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Ultimate Liszt - The Essential Masterpieces


Release Date: 08/26/2008 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001158502   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Franz Liszt
Performer:  Claudio ArrauLajos KozmaClifford Curzon
Conductor:  Sir Colin DavisKurt MasurAntal DorátiSir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraLeipzig Gewandhaus OrchestraRoyal Concertgebouw Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 5 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849/1856; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 20 Minutes 28 Secs. 
2. Concerto for Piano no 2 in A major, S 125 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839/1861; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 21 Minutes 50 Secs. 
3. Concert Etudes (3) for Piano, S 144 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1848; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 22 Minutes 26 Secs. 
4. Hungarian Rhapsodies (6) for Orchestra, S 359 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Length: 62 Minutes 3 Secs. 
5. Faust Symphony, S 108 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Lajos Kozma (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,  Royal Concertgebouw Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1857; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 70 Minutes 30 Secs. 
6. Les préludes, S 97 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848/1854; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 16 Minutes 54 Secs. 
7. Tasso - Lamento e trionfo, S 96 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849/1854; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 20 Minutes 37 Secs. 
8. Prometheus, S 99 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850/1855; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 12 Minutes 32 Secs. 
9. Episodes from Lenau's Faust, S 110: no 2, Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke "Mephisto Waltz no 1" by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 10 Minutes 37 Secs. 
10. Sonata for Piano in B minor, S 178 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Clifford Curzon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852-1853; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 29 Minutes 28 Secs. 
11. Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Clifford Curzon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
12. Valses oubliées (4) for Piano, S 215: no 1 in F sharp major by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Clifford Curzon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Rome, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Rome, Italy (1881 - 1884). 
13. Concert Etudes (2) for Piano, S 145: no 2, Gnomenreigen by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Clifford Curzon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1862-63; Rome, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
14. Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, S 174 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Clifford Curzon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 3 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto No.1 in E flat, S.124: 1. Allegro maestoso
Piano Concerto No.1 in E flat, S.124: 2a. Quasi adagio - Allegretto vivace
Piano Concerto No.1 in E flat, S.124: 2b. Allegro animato
Piano Concerto No.1 in E flat, S.124: 3. Allegro marziale animato
Piano Concerto No.2 in A, S.125: 1. Adagio sostenuto assai - Allegro agitato assai
Piano Concerto No.2 in A, S.125: 2. Allegro moderato
Piano Concerto No.2 in A, S.125: 3. Allegro deciso - Marziale un poco meno allegro
Piano Concerto No.2 in A, S.125: 4. Allegro animato
3 Etudes de Concert, S.144: No. 1 in A flat "Il lamento" (A capriccio - Allegro cantabile)
3 Etudes de Concert, S.144: No. 2 in F minor "La leggierezza" (A capriccio - Quasi allegretto)
3 Etudes de Concert, S.144: No. 3 in D flat "Un sospiro" (Allegro affettuoso)
Hungarian Rhapsody No.1 in F minor, S.359 No.1 (Corresponds with piano version no. 14 in F minor) - Orch. Liszt/Doppler
Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 in D minor, S.359 No.2
Hungarian Rhapsody No.3 in D, S.359 No.3 (Corresponds with piano version no. 6 in D flat) - Orch. Liszt/Doppler
Hungarian Rhapsody No.4 in D minor, S.359 No.4 (Corresponds piano version no. 12 in C sharp minor) - Orch. Liszt
Hungarian Rhapsody No.5 in E minor, S.359 No.5 (Corresponds with piano version no. 5 in E minor) - Orch. Liszt
Hungarian Rhapsody No.6 in D, S.359 No.6 (Corresponds with piano version no. 9 in E flat) - Orch. Liszt

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