An Italian in Paris: Cristina Belgiojoso [Valley of the Moon Music Festival]

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Now in its fifth season (July 14-28, 2019), Valley of the Moon Music Festival celebrates Europe’s powerful 19th-century SALONNIÈRES, women who worked to advance the careers and reputations of composers from Bach to Stravinsky.

Cristina Trivulzio di Belgiojoso was an Italian noblewoman as well as a writer and journalist, who played a prominent part in Italy's struggle for independence. In the 1830s and 40s, she ran a salon out of her Paris home, with Alexis de Tocqueville, Honoré de Balzac, Victor Hugo and Franz Liszt among its distinguished participants.

In honor of Belgiojoso’s salon, the Festival will present works by Liszt: Sposalizio from “Deuxième Année de Pèlerinage, Italie” for fortepiano, and a collection of songs to texts by Victor Hugo. The concert will also feature selections from Vincenzo Bellini’s Composizioni da Camera, as well as Serenata from Rossini’s Soirées Musicales.

LISZT Sposalizio for solo piano
CHOPIN Allegro de concert, op. 46
FRANCK Piano Trio in B-flat: Trio de Salon

Kyle Stegall, tenor
Nikki Einfeld, soprano
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Madeleine Bouïssou, cello
Tanya Tomkins, cello
David Belkovski, fortepiano
Jeffrey LaDeur, fortepiano
Eric Zivian, fortepiano

*POST-CONCERT RECEPTION will feature wines from Buena Vista Winery.

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