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Marc-andre Hamelin Plays Liszt


Release Date: 01/10/1997 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 66874   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Liszt
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

'Hamelin does not conform to the stereotype of flamboyant Liszt pianists ... [he] is content to let his technique do the talking, and his phenomenal control and articulation, his ability to keep a cool head while all hell is breaking loose underneath his fingers, give his performances a crystalline clarity.' So wrote Andrew Clements in The Guardian after Marc-André Hamelin's Wigmore Hall recital on 14 January 1996. This recording of his all-Liszt programme was made in the Hall on the same day and includes the pianist's own staggering cadenza to the Hungarian Rhapsody No 2. 'Hamelin does not conform to the stereotype of flamboyant Liszt pianists ... [he] is content to let his technique do the talking, and his phenomenal control and articulation, his ability to keep a cool head while all hell is breaking loose underneath his fingers, give his performances a crystalline clarity.' So wrote Andrew Clements in The Guardian after Marc-André Hamelin's Wigmore Hall recital on 14 January 1996. This recording of his all-Liszt programme was made in the Hall on the same day and includes the pianist's own staggering cadenza to the Hungarian Rhapsody No 2. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Apparitions (3), S 155: no 1, Senza lentezza quasi allegretto by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 01/14/1996 
Venue:  Wigmore Hall, London, England 
2. Concert Etudes (2) for Piano, S 145: no 1, Waldesrauschen by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1862-63; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/14/1996 
Venue:  Wigmore Hall, London, England 
3. Concert Etudes (3) for Piano, S 144: no 3 in D flat Major, Un sospiro by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1848; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/14/1996 
Venue:  Wigmore Hall, London, England 
4. Nuages gris for Piano, S 199 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/14/1996 
Venue:  Wigmore Hall, London, England 
5. Réminiscences de Don Juan (Mozart), S 418 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/14/1996 
Venue:  Wigmore Hall, London, England 
6. Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 2 in C sharp minor by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Hungary 
Date of Recording: 01/14/1996 
Venue:  Wigmore Hall, London, England 
7. Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 10 in E major by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 01/14/1996 
Venue:  Wigmore Hall, London, England 
8. Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 13 in A minor by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1885; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/14/1996 
Venue:  Wigmore Hall, London, England 
9. Nocturne for Piano, S 207 "En rêve" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/14/1996 
Venue:  Wigmore Hall, London, England 

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