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Liszt: Complete Piano Music Vol 17 / Valerie Tryon


Release Date: 05/15/2001 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8554729   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Liszt
Performer:  Valerie Tryon
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Valerie Tryon, one of the most sensitive and poetic pianists around, turns in another lovely contribution to Naxos' ongoing cycle of Liszt's complete piano music. Her pianism is quite a different kettle of fish from Oxana Yablonskaya's, whose own Schubert/Liszt disc marks Volume 5 in this series. At first hearing, I felt Tryon's control of Liszt's textural complexities to be slightly soft-grained and lacking the last degree of suppleness and tonal solidity we expect in this repertoire. By the second and third listening, I began to appreciate the pianist's canny dynamic planning, as witness the unfolding drama of "Der Jäger" and "Die böse Farbe" from Die Schöne Müllerin, or the subtle, rippling Read more accompaniment that gently envelops "Wohin?".


Similarly, Tryon bathes "Die Forelle"'s arpeggios in beautifully tinted shadings and takes trouble to clarify Liszt's pedal markings. Listen to how Tryon deftly keeps "Ave Maria"'s melody afloat against an accompaniment that keeps changing its textural stripes. Yes, "Erlkönig" can use a bit more clarity and cumulative power, with less heavy octaves in the left hand. But that's just one track out of 19, and what's good is quite wonderful. If you've a hankering for Schubert songs served up for solo piano as only Liszt could, you'll certainly warm to this disc.
--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Die Forelle (Schubert, 2nd version) for Piano, S 564 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Valerie Tryon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Hungary 
2.
Die Rose (Schubert, D 745) for Piano, S 556 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Valerie Tryon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833 
3.
Meeresstille (Schubert) for Piano, S 558 no 5 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Valerie Tryon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; France 
4.
Der Gondelfahrer (Schubert) for Piano, S 559 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Valerie Tryon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Schwanengesang (Schubert), S 560: no 10, Liebesbotschaft by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Valerie Tryon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Switzerland 
6.
Ellens Gesang (Schubert) "Ave Maria" for Piano, S 558 no 12 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Valerie Tryon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; France 
7.
Lob der Tränen (Schubert) for Piano, S 557 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Valerie Tryon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; France 
8.
Erlkönig (Schubert) for Piano, S 558 no 4 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Valerie Tryon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; France 
9.
Ungeduld (Schubert, 1st version) for Piano, S 563 no 5 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Valerie Tryon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Hungary 
10.
Müllerlieder (6) (Schubert) for Piano, S 565 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Valerie Tryon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Hungary 
11.
Geistliche lieder (4) of Schubert for Piano, S 562 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Valerie Tryon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Paris, France 

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