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Francesco Libetta performs works by Strauss, Liszt and Saint-Saëns

La Roque d'Anthéron 2002

Francesco Libetta performs works by Strauss, Liszt and Saint-Saëns La Roque d'Anthéron 2002

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An ace at the keyboard in an astoundingly pyrotechnical programme.

We owe this film to a discovery in 2000 by filmmaker Bruno Monsaingeon who heard for the first time the Italian pianist, who was born in 1968, play in a festival for young talent in Miami. He felt he was in the presence "of one of the most remarkable virtuoso prodigies of all time."

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Program

  • Richard Strauss / Walter Gieseking, Ständchen (Piano transcription)
  • Richard Strauss / Edouard Risler, Till Eulenspiegel (Piano transcription)
  • Leopold Godowsky, Studies on Chopin's Studies
    • No. 47 in G-flat major, "Badinage"
    • No. 28 in F minor (Study in octaves)
    • No. 22 in C-sharp minor (For the Left Hand)
  • Claude Debussy, L'Isle Joyeuse
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Rondo for Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 11 "Favori"
  • Franz Liszt, Totentanz
  • György Ligeti, Etude No. 13, "The Devil's Staircase"
  • Camille Saint-Saëns, Étude Op. 52 No. 6, "En forme de valse"
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky / Francesco Libetta, Pas de deux from "The Sleeping Beauty" (Piano transcription)
  • Charles-Valentin Alkan, Sonata "Les Quatre âges", Op. 33
    • 1. 20 ans
  • Léo Delibes, Pizzicato Polka from the ballet "Sylvia" (Piano transcription)

Details

  • Directed by:
  • Venue: La Roque d'Anthéron (La Roque d'Anthéron, France)
  • Production date: 2003
  • Recording date: 2002
  • Duration: 1 h 20 min
  • Production: © Ideale Audience / Arte France / INA
  • Available version(s): EN

Casting

  • Francesco Libetta | Pianist
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