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Recital recorded live in 2002 in Lecce, Italy, Francesco Libetta's home town. In Italian, with English subtitles. Abridged soundtrack available on CD (see below).
Color, Digital Stereo, 110 minutes, 4:3, All regions
"The remarkable Francesco Libetta [is] a poet-aristocrat of the keyboard with the profile
and carriage of a Renaissance prince... 'Libetta in Lecce' [intersperses] concert footage with
perceptive remarks by other artists and scholars from his out-of-the-way, culturally blessed hometown."
- Matthew Gurewitsch, The New York Times (January 5, 2003)
Beethoven: Sonata No. 18 in E-flat, Op. 31, No. 3
Chaminade: Les Sylvains (The Fauns), Op. 60
Schubert: Ballet music from Rosamunde (transcription by Godowsky)
Ravel: La Valse (transcription by the composer)
Chopin: Souvenir de Paganini
Chopin: Mazurka in A minor
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Paganini in A minor, Op. 35
Debussy: Claire de lune
Saint-Saëns: Le Cygne (The Swan) (transcription by Godowsky)
Chopin: Polonaise in A-flat, Op. 53
Francesco Libetta, piano
(Live performance, March 22, 2002, Paisiello Theatre, Lecce, Itay)
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