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Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies Nos. 12-17 / Grante


Release Date: 02/09/2018 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573784  
Composer:  Franz Liszt
Performer:  Carlo Grante
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This 48th release in the Naxos edition of Franz Liszt’s complete piano works complements the first two volumes of the Hungarian Rhapsodies played by Jeno Jandó (8.554480 and 8.554481) that contain Nos. 1-19, S244/R106. This recording offers the much less frequently heard original Hungarian Rhapsodies S242 from the Magyar Dalok collection, introducing themes that Liszt would re-use in the much more famous S244 volumes. Jen? Jandó is one of the most prolific artists in the history of classical music recording. He is also one of its most appreciated and admired. Jen? Jandó is a professor at the Liszt Academy Budapest. This 48th release in the Naxos edition of Franz Liszt’s complete piano works complements the first two volumes of the Hungarian Rhapsodies played by Jeno Jandó (8.554480 and 8.554481) that contain Nos. 1-19, S244/R106. This recording offers the much less frequently heard original Hungarian Rhapsodies S242 from the Magyar Dalok collection, introducing themes that Liszt would re-use in the much more famous S244 volumes. Jen? Jandó is one of the most prolific artists in the history of classical music recording. He is also one of its most appreciated and admired. Jen? Jandó is a professor at the Liszt Academy Budapest. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Hungarian Themes and Rhapsodies (21) for Piano, S 242: no 12 in E minor, Mesto by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Carlo Grante (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839-1847; Weimar, Germany 
2.
Hungarian Themes and Rhapsodies (21) for Piano, S 242: no 13 in A minor by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Carlo Grante (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839-1847; Weimar, Germany 
3.
Hungarian Themes and Rhapsodies (21) for Piano, S 242: no 14, Lento a capriccio by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Carlo Grante (Piano)
5.
Hungarian Themes and Rhapsodies (21) for Piano, S 242: no 16 in E major by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Carlo Grante (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839-1847; Weimar, Germany 
6.
Hungarian Themes and Rhapsodies (21) for Piano, S 242: no 17 in A minor, Andante sostenuto by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Carlo Grante (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839-1847; Weimar, Germany 
7.
Ungarische Nationalmelodien (3) for Piano, S 243 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Carlo Grante (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1840; Weimar, Germany 
8.
Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 10 in E major by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Carlo Grante (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Paris, France 
9.
Puszta-Wehmut, S 246 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Carlo Grante (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: after 1880 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Excellent June 25, 2018 By Henry S. (Springfield, VA) See All My Reviews "This is Volume 48 in Naxos' long running cycle dedicated to the astonishing piano music of Franz Liszt. I am a relatively late participant in this series, and thus have only sampled a few of the recordings available from Naxos. Nevertheless, what I have heard thus far is more than enough to become hooked on Liszt's inimitable style. This particular recording is a powerful recital of Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsodies (6 of them to be precise), plus several short compositions based on Hungarian folk melodies. Pianist Carlo Grante plays these selections superbly, an obvious example being his exquisite reading of Hungarian Rhapsody # 13, which is known more famously in its orchestral version as the Rackczy March (of Berlioz fame). Mr. Grante plays a Bosendorfer piano, and although I am no expert on such matters, it did strike me that the 'Bosendorfer sound' seemed to sing out with a somewhat more brilliant and lighter tone than I've heard from Steinways used in other recordings in this series. The sound is light and easy on the ear, which is saying something, given that this is Franz Liszt! A fine recording, one that I can wholeheartedly recommend." Report Abuse
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