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 excursionRead more into the familiar pointing out places you’ve never fully heard before. Quite the dazzling interpretation."
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