Pretty Yende Sings Liszt
Based on sonnets by the Italian poet Francesco Petrarca, Tre sonetti di Petrarca is a meditation on love. It is believed the woman who inspired these sonnets was Laura de Noves, whom Petrarch saw in the church of Sainte-Claire d’Avignon on Good Friday, April 6, 1327.
In the videos below, watch soprano Pretty Yende and pianist Kamal Khan perform Liszt’s Tre sonetti di Petrarca.
This performance was captured on October 13, 2014 in Weill Recital Hall as part of UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa.