Recital by pianist Louis Lortie. Rossini arr Liszt: La regata veneziana; La danza (Soirees musicales). Poulenc: Napoli. Faure: Barcarolles Nos 5 and 7. Liszt: Venezia e Napoli.
Live at BBC Proms: Pianist Louis Lortie performs works by Rossini (arranged Liszt), Fauré, Poulenc and Liszt.
Live from Cadogan Hall, London.
Presented by Petroc Trelawny.
Rossini (arr. Liszt): Soirées musicales - La regata veneziana (notturno)
Rossini (arr. Liszt): Soirées musicales - La danza (tarantella)
Fauré: Barcarolle No 5 in F sharp minor
Fauré: Barcarolle No 7 in D minor
Liszt: Venezia e Napoli
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.