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WALLACE, W.V.: Opera Fantasies and Paraphrases (Tuck, Bonynge)

Composer(s)Wallace, William Vincent
Artist(s) Bonynge, Richard, piano • Tuck, Rosemary, piano
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.572774
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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As an internationally admired opera composer, William Vincent Wallace was perfectly placed to provide brilliant fantasies and paraphrases from the operatic repertoire, refashioned for the domestic piano market. He did not neglect his own works—there is an especially lovely aria from his opera Lurline, as well as an extensive fantasia on themes from Maritana, perhaps his best-known work. His instinct for the perfect transformation also included such favourites as Verdi’s Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves and Donizetti’s Una furtiva lagrima. Rosemary Tuck’s playing of Wallace has been acclaimed for her “ideally deft and scintillatingly assured performances.” (Gramophone). The legendary scholar and conductor


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Work/Track Title Time
WALLACE, W.V.: Opera Fantasies and Paraphrases (Tuck, Bonynge) 1:18:14   
  Verdi - Fantaisie brillante sur des motifs de l'opera La traviata 11:33       
  Bellini - Fantaisie de salon sur l'opera La sonnambula 6:15       
  Donizetti - Fantaisie de salon sur l'opera Lucia di Lammermoor 4:52       
  Verdi - Nabucco: Va pensiero, "Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves" 4:37       
  Donizetti - Variations brillantes sur la Barcarolle de l'opera L'elisir d'amore 8:02       
  Verdi - Rigoletto: Bella figlia dell'amore 4:30       
  Lurline: The Night Winds 4:33       
  Donizetti - Fantaisie de salon sur des themes de l'opera Don Pasquale 6:01       
  Grande Fantaisie sur des themes de l'opera Maritana 13:10       
  Halevy - Grande Duo sur l'opera L'eclair 14:41       
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