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A Liszt Portrait [30-CD Set]

Liszt / Brendel / Cziffra / Pizarro / Berman
Release Date: 05/31/2011 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94215   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Liszt
Performer:  Hans Jürgen KaiserKlára TakácsVeronika KincsesGyörgy Korondi,   ... 
Conductor:  János FerencsikHartmut HaenchenArpád JoóMichel Plasson,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State OrchestraNetherlands Philharmonic OrchestraNetherlands Philharmonic Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 30 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Franz Liszt was born 200 years ago in 1811, and died in 1886. He remains a controversial and much misunderstood figure. For many, he is one of the great composers, a true visionary to rank alongside the greats, and certainly as visionary as his son in law Richard Wagner. For others he is a showman, flashy and a purveyor of brilliant but shallow display pieces for piano. The latter view seriously undestimates Liszt -- yes he could throw out salon music in the style of his contemporaries Thalberg, Herz and Tausig. But his best piano music, and his best orchestral music is superbly crafted, often extremely complex and forward-looking, and deeply spiritual.

This 30CD collection contains his Faust and Dante Symphonies, Les
Read more Preludes, the Bergsymphonie, the symphonic poems, his major organ works, the Missa Solemnis, the Piano Sonata, the Petrarch Sonnets, the Transcendental Etudes, Hungarian Rhapsodies, his Wagner and Verdi transcriptions, the piano concertos 1-3 including Malediction, Totentanz, de Profundis and the Fantasia on themes from Lelio by Berlioz, his orchestration of Schubert's Wanderer fantasy, The Dante Sonata , excerpts from the Years of Pilgrimage Book 1 (Switzerland) Book 2 (Italy), Paganini Etudes and more.

Several of the major keyboard works can be heard in comparative recordings by different artists, including Gilels captured in 1949 in the Sonata.

This collection will allow the listener to get to the heart of the composer, and hear the lighter more brilliant works of his early career alongside the later, complex more mystical works from the later years.

Other information:
- Major name artists
- CD-ROM containing comprehensive notes on the music and biographies
- A superb introduction to Liszt
- 2011 is the composer's bicentenary
- Historical recordings
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Works on This Recording

1. Faust Symphony, S 108 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  János Ferencsik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1857; Weimar, Germany 
2. Dante Symphony, S 109 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Hartmut Haenchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra,  Netherlands Philharmonic Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855-1856; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Live  Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Netherlands 
3. Ce qu'on entend sur la montagne, S 95 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Arpád Joó
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849/1854; Weimar, Germany 
4. Tasso - Lamento e trionfo, S 96 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Arpád Joó
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849/1854; Weimar, Germany 
5. Les préludes, S 97 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Arpád Joó
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848/1854; Weimar, Germany 
6. Orpheus, S 98 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Arpád Joó
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853-1854; Weimar, Germany 
7. Prometheus, S 99 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Arpád Joó
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850/1855; Weimar, Germany 
8. Mazeppa, S 100 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Arpád Joó
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851/1854; Weimar, Germany 
9. Festklänge, S 101 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Arpád Joó
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Weimar, Germany 
10. Héroïde funébre, S 102 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Arpád Joó
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850/1854; Weimar, Germany 
11. Hungaria, S 103 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Arpád Joó
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; Weimar, Germany 
12. Hamlet, S 104 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Arpád Joó
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Weimar, Germany 
13. Die Hunnenschlacht, S 105 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Arpád Joó
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Weimar, Germany 
14. Die Ideale, S 106 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Arpád Joó
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Weimar, Germany 
15. Von der Wiege bis zum Grabe, S 107 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Arpád Joó
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881-1882; Rome, Italy 
16. Episodes from Lenau's Faust, S 110 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Arpád Joó
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861; Weimar, Germany 
17. Mephisto Waltz no 2 for Orchestra, S 111 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Arpád Joó
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880-1881; Budapest, Hungary 
18. Szózat und Ungarischer Hymnus, S 486 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Arpád Joó
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: after 1869 
19. Prelude and Fugue for Organ on B-A-C-H, S 260 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Hans Jürgen Kaiser (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855/1870; Weimar, Germany 
20. Variations for Organ on "Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen", S 673 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Hans Jürgen Kaiser (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; Rome, Italy 
21. Fantasia and Fugue on "Ad nos salutarem undam" S 624 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Hans Jürgen Kaiser (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Weimar, Germany 
22. Missa Solemnis zur Einweihung der Basilika in Gran, S 9 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Klára Takács (Alto), Veronika Kincses (Soprano), György Korondi (Tenor),
József Gregor (Bass)
Conductor:  János Ferencsik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra,  Hungarian Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855/1858; Weimar, Germany 
Language: Latin 
23. Sonata for Piano in B minor, S 178 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Yingdi Sun (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852-1853; Weimar, Germany 
24. Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie": no 4, Sonetto 47 del Petrarca by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Yingdi Sun (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1849; Weimar, Germany 
25. Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie": no 5, Sonetto 104 del Petrarca by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Yingdi Sun (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1849; Weimar, Germany 
26. Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie": no 6, Sonetto 123 del Petrarca by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Yingdi Sun (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1849; Weimar, Germany 
27. Légendes (2) for Piano, S 175: no 1, St Francis of Assisi preaching by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Yingdi Sun (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; Rome, Italy 
28. Transcendental Etudes (12) for Piano, S 139 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Vladimir Ovchinikov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Weimar, Germany 
29. Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Artur Pizarro (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1886 
30. Wedding March and Dance of the Elves from Mendelssohn's "A Midsummernight's Dream", S 410 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michele Campanella (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849-1850; Weimar, Germany 
31. Walhall (Paraphrase on themes from Wagner's "Ring"), S 449 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michele Campanella (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1876; Weimar, Germany 
32. Valse d'Adèle (Zichy) for Piano, S 456 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michele Campanella (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1877 
33. Symphonies (9) after Beethoven for Piano, S 464: no 6 in F major by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michele Campanella (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837 
34. Spinning Chorus from Wagner's "Fliegende Holländer", S 440 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michele Campanella (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1860; Weimar, Germany 
35. Senta's Ballad from Wagner's "Der Fliegende Holländer", S 441 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michele Campanella (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; Weimar, Germany 
36. Salve Maria de Jérusalem from Verdi's "I Lombardi", S 431 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michele Campanella (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Weimar, Germany 
37. Reminiscences on Verdi's "Simon Boccanegra", S 438 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michele Campanella (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857/1881; Rome, Italy 
38. Réminiscences de Don Juan (Mozart), S 418 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michele Campanella (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Germany 
39. Paraphrase on themes from Verdi's "Ernani," S 431a by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michele Campanella (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Paris, France 
40. Paraphrase on themes from Verdi's "Aida", S 436 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michele Campanella (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Rome, Italy 
41. Paraphrase on the "Miserere" from Verdi's "Trovatore", S 433 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michele Campanella (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Weimar, Germany 
42. Paraphrase on Quartet from Verdi's "Rigoletto", S 434 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michele Campanella (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Weimar, Germany 
43. Paraphrase on a Waltz from Gounod's "Faust", S 407 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michele Campanella (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1861; Weimar, Germany 
44. March to the Grail from Wagner's "Parsifal", S 450 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michele Campanella (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; Weimar, Germany 
45. Les Sabéenes [Gounod] for Piano, S 408 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michele Campanella (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1865 
46. Les adieux, rêverie on Gounod's "Roméo at Juliette", S 409 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michele Campanella (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
47. Isolde's "Liebestod" from Wagner's "Tristan", S 447 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michele Campanella (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Weimar, Germany 
48. Festival and Bridal Song from Wagner's "Lohengrin", S 446 no 1 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michele Campanella (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; Weimar, Germany 
49. Fantasy on themes from Wagner's "Rienzi", S 439 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michele Campanella (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Weimar, Germany 
50. Fantasia for Piano on Bellini's "La Sonnambula", S 627 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michele Campanella (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1852; Weimar, Germany 
51. Entrance of the Guests from Wagner's "Tannhäuser", S 445 no 1 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michele Campanella (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852; Weimar, Germany 
52. Elsa's Dream and Lohengrin's Rebuke from Wagner's "Lohengrin", S 446 no 2 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michele Campanella (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; Weimar, Germany 
53. Coro e marcia funebre from Verdi's "Don Carlos", S 435 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michele Campanella (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867-1868; Rome, Italy 
54. Bridal Procession from Wagner's "Lohengrin", S 445 no 2 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michele Campanella (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852; Weimar, Germany 
55. Aus der Musik zu Hebbels Nibelungen und Goethes Faust [after Lassen], S 496 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michele Campanella (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Weimar, Germany 
56. Am stillen Herd, from Wagner's "Die Meistersinger", S 448 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michele Campanella (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Weimar, Germany 
57. Agnus Dei de la Messe de Requiem (Verdi), S 437 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michele Campanella (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877 
58. Abendstern Aria from Wagner's "Tannhäuser", S 444 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michele Campanella (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Weimar, Germany 
59. Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Nelson Freire (Piano)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849/1856; Weimar, Germany 
60. Concerto for Piano no 2 in A major, S 125 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Nelson Freire (Piano)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839/1861; Weimar, Germany 
61. Totentanz, S 126 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Nelson Freire (Piano)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849/1859; Weimar, Germany 
62. Fantasy on "Ruins of Athens" (Beethoven) for Piano and Orchestra, S 122 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Louis Lortie (Piano)
Conductor:  George Pehlivanian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hague Residentie Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1848-52; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 10 Minutes 47 Secs. 
63. Polonaise brillante (Weber) for Piano and Orchestra, S 367/R 460 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Louis Lortie (Piano)
Conductor:  George Pehlivanian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hague Residentie Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 31 Secs. 
64. Grande Fantasie Symphonique on "Lelio" (Berlioz), S 120 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Louis Lortie (Piano)
Conductor:  George Pehlivanian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hague Residentie Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; Paris, France 
Length: 24 Minutes 3 Secs. 
65. De profundis for Piano and Orchestra, S 691 (unfinished) by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Louis Lortie (Piano)
Conductor:  George Pehlivanian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hague Residentie Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834-1835; France 
Length: 33 Minutes 40 Secs. 
66. Malédiction, S 121 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Louis Lortie (Piano)
Conductor:  George Pehlivanian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hague Residentie Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1840; Switzerland 
Length: 15 Minutes 40 Secs. 
67. Hungarian Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra, S 123 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Louis Lortie (Piano)
Conductor:  George Pehlivanian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hague Residentie Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1852; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 14 Minutes 43 Secs. 
68. Wanderer Fantasy (Schubert) for Piano and Orchestra, S 366 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Louis Lortie (Piano)
Conductor:  George Pehlivanian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hague Residentie Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1852; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 21 Minutes 4 Secs. 
69. Work(s) by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Earl Wild (Piano), Emil Gilels (Piano), Alfred Brendel (Piano),
Lazar Berman (Piano), Evgeni Kissin (Piano), Viviana Sofronitsky (Piano),
György Cziffra (Piano)
Period: Romantic 

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