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Krystian Zimerman - The Liszt Recordings


Release Date: 10/24/2011 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001573902    Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Liszt
Performer:  Krystian Zimerman
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Imported from : European Union   
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Krystian Zimerman made two Liszt discs for Deutsche Grammophon in 1987 and 1990 respectively: one of the two Piano Concertos and Totentanz, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Seiji Ozawa, the other of solo piano music, comprising Liszt’s masterwork, the B minor Sonata,and a selection of late piano works – spooky, often unnerving pieces, such as Nuages gris and La lugubre gondola II.

Both are generally regarded as benchmark recordings, and have consistently been in the catalogue for over 20 years. Of the Concertos disc, The Penguin Guide wrote: "It has poise and classicism and, as one listens, one feels that this music could not be played in any other way”, with Boston and Ozawa offering “excellent support". Read more />
Now, as part of our celebration of the Liszt 200 anniversary, we are offering both in one set, with new cover art (photo by star Japanese photographer Akira Kinoshita), original liner notes in English, German and French, and additional photos in the booklet. The cover design is by Claudia Zimerman, the pianist’s graphic-designer daughter.
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849/1856; Weimar, Germany 
2. Concerto for Piano no 2 in A major, S 125 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839/1861; Weimar, Germany 
3. Totentanz, S 126 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849/1859; Weimar, Germany 
4. Sonata for Piano in B minor, S 178 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852-1853; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1990 
Venue:  Konzertsaal Tivoli, Copenhagen 
Length: 30 Minutes 37 Secs. 
5. Harmonies poétiques et réligieuses, S 173: no 7, Funérailles by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1852; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1990 
Venue:  Konzertsaal Tivoli, Copenhagen 
Length: 12 Minutes 18 Secs. 
6. Nuages gris for Piano, S 199 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1990 
Venue:  Konzertsaal Tivoli, Copenhagen 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
7. La lugubre gondola for Piano, S 200 (2nd version) by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1990 
Venue:  Konzertsaal Tivoli, Copenhagen 
Length: 9 Minutes 53 Secs. 
8. La notte for Piano, S 699 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864-1866; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1990 
Venue:  Konzertsaal Tivoli, Copenhagen 
Length: 9 Minutes 45 Secs. 

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