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50 Best Liszt


Release Date: 08/23/2011 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 83807  
Composer:  Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michel BéroffAndrea LucchesiniCraig SheppardAldo Ciccolini,   ... 
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

50 Best is a series of 3-CD sets which feature genres of music ranging from symphonies, concertos, and solo instrumental works to chamber music, songs, and operas. This new release is dedicated to the 50 best works of Liszt and celebrates the 200th anniversary of this beloved Hungarian composer's birth. CD 1 presents complete performances of Liszt's sweeping piano concertos as well as extracts from a number of his other works for piano and orchestra. The remaining two CDs showcase Liszt's huge output of works for solo piano, from his celebrated miniatures and transcriptions to his massive sonatas and intricate etudes. 50 Best is a series of 3-CD sets which feature genres of music ranging from symphonies, concertos, and solo instrumental works to chamber music, songs, and operas. This new release is dedicated to the 50 best works of Liszt and celebrates the 200th anniversary of this beloved Hungarian composer's birth. CD 1 presents complete performances of Liszt's sweeping piano concertos as well as extracts from a number of his other works for piano and orchestra. The remaining two CDs showcase Liszt's huge output of works for solo piano, from his celebrated miniatures and transcriptions to his massive sonatas and intricate etudes. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michel Béroff (Piano)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849/1856; Weimar, Germany 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in A major, S 125 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michel Béroff (Piano)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839/1861; Weimar, Germany 
3.
Polonaise brillante (Weber) for Piano and Orchestra, S 367/R 460 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michel Béroff (Piano)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Weimar, Germany 
4.
Hungarian Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra, S 123 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michel Béroff (Piano)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1852; Weimar, Germany 
5.
Fantasy on "Ruins of Athens" (Beethoven) for Piano and Orchestra, S 122 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michel Béroff (Piano)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1848-52; Weimar, Germany 
6.
Malédiction, S 121 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michel Béroff (Piano)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1840; Switzerland 
7.
Totentanz, S 126 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michel Béroff (Piano)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849/1859; Weimar, Germany 
8.
Sonata for Piano in B minor, S 178 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Andrea Lucchesini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852-1853; Weimar, Germany 
9.
Paraphrase on Quartet from Verdi's "Rigoletto", S 434 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Craig Sheppard (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Weimar, Germany 
10.
Paraphrase on the "Miserere" from Verdi's "Trovatore", S 433 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Craig Sheppard (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Weimar, Germany 
11.
Isolde's "Liebestod" from Wagner's "Tristan", S 447 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Craig Sheppard (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Weimar, Germany 
12.
Consolations (6) for Piano, S 172 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849-1850; Weimar, Germany 
13.
Concert Etudes (2) for Piano, S 145: no 1, Waldesrauschen by Franz Liszt
Performer:  György Cziffra (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1862-63; Rome, Italy 
14.
Concert Etudes (2) for Piano, S 145: no 2, Gnomenreigen by Franz Liszt
Performer:  György Cziffra (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1862-63; Rome, Italy 
15.
Transcendental Etudes (12) for Piano, S 139: no 8, Wilde Jagd by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Vladimir Ovchinikov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Weimar, Germany 
16.
Transcendental Etudes (12) for Piano, S 139: no 7, Eroica by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Vladimir Ovchinikov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Weimar, Germany 
17.
Transcendental Etudes (12) for Piano, S 139: no 6, Vision by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Vladimir Ovchinikov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Weimar, Germany 
18.
Transcendental Etudes (12) for Piano, S 139: no 5, Feux follets by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Vladimir Ovchinikov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Weimar, Germany 
19.
Transcendental Etudes (12) for Piano, S 139: no 4, Mazeppa by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Vladimir Ovchinikov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Weimar, Germany 
20.
Transcendental Etudes (12) for Piano, S 139: no 3, Paysage by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Vladimir Ovchinikov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Weimar, Germany 
21.
Transcendental Etudes (12) for Piano, S 139: no 2 in A minor by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Vladimir Ovchinikov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Weimar, Germany 
22.
Transcendental Etudes (12) for Piano, S 139: no 1, Preludio by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Vladimir Ovchinikov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Weimar, Germany 
23.
Valses oubliées (4) for Piano, S 215: no 1 in F sharp major by Franz Liszt
Performer:  John Ogdon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Rome, Italy 
24.
Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Kun-Woo Paik (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany 
25.
Nuages gris for Piano, S 199 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  André Watts (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Rome, Italy 
26.
Nocturne for Piano, S 207 "En rêve" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  André Watts (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Rome, Italy 
27.
Transcendental Etudes (6) after Paganini, S 140: no 6 in A minor "Theme and Variations" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Jeanne-Marie Darré (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Switzerland 
28.
Transcendental Etudes (6) after Paganini, S 140: no 5 "La Chasse" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Jeanne-Marie Darré (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Switzerland 
29.
Transcendental Etudes (6) after Paganini, S 140: no 4 in E major "Arpeggio" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Jeanne-Marie Darré (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Switzerland 
30.
Transcendental Etudes (6) after Paganini, S 140: no 3 "La Campanella" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Jeanne-Marie Darré (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Switzerland 

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