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JAMINA GERL, piano, "ITALIAN JOURNEY - A PILGRIMAGE"
What happens when a German composer writes in the Italian style, and an Italian composer in German? And what connects this with the 9 circles of hell? Listen to the juxtaposition of J.S. Bach’s Italian Concerto and F. Busoni’s Chaconne, Venetian Gondola Songs and Franz Liszt’s musical settings of Petrarch and Dante Alighieri.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Italian Concerto BWV 971 in F major
I. Without tempo indication
Franz Liszt (1811–1886)
Years of Pilgrimage: “Benedetto sia il giorno” (Blessed be the day), Petrarch’s Sonnet 47
Ferruccio Busoni (1866–1924)
Transcription of the Chaconne in D minor, from Partita for solo violin no.2 BWV 1004 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
Sonata K.332 in F major
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