Idil Biret Archive Edition Volumes 9/10 - Liszt & Berlioz

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Idil Biret Archive Edition Volumes 9/10 - Liszt & Berlioz



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1st Aug 2011




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Idil Biret Archive Edition Volumes 9/10 - Liszt & Berlioz


Symphonie Fantastique, S470 (from Berlioz, Op. 14)

Harold en Italie, transcription for piano (and viola) after Berlioz, S472

Idil Biret (piano)

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“Idil Biret’s reading of the Symphonie fantastique (WEA Finnadar SR9023) is, in many-respects the most remarkable thing of its kind in the repertoire… This is not a record that Berliozians or Lisztians will want to miss, for the Turkish pianist Idil Biret, a pupil of Cortot and Kempff, here confirms the favourable impression she made in this piece at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London during April of this year. There are a few minor deviations from Liszt’s text, but she possesses the very large technique and range of accent and dynamics needed; and she is excellently recorded.” Max Harrison GRAMOPHONE - UK 1979

“Idil Biret was a thousand times right in playing the Symphonie fantastique by Berlioz, in Liszt’s transcription (at her Paris recital). With confounding technical skill and an admirable musicality Idil Biret has avenged pianists for the insult Berlioz once committed against them by ignoring them.” Claude Samuel LE MATIN - France 1979

Franz Liszt: Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique, S470/R134-136

I. Reveries - Passions

II. Un bal

III. Scene aux champs

IV. Marche au supplice

V. Songe d'une nuit de Sabbat

Franz Liszt: Berlioz - Harold en Italie, S472/R138

I. Harold aux montagnes

II. March de pelerins

III. Serenade

IV. Orgie de brigands

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