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Liszt: Opera and Song for Solo Piano / Farkas


Release Date: 01/20/2017 
Label:  Steinway & Sons   Catalog #: 30065  
Composer:  Franz Liszt
Performer:  Gabor Farkas
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Hungarian virtuoso Gabor Farkas performs a stunning recital of opera and song by Verdi, Wagner, Gounod, Chopin and Schumann in formidable arrangements by Franz Liszt for solo piano. This is Farkas’s debut album on the Steinway label. It comes after his recent win of the New York Concert Artists award in 2015. “From the word go you know you are in a safe pair of hands- not that Farkas is inclined to play it safe when it comes to tempi and the music’s more perilous passages- with a warm, velvety sound throughout his wide dynamic range, and an innate grasp of Liszt’s idiom.” (Gramophone)

"One of those dead solid perfect records, it’s a wealth of riches for the classical fan here as Farkas has the smarts to give you an excursion
Read more into the familiar pointing out places you’ve never fully heard before. Quite the dazzling interpretation."

--MidWest Record
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Works on This Recording

1.
Paraphrase on a Waltz from Gounod's "Faust", S 407 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Gabor Farkas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1861; Weimar, Germany 
2.
Paraphrase on themes from Verdi's "Aida", S 436 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Gabor Farkas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Rome, Italy 
3.
Polish Songs (6) for Piano (Chopin), S 480: no 2, Spring by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Gabor Farkas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847-1860; Weimar, Germany 
4.
Polish Songs (6) for Piano (Chopin), S 480: no 5, My darling by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Gabor Farkas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847-1860; Weimar, Germany 
5.
Warum willst du and're fragen? (Clara Schumann) for Piano, S 569 No. 8 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Gabor Farkas (Piano)
6.
Isolde's "Liebestod" from Wagner's "Tristan", S 447 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Gabor Farkas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Weimar, Germany 
7.
Ich hab' in deinem Auge (Clara Schumann) for Piano, S 569 No. 9 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Gabor Farkas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
8.
Geheimes Flüstern (Clara Schumann) for Piano, S 569 no 10 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Gabor Farkas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1872 
9.
Widmung (Schumann) for Piano, S 566 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Gabor Farkas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Weimar, Germany 
10.
Totentanz for Piano, S 525 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Gabor Farkas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1860-1865; Weimar, Germany 

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