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Liszt: Complete Piano Music, Vol. 51 - Poems / Filipec


Release Date: 09/14/2018 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573794  
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

All of the pieces in this programme have a literary or artistic connection as the background to their creation. Heard here in their first version, the Consolations owe their title to a poem by Alphonse de Lamartine and include a melody that later became the first Hungarian Rhapsody. The meditative Sposalizio was inspired by a painting by Raphael, and the Ballade by Gottfried Burger’s haunting ‘Lenore.’ Victor Hugo’s Apres une lecture de Dante is used powerfully by Liszt to express damnation and hope, and the first Mephisto Waltz derived from Lenau’s ‘Faust’ depicts a dance both sinister and amorous. Born in Rijeka in 1981, Goran Filipec studied at the Ino Mirkovich Academy in Croatia, at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, the Royal Read more Conservatory in The Hague, and the Conservatoire national superieur de musique et de danse de Paris. During his early career, he was a top prizewinner of several international piano competitions. He performs across Europe, the US, South America and Japan as a recitalist and as a soloist with leading orchestras. Read less

Customer Reviews

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 Outstanding Recital February 6, 2019 By Henry S. (Springfield, VA) See All My Reviews "In this recent Naxos recording, the listener is treated to a real Romantic Era feast. Franz Liszt's vast inventory of compositions for solo piano can be gentle and refined, but it can also become frenetic and wildly impassioned, and without doubt it imposes enormous technical demands on the pianist. Both extremes are in full display in this excellent recording, with Croatian pianist Goran Filipec delivering what (to me) is a wonderful, even world class performance. For example, the selection entitled 'Prolegomenes a la Divina Commedia,' a spectacular piece of music, resulted from Liszt's immersion in Victor Hugo's poem embracing Dante's immortal literary masterpiece and his (Liszt's) subsequent musical portrayal of this theme in what some refer to as the Dante Sonata. As the excellent CD notes explain, the majority of the selections have linkages to poetry, and so it should be easy to detect and enjoy the thick Romantic Age patina covering the entire recording. In summary, I highly recommend this recording. It's outstanding in every respect, and I'm certain you'll find it a distinct listening pleasure." Report Abuse
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