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Liszt: Piano Works / Nadejda Vlaeva


Release Date: 06/26/2001 
Label:  Msr   Catalog #: 1063   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Liszt
Performer:  Nadejda Vlaeva
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Alan Walker, the author of the three volume, prize-winning biography of Franz Liszt writes: "It is a signal honor to be invited to write these few words of introduction for what is, by any standards, an outstanding Liszt recital. From her earliest years as a concert pianist, Nadejda Vlaeva (born Sofia, Bulgaria) has had a special affinity with the music of Franz Liszt. She was 15 years old when she won the Gold Medal of the International Liszt Competition in Lucca, Italy. Six years later, she was selected as a finalist in the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Budapest (where she performed the "Dante" Sonata and the Ninth Rhapsody). I was on the jury at that time and remember thinking as she performed the Ninth Rhapsody if there Read more are better performances than this one, I have never heard them. It was conceived in heaven. Vlaeva's playing is marked by a rich sound, a singing line, and an intuitive grasp of Liszt's musical structures which, in the case of his longer compositions, can be complicated. That she has a shining technique, able to cope with any Lisztian emergency, goes without saying." Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Années de pèlerinage, première année, S 160 "Suisse": no 9, Les cloches de Genève by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Nadejda Vlaeva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 31 Secs. 
2. Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie": no 7, Après une lecture du Dante by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Nadejda Vlaeva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1849; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City 
Length: 15 Minutes 33 Secs. 
3. Venezia e Napoli, S 162 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Nadejda Vlaeva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City 
Length: 17 Minutes 14 Secs. 
4. Paraphrase on Quartet from Verdi's "Rigoletto", S 434 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Nadejda Vlaeva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City 
Length: 6 Minutes 49 Secs. 
5. Concert Etudes (3) for Piano, S 144: no 3 in D flat Major, Un sospiro by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Nadejda Vlaeva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1848; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 13 Secs. 
6. Widmung (Schumann) for Piano, S 566 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Nadejda Vlaeva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
7. Concert Etudes (2) for Piano, S 145: no 2, Gnomenreigen by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Nadejda Vlaeva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1862-63; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
8. Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 9 in E flat major by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Nadejda Vlaeva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1885; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City 
Length: 11 Minutes 20 Secs. 

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