JACQUES FRANÇOIS GALLAY (1795-1864): For Horn and Piano: Fantaisie brillante sur l'opéra "Les Martyrs" de Donizetti, Op. 49, Fantaisie sur une cavetine de "Belisario" de Donizetti, Op. 42, Fantasia sopra un motivo dell'opera "Bianca e Fernando" di Bellini, Op. 47/2, Troisième Mélodie sur une cavatine de "La Sonnambula" de Bellini, Op. 28, Fantaisie sur l'opéra "L'Elisir d'amore" de Donizetti, Op. 46, Fantaisie brillante sur un motif de "Norma" de Bellini, Op. 40, Arrangements of Arias for Soprano, Horn and Piano: "Fuis, laisse-moi" from Roberto Devereaux and "Une Larme Furtive" from L'Elisir d'amore both by Donizetti, "L'Appel du Chasseur" from Soirées Italiennes by Mercadante.

Catalogue Number: 06Q042

Label: Resonus Classics

Reference: RES10153

Format: CD

Price: $19.98

Description: Authentic instrument performances of operatic fantasies for horn and piano from the early Romantic period when the French just couldn't get enough of these things and the more exotic the solo instrument apparently the better. Gallay was the foremost horn player of his time and a teacher as well. The soloist here provides nine pages of notes on Gallay and the pieces recorded. French-English texts. Anneke Scott (1823 Raoux cor-solo), Lucy Crowe (soprano), Steven Devine (1851 Érard piano).

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