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British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor explores works by composers paying tribute to their predecessors. Among these works, Mendelssohn looks back to the Prelude & Fugue form of Bach; and Franck does likewise (adding a Chorale as a central section). Busoni transforms Bach's great solo violin Chaconne; Chopin breathes new life into the Barcarolle, followed by Liszt's tribute to Italian folk song, Venezia e Napoli.

The Liszt: Venezia e Napoli (17:51) from - Benjamin Grosvenor: Homages on Decca is TODAY's WFMT: Chicago - Featured New Release. Benjamin Grosvenor, piano