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Valentina Lisitsa Plays Liszt

Lisitsa,Valentina
Release Date: 10/08/2013 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001913101  
Composer:  Franz Liszt
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Valentina Lisitsa records Liszt’s most technically challenging work, the “unplayable” La Contrabandista, conceived by Liszt as a spectacular recital encore. Seldom recorded, this work is a true virtuosic challenge for any pianist. Performed with Valentina’s legendary fiery aplomb, this is an imaginative program, embracing some of Liszt’s celebrated transcriptions of music by Schubert and Verdi. Not afraid of taking risks, Valentina recorded direct to analogue tape, transferred without edits for a special edition LP product and simultaneously recorded in high-resolution 24-bit digital format.

Valentina is the first “YouTube star” of classical music to have converted her
Read more online success into a global concert career in the principal venues of Europe, the USA, South America and Asia. The number of views of her YouTube channel has now topped an astonishing 60 million, and her legion of loyal and adoring fans continues to grow. A pianist who lives in the moment and on the edge.
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Works on This Recording

1. Ballade for Piano no 2 in B minor, S 171 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Weimar, Germany 
2. Erlkönig (Schubert) for Piano, S 558 no 4 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; France 
3. Ellens Gesang (Schubert) "Ave Maria" for Piano, S 558 no 12 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; France 
4. Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 12 in C sharp minor by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1885; Weimar, Germany 
5. Der Müller und der Bach (Schubert) for Piano, S 565 no 2 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Hungary 
6. Paraphrase on themes from Verdi's "Aida", S 436 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Rome, Italy 
7. Rondeau fantastique sur un thčme espagnol, S 252 "El contrabandista" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836 
8. Winterreise (Schubert) for Piano, S 561: no 1, Gute Nacht by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Switzerland 
9. Des Mädchens Klage (Schubert) for Piano, S 563 no 2 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Hungary 

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