Liszt: Grandes Études de Paganini (6), S. 141

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Transcendental: Daniil Trifonov plays Franz Liszt

Transcendental: Daniil Trifonov plays Franz Liszt


Liszt:

Transcendental Studies, S139 Nos. 1-12

Two Concert Studies, S145/R6: Gnomenreigen; Waldesrauschen

Three Concert Studies, S144/R5: Un lamento; La leggierezza; Un sospiro

Grandes Études de Paganini (6), S. 141


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Daniil Trifonov has been described by The Times as "the finest young pianist of our age".

After his successful "Rachmaninov Variations" last year, he has now created another statement to define his extraordinary and growing legacy. It is dedicated to the greatest pianist of his own century: Franz Liszt.

The repertoire is Liszt’s Complete Concert Etudes. These Etudes remain amongst the most challenging piano pieces ever composed – and are rarely recorded or performed. This is the first time that the Complete Liszt Etudes have been recorded as a whole for DG. And Daniil Trifonov is one of the few pianists to have recorded them all in one go – in an unbelievable five days.

Beyond his phenomenal technique, Daniil Trifonov is a distinctly Russian artist: an intense, soulful musician in the great Russian tradition whose presentation and repertoire set him apart from all other young piano stars of today.

“Trifonov is already an exceptionally thoughtful interpreter, with musicianship that more than matches his technical gifts...while there is never any doubting the brilliance of Trifonov’s playing, that is only the starting point; the delicacy and transparency of his performances are often more striking than their moments of rampaging virtuosity.” The Guardian, 21st September 2016 *****

“These two enthralling discs show exactly why the 25-year-old Russian Klaviertiger is the current darling of the piano world...Trifonov leaves one open-mouthed at the Mendelssohnian wit and dexterity of Gnomenreigen, and at the sheer playfulness of Liszt’s homages to Paganini. A young player, yes, but already a master.” Sunday Times, 2nd October 2016

“Trifonov’s set possesses a wonderful lightness of being. Lyrical works like “Il lamento,” one of Liszt’s most beautiful “Concert Études,” are characterized by understated simplicity and tender feeling...And his “Transcendental Études” are a wonder of seeming spontaneity and breathtaking ease.” Wall Street Journal, 3rd October 2016

“What’s striking about this collection is the tangible absence of egoism in the playing...the focus is squarely on the breathtaking complexity of the music itself rather than the skill and mechanics involved in bringing it to life, and there are moments which genuinely seem to tap into that much-ballyhooed idea of ‘the Romantic Sublime’.” Katherine Cooper, Presto Classical, 7th October 2016

“Trifonov’s is the best kind of virtuoso playing, where one is hardly aware of the notes being played, allowing one to simply bask in the genius of Liszt’s musical narrative and the transcendant execution of an awesomely gifted pianist.” Gramophone Magazine, October 2016

“Trifonov’s approach is to search out through rounded and constantly beautiful piano tone the music’s pre-Debussyian side – a legitimate take on Liszt’s radical streak, keeping any risk of meretricious display at arm’s length and bringing rich rewards in the atmospheric mood-pieces” BBC Music Magazine, November 2016 ****

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DG - 94795529

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Liszt: Complete Piano Music Volume 42

Liszt: Complete Piano Music Volume 42

Paganini Studies


Liszt:

Grandes Études de Paganini (6), S. 141

Variations sur Le Carnaval de Venise (Paganini) S700a

Transcendental Studies, S139 Nos. 1-12


Goran Filipec (piano)

Niccolò Paganini’s short but scintillating international career influenced a generation of composers and performers, and Franz Liszt’s encounter with him in Paris in 1832 stimulated a determination to become as great a virtuoso on the piano as Paganini was on the violin. Impressed by the 24 Caprices Op. 1, Liszt transcribed and transformed these challenging solo violin pieces into equally spectacular works for piano, the famous Caprice No. 24 given eleven variations and an elaborate Coda. Le Carnaval de Venise shares its popular theme with a version by Paganini, these variations building in complexity towards a final burst of Lisztian virtuosity.

“Goran Filipec is a new name to me but in this repertoire at any rate he is the real deal. With a technique that makes you forget just how exacting these pieces are to play, Filipec not only generates the thrill of a live performance but does so with a disarming swagger and playfulness. Indeed, he nearly convinced me that the Carnaval of Venice variations are not as bad as they really are” Gramophone Magazine, June 2016

Naxos Liszt Complete Piano Music - 8573458

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Brendel Plays Liszt

Brendel Plays Liszt

The Debut Recording


Liszt:

The Christmas Tree Suite

Grandes Études de Paganini (6), S. 141

Reminiscences de Lucia di Lammermoor, S397

Miserere du Trovatore, S433


Alfred Brendel exhibits a technical tour de force in his recording of Liszt’s Paganini Etudes. But it is the coupling, the rarely recorded Christmas Tree Suite, which is of historic interest as it was Brendel’s first ever recording , made at the age of 20. This release is essential listening for both lovers of Brendel and the romantic piano repertoire.

“[in the Christmas Tree Suite] in particular, challenged by such unsettling ambiguity, Brendel plays with an imaginative insight and delicacy given to very few pianists. How hauntingly he conveys a work moving from innocence to experience...The recorded sound may be primitive but nothing can dim such musical quality” Gramophone Magazine, January 2012

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Re-issue of the Month - January 2012

Regis - RRC1378

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Liszt: Grandes Études de Paganini

Liszt: Grandes Études de Paganini


Liszt:

Grandes Études de Paganini (6), S. 141

Franz Schubert's Märsche für das Pianoforte übertragen, S426


“Marc-André Hamelin’s technical mastery is legendary … a remarkable disc and certainly not to be missed” International Piano

Hyperion - CDA67370

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Liszt Complete Music for Solo Piano 48: The Complete Paganini Études

Liszt Complete Music for Solo Piano 48: The Complete Paganini Études


Liszt:

Grandes Études de Paganini (6), S. 141

Études d'exécution transcendante d'après Paganini (6), S.140

Mazeppa (intermediate version) S138 (1840)

Sprünge mit der Tremolo-Begleitung (No 62 of Technische Studien, S146) (c1868)


And still they come! Liszt Volume 48 is fundamentally about the Paganini Studies, and in particular features the impossibly difficult 1838 first versions of what became the Grandes Études de Paganini. Paganini's violin virtuosity was the primary catalyst for Liszt's quest to explore the limits of pianistic virtuosity, and these works, along with the 12 Transcendental Studies, are thus his definitive statements on piano technique.

“[Howard] can play anything that Liszt wrote, it seems, and be as intelligent and sensitive” Classic CD

Hyperion - Liszt Complete Solo Piano Music - CDA67193

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Crossing Spheres

Crossing Spheres


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109

Chopin:

Preludes (24), Op. 28

Liszt:

Grandes Études de Paganini (6), S. 141

Consolations, Six Pensées poétiques, S. 172

Tchaikovsky:

The Seasons, Op. 37b: October ('Autumn Song')


Yekwon Sunwoo (piano)

With this Genuin Classics release, were carried away on a musical journey to other spheres in a live concert recording by rising young South Korean pianist Yekwon Sunwoo. The late Beethoven Sonata, Op. 109, Chopins 24 Préludes, and piano works by Liszt and Tchaikovsky form a substantial and multi-faceted selection that does full justice to the 2015 International German Piano Award winners dynamic playing style. The transparent sound of his Bechstein grand allows even the subtlest nuances of colour to shine through.

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Genuin - GEN17475

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Liszt: Grandes études de Paganini & Transcendental Etudes after Paganini

Liszt: Grandes études de Paganini & Transcendental Etudes after Paganini


Liszt:

Grandes Études de Paganini (6), S. 141

Études d'exécution transcendante d'après Paganini (6), S.140

Variations sur Le Carnaval de Venise (Paganini) S700a


Wojciech Waleczek (piano)

What a man, what a violin, what an artist! […] And his expression, his manner of phrasing, and finally his soul!’ Franz Liszt, 1831 (about Paganini)

The transcriptions and arrangements of Paganini’s études represent a special case and, besides a bow before the great colleague, demonstrate demands on extreme technical skills. In his études, the pianist Liszt is quite evidently endeavouring to place alongside the Devil’s violinist Niccolò Paganini a Devil’s Pianist, which he completely succeeds in doing. In general, recourse is taken to the second version (1851) today, as it seems to be in keeping with Liszt’s definitive desire. However, all the more interesting on this CD is a direct comparison with the earlier version (1838), which exhibits an even more dense notation and difficulties transcending technical borders.

“Waleczek produces a rich, burnished tone and has been very well recorded” Gramophone Magazine, May 2017

“Waleczek is dreamily atmospheric at the beginning, sparking and scintillating [Carnaval de Venise]…” MusicWeb International, 8th May 2017

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Capriccio - C5276

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André Watts plays Liszt

André Watts plays Liszt


Liszt:

Piano Sonata in B minor, S178

Grandes Études de Paganini (6), S. 141


André Watts (piano)

Sony - G010003509609S

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Liszt: Sonatas and Etudes

Liszt: Sonatas and Etudes


Liszt:

Piano Sonata in B minor, S178

Grandes Études de Paganini (6), S. 141


George-Emmanuel Lazaridis (piano)

Greek pianist George-Emmanuel Lazaridis' superb debut release for Linn features two of the most famous works in the solo piano repertoire, both performed in breathtaking style. Originally released in 2006 Liszt: Sonatas and Etudes has been re-issued as part of Linn’s ECHO series which offers a second chance to enjoy the best of the label’s award-winning catalogue.

Liszt's Piano Sonata in B minor is one of the seminal works of the romantic piano repertoire and one of the most technically challenging pieces any pianist can undertake.

Continuing this virtuosic theme, and demonstrating his great ambition as a pianist of the highest calibre, Lazaridis also presents Liszt's Grandes études de Paganini. This six-part composition, based on themes originally composed for violin by Niccolò Paganini, again places huge demands on the technical and interpretive abilities of the performer.

As well as receiving a multitude of five star reviews upon its release Liszt: Sonatas and Etudes was chosen as one of '5 Essential Works by Franz Liszt' in 2012 by BBC Music Magazine.

Born in Greece, George-Emmanuel Lazaridis has a flourishing international career that has taken him from the United States and Mexico to Europe, Russia, Egypt, and the Middle East.

During the past 20 years he has performed in some of the most prestigious venues worldwide including London’s Royal Albert Hall. His appearances have received great critical acclaim; audiences and critics alike recognize him as one of the finest pianists of his generation.

Lazaridis has received a plethora of honorary awards and scholarships including being named an ECHO Rising Star.

Linn ECHO - BKD282

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Tzimon Barto: Paganini Variations

Tzimon Barto: Paganini Variations


Brahms:

Variations on a theme by Paganini in A minor, Op. 35: Books 1 & 2

Liszt:

Grandes Études de Paganini (6), S. 141

Lutosławski:

Variations on a Theme by Paganini, for two pianos

Rachmaninov:

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchester, Christoph Eschenbach


Tzimon Barto (piano)

Tzimon Barto is recognized as one of the foremost American pianists of his generation, with dashing virtuosity and a unique artistic personality.

 Barto records both parts to Lutosławski’s Paganini Variations for Two Pianos with solid accompaniment led by Eschenbach.

Ondine - ODE12302D

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