Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 2 in C sharp minor

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Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies, S244 Nos. 1-19

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies, S244 Nos. 1-19


Vincenzo Maltempo (piano)

This 2 CD set contains a new recording of the complete 19 Hungarian Rhapsodies by Liszt, an immense achievement of Vincenzo Maltempo, who has established himself as one of the foremost pianists of his generation.

Liszt wrote his Rhapsodies at the peak of his powers as a travelling piano virtuoso. They form his homage to the country of his birth, Hungary, using (quasi) folk melodies in the Hungarian mode. Usually constructed in binary form, a slow melancholy introduction and a fast and furious folk dance finale, they are vehicles of true sentiment, deep passion and blazing virtuosity, a part of the standard concert repertoire of many pianists.

Vincenzo Maltempo has already made his name with his spectacular recordings of the piano music by Alkan for Piano Classics: “exhilarating, a revelation! “ (Guardian, selected among the 10 best CD’s of 2012), “his playing flashes with summer lightning” (Gramophone), “Maltempo puts his phenomenal technique at the service of his poetic vision”(Piano News), “with this passionate performance Maltempo confirms his place in the restricted circle of Alkan’s best performers” (5 star, Diapason) and many more.

“One of the more striking aspects of Maltempo’s approach to these works is his inerrant sense of timing. There’s no rush to arrival: every scintillating detail is savoured at leisure, without a trace of decadent indulgence...This well-recorded set, thoughtfully and reverently conceived, captures the magic Liszt invested in these richly evocative pieces, unique in the 19th-century literature.” Gramophone Magazine, February 2017

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Piano Classics - PCLD0108

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Anastasia Huppmann plays Chopin & Liszt

Anastasia Huppmann plays Chopin & Liszt


Chopin:

Étude Op. 25 No. 1 in A flat major 'Aeolian Harp'

Étude Op. 25 No. 3 in F major

Trois Nouvelles Études: Étude in F minor

Polonaise No. 1 in C sharp minor, Op. 26 No. 1

Polonaise No. 2 in E flat minor, Op. 26 No. 2

Polonaise No. 6 in A flat major, Op. 53 'Héroïque'

Waltz No. 6 in D flat major, Op. 64 No. 1 'Minute Waltz'

Liszt:

Mephisto Waltz No. 1

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 2 in C sharp minor

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 11 in A minor


Anastasia Huppmann (piano)

With her impressive debut album, the Russian pianist Anastasia Huppmann brings together works for piano solo by Frederic Chopin and Franz Liszt. Both composers, whose friendly relationship developed during their joint years living in Paris, were affected by the widespread awakening of nationalistic ideas at the time, which led them to use musical elements from their respective native countries, Poland and Hungary, as the basis for many of their works. The catchiness of the rhythms, melodies and harmonies, which had previously hardly existed in this form in the world of classical music brought about highly virtuoso cornerstones like the Hungarian Rhapsodies No. 2 and No. 11 or the popular Mephisto Waltz No. 1 S 514 by Franz Liszt. The polonaises, concert etudes and waltzes by Chopin as well count among the most well-known pieces for piano solo.

Gramola - GRAM99113

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Josef Bulva plays Franz Liszt

Josef Bulva plays Franz Liszt


Liszt:

Grande Étude de Paganini, S. 141 No. 4

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

Étude d'exécution transcendante d'après Paganini, S. 140 No. 5

Rhapsodie espagnole, S254

Transcendental Study, S139 No. 11 'Harmonies du soir'

Piano Sonata in B minor, S178

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 2 in C sharp minor

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

Transcendental Study, S139 No. 8 'Wilde Jagd'

Transcendental Study, S139 No. 9 'Ricordanza'

Mephisto Waltz No. 1

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S124

Radio Symphony Orchestra Luxembourg, Daniel Nazareth


Josef Bulva (piano)

RCA - 88875073052

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Great Moments of Vladimir Horowitz live at Carnegie Hall

Great Moments of Vladimir Horowitz live at Carnegie Hall


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Bach, J S:

Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C major, BWV564

Beethoven:

Variations (32) on an Original Theme in C minor, WoO 80

Chopin:

Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60

Nocturne No. 15 in F minor, Op. 55 No. 1

Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23

Debussy:

L'isle joyeuse

Horowitz, V:

Variations on a Theme from Bizet's Carmen

Liszt:

Au bord d'une source (Années de pèlerinage I, S. 160 No. 4)

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

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 2 in C sharp minor

Mendelssohn:

Etude in A Minor Op. 104b

Moszkowski:

Étincelles, Op. 36 No. 6

Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K331 'Alla Turca' - 1st movement

Mussorgsky:

Pictures at an Exhibition: Great Gate of Kiev

Prokofiev:

Toccata in D minor, Op. 11

Rachmaninov:

Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 in G minor

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36: third movement

Schumann:

Im wunderschönen Monat Mai (No. 1 from Dichterliebe, Op. 48)

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Aus meinen Tränen sprießen (No. 2 from Dichterliebe, Op. 48)

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Blumenstück, Op. 19

Scriabin:

Piano Sonata No. 10, Op. 70

Sousa:

The Stars and Stripes Forever

Tchaikovsky:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, 3rd movement

New York Philharmonic Orchestra, George Szell


Selected highlights from his complete Carnegie Hall recitals 1943-1978 in a 2-CD Limited Edition.

Sony - 88883768602

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Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies


Liszt:

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 2 in C sharp minor

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 6 in D flat major

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 8 in F sharp minor

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 10 in E major 'Preludio'

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 11 in A minor

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 12 in C sharp minor

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 13 in A minor

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 14 in F minor

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 15 in A minor 'Rákóczy Marsch'


EMI Masters - 6787082

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Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies


Liszt:

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 1 in E major

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 2 in C sharp minor

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 3 in B flat major

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 4 in E flat major

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 5 in E minor 'Héroïde-élégiaque'

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 9 in E flat major 'Pesther Carneval'


“This 1989 performance of the Hungarian Rhapsodies that Liszt (and his assistants) orchestrated has stunning sonics; Mehta conjures highly idiomatic performances out of the Israel Phil.” BBC Music Magazine, February 2012 ****

Sony Classical Masters - 88697939842

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Invitation to the Dance

Invitation to the Dance


Adam:

Giselle

abridged

Falla:

Three dances from El Sombrero de Tres Picos

Glazunov:

The Seasons, Op. 67

Liszt:

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 2 in C sharp minor

Ravel:

Boléro

Alborada del gracioso (orchestral version)

Weber:

Invitation to the Dance, Op. 65

arr. Berlioz


Recording producers: John Culshaw (Glazunov); Victor Olof (Liszt); Ray Minshull (Ravel, Weber, Falla); Michael Williamson (Adam)

Recording engineers: Roy Wallace (Glazunov); James Brown (Liszt); Kenneth Wilkinson (Ravel, Weber, Falla); Ken Cress (Adam)

Recording locations: La Maison de la Mutualité, Paris, France, September 1954 (Liszt), May 1956 (Glazunov), October & November 1957 (Adam); La Maison de la Chimie, Paris, France, November 1958 (Ravel, Weber, Falla)

The recorded legacy of Albert Wolff is one of the most sought-after by collectors. Of Dutch parentage, but born in Paris, Wolff was something of a polymath: pianist, organist, conductor, composer, and had a long career in recording studios beginning in 1920. His first recordings for Decca, starting in the summer of 1951, were a complete Carmen (with Suzanne Juyol), a Manon (with Janine Micheau) as well as several French orchestral suites and individual pieces. By reciprocal arrangement with RCA that Decca had at the time, the abridged version of Giselle was issued on RCA in 1959 and had to wait fourteen years for its appearance on Decca, when it appeared on its ‘Eclipse’ imprint in 1973. This collection brings together balletic works by Glazunov, Ravel, Weber and Falla, together with Liszt’s Second Hungarian Rhapsody.

“beautifully warm and clear orchestral sound … a most excellent recording” Gramophone Magazine (Liszt)

“delicate, fanciful, and beautifully played” Gramophone Magazine (Adam)

“With such stylish pointing of strings, Rossini's ballet music to William Tell sounds freshly minted, with the distinctive sound of the Paris orchestra adding to the drama of proceedings.” Penguin Guide, 2011 edition

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4802388

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Favourite Rhapsodies

Favourite Rhapsodies


Alfvén:

Swedish Rhapsody No. 1, Op. 19 'Midsommarvaka'

Dvorak:

Slavonic Rhapsody, Op. 45 No. 3

Enescu:

Romanian Rhapsody in A major, Op. 11 No. 1

Glazunov:

Oriental Rhapsody, Op. 29

Liszt:

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 2 in C sharp minor

Robert Crowley (clarinet)


Australian Eloquence - ELQ4767104

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Liszt: Orchestral Works

Liszt: Orchestral Works


Liszt:

Mephisto Waltz No. 1

Les Préludes, symphonic poem No. 3, S97

Fantasy on Hungarian Folk-tunes, S123

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 2 in C sharp minor

(orchestral arrangement by Franz Doppler)

Mazeppa, symphonic poem No. 6, S100

Tasso, Lamento e trionfo, symphonic poem No. 2, S96

Hungarian Rhapsody, S359 No. 4 in D minor

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 5 in E minor 'Héroïde-élégiaque'


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DG 2CD - E4531302

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Liszt: The 19 Hungarian Rhapsodies

Liszt: The 19 Hungarian Rhapsodies


Liszt:

Hungarian Rhapsodies, S244 Nos. 1-19

Rhapsodie espagnole, S254


“This well-known set has been in and out of the catalogue a number of times, always to considerable acclaim. And the performances are every bit as good as everybody has always said. Although individual readings of isolated Rhapsodies may surpass Szidon's, taken as a whole this is certainly the most pleasurable set available. Szidon's technique is especially geared towards clarity of passagework and rhythmic precision and he also possesses a convincingly dreamy temperament that enables the slow passages to emerge with a rare distinction. His technical mastery is in no doubt and this is playing of great flair, with a natural feeling for rubato. The Rapsodieespagnole is a welcome bonus. The sound is sympathetic and vivid.” Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

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DG 2CD - 4530342

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