Dante album

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“(5 out of 5 stars)…. it’s in the quieter passages that Villani works his magic most effectively” — Andy Gill, The Independent

Tokusen-ban (Specially recommended album) “Played as if the music gushes out of a fountain… It is rare to encounter this level of performance”—- Tsutomu Nasuda, The Record Geijutsu

“(5 out of 5 stars)….he lifts Liszt’s already searing rhetoric to another level, bearing down with a ferocious intensity…..Finely recorded, this is glorious thrown-back playing with a vengeance” — Bryce Morrison, The International Piano

“It’s a breathtaking musical journey through Dante’s Inferno” — Jessica Duchen, author & classical music journalist

CD track listing

Franz Liszt
Après une Lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata (‘Dante Sonata’)

from Années de Pèlerinage II, S.161 (18:39)

Henry Purcell Dido’s Lament from the opera Dido and Aeneas (arr. by A. Villani)
(Premiere Recording) (3:59)

Hans von Bülow-Franz Liszt Dante’s Sonnet “Tanto gentile e tanto onesta”
S.479 (arr. by A. Villani) (8:23)

Franz Liszt
Sunt Lacrimae Rerum (En Mode Hongrois)
from Années de Pèlerinage III, S.163 (9:03)

Richard Wagner-Hans von Bülow-Franz Liszt-Angelo Villani Tristan Fantasy
Concert etude paraphrase on the opera Tristan und Isolde (Premiere Recording) (14:03)