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

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Simon Trpceski: Schubert, Bach, Liszt

Simon Trpceski: Schubert, Bach, Liszt

Recorded live at Wigmore Hall, London, on 18 March 2012


Chopin:

Prelude Op. 28 No. 24 in D minor

Liszt:

Prelude and Fugue in a minor, BWV 543 (J.S. Bach), S. 462/1

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

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

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 2 in C sharp minor

Ständchen - Leise flehen meine Lieder (No. 7a from Schwanengesang, S560, after Schubert)

Schubert:

16 German Dances D783

Fantasie in C major, D760 'Wanderer'


Praised by the Los Angeles Times for his grace, eloquence and the ‘understated beauty of his tone’, Macedonian pianist Simon Trpceski shot to fame after winning the London International Piano Competition in 2001. A regular concerto soloist with many of the world’s leading orchestras, he also enjoys a busy international career as a chamber musician, and his solo recordings have received recognition as ‘Editor’s Choice’ and ‘Debut Album’ awards from Gramophone.

With repertoire rich in nods towards a folk hinterland, Trpceski’s programme for this Wigmore Hall Live CD draws strongly on his deep immersion in national traditions of music and dance throughout his childhood. Schubert’s tuneful 16 German Dances pave the way to what is arguably the composer’s most virtuosic sonata, his ‘Wanderer’ Fantasy. Almost symphonic in scale, Trpceski’s emphatically energetic performance here unleashes an emotional outpouring.

By way of a transcription of Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in A minor BWV543, in which the rich sonorities of the organ work are handsomely explored in an arrangement for piano, the second half of the programme focuses on Liszt. Here, Trpceski demonstrates his wide palette of tone colours with subtly sculpted phrases to explore the depths of these masterpieces.

“a thoughtfully structured programme, with the 16 German Dances followed by a commanding performance of the Wanderer Fantasy, underpinned by the mix of rhythmic buoyancy and security that seems to come so naturally to Trpceski and deploying a remarkably vivifying spectrum of tonal colour. Architecturally Trpceski tackles the Fantasy with absolute assurance” The Telegraph, 4th April 2013

“a proper piano recital - a varied, thoughtfully chosen programme, a rewarding musical and pianistic experience one wants to return to, superbly recorded, classily presented and featuring the playing of a master pianist.” Gramophone Magazine, June 2013

“Trpceski's glittering, diamond-like sound can be a little unyielding in the 104th of the Jeux d'eaux a la Villa d'Este...In playing of such intelligence and precision, wit and charm seem occasionally in short supply. All of these issues, it seems to me, will be addressed in time...Meanwhile, Trpceski is a pianist who excites admiration.” International Record Review, June 2013

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Editor's Choice - June 2013

Wigmore Hall Live - WHLIVE0058

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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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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 *****

ica classics Legacy - ICAC5008

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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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Lang Lang - Memory

Lang Lang - Memory


Chopin:

Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58

Liszt:

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 2 in C sharp minor

Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 10 in C major, K330

Schumann:

Kinderszenen, Op. 15


Lang Lang (piano)

“playing so full of personality and commanding virtuosity . .” Chicago Tribune

DG - 4775976

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Mark Hambourg - Liszt

Mark Hambourg - Liszt


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. 6 in D flat major

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 7 in D minor

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 8 in F sharp minor

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

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. 14 in F minor

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

Concerto pathétique in E minor for two pianos, S258

with Michal Hambourg


Mark Hambourg (piano)

Recorded 1927-1934

APR - APR7040

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The Very Best of The Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal) Band

The Very Best of The Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal) Band


Alford:

Colonel Bogey March

Arnold:

The Padstow Lifeboat - March, Op. 94

Barry, J:

James Bond – Melody

Bernstein, E:

The Great Escape – March

Coates, E:

By the Sleepy Lagoon

Dam Busters March

Delibes:

Lakmé: Dôme épais (Flower Duet)

Dvorak:

Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 'From the New World' - Largo

Elgar:

Nimrod (from Enigma Variations)

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major, Op. 39 No. 1

Liszt:

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 2 in C sharp minor

Parry:

Jerusalem

Rodrigo:

En Aranjuez con tu amor

(from the film 'Brassed Off')

Rossini:

Guillaume Tell Overture

(from the film 'Brassed Off')

Sullivan, A:

The Lost Chord

trad.:

Londonderry Air

Williams, John:

Indiana Jones & The Temple Of Doom


BMG - 82876637222

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Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies, S244 Nos. 1-19

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies, S244 Nos. 1-19


Philips - E4383712

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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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