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Liszt: Piano Concertos, Les Preludes / Berman, Giulini, Sinopoli


Release Date: 09/01/2003 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 474563   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Liszt
Performer:  Lazar Berman
Conductor:  Carlo Maria GiuliniGiuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wiener SymphonikerWiener Philharmoniker
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Berman's decorative passages are as delicate as you could imagine, never merely showy, while the strength of his playing is tremendous. He can scale his playing down to the most intimate mood, while the detail of textures is as clear as could be. He has a superb musician to accompany him and Giulini gets the Vienna Symphony Orchestra to play as if it were the Philharmonic itself. DG's recording is full, yet bright and clear, with an admirable balance between soloist and orchestra.

-- Gramophone [11/1976, reviewing the piano concertos]
Berman's decorative passages are as delicate as you could imagine, never merely showy, while the strength of his playing is tremendous. He can scale his playing down to the most intimate mood, while the detail of textures is as clear as could be. He has a superb musician to accompany him and Giulini gets the Vienna Symphony Orchestra to play as if it were the Philharmonic itself. DG's recording is full, yet bright and clear, with an admirable balance between soloist and orchestra.

-- Gramophone [11/1976, reviewing the piano concertos]
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Lazar Berman (Piano)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wiener Symphoniker
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849/1856; Weimar, Germany 
2. Concerto for Piano no 2 in A major, S 125 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Lazar Berman (Piano)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wiener Symphoniker
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839/1861; Weimar, Germany 
3. Les préludes, S 97 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wiener Philharmoniker
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848/1854; Weimar, Germany 
4. Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 2 in C sharp minor by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wiener Philharmoniker
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Hungary 

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