- Composer: Baldassare Galuppi, Benedetto Marcello, Felix Mendelssohn, Florian Uhlig, Franz Liszt, et al.
- Audio CD (1 Oct 2000)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Black Box
- ASIN: B000050XA6
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 171,143 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
|1. Paraphrase De Concert Sur Le Carnival De Venise Op. 10|
|2. Chant De La Gondoliere In A Flat|
|6. Barcarolle In F Sharp Op. 60|
|7. Venetian Gondola Song I|
|8. Venetian Gondola Song II|
|9. Quella Fiamma Che M'Accende In G Minor|
|10. Barcarolle In G Minor|
|14. La Lugubre Gondola II, S200|
|15. Sonata No. 1 In A Minor|
|16. Sonata No. 1 In A Minor|
|17. Barcarolle No. 1 In A Minor, Op. 26|
|18. Variations in A (Souvenir De Paganini)|
He has devised the whole programme of this disc as a context for Chopin's masterpiece, not just with other Barcarolles, including Liszt's gloomy evocations of funeral gondolas, but by way of contrast, with music written by Venetian composers like Marcello, Galuppi and Malipiero, whose three Omaggi introduce a welcome touch of sardonic humour. Uhlig's own homage to Ravi Shankar takes Chopin's accompaniment as if it were the start of a rag and was inspired by a concert he gave with the Indian master.
His playing throughout is sensitive and melting, with a fine legato line attuned to what sounds like a fairly large and resonant recording studio.
© BBC Music Magazine 2001
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