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Lisztian Visions / Mai


Release Date: 06/29/2018 
Label:  Sheva Collection   Catalog #: 188  
Composer:  Franz Liszt
Performer:  Jacopo Mai
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Liszt’s music very often has external inspiration. It attempts, that is to say, to translate and communicate emotions that have been aroused in the artist by nature, poetry or painting. The pieces recorded here are not just a combination of well-organized notes. They offer something that goes further, something not visible in the score to the naked eye, something that impresses the listener as a true “vision.” It is from this that Liszt’s music derives its strongly evocative power, its capacity to recreate in sound natural, human and spiritual realities. Jacopo Mai was born in Grosseto in September 1996. He obtained the first level Diploma Accademico in Piano with full marks, honors and special mention at the ISSM “P. Mascagni” of Livorno, Read more where his teacher was Maestro Daniel Rivera. In parallel with his musical studies, he attended the Liceo Classico “Carducci-Ricasoli” of Grosseto, obtaining the Classical High School Diploma in 2015. He won first prize in the Literary Competition held by the Italian “Dante Alighieri” Society with “La Nave in Dante”. He has attended numerous international piano competitions, obtaining mentions and first prizes as a soloist, duet partner, and chamber musician. He has also given numerous recitals for cultural associations in Tuscany. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Widmung (Schumann) for Piano, S 566 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Jacopo Mai (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Weimar, Germany 
2.
Frühlingsnacht (Schumann) for Piano, S 568 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Jacopo Mai (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; Weimar, Germany 
3.
Ballade for Piano no 2 in B minor, S 171 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Jacopo Mai (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Weimar, Germany 
4.
Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie": no 5, Sonetto 104 del Petrarca by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Jacopo Mai (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1849; Weimar, Germany 
5.
Isolde's "Liebestod" from Wagner's "Tristan", S 447 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Jacopo Mai (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Weimar, Germany 
6.
Années de pèlerinage, première année, S 160 "Suisse": no 1, La chapelle de Guillaume Tell by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Jacopo Mai (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1854; Weimar, Germany 
7.
Années de pèlerinage, première année, S 160 "Suisse": no 6, Vallée d'Obermann by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Jacopo Mai (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1854; Weimar, Germany 

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