Moazrt: Piano Variations, Vol. 2
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||Twelve Variations in C on the French Song "Ah Vous Dirai-Je Maman", K. 265||Francesco Nicolosi||15:28||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Twelve Variations in E-Flat on the French Song "La Belle Francoise", K. 353||Francesco Nicolosi||16:18||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Nine Variations in C on the Arietta "Lison Dormait" From The Play "Julie", K. 264||Francesco Nicolosi||18:00||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Eight Variations in F on the Chorus "Dieu D'amour" From The Opera 'Les Mariages Samnites', K. 352||Francesco Nicolosi||13:59||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Six Variations in F on the Aria "Salve Tu, Domine" From The Opera "I Filosofi Immaginarii", K. 398||Francesco Nicolosi||8:07||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Fine second volume of Nicolosi
Francesco Nicolosi turns in fine performances here. In reviewing his first and third volumes in this series, I called attention to a couple of works (K. 54 and K. 460) where more recent scholarship has changed our view of the authentic texts of the music. However, there are no similar textual problems in this volume, and it includes K. 265, which is possibly Mozart's most famous set of variations (being on the tune that is known in English-speaking lands as "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star"). Very enjoyable.