Années de Pèlerinage (Years of Pilgrimage) Deuxième anneé: Italie (Second Year: Italy)
- Sposalizio (Marriage [of the Virgin: a painting by Raphael] [listen]
- Il Pensieroso (The Thinker [a statue by Michelangelo)
- Canzonetta del Salvatore Rosa (Salvator Rosa's Song)
- Sonetto 47 del Petrarca (Petrarch's Sonnet 47)
- Sonetto 104 del Petrarca (Petrarch's Sonnet 104) [listen]
- Sonetto 123 del Petrarca (Petrarch's Sonnet 123)
- Apres une lecture du Dante Fantasis quasi sonata [listen]
(After Reading Dante:Fantasia quasi sonata)
Venezia e Neapoli (Venice and Naples)
[Supplement to the Second Year]
- Gondolliera (Gondolier's Song)
- Tarantella [listen]
Total Duration 67:59
"Nosikova's interpretations are instinctively straightforward, exuding musical intelligence, honest integrity and a rock-solid technique. Her sonority is full-bodied . . . Nosikova is at her best in a glowing account of the Dante sonata, richly colourful and full of dramatic intensity. Rounded off by a fine account of Venezia e Napoli, this is a super disc.
From the recordings of the 'Italie' book of Années de pélerinage discussed above, there are six that are recommendable: Brendel (1972), Berman, Bolet, Hatto, Nosikova and Hitzlberger.
International Piano, Tim Parry, London (UK), July/August, 2006
"The Italian leg of Liszt's Années de Pèlerinage is frequently traversed on disc these days. Happily, Ksenia Nosikova proves to be a worthy contender on every level, as her stylish, intelligent, and technically rock-solid artistry bears out. Nosikova’s laser-like projection and lean yet never flinty tone are in keeping with her direct, straightforward readings…Tempos are judged to perfection and even seemingly fragmented works such as Tarantella from Venezia e Napoli ebb and flow in judicious proportion… Nosikova's Dante Sonata is particularly incisive, dramatic, and colorful and shines alongside excellent recent versions . . . "
ClassicsToday, October, 2002