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Adam Gyorgy Plays Liszt, Bach & Mozart

Release Date: 02/07/2012 
Label:  Cd Baby   Catalog #: 209087  
Composer:  Franz LisztJohann Sebastian BachWolfgang Amadeus MozartNikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,   ... 
Performer:  Adam Gyorgy
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"...Recorded in 2007 and 2008, the album begins with Franz Liszt’s "Rigoletto paraphrase," a piece that is both elegantly beautiful and a virtuosic showpiece. If Gyorgy hasn’t captured your attention in the first thirty seconds of this piece, you are beyond being impressed! Some of the seven pieces in the Bach "Partita in G Major" are more difficult than others, but the group as a whole is a wonderful demonstration of Bach’s compositional range. Mozart’s "Sonata in C Major (KV 330)" is a light-hearted three-movement piece that provides a clear distinction between Bach’s Baroque era and Mozart’s Classical period. Liszt’s "La Campanella" is a diamond in the piano repertoire, and Gyorgy keeps the melody clear and flawless despite the piano Read more pyrotechnics required all around it. Gyorgy’s arrangement of "Flight of the Bumble Bee" is breathless at less than two minutes in duration and all over the piano. The closing track is an eight-minute arrangement of Mendelssohn’s "Wedding March," which was transcribed by Liszt, then by Vladimir Horowitz, and then Gyorgy. With pomp befitting a coronation followed by a graceful and passionate dance followed by some of the fastest fingerwork I’ve ever heard, it’s a delight to hear such a familiar piece given such a different treatment. It’s beyond impressive!" - Kathy Parsons, MainlyPiano.com Read less

Works on This Recording

Paraphrase on Quartet from Verdi's "Rigoletto", S 434 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Adam Gyorgy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Weimar, Germany 
Partita for Keyboard no 5 in G major, BWV 829 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Adam Gyorgy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Sonata for Piano no 10 in C major, K 330 (300h) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Adam Gyorgy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783 
Transcendental Etudes (6) after Paganini, S 140: no 3 "La Campanella" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Adam Gyorgy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Switzerland 
Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - Flight of the bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Adam Gyorgy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
Notes: Arranged for piano by Adam Gyorgy. 
Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Adam Gyorgy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Notes: Arranged for piano by Adam Gyorgy. 

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