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Liszt: Liebesträume, Mephisto Waltz No 1, Etc / Jorge Bolet


Release Date: 05/08/2002 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 410257   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Liszt
Performer:  Jorge Bolet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 50 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Selections recorded February and September 1982.

"Bolet's splendidly sonorous account of the Rhapsody makes it sound as it must have done when it was new—challenging, even daring. . . . His mastery of legato is marvellously apparent in the Liebestraum . . . . This reading of Mephisto Waltz No. 1 is the finest now locally available, its drama contrasting well with the crystalline purity Bolet brings to ''La campanella''. A variant of the latter is the graceful control with which he shapes the Rigoletto Paraphrase. It is to be hoped that all the other recitals in this outstanding series will appear on CD." -- Gramophone
Selections recorded February and September 1982.

"Bolet's splendidly sonorous account of the Rhapsody makes it sound as it must have done when it was new—challenging, even daring. . . . His mastery of legato is marvellously apparent in the Liebestraum . . . . This reading of Mephisto Waltz No. 1 is the finest now locally available, its drama contrasting well with the crystalline purity Bolet brings to ''La campanella''. A variant of the latter is the graceful control with which he shapes the Rigoletto Paraphrase. It is to be hoped that all the other recitals in this outstanding series will appear on CD." -- Gramophone
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Works on This Recording

1.
Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
2.
Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S 514 "Mephisto Waltz no 1" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859-1860; Weimar, Germany 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 11 Minutes 28 Secs. 
3.
Paraphrase on Quartet from Verdi's "Rigoletto", S 434 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Weimar, Germany 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 6 Minutes 57 Secs. 
4.
Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 12 in C sharp minor by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1885; Weimar, Germany 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 10 Minutes 23 Secs. 
5.
Transcendental Etudes (6) after Paganini, S 140: no 3 "La Campanella" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Switzerland 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 6 Secs. 
6.
Harmonies poétiques et réligieuses, S 173: no 7, Funérailles by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1852; Weimar, Germany 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 11 Minutes 15 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Hungarian Rhapsody No.12 in C sharp minor, S.244
Liebestraum No.3 in A flat, S.541 No.3
Mephisto Waltz No.1, S.514
10 Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S.173: No. 7 Funérailles
Concert Paraphrase on Rigoletto, S.434 after Verdi's opera
6 Etudes d'exécution transcendante d'après Paganini, S.140: 3. La Campanella

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