Liszt: A Faust Symphony, S108

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Liszt: A Faust Symphony, S108

Liszt: A Faust Symphony, S108


The Faust Symphony undoubtedly constitutes one of the principal works of Liszt’s Weimar period, if not indeed his orchestral masterpiece. Liszt had become acquainted with Goethe’s poem Faust in 1830, in the French translation of Gérard de Nerval. He began composing the work in the 1840s, after a visit to the Goethe House in Weimar. Its first performance was arranged for September 1857, to mark the centenary of Grand Duke Carl August and the erection of a statue to Goethe and Schiller. On this occasion Liszt rounded the work off by adding a tenor solo and chorus at the end. The premiere took place on 5 September. This musical transposition of the poem is performed here by Orchester Wiener Akademie under Martin Haselböck, and follows their recording of Liszt’s transcriptions of works by Schubert, released in 2015 (ALPHA471). In parallel with this, the Viennese period-instrument orchestra is also continuing its Resound Beethoven project, the recording of the complete symphonies at the venues of their first performances.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Alpha - ALPHA475

(CD)

$15.00

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Liszt: A Faust Symphony, S108, etc.

Liszt:

A Faust Symphony, S108

Dante Symphony, S. 109

Les Préludes, symphonic poem No. 3, S97

Prometheus, symphonic poem No. 5, S99


Decca - Double Decca - E4667512

(CD - 2 discs)

$13.00

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Liszt: A Faust Symphony, S108, etc.

Liszt:

A Faust Symphony, S108

Mephisto Waltz No. 1

Episoden (2) aus Lenaus Faust S100

Hunnenschlacht, symphonic poem No. 11, S105

Magnard:

Symphony No. 3 in B flat minor, Op. 11


Werner Krenn (tenor)

Choeur Pro Arte de Lausanne, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4429992

(CD - 2 discs)

$12.25

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Liszt: A Faust Symphony, S108

Liszt: A Faust Symphony, S108

(Arr. C. Tausig for Piano)


István Lajkó (piano)

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Hungaroton - HCD32792

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Liszt: A Faust Symphony, S108

Liszt: A Faust Symphony, S108


DG - 4796349

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Jascha Horenstein Conducts

Jascha Horenstein Conducts


Bruckner:

Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Vienna Pro Musica Orchestra

Liszt:

A Faust Symphony, S108

Ferdinand Koch (tenor)

South West German Radio Symphony Orchestra Male Chorus, South West German Radio Symphony Orchestra

Wagner:

Faust Overture, WWV59

South West German Radio Symphony Orchestra


Vox - CDX25504

(CD - 2 discs)

$11.00

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Thielemann conducts Faust

Thielemann conducts Faust


Liszt:

A Faust Symphony, S108

Wagner:

Faust Overture, WWV59


Memorial concert on the 200th birthday of Franz Liszt (22. October 2011). Under the direction of romantic-music specialist Christian Thielemann, the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden performs a special Franz Liszt memorial concert at the Semperoper in Dresden to commemorate the bicentenary of one the 19th century’s greatest composers.

Christian Thielemann is a maestro internationally known and admired above all as a specialist of Romantic music and a highly acclaimed Bayreuth Wagner Ring conductor.

Running Time Total: 85 minutes

DVD: DTS 5.1, PCM Stereo

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

C Major - 707708

(DVD Video)

$26.00

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days.

Thielemann conducts Faust

Thielemann conducts Faust


Liszt:

A Faust Symphony, S108

Wagner:

Faust Overture, WWV59


Memorial concert on the 200th birthday of Franz Liszt (22. October 2011). Under the direction of romantic-music specialist Christian Thielemann, the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden performs a special Franz Liszt memorial concert at the Semperoper in Dresden to commemorate the bicentenary of one the 19th century’s greatest composers.

Christian Thielemann is a maestro internationally known and admired above all as a specialist of Romantic music and a highly acclaimed Bayreuth Wagner Ring conductor.

Running Time Total: 85 minutes

BD: DTS-HD MA 5.1, PCM Stereo

“Putting the music aside for one moment, consider the pinpoint precision of its visuals: we see the sumptuous gold decorations of Dresden's restored Semperoper; the golden polish (plus the odd scratch) on the orchestra's strings...Thielemann easily keeps Liszt's symphonic epic afloat, applying firm structural control, plenty of Romantic warmth, and just enough reticence to make the music exciting and dignified.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2012 ****

“Thielemann's principal virtues are purity, energy and the ability to hold together what can prove an unwieldy structure. Wagner's thrilling Faust Overture, originally conceived as part of a projected symphony, is played with warmth and vigour...Camerawork is mostly expert and unobtrusive (first-rate picture quality) and Thielemann is good to watch, his beat always clear, his gestures impassioned and precise.” Gramophone Magazine, April 2012

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

C Major - 707804

(Blu-ray)

$33.75

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Liszt: A Faust Symphony, S108

Liszt: A Faust Symphony, S108


Charles Bressler (tenor)

New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Choral Art Society, Leonard Bernstein

Sony - G010002678164Y

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Liszt: A Faust Symphony, S108

Liszt: A Faust Symphony, S108


Alexander Young (tenor)

Beecham Choral Society & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,, Sir Thomas Beecham

This is another Beecham premier CD Release from SOMM and is a 1956 live recording in an excellent transfer by engineer Gary Moore which is sure to please all admirers of Beecham’s inspired conducting in the concert hall. Liszt’s works featured selectively in Beecham’s programmes, but once he was attracted to a particular work, he lavished great care and attention on it.

Somm Beecham Collection - SOMMB25

(CD)

$11.75

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