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Liszt: Faust Symphonie / Bernstein, Riegel, Boston SO


Release Date: 08/13/1996 
Label:  Dg The Originals Catalog #: 447449   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Franz Liszt
Performer:  Kenneth Riegel
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony OrchestraTanglewood Festival Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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Bernstein has to be one of the very few (if not the only) conductors to record the Faust Symphony twice, a sign of how much he must have believed in it. Both performances reveal that conviction, but this one, with the Boston Symphony in amazing form, is especially rewarding. Even the dangerously slow tempo for “Gretchen” works when the interpretation is this intense. The Faust Symphony is one of those pieces in which everyone either has to give 100 percent, or they needn’t bother. This disc is a cornerstone of any serious Liszt collection.

-- David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
Also available on DVD


Bernstein has to be one of the very few (if not the only) conductors to record the Faust Symphony twice, a sign of how much he must have believed in it. Both performances reveal that conviction, but this one, with the Boston Symphony in amazing form, is especially rewarding. Even the dangerously slow tempo for “Gretchen” works when the interpretation is this intense. The Faust Symphony is one of those pieces in which everyone either has to give 100 percent, or they needn’t bother. This disc is a cornerstone of any serious Liszt collection.

-- David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Faust Symphony, S 108 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Kenneth Riegel (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra,  Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1857; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1976 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 77 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: German 

Sound Samples

A Faust Symphony, S.108: 1. Faust
A Faust Symphony, S.108: 2. Gretchen
A Faust Symphony, S.108: 3. Mephistopheles And Final Chorus

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