Liszt: Fantasy & Fugue in G minor (J S Bach BWV542) for piano, S463

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Liszt:

Fantasy & Fugue in G minor (J S Bach BWV542) for piano, S463

Piano Sonata in B minor, S178

Schubert:

4 Impromptus, D899


Risto-Matti Marin (piano)

Franz Schubert’s Impromptu in C minor starts with a lone G perfect octave, which in its simplicity is one of the most ingenious beginnings in music history. It invites the listener to discern one single tone and listen to it fade into silence. It has a power to empty your mind and create a space for the following delicate single-toned melody to fill. The octave interval in the intro is a curtain between the real world and a musical fantasy world. It’s a gateway into the music of Schubert. That simple interval encompasses all the melancholy and depth that reaches beyond everyday life [no comma] and gives this piece its range of expression. Risto-Matti Marin is one of the foremost pianists in Finland. In addition to his internationally acclaimed solo piano discs, he also has recorded six chamber music discs. He has also made a number of recordings for the Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE).

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Liszt: Complete Piano Music Volume 39

Liszt: Complete Piano Music Volume 39


Liszt:

Fantasy & Fugue in G minor (J S Bach BWV542) for piano, S463

Six Preludes And Fugues

for the organ by J S Bach, transcribed for the piano, S462


Suzanne Husson (piano)

This is volume 39 of the complete solo piano music of Liszt. Between 1842 and 1850 he arranged the Six Preludes and Fugues BWV543-548 originally written for organ. He made minimal amendments but the fugues made exceptionally virtuosic demands on the performer. In the case of the Fantasie and Fugue in G minor, BWV542 he employed considerably more elaboration. Bach had previously worked in Weimar so it could be said that Liszt was paying homage to his eminent predecessor. Liszt was also active in the reclamation and performance of Bach’s music. This volume is played by Suzanne Husson, who recorded the music of Manuel Martínez-Sobral on Marco Polo [8225014 and 8225188] of whom the American Record Guide wrote; her ‘transparent, polished pianism is perfect. An ideal interpreter.’

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Garrick Ohlsson plays Liszt Volume 2

Garrick Ohlsson plays Liszt Volume 2


Liszt:

Adélaide de Beethoven, S466 (Third Version)

Fantasy & Fugue in G minor (J S Bach BWV542) for piano, S463

Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este (Années de pèlerinage III, S. 163 No. 4)

Benediction de Dieu dans la solitude (Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S. 173 No. 3)

Funérailles (Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S. 173 No. 7)

Nuages gris, S199

Piano Piece in A flat major (No. 2 from Fünf Klavierstücke), S192/2 (1865)

Mephisto Waltz No. 1


Bridge is pleased to present Franz Liszt, Vol. 2, featuring keyboard titan, Garrick Ohlsson. Vol. 1 of the series (BRIDGE9337), featuring Liszt's Sonata and Busoni's transcription of Liszt's Ad Nos Fantasy, received stellar reviews in the international press. Writing in Audiophile Audition, Gary Lemco opined that “Ohlsson raises the level of performance well above the merely virtuosic into the realm of demonized contrapuntal poetry, one of the great Liszt statements for the new millenium.” BBC Music Magazine remarked on Ohlsson's “impressive display of ego-free power and virtuosity...Ohlsson delivers with an objective immensity.” Vol. 2 is no let down, with Ohlsson offering an equal measure of poetry and keyboard thrills in a mixed program of Liszt's transcriptions (Bach and Beethoven) and favorites (Mephisto Waltz, No. 1, Funérailles, and Les Jeux d’eaux).

“Ohlsson's artistry resembles a throwback to a different age of piano playing, when a special kind of unaffected grand manner was less rare than it is today. Everything here is presented with likeable directness, often on an Olympian scale.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2014 ****

“he can produce such a rich palette of colours, illuminating the texts throughout with exemplary clarity and surges of great power.” Gramophone Magazine, January 2014

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Bach transcribed by Liszt: 6 Organ Preludes and Fugues

Bach transcribed by Liszt: 6 Organ Preludes and Fugues


Liszt:

Fantasy & Fugue in G minor (J S Bach BWV542) for piano, S463

Preludes and Fugues (6) by J.S. Bach, BWV 543-548, S.462


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Francesco Piemontesi: Recital

Francesco Piemontesi: Recital


Bach, J S:

Partita No. 1 in B flat major, BWV825

Brahms:

Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24

Handel:

Keyboard Suite, HWV 434 in B flat major

Liszt:

Fantasy & Fugue in G minor (J S Bach BWV542) for piano, S463

Vallée d'Obermann (Années de pèlerinage I, S. 160 No. 6)


Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi, still only 27, is one of the most sought after young artists of his generation. In 2009 he was awarded a fellowship of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust and was invited to join the BBC ‘New Generation Artists’ scheme. This recital beginning with Handel’s Suite in B flat shows his superb sonority.

“It's not just intelligent programme planning...that makes Piemontesi stand out; this is seriosuly classy pianism. Clarity of thought is complemented by clarity of touch, incisive intellect by a good dose of fantasy. The details are a joy...there's space to breathe and to dance...Spacious but clear recording quality enhances the lot.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2011 *****

“The Handel is alluringly played, segueing neatly into the Brahms. Piemontesi gives this a thoughtful, meticulously observed reading but seems inhibited when it comes to exploiting the full resources of the piano...The intimacy and desolation of "Valle d'Obermann" are sensitively characterised but again Piemontesi seems afraid to let go” Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2011

“Handel’s B flat major Suite, HWV 34, is incisive and positive, while clarity is not compromised by the wide tonal palette he displays in Brahms’s Handel Variations, Op 24. Bach’s B flat major Partita is articulated elegantly. A fine account of Liszt’s transcription of Bach’s G minor Fantasy and Fugue does its massiveness and thrilling contrapuntal intricacies utter justice.” Sunday Times, 31st July 2011 ****

“There's a real aristocratic sweep to this 27-year-old Swiss pianist's playing; the Handel suite from which Brahms extracted the theme of his Handel Variations is generously expressive...Piemontesi's unaffected Bach playing is recognisably all of a piece with his fundamentally unflamboyant approach to Liszt, which manages to present the rhetorical grandeur of Vallée d'Obermann truthfully, without exaggerating it in any way.” The Guardian, 30th June 2011 ****

“Piemontesi combines communicative panache with remarkable insight. He prefaces a virile, sensitive performance of Brahms’s Handel Variations with a stylistically discerning one of the Handel suite...[the Liszt pieces] provide further evidence of Piemontesi’s exceptional talent.” The Telegraph, 4th August 2011

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Cziffra in Prague 1955

Cziffra in Prague 1955


Bach, C P E:

Andantino in B minor

Prague 1955

Couperin, F:

Les moissonneurs

Prague 1955

Liszt:

Fantasy & Fugue in G minor (J S Bach BWV542) for piano, S463

Turin, 22 January 1959

Funérailles (Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S. 173 No. 7)

Turin, 22 January 1959

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 2 in C sharp minor

Prague 1955

Rhapsodie espagnole, S254

Prague 1955

Scarlatti, D:

Keyboard Sonata K159 in C major 'La caccia'

Prague 1955

Keyboard Sonata K446 in F major

Keyboard Sonata K259 in G major

Keyboard Sonata K533 in A major

Keyboard Sonata K284 in G major

Prague 1955


Hungarian born Georges Cziffra (1921-1994) was a pianistic phenomenon. After trying to escape Hungary’s Soviet regime, his early years were spent undergoing hard labour which injured his hands.

Following his release from prison in 1953, the Ministry of Culture arranged tours of Switzerland and Czechoslovakia. In 1954, he made his ‘first’ recording in Hungary and in 1955 in Prague, the source of this recital. He won the Liszt Prize in the same year. In 1956 he made a successful bid for freedom, arriving in Vienna, and was signed by EMI in France where his subsequent concerts created a furore.

This recital has never been issued before on CD. It is extremely rare having been remastered from a collector’s LP.

The recital contains miniatures – CPE Bach, Scarlatti and Couperin as well as the Liszt warhorses which Cziffra became famous for. Out of the four Scarlatti Sonatas, Cziffra includes three in F, G and A that are new to his discography.

The recital is totally free from eccentricity and represents the pianist at his best.

The two bonus tracks come from a 1959 recital in Turin which show off his dazzling technique. The Bach arr. Liszt: Fantasy & Fugue has never appeared on CD before.

“Cziffra's potent combination of gypsy-like abandon with absolute control of rubato and cumulative build-up makes for very exciting listening.” BBC Music Magazine, June 2011 *****

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Earl Wild: The 1985 Liszt Sessions

Earl Wild: The 1985 Liszt Sessions


Liszt:

Après une lecture du Dante, fantasia quasi sonata, S. 158c

Sonetto 47 del Petrarca (Années de pèlerinage II, S. 161 No. 4)

Sonetto 104 del Petrarca (Années de pèlerinage II, S. 161 No. 5)

Sonetto 123 del Petrarca (Années de pèlerinage II, S. 161 No. 6)

Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este (Années de pèlerinage III, S. 163 No. 4)

Ballade No. 2 in B minor, S171/R16

Liebestraum, S541 No. 2 (Nocturne in E flat major)

Liebestraum, S541 No. 3 (Nocturne in A flat major)

Un Sospiro from 3 Concert Studies, S144 No. 3

Fantasy & Fugue in G minor (J S Bach BWV542) for piano, S463

Piano Sonata in B minor, S178

Die Lorelei (Second version), S532

Funérailles (Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S. 173 No. 7)

Polish Songs S480 No. 5 'Mein Freuden' (Moja pieszczotka, My Joys)' (after Chopin)

Mephisto Polka, S217

Consolation, S. 172 No. 3 in D flat major


Earl Wild (piano)

Ivory Classics - 72001

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Wild About Liszt

Wild About Liszt


Albert, E:

Scherzo in F Sharp Major, Op. 16, No. 2

(2 performances)

Chopin:

Grande Polonaise Op. 22

Liszt:

Ballade No. 2 in B minor, S171/R16

Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este (Années de pèlerinage III, S. 163 No. 4)

Après une lecture du Dante, fantasia quasi sonata (Années de pèlerinage II, S. 161 No. 7)

Funérailles (Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S. 173 No. 7)

Sonetto 47 del Petrarca (Années de pèlerinage II, S. 161 No. 4)

Sonetto 104 del Petrarca (Années de pèlerinage II, S. 161 No. 5)

(2 performances)

Sonetto 123 del Petrarca (Années de pèlerinage II, S. 161 No. 6)

Valse oubliée No. 1, S.215/1

Mephisto-Polka, S217ii

Mephisto Waltz No. 1

Fantasy & Fugue in G minor (J S Bach BWV542) for piano, S463

Symphony No. 1 (after Beethoven): excerpt

Concert Paraphrase on Rigoletto, S.434 after Verdi's opera

Widmung S566 after Schumann (Liebeslied)

Mes joies – Nocturne d'après un chant polonais de Fr. Chopin, S480/5bis

Die Lorelei

Spinnerlied aus Der fliegende Holländer S440

Grande Étude de Paganini, S. 141 No. 5 'La Chasse'

Grande Étude de Paganini, S. 141 No. 3 'La Campanella'

(2 performances)

Étude d'exécution transcendante d'après Paganini, S. 140 No. 2

Polonaise No. 2 in E major, S223 No. 2

Piano Sonata in B minor, S178

La leggierezza - Étude de concert No. 2, S144

Un Sospiro from 3 Concert Studies, S144 No. 3

Gnomenreigen, S145 No. 2

(2 performances)

Etude de concert No. 2 in F minor

Transcendental Study, S139 No. 3 'Paysage'

Transcendental Study, S139 No. 2 in A minor

Transcendental Study, S139 No. 9 'Ricordanza'

Transcendental Study, S139 No. 10 'Appassionata'

Respighi:

Notturno

Wild:

Larghetto from the Piano Concerto No. 2 (after Chopin)


Earl Wild (piano)

DISC ONE:

- 'Liszt the Poet' July 26, 1986

- 'Liszt the Transcriber' July 28, 1986

- Documentary on 'Wynyard' and Liszt July 24 - 28, 1986

DISC TWO:

- 'Liszt the Virtuoso' July 30, 1986

- 'An Evening with Earl Wild' BBC-TV September 21, 1974

- CBS-TV Sunday Morning with Earl Wild 198

- Dutch TV interview with Earl Wild on the occasion of his 90th Birthday Concert in Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw September 25, 2005

AUDIO TRACKS:

- Earl Wild speaking to the Carnegie Mellon University School of Music, November 6, 2003

- Mannes School International Keyboard Festival interview with Earl Wild - moderator Donald Manildi July 20, 2003 NYC

- John Amis on BBC's 'Talking About Music' with guest Earl Wild 1986

- Sharon Eisenhour interviews Earl Wild on WUHY Philadelphia July, 1982

“Wild is a major pianist whose modesty has partly concealed what these two DVDs reveal: he is a staggering Liszt interpreter, and here we have many hours of his playing and talking. Unfortunately the discs are extraordinarily confusingly laid out.” BBC Music Magazine, Proms 2008 ***

“Earl Wild (born 1915) is the last great representative of those pianists directly influenced by the playing of Rachmaninov and Hoffman: he has an all-encompassing repertoire; he composes; he transcribes; he has one of the finest mechanisms in history; he produces some of the most beautiful sounds you will ever hear from the piano (as he says himself, he was brought up to play as though every member of the audience were blind).
Among history's very greatest Liszt pianists, he is heard here in no fewer than three fulllength Liszt recitals. They were recorded before an audience over three evenings in July 1986 at Wynyard, the ancestral home of the Ninth Marquess of Londonderry, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Liszt.
'Liszt the Poet' includes the Ballade No 2, a wonderfully proportioned Dante Sonata, Funérailles and Mephisto Waltz No 1 with Wild's own and (in my opinion) much improved ending; 'Liszt the Transcriber' has 'hyphenated' Bach, Verdi, Schumann, Chopin, Paganini (stunning) and the Beethoven-Liszt Symphony No 1; 'Liszt the Virtuoso' is dominated by the B minor Sonata. Though not professionally filmed, the sound recording is quite acceptable while the picture quality is second generation video. There is also an enjoyable, homespun documentary of Wild's visit to Wynyard, the tour of the jaw-dropping estate and its immense house (boasting its own organ and played briefly by the pianist) conducted by the piano-loving Marquess himself.
On the second DVD is a 1974 BBC recital/ interview with the much-missed Robin Ray who elicits the memorable quote that 'the difference between playing a piece like the d'Albert Scherzo and, say, Beethoven Op 111 is that in the d'Albert you are a decorator; in the Beethoven you are an architect. A pianist should be able to be both.' There's an interview on the occasion of Wild's 90th birthday concert at the Concertgebouw and an additional 124 minutes of audio features: Wild lecturing (with some wickedly funny anecdotes) in 2003, interviewed by John Amis for the BBC in 1986 and Sharon Eisenhour for Philadelphia's WUHY station in 1982. What a cornucopia!”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

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Lilia Boyadjieva: Around the Fugue

Lilia Boyadjieva: Around the Fugue


Bach, J S:

Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV903

Franck, C:

Prélude, Choral et Fugue, M21

Liszt:

Fantasy & Fugue in G minor (J S Bach BWV542) for piano, S463

Mendelssohn:

Prelude & Fugue for piano in B minor, Op. 35 No. 3

Shchedrin:

Prelude & Fugue in G minor for the Left Hand

Shostakovich:

Prelude & Fugue for piano, Op. 87 No. 15 in D flat major

Wong, C L:

Fugato


Lilia Boyadjieva (piano)

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Miquel Farré: Recital

Miquel Farré: Recital


Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude

Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111

Brahms:

Klavierstücke (4), Op. 119

Liszt:

Fantasy & Fugue in G minor (J S Bach BWV542) for piano, S463


Miquel Farré (piano)

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