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The Short Liszt / Konstantinos Papadakis

Papadakis,Konstantinos
Release Date: 03/06/2012 
Label:  Konstantinos Papadakis   Catalog #: 5637913592   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Franz Liszt
Performer:  Konstantinos Papadakis
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 56 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Grandes Etudes (6) de Paganini, S 141: no 3 in G sharp minor by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Konstantinos Papadakis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 2010 
Venue:  WGBH Fraser Studio, Boston, Massachusett 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
2.
Concert Etudes (2) for Piano, S 145: no 1, Waldesrauschen by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Konstantinos Papadakis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1862-63; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 2010 
Venue:  WGBH Fraser Studio, Boston, Massachusett 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
3.
Concert Etudes (2) for Piano, S 145: no 2, Gnomenreigen by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Konstantinos Papadakis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1862-63; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 2010 
Venue:  WGBH Fraser Studio, Boston, Massachusett 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
4.
Piece for Piano in A flat major, S 189a by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Konstantinos Papadakis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 2010 
Venue:  WGBH Fraser Studio, Boston, Massachusett 
Length: 1 Minutes 14 Secs. 
5.
Feuilles d'album in A flat major, S 165 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Konstantinos Papadakis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 2010 
Venue:  WGBH Fraser Studio, Boston, Massachusett 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
6.
Valses oubliées (4) for Piano, S 215: no 1 in F sharp major by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Konstantinos Papadakis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 2010 
Venue:  WGBH Fraser Studio, Boston, Massachusett 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
7.
Impromptu for Piano in F sharp major, S 191 "Nocturne" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Konstantinos Papadakis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 2010 
Venue:  WGBH Fraser Studio, Boston, Massachusett 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
8.
Bagatelle ohne tonart for Piano, S 216a "Mephisto Waltz no 5" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Konstantinos Papadakis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 2010 
Venue:  WGBH Fraser Studio, Boston, Massachusett 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
9.
Scherzo for Piano in G minor, S 153 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Konstantinos Papadakis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827 
Date of Recording: 2010 
Venue:  WGBH Fraser Studio, Boston, Massachusett 
Length: 1 Minutes 4 Secs. 
10.
Polish Songs (6) for Piano (Chopin), S 480: no 1, Maiden's wish by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Konstantinos Papadakis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847-1860; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 2010 
Venue:  WGBH Fraser Studio, Boston, Massachusett 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
11.
Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Konstantinos Papadakis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 2010 
Venue:  WGBH Fraser Studio, Boston, Massachusett 
Length: 5 Minutes 11 Secs. 
12.
Die Forelle (Schubert, 1st version) for Piano, S 563 no 6 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Konstantinos Papadakis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Hungary 
Date of Recording: 2010 
Venue:  WGBH Fraser Studio, Boston, Massachusett 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
13.
Widmung (Schumann) for Piano, S 566 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Konstantinos Papadakis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 2010 
Venue:  WGBH Fraser Studio, Boston, Massachusett 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
14.
Ländler in A flat major for Piano, S 211 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Konstantinos Papadakis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Germany 
Date of Recording: 2010 
Venue:  WGBH Fraser Studio, Boston, Massachusett 
Length: 1 Minutes 22 Secs. 
15.
Mazurka brillante, S 221 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Konstantinos Papadakis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 2010 
Venue:  WGBH Fraser Studio, Boston, Massachusett 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
16.
Grand galop chromatique for Piano, S 219 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Konstantinos Papadakis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 2010 
Venue:  WGBH Fraser Studio, Boston, Massachusett 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  3 Customer Reviews )
 Wow! December 14, 2012 By Andrew B. See All My Reviews "Wow! This album does an incredible job of capturing both the virtuosity and the musicality so evident in Liszt's work. It is an easy listen from top to bottom, and Papadakis' technique and interpretation make the incredibly difficult music sound easy. I can't think of any better way to honor such a prolific composer on the 200th anniversary of his birth than by breathing life into some of his most interesting and beautiful pieces. Excellent album all-around!" Report Abuse
 Spectacular !! May 25, 2012 By Richard  See All My Reviews "What a pleasure! The pianism is spectacular. The rapid staccato passages, especially at PP levels, is impressive. And the rhythmic impulse is splendid. The rapid, graceful passagework is not only wonderful, but it keeps the pieces from becoming clunky and bombastic. And the obvious gestures in Liszt which can be so predictable and trite are made quite acceptable. I don't listen to much Liszt because the players often seem so mesmerized by the technical display and the "grand" gestures that the more solid aspects of the music just sink. Suavity and charm are in good supply when Papadakis plays these pieces, and they are the right tone of voice for the materials in them. I enjoyed the first three pieces the most, perhaps because I know and play them. The sweet pp legato in the Waldesrauschen was particularly beguiling (the piece is usually played too loudly, and the naivete of the nature description and rippling creek can't take a heavier sound (Think Schubert's Wohin). The contrast with the short, light staccato playing in La Campanella and Gnomenreigen is just right. The song transcriptions were convincing, too. That is so rarely the case; most performances are too heavy and schmaltzy. Papadakis have a refinement of taste and technique which are special. HIGHLY recommended." Report Abuse
 Virtuosic May 20, 2012 By Chester  See All My Reviews "Incredibly clean and virtuosic playing of these miniature masterpieces of Liszt. A great representative sample of the wide-ranging work of this composer, by a pianist who understands the music, and handles the technical demands with apparent ease. Highly recommended." Report Abuse
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