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For his new CD, Tomas Dratava has searched through original source material and has studied the autograph of Liszt's Années de Pèlerinage. To make this textual authenticity resound, he decided to record the work on Richard Wagner's 1876 Steinway in Haus Wahnfried, Bayreuth.
Franz Liszt: Annees de pelerinage, 1st year, Switzerland, S160/R10
No. 1. La chapelle de Guillaume Tell (The Chapel of William Tell)
No. 2. Au lac de Wallenstadt (At the Lake of Wallenstadt)
No. 3. Pastorale (Pastoral)
No. 4. Au bord d'une source (Beside a Spring)
No. 5. Orage (Storm)
No. 6. Vallee d'Obermann (Valley of Obermann)
No. 7. Eclogue (Eclogue)
No. 8. Le mal du pays (Homesickness)
No. 9. Les cloches de Geneve (The Bells of Geneva)
Franz Liszt: Annees de pelerinage, 3rd year, S163/R10
Annees de pelerinage, 3rd year, S163/R10: No. 4. Les jeux d'eau a la Villa d'Este (The Fountains of the Villa d'Este)
“Eloquent, multi-layered performances, on Wagner's 1876 Steinway (which Liszt himself played) do justice to much-abused repertoire.”