt)
- Francis Poulenc 1899–1963
Napoli Napoli Also known as: Napoli, FP 40 (15 mins)
- Gabriel Fauré 1845–1924
Barcarolle No 5 in F sharp minor Barcarolle No 5 in F sharp minor Also known as: Barcarolle No 5 in F sharp minor, Op 66 (6 mins)
Barcarolle No 7 in D minor Barcarolle No 7 in D minor Also known as: Barcarolle No 7 in D minor, Op 90 (6 mins)
- Franz Liszt 1811–1886
Venezia e Napoli Venezia e Napoli Also known as: Venezia e Napoli, S 162 (20 mins)
- Louis Lortie piano
Eloquent French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie performs an intriguing programme that moves from the clear spring-water of Fauré’s Barcarolles to depictions of Italian cities from Poulenc and Liszt.
Poulenc’s pianistic vision of Naples manages to be light-hearted and dazzling at the same time. Liszt was intrigued and inspired by the city’s furious traditional dance, the tarantella. He used that and the gondola songs of Venice in the broad emotional canvas that is his Venezia e Napoli.