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What is the exact title or opus number of this piece?

Discussion in 'General' started by hyenal, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. hyenal

    hyenal New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Hi everyone, I found a very simple but beautiful piece on YT but cannot identify it properly. So could anyone help me?
    This is a performance for four hands by Boris Berezovsky and the late Brigitte Engerer who passed away in the last month (That news made me very sad :( )
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUXM0pypkbc
    The uploader (Marinsky Theatre) wrote just that it is a Nocturne of "Ferenc Liszt". After some googling I found "Ferenc" is just the Hungarian lettering of "Franz". But I can find nothing elsewhere about this piece. It's very strange, because I thought at the first listening it is familiar to me, and supposed it is a very famous piece.
     
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    Hi Hye-Jin,
    Indeed, that does sound familiar, but I can't place it either. Sorry... :)
     
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    It's the second of the 3 Petrarch Sonets (Sonnetto 104 del Petrarca). The 4-hand version is a little different, but not necessarily better, than the original.
     
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    Monica, Chris, thank you both of you!
    Ah.... Petrarca... It's a bit embarrassing that the title is too familiar to me... :oops:
    As you pointed out, Chris, I don't know why this four hand version exists. Just from hearing I couldn't distinguish this from the original. Maybe just to expand the four hands repertoires??
     
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    I did not know this 4-hand version either. But I know the original well and noticed many small deviations in figuration and harmonisation. I don't find it an improvement on the original, and I wonder why these artists did not choose some original 4-hand repertoire.
    I was not aware Brigitte Engerer had died. Very sad, at an age just half a year younger than me.
     
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    Yes, she died before she turns to 60. She had been fighting with a cancer for a long time. Even so she played the Schumann concerto in a concert just for about 10 days before her death. A life which was completely devoted to the art.
     

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