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Best Liszt 100

Best Liszt 100 / Various
Release Date: 08/23/2011 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 87924   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michel BéroffAndrea LucchesiniCraig SheppardAldo Ciccolini,   ... 
Conductor:  Kurt MasurWilli BoskovskyRiccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus OrchestraLondon Philharmonic OrchestraPhiladelphia Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 6 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

To celebrate the 200th birthday of this master pianist and composer, this 6-CD set contains a diverse collection of the 100 best-loved masterpieces of Franz Liszt. The ?rst CD begins with complete performances of Liszt’s two piano concertos, both ?rmly established as staples of the concerto repertoire. They are followed by extracts from a number of Liszt’s other works for piano and orchestra including Fantasy on Hungarian Folk Themes and Malédiction. The next three CDs cover Liszt’s huge output of works for solo piano, from miniatures like ‘La campanella’ (‘The little bell’) using a melody by Paganini and ‘Un sospiro’ (‘A sigh’), to the massive Sonata in B minor that was used so poignantly by Sir Frederic Ashton in his memorable Read more ballet Marguerite and Armand created for Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev. CD 5 is a collection of Liszt’s songs, including the beautiful love song ‘O lieb, so lang du lieben kannst!’, otherwise known as Liebestraume No. 3. Liszt invented the term ‘Symphonic Poem’, which he applied to a number of orchestral works that did not obey traditional musical forms and were based generally on a literary or pictorial idea. CD 6 includes extracts from several of these, such as Prometheus, Festklänge and Les Préludes. Also represented here are other orchestral works such as Mephisto Waltz No. 1 and A Faust Symphony as well as several of Liszt’s famous Hungarian Rhapsodies, originally written for solo piano but performed here in spectacular orchestral versions that have achieved enormous popularity.

CD 1: PIANO AND ORCHESTRA
CD 2: SOLO PIANO I
CD 3: SOLO PIANO II
CD 4: SOLO PIANO III
CD 5: SONGS
CD 6: ORCHESTRAL WORKS
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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 
31.
Années de pèlerinage, première année, S 160 "Suisse": no 7, Eglogue by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1854; Weimar, Germany 
32.
Années de pèlerinage, première année, S 160 "Suisse": no 5, Orage by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1854; Weimar, Germany 
33.
Années de pèlerinage, première année, S 160 "Suisse": no 4, Au bord d'une source by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1854; Weimar, Germany 
34.
Années de pèlerinage, première année, S 160 "Suisse": no 3, Pastorale by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Weimar, Germany 
35.
Années de pèlerinage, première année, S 160 "Suisse": no 2, Au lac de Wallenstadt by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1854; Weimar, Germany 
36.
Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie": no 6, Sonetto 123 del Petrarca by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1849; Weimar, Germany 
37.
Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie": no 4, Sonetto 47 del Petrarca by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1849; Weimar, Germany 
38.
Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie": no 3, Canzonetta del Salvator Rosa by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1849; Weimar, Germany 
39.
Venezia e Napoli, S 162: no 2, Canzone by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Weimar, Germany 
40.
Années de pèlerinage no 3, S 163: no 4, Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867-1877; Rome, Italy 
41.
Concert Etudes (3) for Piano, S 144: no 2 in F minor, La leggierezza by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Bernard d'Ascoli (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1848; Weimar, Germany 
42.
Harmonies poétiques et réligieuses, S 173: no 5, Pater noster by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1852; Weimar, Germany 
43.
Harmonies poétiques et réligieuses, S 173: no 8, Miserere d'après Palestrina by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1852; Weimar, Germany 
44.
Soirées musicales (12) after Rossini, S 424: no 9, La danza by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Francois-René Duchable (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Italy 
45.
Coro e marcia funebre from Verdi's "Don Carlos", S 435 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Francois-René Duchable (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867-1868; Rome, Italy 
46.
Grand galop chromatique for Piano, S 219 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  György Cziffra (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Switzerland 
47.
Die drei Zigeuner, S 320 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Geoffrey Parsons (Piano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1860; Weimar, Germany 
48.
Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh, S 306 "Wandrers Nachtlied II" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Hermann Prey (Baritone), Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848/1859; Weimar, Germany 
49.
Wer nie sein Brot mit Tränen ass, S 297 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Hermann Prey (Baritone), Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1860 
50.
Petrarch Sonnets (3), S 270 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Hermann Prey (Baritone), Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839/1861; Switzerland 
51.
Morgens steh' ich auf und frage, S 290 no 1 (1st version) by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Hermann Prey (Baritone), Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
52.
Lasst mich ruhen, S 317 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Hermann Prey (Baritone), Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1858; Weimar, Germany 
53.
Ihr Auge, S 310 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Hermann Prey (Baritone), Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1855; Weimar, Germany 
54.
Es muss ein Wunderbares sein, S 314 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Hermann Prey (Baritone), Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Weimar, Germany 
55.
Ein Fichtenbaum steht einsam, S 309 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Hermann Prey (Baritone), Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855/1860; Weimar, Germany 
56.
Die Vätergruft, S 281 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Hermann Prey (Baritone), Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
57.
Die Fischertochter, S 325 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Hermann Prey (Baritone), Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Germany 
58.
Der du von dem Himmel bist, S 279 "Wandrers Nachtlied III" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Hermann Prey (Baritone), Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1860; Germany 
59.
Blume und Duft, S 324 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Hermann Prey (Baritone), Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1860; Weimar, Germany 
60.
Anfangs wollt’ ich fast verzagen, S 311 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Hermann Prey (Baritone), Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849-1860 
61.
S'il est un charmant gazon, S 284 no 1 (1st version) by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1844; Germany 
62.
Die Loreley, S 273 no 1 (1st version) by Franz Liszt
Performer:  James Lockhart (Piano), Margaret Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Germany 
63.
O lieb, so lang du lieben kannst, S 298 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  James Lockhart (Piano), Margaret Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1845; Germany 
64.
Die stille Wasserrose, S 321 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  James Lockhart (Piano), Margaret Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1860 
65.
Kling leise, mein Lied, S 301 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  James Lockhart (Piano), Margaret Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Weimar, Germany 
66.
Prometheus, S 99 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850/1855; Weimar, Germany 
67.
Festklänge, S 101 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Weimar, Germany 
68.
Episodes from Lenau's Faust, S 110: no 2, Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke "Mephisto Waltz no 1" by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861; Weimar, Germany 
69.
Von der Wiege bis zum Grabe, S 107: Der Kampf ums Dasein by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881-1882; Rome, Italy 
70.
Hungarian Rhapsodies (6) for Orchestra, S 359: no 2 in D minor by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
71.
Hungarian Rhapsodies (6) for Orchestra, S 359: no 3 in D major by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
72.
Les préludes, S 97 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848/1854; Weimar, Germany 
73.
Rákóczy March, S 117 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Hungarica
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Hungary 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Flat Major, S.124 (1990 - Remaster): Allegro maestoso
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Flat Major, S.124 (1990 - Remaster): Quasi adagio
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Flat Major, S.124 (1990 - Remaster): Allegretto vivace - Allegro animato
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Flat Major, S.124 (1990 - Remaster): Allegro marziale animato
Piano Concerto No.2 in A Major, S.125 (1990 - Remaster): Adagio sostenuto assai -
Piano Concerto No.2 in A Major, S.125 (1990 - Remaster): Allegro agitato assai -
Piano Concerto No.2 in A Major, S.125 (1990 - Remaster): Allegro moderato
Piano Concerto No.2 in A Major, S.125 (1990 - Remaster): Allegro deciso
Piano Concerto No.2 in A Major, S.125 (1990 - Remaster): Marziale un poco meno allegro
Piano Concerto No.2 in A Major, S.125 (1990 - Remaster): Allegro animato
Polonaise brillante (Weber) S.367 (1990 - Remaster)
Fantasia on Hungarian Folk Themes, S.123 (1990 - Remaster)
Fantaisie on a theme from Beethoven's 'Ruinen of Athens' S.122 (1990 - Remaster)
Malédiction, S.121 (1990 - Remaster)
Totentanz, S.126 (1990 - Remaster)
Sonata for Piano in B minor S178: Lento assai
Sonata for Piano in B minor S178: Grandioso
Sonata for Piano in B minor S178: Recitativo
Sonata for Piano in B minor S178: Andante sostenuto
Sonata for Piano in B minor S178: Allegro energico
Sonata for Piano in B minor S178: Presto
Sonata for Piano in B minor S178: Andante sostenuto
Rigoletto (Concert Paraphrase), S.434
'Miserere' from Il Trovatore
'Liebestod' from Tristan und Isolde
Consolations S.172: I. Andante con molto
Consolations S.172: II. Un poco più mosso
Consolations S.172: III. Lento placido
Consolations S.172: IV. Quasi adagio
Consolations S.172: V. Andantino
Consolations S.172: VI. Allegretto cantabile
Deux Etudes de concert S 145 : Waldesrauschen (Dans les bois) en ré bémol majeur (Remasterisé en 2008)
Deux Etudes de concert S 145 : Gnomenreigen (La ronde des lutins) en ut dièse mineur (Remasterisé en 2008)

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