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

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Rachmaninov: The Edison Recordings, April 1919

Rachmaninov: The Edison Recordings, April 1919

Pianists - Solo Piano Recordings, Vol. 4


Chopin:

Waltz No. 8 in A flat major, Op. 64 No. 3

(three recordings)

Waltz No. 5 in A flat major, Op. 42

(two recordings)

Liszt:

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 2 in C sharp minor

(three recordings)

Rachmaninov:

Prelude Op. 3 No. 2 in C sharp minor

(two recordings)

Tausig:

Pastorale in E minor (after Scarlatti)

(two recordings)


Rachmaninov was obliged to start a new life after abandoning all his possessions when leaving Russia for good in 1917. He sought his fortune in the New World, supporting his family as a pianist and giving numerous concerts. This activity generated interest from fledgling record companies, and before long Rachmaninov was working for Thomas Edison in his New York studio. These new transfers of ‘approved’ and ‘held’ takes made using the old acoustic process known as ‘hill-and dale’ reveal more about the instrument Rachmaninov played (probably a Lauter piano) than ever before, as well as opening out his robustly virtuoso approach to Chopin, the beautiful tone he gives to Mozart, and his breathtaking technique in Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, the longest solo work he ever recorded.

“Rachmaninov’s pianism is utterly and undeniably compelling. One for the pianophile for sure, but also for the non-specialist to sample the unique gifts and earliest recordings of one of the greatest pianists who has ever lived...What treasures – and what a service Naxos has performed in making them available in this form.” Gramophone Magazine, July 2017

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Released or re-released in last 6 months

Naxos Historical Great Pianists - 8111407

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Rhapsody

Rhapsody

Live-Recording, Munich, Herkulessaal, October 2015


Chabrier:

España

Enescu:

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

Gershwin:

Rhapsody in Blue

Denis Matsuev (piano)

Liszt:

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 2 in C sharp minor

Ravel:

Rapsodie Espagnole


This latest CD from BR KLASSIK contains five great rhapsodies, devised and elaborated by very different composers from different regions, with a lot of imagination and local flavour. With his rhapsody "España" the Frenchman Emmanuel Chabrier focused on the Iberian music and folk music so popular at the time, as did his more famous compatriot Maurice Ravel with his "Rhapsodie espagnole", the four-movement structure of which still harks back to long-outdated symphonic forms. From the Hungarian-born Franz Liszt we have the famous "Hungarian Rhapsody" No. 2, and from the Romanian composer George Enescu the scarcely less famous and popular "Romanian Rhapsody". The American George Gershwin created what was probably the most famous example of the genre in the 20th century with his "Rhapsody in Blue" for piano and orchestra… The Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks under their chief conductor Mariss Jansons are a guarantee of outstanding interpretative quality for these large-scale rhapsodic musical works. The Russian pianist Denis Matusev – internationally famous ever since he won the Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow in 1998 – proves to be a sovereign and stylistically confident interpreter of George Gershwin’s concertante masterpiece, with its numerous jazz elements. The live recording of this concert was made in October 2015 in the Herkulessaal of the Munich Residenz.

“Ravel’s achingly sensuous Rapsodie espagnole receives the finest performance here, infused with infectious warmth that is sensually beguiling.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2016 ****

“[the Ravel] is played with a satisfying balance of exactitude and flair…[the Gershwin is] full of fire and fun, despite the occasional overindulgence” Gramophone Magazine, October 2016

“This disc is a bit of a guilty pleasure.” MusicWeb International, 21st October 2016

BR Klassik - 900146

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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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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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The Very Best of Liszt

The Very Best of Liszt


Liszt:

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 2 in C sharp minor

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

Les Préludes, symphonic poem No. 3, S97

Rhapsodie espagnole, S254

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S124

4th movement

Valse oubliée No. 1, S.215/1

Die Forelle, S564


Naxos - The Very Best of... - 8552131-32

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