Liszt, Meyerbeer, Saint-Saens, Verdi, Ricci, Gomes, Buzzolla & Ponlatowski

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COMPOSERS: Buzzolla & Ponlatowski,Gomes,Liszt,Meyerbeer,Ricci,Saint-Saens,Verdi
LABELS: Opera Rara
ALBUM TITLE: Il Primo Dolce Affanno
WORKS: Songs
PERFORMER: Elizabeth Vidal, Bruce Ford, William MatteuzziDavid Harper
CATALOGUE NO: ORR 230
This recreation of a

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gilded Parisian soiree

c1850 is built around

Liszt’s Italianate

Petrarch Sonnets, sung

by Bruce Ford with ardour,

tenderness and grace. The other items

are by turns touching, charming and

vacuous. All the performers sing

with style and aplomb, with

soprano Elisabeth Vidal properly

dazzling in her high-flying coloratura.

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Richard Wigmore