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Liszt: Les Annees De Pelerinage / Aldo Ciccolini

Release Date: 04/18/2000 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 62640  
Composer:  Franz Liszt
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

As the stereo era dawned, Aldo Ciccolini was one of the heavy hitters in bringing Liszt to discs, both in the sense of giving magnificent voice to large portions of his most surefire work—(e.g., all three years of the Années in 1962) at a time when the Liszt discography seemed to have run aground on the same couple dozen pieces—but also in his chiaroscuro pianism, going for the gusto without lingering for nuance or subtlety in favor of a grandly Italianate singing line cresting viscerally compelling élan... Here is Liszt at his most immediately appealing... it was Ciccolini, among others, who demonstrated what Liszt was about, spurring my youthful enthusiasm. A generation on his legacy still gives pleasure.

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Works on This Recording

Années de pèlerinage, première année, S 160 "Suisse" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Weimar, Germany 
Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1849; Weimar, Germany 
Années de pèlerinage no 3, S 163 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867-1877; Rome, Italy 

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