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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.
Adrian Corleonis, FANFARE
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