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Liszt: Mazeppa, Funerailles, Chopin Transcriptions / Scheyder


Release Date: 04/08/2008 
Label:  Alpha Productions   Catalog #: 119   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Franz LisztPatrick Scheyder
Performer:  Patrick Scheyder
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

'Whats the relation between music and the sound that gives it life?' asks Philippe Beaussant in the booklet that accompanies this recording devoted to Liszt's piano. Why is this very question, at the heart of the 'baroque rebirth', seldom or not heard in the context of 19th century music? Patrick Scheyder tries to convey answers to these questions in this recording, and while at it, he takes a fresh look at the tradition of Liszt interpretations. Although claims of 'tabula rasa' are often made, Patrick Scheyder has taken a radical approach to reveal the long lost link between the instrument and its specific technique, bypassing the ubiquitous domination of the technologically more advanced piano-machine. His vision is courageous as well as Read more deeply personal in a world obsessed with virtuoso performance and academicism. Beyond creating his own technique, the musician's familiarity with improvisation is essential to understand his playing. The recording, devoted to piano works by Liszt and played on a Pleyel built in 1846 contributes to turn this CD into a manifesto, as was the case with the poem Mazeppa, published by Victor Hugo in 1828. The last piece is an improvisation, as a personal and musical conclusion to the programme. The disc is illustrated by a painting by Horace Vernet, Mazeppa and the wolves (1826). Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Harmonies poétiques et réligieuses, S 173: no 7, Funérailles by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Patrick Scheyder (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1852; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 11 Minutes 47 Secs. 
2.
Transcendental Etudes (12) for Piano, S 139: no 3, Paysage by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Patrick Scheyder (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
3.
Transcendental Etudes (12) for Piano, S 139: no 4, Mazeppa by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Patrick Scheyder (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 9 Secs. 
4.
Polish Songs (6) for Piano (Chopin), S 480: no 2, Spring by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Patrick Scheyder (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847-1860; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
5.
Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie": no 1, Sposalizio by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Patrick Scheyder (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1849; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 31 Secs. 
6.
Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie": no 2, Il penseroso by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Patrick Scheyder (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1849; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
7.
Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 2, Gestorben war ich by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Patrick Scheyder (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
8.
Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Patrick Scheyder (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 12 Secs. 
9.
Improvisation by Patrick Scheyder
Performer:  Patrick Scheyder (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 

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