Patrick Scheyder takes a fresh look at the tradition of Liszt interpretations to reveal the long lost link between instrument and its specific technique. This recording, played on a Pleyel built in 1846, aims to turn this CD into a manifesto, as was the case with the poem Mazeppa, published by Victor Hugo in 1828.The last track is an improvisation, a personal and musical conclusion to the programme. The disc is illustrated by Horace Vernet's, Mazeppa and the wolves (1826).
“The sound of Scheyder's 1846 piano bulges and wavers in such an alarming fashion that the attempt to evoke a sound or voice from the past is seriously qualified… the effect of all these ill-defined performance is strenuous and ungainly.”
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