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Sound Stories


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Italian Writers
With Peggy Reynolds.
2: Petrarch. Like Dante,
Francesco Petrarch lived most of his life in exile. Also like Dante, his life was transformed by a chance meeting with a girl - in Petrarch's case Laura de Noves, who would inspire much of his poetry. Alfred Einstein called Petrarch "the most frequently composed poet of world literature", and, over the centuries, his verse has inspired a variety of musicians from Schubert to Liszt. Including: Haydn Solo e Pensoso Arleen Auger (soprano),
Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra, conductor Christopher Hogwood Schubert Sonett II, D629
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Gerald Moore (piano)
Jakob Hassler Real Natura
Consort of Musicke, director Anthony Rooley
Uszt /' Vidi in Terra (Petrarch Sonnets) Jose Carreras (tenor),
Vincenzo Scalera (piano)


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Unknown: Francesco Petrarch
Unknown: Alfred Einstein
Soprano: Pensoso Arleen Auger
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Piano: Gerald Moore
Director: Anthony Rooley
Piano: Vincenzo Scalera

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