(...) If you're not familiar with the transcriptions of Italian operas for piano by Sigismond Thalberg you should give them a listen. But get the recording by Francesco Nicolosi. He's the only pianist I've heard play this music who gets all the poetry from Thalberg's limpid transcriptions. Here's a bit from Thalberg's take on La Sonnambula, specifically Ah! non credea mirarti.


Dr. Neil A Kurtzman






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