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Cantare ()

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composed by Albert Heinrich Zabel, Benjamin Britten, Claude Debussy, Elias Parish Alvars, Félix Godefroid, Francis Poulenc, Franz Liszt, Gioachino Rossini, Harold Arlen, Jean Lenoir, Jean-Paul-Gilles Martini (aka J.P. Schwarzendorf), Mikhail Glinka, Paul Bernard

The title Cantare here refers not only to the voice but also to the harp of Isabelle Moretti, who has brought together a group of pieces transcribed from vocal models. Vocal tracks by veteran English soprano Felicity Lott serve to set off the solo harp tracks, which are just about without exception fearsomely virtuosic. Moretti brings to life such figures as Anglo-French-Austrian harpist Elias Parish Alvars, whom Berlioz dubbed the Liszt of the harp, and with good reason, judging from the set of variations on a tune from ...

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  1. Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera: Rondeau sur le trio "Zitti zitti"
  2. The Lark (Zhavronok), song for voice & piano (A Farewell to St. Petersburg No. 10), G. x250
  3. Faust Fantasie, for harp, Op. 12 (after Gounod)
  4. Ça fait peur aux oiseaux, song
  5. Parlez-moi d'amour, song
  6. La belle au bois dormant ("Des trous à son pourpoint vermeil"), song for voice & piano, L. 81 (74)
  7. À sa guitare, for voice & guitar (or harp/piano), FP 79
  8. Plaisir d'amour, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  9. The last rose of summer, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. IV)
  10. Quand j'étais chez mon père, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. II)
  11. Eleanor Plunkett
  12. Introduction et Variations sur des Airs de La Norma de Bellini, for harp
  13. Le rossignol (Solovei), air russe d'Alabieff II, for piano, S. 250/1 (LW A86/1) (Mélodies Russes No. 1)
  14. Carnaval de Venise, Op. 184
  15. Somewhere Over the Rainbow (for the film The Wizard of Oz)
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Cantare
2009, Naïve

UPC: 822186051863

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